An affordable ice hall for a curling club
The building of a curling rink in Zemst
Building a dedicated curling facility had been a dream of the Curling Club Zemst for a long time. They knew a curling rink would increase interest in the sport, but needed to demonstrate there was significant interest already, in order to secure the investment needed to fund the project. The Curling Club Zemst managed to overcome this challenge with a loan from the World Curling Federation (WCF), a very successful crowdfunding campaign and a subsidy from the local government. The final concept: a new, affordable 3-sheet curling facility with a cosy bar overlooking the ice. For the ice floor, the curling club turned to Ice-World. The Ice-World piping system was placed in a lightweight hall on an insulated concrete floor and connected to the 5-scroll compressor chiller with a heat recovery system. This proved to be a very energy-efficient solution, keeping not only the initial investment low but also the running costs down. The WCF congratulated the Curling Club Zemst with its successful initiative and uses it as a case study on how to build a modern curling facility
Read all about it on their own blog about the journey of the construction of the curling rink in Zemst (Belgium).
This facility is a blueprint for all starting curling regions