STOCK SPORTS

What is Stock Sport?

Icestock sport (also known as Bavarian Curling) is a winter sport, somewhat similar to curling. In German, it is known as Eisstockschießen. Competitors slide ice stocks over an ice surface, aiming for a target, or to cover the longest distance. Icestocks have a gliding surface, to which a stick (ca 30 cm) is attached.

The sport, mostly practised in southern Germany, Austria and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol in Italy, has been demonstrated at the Winter Olympic Games on two occasions. Although the sport is traditionally played on an ice surface, events are also held on tarmac in summer.

STOCK SPORT AND THE AUSTRIAN AUTRALIAN CLUB

In 1990 Werner Binder introduced stock sport, a traditional European alpine region outdoor activity, to the Club. In February 1992, the inaugural meeting and formation of the stock sport sub-group took place and since then have competed regularly at the Australian National Championships in Melbourne as well as the Australian Indoor Championships in Sydney. Currently they meet on Thursday evenings for friendly team games but also have bimonthly individual target shooting competitions.

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Monday11am - 10pm
Wednesday11am - 10pm
Tuesday11am - 10pm
Wednesday11am - 10pm
Thursday11am - 10pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - late
Sunday11am - 9pm

Closing times subject to change at Management’s discretion.

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Heard Street, Mawson, A.C.T.

POSTAL ADDRESS:
5 Mountevans Street, Mawson, A.C.T. 2607 Australia

TELEPHONE:
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EMAIL:
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