- Learn a new skill and battle it out on the ice with friends and colleagues
- Competition returns for the first time since 2019, and anyone can take part
- Exclusive sessions held for Canary Wharf office workers
- £250 bar tab up for grabs for the winning team
Ice Rink Canary Wharf’s Curling Challenge is back for the first time since 2019, with companies, colleagues and friends from across the capital invited to sign up and battle it out on the ice to be named sliding champion.
The tournament is supported by The English Curling Association and will run on Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 February. For the first time, anyone can take part, with dedicated public matches in addition to exclusive Canary Wharf tenant sessions. Up to 64 teams of three will battle it out over the competition, with only eight of those teams progressing to the finals on Thursday 9 February.
Each session lasts 55 minutes including 10 minutes for practice. Game slots will take place throughout the day from 10am – 2pm with curling equipment and shoe grips provided to all registered teams on the day of play. The final will take place on Thursday 9 February 12noon-2pm.
Prizes for the competitive game of shuffle include a reserved area and complimentary bar tab at Off Piste Bar, the Estate’s magical alpine-themed winter bar nestled next to the ice rink. First place will take home a £250 bar tab, with £125 and £75 tabs to the teams who place second and third.
Lucie Moore, Associate Director – Arts and Events at Canary Wharf comments: “We are looking forward to bringing teams from across London together for Canary Wharf’s Curling Challenge. The event is a fantastic way to get out of the office and down to Ice Rink at the start of the year and try something new, and we encourage all abilities and ages to get involved. Whether you work on the Wharf or you’re visiting the area, there’s nowhere better than Ice Rink Canary Wharf to try your hand at curling and compete to be this year’s champions!”
Located in the heart of Canary Wharf, the ice rink is surrounded by over 300 restaurants, bars and stores across five shopping malls – a one-stop-shop for an unmissable winter day out.
More information can be found on Canary Wharf’s new free app, which gives visitors, workers and residents the latest on upcoming events as well as discounts and offers, and lets users buy tickets, RSVP and check-in to events.
Canary Wharf’s Ice Rink will be open every day until 25 February. Skaters must be aged four and up and skate aids will be exclusively available online. Skaters are urged to book in advance to avoid missing out.
To register, players need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with a team and company name if applicable. There is a £140 charge to book a team. Team sizes can vary – only three people can play each session, but players can be swapped in and out from a bigger team each day.
For more information on the upcoming Curling Challenge visit www.icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk/curling-challenge
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments.
CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it has purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and sent zero waste to landfill since 2009.
CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.
The Company’s current £2bn construction activity and pipeline includes more than 500k square feet NIA of commercial properties and over 2,300 new homes for sale and rent.
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