2017 Upcoming Events
Ice Hockey Tournaments:
|Saturday 17th June||Senior Non Checking|
|Saturday 1st July||Midgets U17 and Open Grade|
|Saturday 8th July||Peewee U14 and Peewee Development|
These events are FREE to watch and are a great spectator sport, especially the older grades. Players come from Dunedin, Queenstown, Gore, Maniototo, Tekapo and of course Alexandra. If you wish to join the Ice Hockey Club, their practice nights are Monday and Wednesday nights from 6pm - 9:30pm. Come along and make yourself known.
This year the local ice hockey club is hosting the 80th year of the Erewhon Cup on 14-16th July. This competition has been held since 1937, and is hosted on a rotational basis between the rinks in the region, and usually involves 8-10 teams who play for the prestigious Erewhon Cup over the course of the weekend, with the final game taking place on Sunday.
The rink is closed to the public during these tournaments, but special public sessions may be held during the evening. Check with the rink for details.
5th August - Club Championships Ice Show
These events are a great way for the Skating Club to show parents and others some of the skills learned by the pupils during the season under the tuition of the club's very qualified figure skating coaches. Again, if you wish to have lessons, contact the rink and they will put you in touch with someone from the club.
Inter-club competitions run all day, every Monday and Wednesday during May and June, and on Thursday nights their social games start at 6pm. Newcomers are most welcome to have a try.
Corporate Curling has proved very popular on a Thursday night. Ask at the rink for a contact person then get your team organised.
Hack curling is well established at Olympic Level and is proving very popular with all ages, and tuition is available for this.
July School Holiday Activities:
During the July school holidays, an Activities Programme is held where children can learn figure skating, hockey and curling skills during an hour-long session. These are run on the Tuesday and Friday of both weeks, for the skating and hockey skills and cost $20 per session. This covers the cost of admission, skate hire and tuition. Curling skills are taught on Thursday morning of each week, also at a cost of $20 per session. Contact the rink for more details.
This is an ideal way to introduce your children to ice sports and is especially popular with grandparents who have grandchildren visiting for the holidays.
Children Inter Primary School Curling Tournament:
Friday 7th July.
This event has proved a great success, involving school children from the different schools around the area, competing in a curling competition with small curling stones especially suited for younger players. This event becomes more popular each year as schools get more involved in curling and inter-school competition is quite fierce. The rink is closed to the public from 9am – 3 pm during this event, and opens for the public from 3pm – 4.45 pm. Normal Friday night public session.
2017 marks the 25th year of operation in our present location, and it's intended to hold special activities over Queen's Birthday Weekend, which was the opening weekend in 1992.