This has been a regular venue for my son's ice hockey games (5 seasons playing for Perth and 1 for Murrayfield in Edinburgh). Once a season for the league fixture for the last 6 seasons.
It was one of the best trips in spite of the distance (150 miles each way - 3 hour drive) because the leisure centre itself is a pleasant place to wait about, and the local club members are a friendly bunch.
My son went to a week long hockey school there, played as a guest for the club 3 times in tournaments, and many of their players were at the hockey school in Znojmo which he attended in 2005.
This season (08-09) he is an Elgin player - for their u16 team. Its a long story, and incomprehensible to some, but there are reasons. So far he has played 2 league games, and loved them both. Updates as the season progresses...
The senior (ie adult amateurs) team Moray Tornadoes play in the Scottish National League. Home games are usually Saturday evenings at 7, but not every week. Check the local newspaper (Northern Scot) or with the Leisure Centre for information.
Equipment: Warm clothing - even in June it's cold inside an ice rink!
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The local soccer team.
Currently (October 08) in Scottish division 3 (thats actually division 4, as the premier league sits on top).
As you'll see from the photo it has been around a long time, almost all of it in the Highland League. The club joined the Scottish league a few years ago (2000, I reckon).
If you're in town during the season and need something to do on a Saturday afternoon, give it a try. We went to see them play Stenhousemuir in October 08, and got a 6 goal thriller. City were bottom of the league and 'Muir unbeaten at the top, but City came from behind (twice) to win 4-2.
Oh and the most important fact...my dad played for them. Only once, but it was a cup final, and they did win (long story, that one).
Equipment: Money, to get in.
Warm clothing - its cold out there!
A sense of humour, to go with the standard of football on offer!
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