The Best Places to Take Kids Winter Ice-Skating in Sydney 2020

  • All Ages
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Ice-skating is the perfect opportunity for families to bond in a fun way, and it's become increasingly popular in recent years with awesome outdoor ice-rinks popping up over Winter. Sadly, these are cancelled this year due to the pandemic, however you can still jump on the ice-skating bandwagon (if you haven't already!) at one of the state-of-the-art indoor ice rinks dotted around the place.

Here are our top picks:

Ice Zoo

Ice Zoo Sydney

This inner-city ice rink offers year-round open skating sessions, plus a Skate Academy that holds classes for children and adults. An action-packed entertainment venue in Alexandria, Ice Zoo also hosts special cheap skate sessions and Saturday night Discos on Ice - live DJ nights with fantastic light shows! There's a Snow Play area where kids can build snowmen and snow castles and throw snowballs, plus there's ice hockey and ice fitness classes, a cafe and licensed bar, and Ice Zoo Igloos you can hire out for the coolest parties!

Please note: Snow Play is currently unavailable due to COVID restrictions.

Macquarie Ice Rink

Macquarie Ice Rink is open year-round at Macquarie Shopping Centre and runs social ice-skating, school holiday learn-to-skate programs, birthday parties, bubble soccer, ice hockey, ice dancing, night sessions, discos, and Kiddies Club, which runs in conjunction with Coffee Club. It received a multi-million dollar facelift in recent years and welcomed a 15m2 LED screen allowing music videos to play while you skate, as well as state-of-the-art ice maintenance machinery.

Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink - Opening 1st July

Open year-round, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink proudly offers it all: kids' birthdays, figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating, synchronised skating, disco nights, school holiday lessons, group lessons, private lessons, and an awesome playground for under 5s, where tots can learn to skate as well as play games both on and off the ice. The coaches are great and the skate school is super successful. 

Penrith Ice Palace

Penrith Ice Palace offers general public skating sessions, figure skating clubs and lessons, children’s birthday parties, synchronised figure skating, broomball, hockey development, learn-to-skate programs and a Coffee Club running during school term. The Palace boasts modern facilities with a 30×60m Olympic-sized rink! It’s a fun way to get active and out of the house during winter... just remember to wear warm clothes!

Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink

LCC Ice Rink

Head to Liverpool Catholic Club to learn from award-winning coaches in a safe and fun environment. They offer rink birthday parties, lessons for all ages and abilities, three playgroup sessions a week for 2-6-year-olds with lessons, games and snow play, after-school sessions, ice discos, and Whiteout Saturday nights for some snowy fun.

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