Curl Aberdeen is a Star attraction
An ammonia-based refrigeration system designed by Star Refrigeration provides world-class facilities at Curl Aberdeen.
The ice system for the new Curl Aberdeen was designed by Star Refrigeration and based on ammonia refrigeration plant. The new facility is the main centre for the traditional winter sport of curling in the north east of Scotland. It houses a large 6-sheet curling rink of 1350 m2. The system was carefully designed to ensure the surface of the rink is level and that the temperature, quality and hardness of the ice remains even and constant. A packaged chiller with a cooling capacity of 253 kW supplies glycol to a network of cooling pipes embedded in the floor of the ice rink. Heat is rejected via an external evaporative condensor. The refrigeration plant was factory built to ensure minimum installation time and commissioning on site. Rod Lamb of Star Refrigeration says, ‘Curl Aberdeen is another example of Star’s expertise in providing world-class ice for sport and recreation. Star has over three decades of experience in ice-rink design and installation.’ Curl Aberdeen was opened by the Queen and is home to 27 curling clubs. Other Star projects include the world’s largest indoor ice-climbing wall at The Ice Factor in the west Highlands and ice-based visitor attractions at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh and The Deep in Hull.