I hope Hakan Karlsson will not mind me duplicating his photo (above) of the opening ceremony for the new curling rink in Uppsala, Sweden. The facility, some 60 km north of Stockholm, had its official opening on Saturday, with many of Sweden's top curlers and administrators in attendance, see reports and more photos here and here.
Even bagpipes for the occasion, I note!
I'm just very jealous of course. All we have had in Scotland recently is news of rinks closing. It is somewhat chastening to see the sport going in the other direction in other countries. Curling Today wishes our Swedish friends every success with this new venture.
Photo credited to Hakan Karlsson from the Fyris Curling Hall website.
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