It gives Grampa's Woodshop great pleasure to introduce our new "Outdoor Ice Stock" game
for your lake, pond, river, backyard rink or arena!!! Great for Cottage gatherings!!!
The game of Ice Stock or Bavarian Curling has been around for a long time (the 1500's)and
there are many avid players in Canada who play the game religiously and are very passionate about
it, and want to see the game grow. We had the same goal with curling and developed our
"Rock the House" Outdoor Curling Equipment brand to get people introduced to that great sport
but in an environment outside of a curling rink; and we're happy to say that it's been a great
success. We hope to help the game of Ice Stock grow as well by providing affordable introductory
equipment to Canadians. All
you'll need is to add ice!!
So how do you play Ice Stock. Well there are a few variations of the game that can be found by
searching the various Ice Stock Club websites, but the one version we play is the "Team Game".
I pulled the rules from the Internet to help explain the game and they are outlined at the
bottom of the description. We play the game on our outdoor curling rink and use the rings we
painted into the ice to play. Officially, the scoring area is a rectangle measuring 6 meters
long by 3 meters wide. Again there are many sites out there that will give you official
specifications on laying out your rink, but the point is that you can make your rink the size
you want as long as you have a ring/rectangle on at least on end and a center mark.
The winter Ice Stocks are made with an HDPE bottom, a plywood top plate and a rubber bumper to cushion
the stones during game play. The handles are made from galvanized steel with a soft rubber handle to
provide great grip while throwing the ice stocks. The Ice Stocks a little mover 8 pounds. The
Jack is made from HDPE and cedar wood which will stand the test of time.
Please note that our Ice Stocks are NOT official Ice Stocks used by Ice Stock Federations or
Organizations as they are slightly heavier, have metal bumper areas, have different handles and more
importantly have a variety of sliding plates. These different plates allow the Ice Stock to be used
throughout the year on different surfaces with different speeds. They are truly a great piece of
engineering but that is reflected in the price of the ice stocks, which can easily cost over $1,000
when you include shipping from Europe.
Please remember that our design is meant for the winter season and ice use only. Overall they are
made tough and rugged to stand the test of time, and give your family years and years of enjoyment.
On the horizon, we are looking at incorporating different plates for our Ice Stocks to make them all
season, but want to first determine if there is a demand for our product.
Each Ice Stock is $120.00
Each Jack is $20.00
Ice Stock Bundles: Based on one Ice Stock per person
"Intro" - 2 Ice Stocks (1 red and 1 blue)
1 Jack $240.00
"Small Group" - 4 Ice Stocks (2 red and 2 blue)
2 Jacks $475.00
"Large Group" - 8 Ice Stocks (4 red and 4 blue)
2 Jacks $950.00
WARNING: As this is an introductory/feeler product for our small company, we are only going to build
a very limited number of Ice Stocks this season, so if you are interested, please don't hesitate
to contact us. If the response is favorable, then we will take steps to get components resupplied
and build more, but there will be no guarantee they will be available for this coming season.
TEAM GAME Rules:
In a team game, two teams (2 teams, 4 people on each team shooting one ice stock each) try to
shoot the ice stocks as close as possible to the "Jack" (aka "Daube") that is located in the center
of the ring. Players take alternating turns throwing their ice stocks towards the Daube at the far
ring/rectangle trying to get as close as possible to the Jack. If the ice stock does not finish
touching the ring/rectangle, remove it from play.
The two objectives of the game is to get one of your teams ice stock closest to the Jack; and then
get as many of your teams ice stocks closer to the Jack then the opposing teams nearest ice stock. So
this is done by shooting for closeness to the Jack; hitting you opponents ice stocks away from the
Jack or hitting the Jack so that it comes closer to one of you teams ice stocks. Strategy (and
luck) definitely are in play here. And there is more!! The Jack can be moved off the center spot
by hitting it with an ice stock; ricocheting off another ice stock or bumping another ice stock into
it and moving it. And there is still more!! If the Jack is knocked outside the ring/rectangle, then
it is placed back in the middle of the ring/rectangle. Which can be a game changer to same the least.
The normal game consists of six innings or ends in curling. The team with the ice stock closest
to the Jack gets 3 points. If two opposing ice stocks are tied for closeness to the Jack, each team
gets 1 point. If the team that has been determined to be closest to the Jack, also has their second,
third or even fourth ice stocks are closer to the Jack then the nearest opponents ice stock, then they
get 2 points for each ice stock. So a total of 9 points is possible. The team with the highest total
after six ends/innings wins.
We are located in the North Bay, Ontario area and can delivery the ice stocks on a best effort
basis to locations in central and southern Ontario, however, if you need the ice stocks asap then
you'll have to travel to the North Bay area to pick them up.
We use Manitoulan Transport to ship our ice stocks out of the North Bay terminal. All you have to
do is pick them up from their respective terminals in the city nearest to you when they call you.
You'll have 24 hours to pick them up or they may charge you for the storage. Below are a list
of the Manitoulan Transport cities that are included in the offer and the expected turnaround
time once delivered to the North Bay terminal:
Ontario, 1-2 days
Quebec City, PQ 2-4 days
Montreal, PQ 2-4 days
Ontario South 1-2 days
Ontario North 2-4 days
Winnipeg, MB 2-4 days
Brandon, MB 2-4 days
Saskatoon, SK 3-5 days
Regina, SK 3-5 days
Calgary, AB 3-5 days
Edmonton, AB 3-5 days
Vancouver, BC 4-6 days
We'll provide you the expected arrival date at your cities/towns depot when we ship from North Bay,
as well as the Bill of Lading number, address of the depot and their phone number.
Packaging and handling costs are $5.00 per ice stock.
We stand behind our products and offer a six month guarantee from the date of purchase against normal
wear and tear. We can spot damage caused by abuse folks so please remember this. You'll not get a
warrantee like this on any hard impact sporting equipment.
Our thanks for considering our stones and know they will provide you and your family with tons of
fun and many memories for you and your family.
If you really like the game and want to start participating in official Ice Stock leagues
and groups, please let us know and we'll direct you to an organization near you. There are various
levels of competitiveness in Ice Stock both regionally, provincially, nationally and globally; so
you can aim to participate at any level you want to pursue.
*** This product is PATENT PENDING*** so please do not reproduce.