Curling in Naseby and the Maniototo

Indoor Curling

With the completion in 2005 of the Southern Hemisphere's first dedicated indoor curling rink at Naseby in Central Otago, curling can now be played year round in New Zealand. Superb groomed ice and an adjoining combined lounge bar, conference facility and viewing area makes for an excellent venue.

MCI has hosted many national and international tournaments, including the 2008 Pacific Curling Championships. 

See the Maniototo Curling International website or phone (03) 444 9878 for full details.


Outdoor Curling

Next to Naseby's all-year Maniototo Curling International indoor rink on is the outdoor Maniototo Ice Rink (Inc). Curling is possible on the five rink outdoor artificial ice here from approximately late May to mid-August. A canteen and heated lounge are on site. All curling equipment can be hired or people can bring their own. The style is crampit, and tuition is available. You can "have a throw" under supervision, or play a two or three hour game.

Main Trophies

Hore Cup

Donated by the Hore family, this Cup is played for on a round robin each Monday night for six weeks by ten teams of the Naseby Curling Council.

Dowse Trophy

Donated by former ReidFarmers stock agent, the Dowse Trophy is played as knockout each Thursday by sixteen Naseby Curling Council teams.

Umbers Trophy

This memorial trophy to Constable Peter Umbers is contested between NZ Police and Manitototo runholders. Police have not yet won it.

Brown Trophy 2000

Donated by Kevin Brown in memory of his uncle and father who owned the dam where the rink now is, it is contested by the five Naseby curling teams.

President's Cup

Contested by all Naseby Curling Council member teams on the same day, with Club presidents skipping their teams. This tournament requires natural ice, and is called when it is available.

Baxter Cup

Donated by David Baxter to Dunedin Curling Club 1882, and presented to Naseby Curling Council when Dunedin Club disbanded late 1880's. Contested for by all Naseby Curling Council member teams, it also requires natural ice and is called when ice is available. This is the major trophy of the Naseby Council, and is also the oldest NZ sporting trophy still competed for.