It's Wednesday, September 16, 2009. It's the day before the Murrayfield rink, which will host the Edinburgh International Championships in November, opens for the new season! Here Jean Graham puts the finishing touches to the paint job on the door to the rink.
During the season, the rink will be the busiest in Scotland. There are six scheduled sessions each day. Eighty-eight different clubs use the facility, and some 2000 curlers play there regularly. Manager Iain Baxter confirms, "It's the most curled rink in the country!"
The ice was in pristine condition today awaiting the first stones to be thrown! The Edinburgh International will be held November 27-29. Other major events headed for the rink this season are the Scottish Mixed Doubles Championship next month, October 23-25. And the Scottish Schools' Championship returns to the Edinburgh rink, March 19-21. The season will wind up on March 30.