Alexandra Ice Skating Clubright



Alexandra Ice Skating Club was formed in 1939, originally as a division of the Alexandra Winter Sports Club. For many years, until 1967, skating was on the natural ice at the Manorburn Dam. We hosted the first National Championships held in New Zealand in 1939. Then an outdoor rink was built next to the dam. This was used by the Club until the new rink was built in the township which opened in 1993. The rink is a 30m x 60m outdoor rink, the biggest outdoor rink in the southern hemisphere. We do hope to have it roofed within the next two years.

The Club was formed to help young figure athletes reach their full potential. We do this with the assistance of Professional Figure Skating Coaches, usually from Canada. At the moment we have the shortest season of any of the Clubs in New Zealand but this will change when we have a roof fitted.

Despite this we have been very successful in local, provincial and national competitions. We have past & present champions in these competitions. The club also have two Synchronized Skating Teams. The Junior Team has competed successfully over a number of years. Hopefully the Beginner Team will start competing next season.

We have Club Championships in June and every second year we host either the Otago/Southland Championship or the South Island Championship.

Our Club runs a Kiwiskate Programme for Tiny Tots through to Adults. To help foster skating the Club has skates for younger members to hire for the season.

Our active and busy committee welcomes anyone who wishes to learn to skate and promote skating.

For further information please contact: The Secretary, P.O. Box 198, Alexandra or by e-mail.