Dreams of making an impact on the ice had one young curler spending her holidays in Naseby.
Skye Nisbet (15), of Auckland, was in the small alpine town last week for the annual curling camp at Naseby’s indoor rink.
Her family has a holiday home in Naseby, so curling was not new to her.
However, a growing fascination for the sport had prompted her to do some more research while at home in Auckland, which was when she discovered the camp and decided to give it a go.
“We’ve had our [home in Naseby] for four years and every time we come down curling I really enjoy it and wanted to improve my skills,” she said.
“It’s fun and not something you get to do every day,” she said of why she enjoys the sport.
On Wednesday last week, Skye was paying particular attention to her release skills under the guidance of assistant coach Dave Watt, of Wellington, and coach Nelson Ede, of Naseby.
Skye was one of about 14 participants, all aged under 21, taking part in the camp.
Some were new to the sport, while others had competed at national and international level.
Watt and Ede worked with each participant to “tweak” their deliveries to “make them better”.
The indoor rink will remain busy over the coming weeks as it prepares to host a range of events, including the New Zealand men’s and women’s championships from July 29 to August 2.