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The "ICE" Club

A Social and Cultural Club for English Speaking People.

 

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SUNDAYS

 

Petanca

Sundays from 11.00am.

Petanca is a form of boules where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball.

We welcome new players – please come along and see if you like it – we have spare balls.

 

On Playa Ancha, Casares

 

Organiser: Sandy Avis

 

617 215 749 or 952 987 309

 

 

Mahjong

Sundays 12.00 to 2.00pm

also on Tuesdays... see below.

 

All standards of players are welcome

 

Organiser: Lin Ingram

 

Tel:  952 118 037

 

 

MONDAYS

Bowls at Benavista

 

Organiser: Terry Smith

 

Every Monday at Benevista bowls club 10.00am for 10.30am prompt start. Every bowler will need to pay an annual fee of 30€. This includes Benavista Club membership and Federation to Andalucia bowls. This is still a requirement. Once this is paid, you have the choice of monthly fee of 35€ or a daily fee of 7€ as Club Members. Remember smooth sole shoes must be worn when playing.

The bar is closed but do have a fridge with beer, wine or water at 1€. Also a hot water urn for tea and coffee at 50c a cup.

 

Novices, and Ice members visitors are quite welcome.

 

Mob: 677 656 319

 

 

Art Classes

2.30pm to 5.00pm 10€

A very informal class using a variety of mediums such as  watercolour, acrylic, pastel etc. If you’ve never painted before, or haven’t painted for ages, or you wish to try other mediums, do come and join us. The 1st lesson is free and I can supply the equipment.

 

Organiser: Ronnie Lilley

 

Tel: 952 800 875

Mob: 656 550 068

 

 

Film Night

We show a variety of films, sometimes recommendations from members, but mostly new releases.

The bar is open from 7.30 with a break half way through the film to replenish your glasses and most importantly to have an Ice cream, which is included in the price of the film, a whopping €1.

Hope to see more of you there

Club House – 2nd Monday of the month except July-September

7.30pm for 8.00pm

1 Euro

 

Organiser: Sue Potter

 

Mob: 686 107 835

 

 

Exercise Classes

Exercise class for men and women, focussing on toning core muscles ( tums and bums ) 

Socially distanced class every Monday from 11 am in the club.

Rachel, who is 65, is a qualified YMCA aerobics instructor and a firm believer in retaining mobility as we all get older ( use it or lose it ! )

Everyone welcome.

Free to club members.

 

Organiser: Rachel Lucas

 

Mob: 711 073 363

 

 

 

TUESDAYS

Golf Society

Our golf society was originally formed in the late 90’s by Dan Cook.

In 2003 Les Jinks took over as captain and during the next very successful nine years, the club continued as a very popular activity for male and female members of all levels. Both permanent and non-permanent residents as well as their occasional visitors enjoy our friendly golf days.

In 2012 Les retired from the job and Alan Davis was ‘volunteered’ to take over. After the Autumn cup this year and five years excellent captaincy, he decided along with ‘others’, that I should volunteer! Fortunately, I am able to share this job with Jan Blind and Stephen McMurtry.

We play twice a week, Tuesday and Friday, at Casares Costa Golf Club where our members benefit from discounted green fees. The twice weekly competition is organised on a ‘Roll- Up’ basis and we play individual Stableford using full handicaps.

Tee off times are either 8-15am or 9-00am depending on the time of the year. With a mixture of ladies and gents, the number can vary greatly from 4 to 20 rolling up. It’s all very friendly, light hearted and is open to all.

We traditionally have two major competitions a year: The Spring Cup and Autumn Cup which are held in April and October. Both are followed by a very popular presentation lunch for golfers, friends and other ice Club members with as many as 70 people eating and drinking.

A few years ago we introduced The Ice Club Order Of Merit competition. The trophy is awarded to the player recording the best 10 individual cards achieved at the Tuesday and Friday ‘Roll- Ups’ during the 12 months between each Spring Cup. In addition we also arrange ‘Away Days’, every 4 to 6 weeks, to other golf courses within the local area This provides a great opportunity to sample the golf at these other locations and usually at preferential rates. Once a year I organise a Golf Break for 2 or 3 nights with at least 3 rounds of golf at a golf resort. This has been in Spain so far, and within a two hour drive. Lots of golf, good food and wine and lots of laughs!

Keep your eye on the club magazine and web site for details of all activities.


Organisers:

Peter Henry

Mob: 693105180

Jan Blind

Mob: 603 670 330

Stephen McMurtry

608 854 505

 

 

Email: peter.henry0@gmail.com

 

If you would like to get involved

or enrol on our e- mailing list, contact me.

 

 

Mahjong

Tuesdays 10.00am

Also on Sundays... see above

 

All standards of players are welcome

 

Organiser: Sue Potter

 

Mob: 686 107 835

 

 

Spanish Lessons

Spanish lessons are offered at 2 levels: beginner and more advanced.  Apart from my spoken input, the printed teaching materials - from a variety of excellent methods - are written only in Spanish, including simple instructions. Important, as we have an increasing number of club members from countries whose first language is not English. I am a UK state qualified teacher, speak 4 languages fluently, and by 2021 will have been resident here for a quarter of a century! Everyone is encouraged to suggest any additional topics; we exchange recommendations for local places of interest (including restaurants), and I’m sure there’s a welcoming, cheerful atmosphere whenever we meet. The main focus is on effective communication with plenty of listening and speaking.

 

Club House Tuesday 10.30-11.30 beginners,  11.45-12.45 advanced.   €8 per lesson

Please contact Martin  before the lesson if possible

 

Organiser: Martin Holmes

 

Mob: 652 272 142

 

Tel: 952 892 163

 

 

Ladies Lunches

 

3rd. Tuesdays 2.00pm

Different venues each month. See website for details.

 

Organiser: Lynne Danby

 

Mob: 687 211 500

 

 

The “ICE” Canasta Club

This group meets EVERY TUESDAY

on the upper level of the Club from 3pm to 6pm.

It caters for members of all capabilities and newcomers are most welcome.

SUMMARY OF THE GAME

Solo Canasta may be played with 3, 4, or 5 players but is best played with three or four persons playing individually for themselves. The word "Canasta" actually means "Basket" in Spanish and probably referred to the tray that was originally used to hold the discards. It is still often referred to as "Basket Rummy". Canasta is played with two decks of 54 cards or a total of 108 cards including 4 jokers. All are shuffled together as one deck before the game begins. Note that in Canasta, both Jokers and Deuces (twos) are wild cards. Treys (Red threes) are special as you will see later.

The dealer shuffles, cuts and deals the cards face down, clockwise beginning with the player to the dealer's left. Each player gets 11 cards in a game with 4 or more players or 13 cards in a game of 3 players only. Also, each player must immediately place, face up in front of them, any red threes they were dealt and draw an equal number of cards from the stock pile to replace them when it is their turn. The dealer then places the next card face up (the "upcard") on the table, starting the discard pile, next to the discard pile, the rest of the deck is placed face down to form the stock pile. If the upcard is a wild card (a joker or a deuce) or a trey (Red three) one or more cards must be turned upon it until a natural card appears. The first Player now draws an extra Card for their turn in the Game. All subsequent discards are laid face up in one pile, on the upcard, if the first player does not take it. No previous discards are seen and only the upcard is visible at the top of the discard pile. The goal of Canasta is to obtain the most points by melding or creating sets out of one’s cards. Going out sooner than your opponent and discarding your last card is somewhat less important in Canasta than in other Rummy games.

New Players are invited to come down on a Tuesday Evening and Tuition will be provided for beginners and Members who have not played the Game in a while. You can Contact the Organiser by Telephone or Email, see below, for any further Information you may require.

Organiser: Nigel Nevshehir

 

Mob: 689 457 410

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

Rambling

The Club runs a very successful rambling group.. The walks are variable in length but usually between 7- 12 km. Some walks are easy but some are hard but we usually tell you about the walk at least 1 day before on our rambling "what's app" group. Can I emphasise it is a ramble and so we are only as fast as our slowest walker, there is time to look and take photos of the  flowers  birds fungi and anything else that takes our fancy. We always go for a well deserved drink after our walks.

 

Necessities on our walks, walking shoes or shoes with non slip sole, water, sun cream, hat, lunch.

Non essential but useful, walking stick, coffee, camera and binoculars.

 

Meetings every Wednesday and Saturday October- May at various locations

 

Rambles usually start at 10.30am.

 

Organiser: Sue Potter

 

686 107 835

 

 

 

Krafty Club

A sharing of craft ideas.

Come along and see if there are Krafty things you’d like to learn to do,

or just find out how things are made.

Club House - First and third Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 1.30pm

 

Organisers: Julie Wood

 

Julie: Mob: 639 542 387

 

 

 

 

THURSDAYS

History Group

The History Group hold talks on historical subjects from any period and on any subject.

We meet about once a month on Thursdays depending on availability of speakers.

Previous topics have been 'The Battle of Bailen 1808', 'USA 1820-1860:

The path to the Civil War’ and ‘French Indochina 1945-54: The 1st Vietnam War'.

 

Club House - Thursday 2.00pm monthly

 

Organiser: Geoff Fabron

 

Recent Talks by Geoff:

If you missed out on his latest presentation,

you can download his PDF below

and if you missed any earlier ones, just

drop him an email (as below)

and he'll send you a copy.

 

Granada & the End of Islamic Spain (1238 to 1492)

The Crusades in the Middle East (1096 to 1291

Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939)

War of the Roses (1455 to 1487 Approx.)

French Indochina War (1945 to 1954)

The Road to Civil War (USA 1820 to 1860)

 

geoff.fabron@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

Duplicate Bridge

 

In the Clubhouse 7.00 to 10.30pm

Our weekly Duplicate Bridge meeting is a pleasant evening with a touch of competition for most of the players and around 20:30  there is always a break for a drink and a bit of socializing.

Depending on time of the year between 12 and 36 ICE members attend.

The results are emailed the same evening to all who did play.

 

Organisers: Tim or Nina Taminiau

 

Tim: Tel. 951 277 113

 

Nina Tel: 672 712 927

 

 

 

 

FRIDAYS

Art Group

 

10.00am-1.00pm

 

A friendly social get together for those who like to paint and chat.

 

Artists of all abilities

and absolute beginners are very welcome.

 

Organiser:

 

Steve Carter

 

Mob: 696 259 644

 

Golf Society

Our golf society was originally formed in the late 90’s by Dan Cook.

In 2003 Les Jinks took over as captain and during the next very successful nine years, the club continued as a very popular activity for male and female members of all levels. Both permanent and non-permanent residents as well as their occasional visitors enjoy our friendly golf days.

In 2012 Les retired from the job and Alan Davis was ‘volunteered’ to take over. After the Autumn cup this year and five years excellent captaincy, he decided along with ‘others’, that I should volunteer! Fortunately, I am able to share this job with Jan Blind and Stephen McMurtry.

We play twice a week, Tuesday and Friday, at Casares Costa Golf Club where our members benefit from discounted green fees. The twice weekly competition is organised on a ‘Roll- Up’ basis and we play individual Stableford using full handicaps.

Tee off times are either 8-15am or 9-00am depending on the time of the year. With a mixture of ladies and gents, the number can vary greatly from 4 to 20 rolling up. It’s all very friendly, light hearted and is open to all.

We traditionally have two major competitions a year: The Spring Cup and Autumn Cup which are held in April and October. Both are followed by a very popular presentation lunch for golfers, friends and other ice Club members with as many as 70 people eating and drinking.

A few years ago we introduced The Ice Club Order Of Merit competition. The trophy is awarded to the player recording the best 10 individual cards achieved at the Tuesday and Friday ‘Roll- Ups’ during the 12 months between each Spring Cup. In addition we also arrange ‘Away Days’, every 4 to 6 weeks, to other golf courses within the local area This provides a great opportunity to sample the golf at these other locations and usually at preferential rates. Once a year I organise a Golf Break for 2 or 3 nights with at least 3 rounds of golf at a golf resort. This has been in Spain so far, and within a two hour drive. Lots of golf, good food and wine and lots of laughs!

Keep your eye on the club magazine and web site for details of all activities.


Organisers:

Peter Henry

Mob: 693105180

Jan Blind

Mob: 603 670 330

Stephen McMurtry

608 854 505

 

Email: peter.henry0@gmail.com

 

If you would like to get involved

or enrol on our e- mailing list, contact me.

 

 

Quiz Nights

The ICE Quiz Nights are a long-standing tradition in our Club, even 30 years ago when we did not rent or own our own Clubhouse, we went to various restaurants in the Port of Estepona, then a long time at the Duquesa Golf Hotel, where we had as much as many as 70 Members and Guests playing.

The Quiz consists of 4 rounds of 10 questions on various subjects, which the Quiz Master or Mistress always asserts are Easy!  The Prize is a bottle of wine for the winners of each round then there is a fun round while the Quizmaster is checking the answers for the Big Prize of 4 Bottles of wine.

The evening is always fun and now we have changed our rules from teams of 4 to teams of 6 so lots of conferring goes on, it’s a great way for Members to get to know each other. Crisps and snack biscuits are provided, also chocolate does the rounds

Do come and join in the fun, if you are on your own, we will always join you up with a team.

Club House – First Friday of the month

8.00pm for 8.30pm start

2 Euros

 

Organiser: Sheila Fox

 

Mob: 671 232 906

 

SATURDAYS

Rambling

The Club runs a very successful rambling group.. The walks are variable in length but usually between 7- 12 km. Some walks are easy but some are hard but we usually tell you about the walk at least 1 day before on our rambling "what's app" group. Can I emphasise it is a ramble and so we are only as fast as our slowest walker, there is time to look and take photos of the  flowers  birds fungi and anything else that takes our fancy. We always go for a well deserved drink after our walks.

 

Necessities on our walks, walking shoes or shoes with non slip sole, water, sun cream, hat, lunch.

Non essential but useful, walking stick, coffee, camera and binoculars.

 

Meetings every Wednesday and Saturday October- May at various locations

 

Rambles usually start at 10.30am.

 

Organiser: Sue Potter

 

686 107 835

 

 

NO FIXED DAYS

Genealogy. (Family History)

 

Organiser: Dave Hackett

 

Meetings on a One to One basis, by arrangement.

 

Tel: 952 893 965

 

Mob: 636 326 599