ICE STOCK SHOOTING
THE TRADITIONAL WINTER SPORT
Eisstockschießen, or ice stock shooting, is a traditional popular sport in the Alps which has similarities to curling. Despite, or perhaps because of its long history, ice stock shooting is loved by young and old alike in the Salzburger Saalachtal.
The aim of ice stock shooting, which is mainly played as a team sport, is to shoot the stock as close to the target (the so-called „Hase“ or „Daube“) as possible. There are clubs in all four villages of the Salzburger Saalachtal which practise the sport during weekly training sessions or in competitions. The sport is played on tarmac during the summer.
Ice Stock Lanes in the Salzburger Saalachtal
- Lofer: next to the tennis courts and in Au (Gasthof Antonia)
- St. Martin: near the children’s play area
- Unken: at the football pitch
- Weißbach: at the Seisenbergklamm carpark (floodlit ice stock lane until 9 pm)