Get your Euro tickets now!

Tickets for every session of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships go on sale Friday 9th September but The Royal Caledonian Curling Club are giving you the chance to get yours before they are available to the public.

They are holding a ticket pre-sale from Monday 5th September at 10am when they will  email the ICA  with a link to purchase your priority tickets online. Pre-sale will continue until Friday 9th September at 10am when the general sale will start.

A RCCC spokesperson said: “With tickets starting from just £10 per session, don’t miss the chance to see Europe’s curling elite take to the ice at intu Braehead Arena for a week of top flight sporting action. To help you plan your Euro curling experience, visit the official event website for the latest info including playing schedules.

“If you are planning to attend several sessions of the championships you might be interested in a Tournament Pass giving you access to every game, including the finals!” Tournament Passes are already on sale and can be bought direct fromTicketmaster

Exciting news about Liffey Valley

Our dream of having an ice rink home in Ireland got a massive boost last week when planning permission was granted for the expansion at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre – which will include an ice arena.

South Dublin County Council green-lighted plans for additional retail space and an ice rink, but took issue with the construction of a multi-storey car park and denied permission to build the 1,800-space facility.

The expansion at Liffey Valley will feature an additional 7,000 sq m of retail space, 3,774 sq m of restaurant space, a refurbished 14-screen cinema and an Olympic-sized indoor ice arena that can hold 2,500 spectators for skating competitions, ice hockey matches and other entertainment events.

The new development, dubbed the Western End, is due to be completed by the end of this year.

An artist's impression of the proposed ice arena.

An artist’s impression of the proposed ice arena.

Vibrant Partnerships, which manages the London 2012 Olympic Games venues, is acting as consultants on the layout of the ice rink, while US architects RTKL has been chosen to design the expanded centre.