Favourable conditions gave the Mackenzie Curling Club its first day on the ice this year on Sunday and play continued this week.
Curler and photographer George Empson said with 10-12cm of ice on Rob's Pond on club member Rob Allan's property just south of Tekapo, conditions were ideal for a round of curling.
Fourteen members turned out for the Sunday match.
Empson said the atmosphere of curling outdoors was incomparable to playing at an indoor rink, although some members required a little "anti-freeze" to cope with the cold temperatures.
The club maintained the pond with a sweeping machine, and hoped to play against teams from Arrowtown and Windwhistle.
- The Timaru Herald