IT was the battle of two ‘weegies at Crossmyloof Ice Rink in November, 1965 – Glaswegian and Norwegian.

This famous city rink holds many memories for skaters and curlers through the decades, and our picture archive is full of shots from tournaments staged there over the decades.

In this image, we see one of the Norwegian rinks in action as Brigadier J H Gow, opposing skip from the Glasgow rink looks on (with his back to camera).

This was the first time the Norwegian national curling team had ever toured Scotland.

The team included Erik Gyllenhammar, who went on to win his country’s Individual Curling Championship the following year.

Crossmyloof opened in 1907 and was substantially redeveloped in 1928-29, with seating for more than 1300 spectators.

Eventually, it was extended again – to a whopping 223ft in length, and the seating capacity was hoisted increased to almost 2000. An extra ice pad was added in the mid-1930s, accommodating another four curling rinks.

The Crossmyloof rink continued to operate until its closure in February 1986.

*Did you curl or skate at Crossmyloof? What did you love about it - and what do you miss most?

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