Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds
24th May 2010

Aardwolfs Ice Hockey Club

Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds
Lat: 44'52'40.35S Long: 169'05'26.70E Elevation 000M
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SHPG: Contact Details:
Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds

Cardrona Road, RD1
Wanaka, 9381
New Zealand
P: +64 3 443 0344
F: +64 3 443 0345
Information: A highly secretive set-up, the SHPG provides the predominantly northern hemisphere-based car and tyre-manufacturing clients with an off-season winter facility where they can test their new products on a variety of icy snow-covered race tracks and road surfaces.
While this area is not open to the Public we have listed it as a potentially large area to skate on.
They have an ice groomer and in season maintain a large area of flat ice, possibly shown below in the Google photo.
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Above: Location is about level with Cardrona but to the right of the middle of the map
(nothing marked on this map)
Below: You can see the areas where the vehicles are tested, just to the right of the W is a flat area where we think they groom with a Zamboni to give a flat ice surface.

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