Politicians have warned that the closure of Perth's Dewars Center Ice Rink will threaten Scotland and England's place at the top of world curling.
Perth and Kinross Council wants to close Dewar's and two other sports facilities and create one new center that does not include an ice rink.
Scottish Curling chief executive Vincent Bryson hopes to persuade them to reconsider their plans next week.
“We oppose any closure of ice rinks,” he told BBC Scotland.
“Perth and the Dewar Center in particular have had a huge impact across the sporting world, with so many gold medals both at Olympic level and at world level.
“If we don't have enough space for people to participate and be recognized as future talent and future champions, we will ultimately lose our important place on the world stage.”
Eve Muirhead also described the proposal to close what she considers the “home of curling in Scotland” as “shocking”, pointing out the role it played in her path to world and Olympic gold medals. did.
According to the city council, Dewar's is primarily used for curling and indoor bowling, making up just 3 per cent of sporting use in Perth.
Closing it along with Perth Leisure Pool and Bells Sports Center would save costs by creating a center with a new pool, fitness gym, sports hall, studio and family play activities.
Bryson added: “While curling is not the only sport that uses ice rinks, we are seeing a pattern where ice rinks are not seen as a priority by investors and governments.”
“If we lose Dewar's, we'll be down to 20 ice rinks, the lowest number ever for this country, and others will have to shoulder the burden.
“If we lose Dewar's, we'll lose about 1,000 curlers, 500 of whom were negatively impacted by the Air closure, and that's difficult for any sport to maintain. Ultimately, it will impact the elite at the highest levels of the sport.”