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Forfar Indoor Sports

A dual-purpose sports complex occupying former agricultural sheds between Suttieside Road and Carseview Road on the edge of Forfar (Angus), Forfar Indoor Sports is located at Whitehills, a mile (1.4 km) northeast of the town centre. The centre includes a six-lane indoor lawn bowling arena, together with four-lane and three-lane curling rinks, which are also available for recreational skating and skating discos.

The centre came about in 1989, an initiative of a local businessman and curling enthusiast in response to the closure of the Dundee-Angus Ice Rink, which left the region without an ice rink. The disused agricultural sheds were purchased, transformed and the centre was opened within months by Roy Sinclair, the then President of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club.

Today, the arena provides a home for the Forfar Indoor Bowling Club and the Forfar Ice Skating Club and hosts local and regional championships. It also provides for corporate and private events using its meeting room, and includes a bar, restaurant and curling supplies shop.

The centre is run by a staff of seven working for Forfar Indoor Sports Ltd which remains in private family ownership despite having changed hands in 2009.


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