A new Curling rink located just outside of Preston, Lancashire, opened its doors during the summer. Located next to the Barton Grange Garden Centre, The Flower Bowl is England’s second dedicated curling rink.
Fitting in with the design and decoration of the main garden centre, The Flower Bowl is a grass roofed mixed leisure destination containing a cinema, ten pin bowling, golf simulators, crazy golf and an Olympic sized 4 sheet curling centre designed for players of all ages and abilities.
The centre is unique in that it moved away from the traditional white sheets and houses, instead putting in place full Jet Ice End to End sheets supplied by Marshalls International and designed to look like grass down the middle of the sheet, with rocks at the ends and the houses made up of coloured flowers, all to fit in with the location of the rink.
If you get the chance, why not go along and see the curling centre and even give curling a try in one of their taster sessions.