Aardwolfs Natural Ice Reports
22nd August 2011 7.49pm

Aardwolfs Ice Hockey Club

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These reports are based on: phone calls, emails, trips to the ice, lakes and ponds.

Please NOTE that YOU SKATE AT YOUR OWN RISK and these reports only give you an idea of what to expect when you arrive. Conditions can change very quickly in the mountains and though we make every effort to keep these reports current in season, please be careful when skating.

Remember: ICE SKATING on NATURAL ICE can be dangerous.
Make the effort to go you wont regret it!!!!!!!
We RECOMMEND always having a means of retrieving people who may fall through the ice.

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South Island

Mt Lyford:
Lake Stella, Photos
Mt Lyford Holiday Homes Rink
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Arthur's Pass:

Lake Lyndon
, Photos
Red Lake East and Red Lake West, Photos
Glenthorne Station:
Lake Ida, Photos
Lake Self, Photos

Lake Evelyn
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Lake Clearwater:
Lake Camp and Clearwater, Photos
Lake Ohau:
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Lake Pukaki:
Pukaki Overflow Spillway, Photos
Pukaki:
Holbrook Pond, Photos
Tekapo:
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Naseby:
Coal Pit Dam, Photos
Horseshoe Lake
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Hoffman's Dam, Photos
St Bathans
The Blue Lake, Photos
Wanaka:

Diamond Lake, Photos
Oturehua:
Idaburn Dam, Photos
Poolburn Dam Photos
Mathias Dam
Photos
Eweburn Dam Photos

Alexandra:
Lower Manorburn Dam
, Photos
Butchers Dam
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Mount Cook:
Godley Glacier Lake, Photos
Tasman Glacier
, Photos
Hooker Lake, Photos

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Fairlie:

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Tekapo:
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Maniototo Ice Rink
Alexandra:
Alexandra Ice Rink Photos

Cardrona
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Christchurch:

Alpine Ice Sports Centre
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Dunedin Ice Stadium
Gore:
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Christchurch
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Timaru
Timaru Ice Rink
Dunedin
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Albury
Opawa Homestead

Arrowtown
Arrowtown Ice Rink
Queenstown
Bush Creek
Rum Gully
Downey's Dam
Queenstown Hill
Early Queenstown Rinks

Garston Ice Rink
Alexandra
Early Alexandra Rinks

Mt Harper
Mt Harper Ice Rink
Tekapo
Early Tekapo Rinks
Central Otago
Irishman's Creek
Synthetic Ice Outside
Wanaka
Invercargill
Glace Ice Rink

North Island
Auckland:
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Hamilton
Hamilton Ice Rink
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Ice Palace

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Natural Ice Reports for 2011
Skate Hire: Clive 033238293: 0274504399
Stewarts Gully Ice Skating Sharpening and Skate Hire
Sunday 31st July 9.43pm: Lake Lyndon, 
From Fred van Slooten via e
mail.
These Photos were Lake Lyndon on Saturday. Definitely out for skating.

Lake Lyndon with windblown Ice, Photos by Fred van Slooten
Sunday 31st July 4.19pm: Lake Ida, 
From Joe Morgan via
Sat Phone
The whole of Lake Ida is frozen, there is about 60mm of Ice, there is some rough spots but there are still large areas of good ice.
Saturday 30th July 8.19pm: Manorburn Dam, 
From Dave Young via
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
Went by the Lower Manorburn today on the way home, and although it wasn't the best time (afternoon, sunny and warm) I had a skate in the main basin on bumpy hard ice. Thick in Rush Cutters and thinning out into the middle. Bit creaky in the sun. Finished off with a good skate in the  gorge (near the neck) on hard, smooth solid ice - but had to keep to the shady side as there was water further out!

Manorburn in the sun, Photo by Dave Young
Saturday 30th July 8.19pm: Poolburn Dam
From Dave Young via
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
Decided to have a look at Poolburn Dam to see how it had survived the snow and warm temperatures over the week. The track was fairly muddy in places and definitely you need a 4wd, although it would have been better when frozen. Was surprised to find so much ice still there. The ice was snow effected and was rough in places. Had a bit of a skate but care was needed as the ice had holes with water showing through. Variable depth but solid enough considering the conditions.Good to skate though!

Water holes at Poolburn, Photo by Dave Young
Sunday 31st July 9.38am: Lake Ida-Saturday
From Jas
All access roads to get to Lake Ida are clear, the whole of Lake Ida is frozen and skateable, some cracking and rough spots but this mornings frost should have fixed that.
Friday 29th July 7.54pm: Coalpit Dam, 
From Dave Young via
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
Coalpit - snow ice on clear ice. Had a bit of a skate but the surface was soft
Friday 29th July 7.54pm: Idaburn Dam, 
From Dave Young via
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
Idaburn - a bit of ice floating in water. 
Friday 29th July 7.54pm: Manorburn Dam, 
From Dave Young via
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
Lower Manorburn thickish ice in main basin. Has been curling. Had a good skate on hard bumpy ice. Curlers had cleared lanes. Will be good if frost comes but lots of wind on the ice.

Bumpy Ice at Manorburn, Photo by Dave Young
Monday 25th July 10.25pm: Lake Clearwater, 
From Alan Knowles via email
Light snow cover on 6 - 7 cm of ice. No wind, delightful skating over much of the lake. Still possible to skate length of whole lake with only a 3m walk around a crack. Weather conditions at 10.17p.m. clear sky, rising barometer and -4degC.

Charles and Carolyn Reid of St Albans, Chch on Lake Clearwater,
Photo by Alan Knowles
Sunday 24th July 8.21pm: Maori Lakes, 
From Glen Cameron via email
Went to Maori Lakes a little thin as you can see. About 25mm of ice.

Woops, a bit thin to skate on!!!!! Photo by Glen Cameron

Light snow at the Maori Lakes today , Photo by Glen Cameron
Sunday 24th July 8.21pm: Lake Clearwater, 
From Glen Cameron via email
About 11am this morning light snow on top of black ice. A few people out skating.

Glen enjoying the wonderful weather  , Photo by Glen Cameron
Sunday 24th July: Poolburn Dam, 
From Ryan Hellyer via
/iceblock.org.nz
Hideously windy cold weather today. Small dump of snow overnight but nothing major. Wind has created some pressure cracks across the surface but theyíre very solid and safe to skate across.
Approximately 90 Ė 100 mm ice in the first basin as you'd drive in.
Snow is on itís way so potentially the last skate on smooth ice here for the winter perhaps.
Sunday 24th July 3.56pm: Lake Clearwater, 
From Alan Knowles via email
Great skating today on Lake Clearwater, started fine then light snow, heavy snow and now (3.45pm) just overcast -0.2deg not looking liker much more snow. We skated from extreme eastern end of lake to swamp at western end and back on fast snow muffled ice, just lovely. Team was Kyle and Kirsty Thomas, Elaine Brake and me.

Snowy Conditions at Lake Clearwater today, Photos by Alan Knowles
Sunday 24th July 7.39am: Lake Clearwater, 
From Alan Knowles via email
Lake Clearwater: Overnight low of -7.9degC. Temp at 7.30 am -7.3deg. Weather clear and calm. Ice thickness 6cm - 7cm. I predict good skating on good surfaces this morning. If the predicted snow doesn't arrive ice will be softening by noon.
Saturday 23rd July: Lower Manorburn Dam
From Ed Waite and Ryan Hellyer via
/iceblock.org.nz
Excellent smooth Ice in the middle basin, approximately 100mm of ice, there is water in the channel below the top lower basin
Saturday 23rd July 6.46pm: Lake Roundabout, 
From Ron James via email
Lake Roundabout, near Lake Emma, Thin but GREAT Ice.

Ron on a Thin but skateable Lake Roundabout, Photo by Chris Rusk
Saturday 23rd July 6.46pm: Lake Emma, 
From Ron James via email
TOO THIN!!!!!

Lake Emma,  Photo by Ron James
Saturday 23rd July 6.46pm: Lake Camp, 
From Ron James via email
TOO THIN!!!!!

Chris in his gummies on Lake Camp Photo by Ron James
Saturday 23rd July 6.46pm: Lake Clearwater, 
From Ron James via email
Great ice at the southeast end. Thins out in main basin

Lake Clearwater and the Southern Alps in the background,
Photo by Ron James
Saturday 23rd July 4.54pm: Poolburn Dam, 
From Dave Young, Ryan and Eddie via email
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
As good as it gets! Great skating all over locked in lake. 100-50mm.
Road - good if frozen. Skate with the frost as it softens as the day warms Snow predicted for Sunday (24). If frosts return after the snow the ice will hold.

Eddie, Dave and Ryan on some amazing looking Ice at Poolburn,
Photo by Dave Young
Saturday 23rd July 1.51am: Lake Ida-Friday Night
From Clive Murphie
The whole main lake is still frozen but has suffered from the rain and has patches of crud and a rough surface over a large portion of the lake , there are still some good areas of smooth black ice to skate on, on the northern side of the lake, under the trees. Good frost again tonight
Friday 22nd July 2.20pm: Lake Ida and Lake Evelyn
From Fred van Slooten by email
Had a small skate on Evelyn this morning 22/7/11. Good ice about 60mm.
Ida had around 100mm at North end and about 60mm at south end with thin ice in the south east corner. Saw 6 trout.Hard frost in the morning with the temp warming during the day. Ice damp but looked like it would freeze
again overnight. Surface a bit rough in some areas.
Friday 22nd July 4.45pm: Lake Clearwater
From Alan Knowles by txt
Clearwater Ice today, skated past island from eastern end on 4-5cm boing-fizz ice, then up to village (34km) Free Air temp last night was -8, current conditions cloudy +3
Friday 22nd July 2.20pm: Lake Ida-Thursday Night
From Ron James by phone
The main lake has suffered slightly with the rain on Thursday morning leaving some scratchy patches of crust on the ice, but there are still large areas of good black ice, We are probably heading up again Friday evening. -2 frost last night as we were leaving.
Thursday Night at Ida, Photo by Ron James
Friday 22nd July 1.50pm: Poolburn Dam, 
From Dave Young and Dave Patchett via txt
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
Poolburn: Today we skated the whole Lake on black ice, 4-5cm thick and creaky in places. Thicker ice in the shadows and in some bays. The Ice is weakening in the sun, its best to skate early and in the frost. The Road is muddy and slippery as the sun gets to it. There is still some snow around.
Friday 22nd July 8.52am: Lower Manorburn Dam, 
From Dave Young and Dave Patchett via txt
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
Lower Manorburn: thick ice in Rushcutters bay, thinning out towards the other side, good skating on hard ice, water either end of the main basin.
Check the frost report, the ice will hold if its frosty.
Friday 22nd July 9.10am: Video of Lake Ida and Red Lakes From Wed 20th Video by Joe Morgan
Thursday 21st July 11.13pm: Lake Ida
From Alan Knowles/Fred van Slooten by email
Ida was very wet today but skateable after rain
Thursday 21st July 8.05am: Lake Clearwater
From Alan Knowles by txt
Lake Clearwater was too soft to skate on today. Heading for Lake Ida.
Thursday 21st July 2.40am: Lake Ida and Lake Evelyn
From Clive Murphie
Lake Ida currently has the best Ice we have seen for the last 10-15 years, there is between 110-80mm of perfect Black ice covering the whole of the main lake, last night 16 people had an amazing skate under a clear sky with no wind. Conditions were brilliant!!!!! We hope the weather holds for the weekend and that the snow and rain stay away. Lake Evelyn still needs some firming up round the edges to allow access on to the ice.

The crew at Ida for a brilliant Skate. Photo by Ron James 

Nathan Testing the Ice thickness...."I need a longer drill"
Photo by Ron James
Thursday 21st July 2.40am: Red Lakes East and West
From Clive Murphie
Had my first skate at Red Lakes East today beautiful black ice that was 35-40mm but marginal, will be good with a couple more frosts, Red Lakes West was even thinner with enough Ice to stand on ........Just!!!!

Clive Skating on Black Ice at Red Lakes East. Photo by Ron James
Tuesday 19th July 6.00pm: Lake Ida and Evelyn
From Ron James by phone
Good Ice at Ida today, black ice over most of the lake.
Lake Evelyn still to soft to get on.
Tuesday 19th July: Lower Manorburn Dam
From Dave Patchett via
txt to /iceblock.org.nz
Mess1: At Manorburn now. Looks like lovely strong ice. Will see how far I can get.
Mess 2:S
urface is generally very good. Depth is variable. Lots of water flow so goes from 10 cm to skim in about 8 m in shadow near end of road. Just put my toe through up there. Canít get get down toward lower basin much but can make a creaky passage across the bays upstream of Rushcutters to reach shadow. Could be even better with more frost. Is very still.
Sunday 17th July 8.08pm: Lake Ida
From Alan Knowles by txt
Lake Ida has 4-5cm of clear black ice all over, surface almost perfect, Little Lake Ida 5-6cm black ice with orange peel surface. Lake Evelyn 4cm of ice too soft to skate on at 2pm. With tonight's frost it will be OK tomorrow morning.
Sunday 17th July 8.46pm: Lake Clearwater
From Alan Knowles by txt
A light frost overnight  at Lake Clearwater which has a good covering of about 3 cm, its thickest at the eastern end. Lake Roundabout and Lake Emma have 3 cm of ice, all will be skateable in a day or two, Lake Camp only has a skim of ice.
Saturday 16th July: Lower Manorburn Dam, 
From Dave Young via
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
On the way to Queenstown I checked for ice at any spots I could find.  No joy in the warm temperatures.  On the way home in the evening I dropped into the Lower Manorburn Dam just for a look.  Found a patch of ice that was thick enough for a skate!  Surface was smooth and hard in the shade.  Had a skate in a limited area - enough for a few turns and a bit of a glide around.  The ice seems to be on its last legs with big patches of water showing - and this may be my last skate here this year unless we get some cold hard weather.
5.00pm - Looking down to the middle basin - water on the left. Picture by Dave Young
Saturday 16th July: Lower Manorburn Dam
From Dave Patchett and Ryan Hellyer via
/iceblock.org.nz
The ice is rapidly melting. We had a brief skate in the gorge but were only a few meters or so from open water, which was slowly approaching  as the morning moved on. The section of ice we were on was approximately 50 mm thick but reasonably smooth as the warm temperatures had done a god job of resurfacing it. The middle basin had a skim of ice with a layer of water on top, but most of the two channels was liquid as was the entire bottom basin.Ryan Hellyer skating
Lower Manorburn Dam, Photo by Dave Patchett
Thursday 14th July: Lower Manorburn Dam
From Helen
via txt to /iceblock.org.nz
Frost again and skated this morning.  4Ö6cm ice Ė a bit sticky surface.
Wednesday 13th July: Lower Manorburn Dam
From Helen
via txt to /iceblock.org.nz
Got frost and had very good skating  at Manorburn mid this morning.
Skated 12km around. Ice 4Ö6 cm. Just great.
Bring on the frost!!
Tuesday 12th July: Lower Manorburn Dam, 
From Dave Young via 
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/

Air Bubbles in the Ice at Lower Manorburn, Photo by Dave Young
Woke this morning to the sound of rain (after frost last night) but decided to head out to the Lower Manorburn any way for a pre-work skate.  Light sleet was falling.  The ice was fall of air bubbles but seemed safe enough for a skate - although very noisy!  Skated from just below the neck down into the gorge next to Rush Cutters.  Good to have a big area to skate on but the ice seemed a bit fragile from all the air bubbles.  Fresh snow on the hills will hopefully keep temps down.
Monday 11th July: Lower Manorburn Dam, 
 
From Dave Young via 
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/

Lower Manorburn
by Moonlight, Photo by Dave Young

 By the light of the silvery moon.....One of the small pleasures of life is walking off the ice in the moonlight after a skate. Visited the Lower Manorburn tonight and was pleased to find skate-able ice as the end of the day - especially as it had been a warm (for winter) windy day. 
 Skate-able ice in Rush Cutters corner - around 50mm thick but creaky out into the basin. Found good hard ice in the gorge to the right of Rush Cutters and had an enjoyable skate as the sun went down and moonlight took over. If you pick your spots there is skating to be had but the ice needs careful checking. Will last with a frost or two and the snow on the hills should help bring temperatures down. (hopefully!)
Sunday 10th July 2.00pm: Manorburn Dam
From Ryan Hellyer via
/iceblock.org.nz
Good ice conditions. Arrived at around 2pm to find 55 mm of reasonably good ice in the gorge. Ice in channel was of similar quality. Locked in at edges. The ice was warming up as we approached the middle basin so didnít skate in that far, but we assume it would have been okay in the morning. Looks very promising for a good skate tomorrow morning for anybody attempting it.
Sunday 10th July: Idaburn Dam
From Ryan Hellyer via
/iceblock.org.nz
Bloody awful. Almost all the ice is gone. Good for swimming if you donít mind it being a little chilly.
Sunday 10th July: Hoffmans Dam
From Ryan Hellyer via
/iceblock.org.nz
Measured approximately 40 mm of soft snow ice. Dave Patchett crawled out to test the ice but had to return to shore as severe cracking was occurring and significant amounts of water was pouring onto the ice as the shoreline ice caved in. Could be skateable tomorrow morning if there is a good frost overnight.
Sunday 10th July: Coalpit Dam
From Ryan Hellyer via
/iceblock.org.nz
Water near edges but consistent 55 mm thick snow ice  from shore. Surface was a little rough but a good skate none the less.
Tuesday 5th July 11.26pm: Lower Manorburn Dam, 
From Dave Young via 
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
Headed out to the Lower Manorburn early this morning  to find good smooth ice all over the central basin! Great  skate over the whole main area.   Ice thickness ranged from 50mm+ out to around 40mm on the far side and was locked in. Too thin either end to go further. 
The bad news! - dropped by on the way out of town in the evening and the ice was covered with water and creaky.  Warm temps and wind during the day had knocked it back.  Hopefully a few frosts will rebuild.


Manorburn Dam, Photo by Dave Young
Tuesday 5th July 9.42pm: Lake Clearwater
From Alan Knowles by email



Photos by Alan Knowles
Skated Lake Clearwater to 100m of island today.
Then a big westerly wrecked it all. now very warm
Monday 4th July 8.46pm: Mystery lake and Lake Clearwater From Alan Knowles by email
Skated Mystery Lake today, small area of old ice and the rest fast black ice, lovely, but warming by the time we struggled up the 400m and 9km walk in. Lake Clearwater has good ice at the eastern end and tomorrow it should be 50mm and skateable probably to the island from the point.
Monday 4th July 5.00pm: Lower Manorburn Dam, Poolburn  Idaburn and Coalpit From Dave Young by email
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
Ice depth in Rush Cutters 35-40 mm - getting less as you get out of the bay. Safe but creaked a bit due to the weakening effect of above 0 deg.  A few stones and things on the ice but easily avoided. 
Should be great after a cold night and a good depth to build on through the week.  Did not check other areas due to fading light.
Had a relaxing evening skate on hard smooth ice.
Sunday 3rd July 7.47pm: Lower Manorburn Dam, Poolburn  Idaburn and Coalpit From Dave Young by email
http://chipofftheiceblock.blogspot.com/
Lower Manorburn Dam at 7.00am Ice still too thin in the main basin. Around 25-30mm of hard black ice in the shaded areas - and able to skate as it was freezing hard. Good to get on the Manorburn finally although the ice is still touch and go and limited area. Poolburn - Ice thickness - 30mm in places down to nil (We skated around some of the edges) . More frost needed. Idaburn - around 30mm. Varying 10-20 mm on Coalpit.
Ryan and Dave P at Poolburn Dam, Photo by Dave Young
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More Skating at Poolburn, Just,  Photo by Ryan Hellyer
Sunday 3rd July 7.38pm: Lake Evelyn, Lake Ida and Little Lake Ida From Clive

A Great Day to Start the Season, Photo by Fred van Slooten

Nice Ice Main Lake at Ida, Photo by Joe Morgan
Lake Evelyn: 25mm good cover but needs more frost to be OK for a skate.
Lake Ida 60-75mm black ice over approximately half the Lake,
Little Lake Ida whole lake frozen, 70+mm ice, frozen snow stippled cover except for a patch on the west end, watch out for the 2 springs at the west end.
Hockey Rink: heaps of light snow covered ice and Skateable
Enclosure 50-65mm black ice with wet patches.
A great day skating for the 11 of us who were up early to get through the gate with Alan's arranged key, at 9.45am. It made a huge difference to the day being able to have all our gear at the Lakeside without having to carry it in.
Sunday 3rd July 1.20pm: Lower Manorburn Dam,
 
From Keith Dickson by email
Today Sunday, Manorburn seems one frost away from a safe skate
Stupid kids have thrown rubbish every where, worst I have ever seen it for rocks etc. Thickness about 30mm white ice.
Saturday 2nd July 6.18pm: Lake Evelyn, Lake Ida and the Red Lakes From Alan Knowles: by txt

Red Lakes: 10mm too thin, lots of open water.
Lake Evelyn: 20mm good cover may double in thickness tonight as good frost expected
Lake Ida 30mm,
Hockey Rink 50mm and Skateable
Enclosure Limited Skateable
It was Warm late pm, but a good frost expected.

Saturday 2nd July 4.19pm: Idaburn Dam
From Ryan Hellyer via
/iceblock.org.nz
image
Idaburn Dam 20mm of ice Photo By Ryan, Dave & Dave
Marginal ice, it may have been okay in the morning but had softened in sun by the time we checked in the late afternoon. Ice thickness approx. 20 mm.
Saturday 2nd July 4.19pm: Poolburn Dam
From Ryan Hellyer
via /iceblock.org.nz
Marginal ice at Poolburn Dam. We had a brief skate on the edges but it was very dangerous, not recommended unless you are prepared to fall in. Approx. 15mm thick.
Saturday 2nd July 4.19pm: Manorburn Dam
From Ryan Hellyer
via /iceblock.org.nz
image
Manorburn Dam Middle Basin Photo from Ryan, Dave & Dave
15 mm softish ice on central basin. Similar on top basin.
Tuesday 28th June 10.51pm: Lake Clearwater/Camp
From
Alan Knowles: by Email
Weather Report: Gloriously miserable! As of Tuesday 28 June, no ice. Daytime temperature 2.5 deg C, with one heavy snow shower about 11 a.m. that settled about 10mm, 200 m above the hut.
At 8.30 p.m., time of writing, +1.2 deg snowing slightly with 4mm wet snow settled on ground in the village. Southerly wind. Still no ice.
Tuesday 28th June 7.21pm: Manorburn Dam
From David Young
via chipofftheiceblock blog/iceblock.org.nz

Lower Manorburn Dam, Photo: David Young
Traveled through Central yesterday- beautiful day and no hint of ice on Coalpit, Idaburn or the Manorburn dams. Warm temps. This morning was a good frost though which put a thin sheet of ice on part of the Lower Manorburn. C'mon the frost!
Sunday 26th June 9.12pm: Lake Ida
From Fred/Karl van Slooten by email/via geocaching network
Thin skin of ice over the smallest pond
Tuesday 21st June 10.08am: Lake Clearwater/Camp
From
Alan Knowles: by Email
This photo was taken on Tuesday 21 June at Lake Clearwater.
Only minor frosts since. No ice yet anywhere,

Lake Clearwater on a frosty morning: Photo Alan Knowles
Wednesday 15th June 6.13pm: Manorburn Dam
From Dave via http://iceblock.org.nz
Still waiting for the the cold. Visited the Lower Manorburn today after a frost or two. Thin sheet ice in the gorge part of the dam but nothing elsewhere. At least I got to break some ice in the puddles! Skates are sharp and ready to go! 
Saturday 4th June 11.06am: Manorburn Dam
From Glen Cameron by txt
No Ice at Manorburn today!!!!!
Other Places to visit for Skating Videos and Photos
Joe's You Tube site: here
Glens You Tube site: here
David Young's Blog: here
iceblock.org.nz
Ryan Hellyer's Homepages: here
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2009 Sunday 6th June to Saturday 28th June

2008 Saturday 31st May to Sunday 27th July
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