The Best Spots for Ice Skating in Melbourne
Pack your jumpers and grab those scarves, it’s about to get real cool up in here! Ice skating in Melbourne isn't only reserved for the cooler, winter months. With four dedicated ice-skating rinks and a dedicated winter festival on offer, every day is a good day to go ice skating in Melbourne. Enjoy!
1. O’Brien Icehouse
O’Brien Icehouse in Docklands is a veritable one-stop-shop for everything relating to ice skating in Melbourne. Everything from tiny tot lessons to serious adult figure skating is on offer, including hockey lessons and games, speed skating, school holiday programs – even curling!
Adults are encouraged to get out on the ice with their kids, so skate aids are accessible for everyone and helmets and skates are available for hire. For adults wanting to brush up on their skills before holding up their kids out on the ice, free 15-minute lessons are available at certain times during the week.
If you’re looking for me, I’ll be at the Friday night R'n'B public skate, making all my '90s dreams come true (for those who prefer a more modern approach, there’s a neon skate on Saturday nights).
There are also parties (both birthday and corporate) on offer or settle down rinkside during April to August for the Australian Ice Hockey League games, and October to March for the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League.
2. The Winter Village at Federation Square
When is Fed Square not Fed Square? Every winter, when it's transformed into an epic ice rink at The Winter Village! Bring your family and friends along for a skate while enjoying a picturesque backdrop of the Yarra River and the Melbourne city skyline until 29 August 2021.
Get your skates on and head to the Skyline Terrace at Federation Square for some of the best ice skating in Melbourne. The Winter Village is complete with a sip bar and feast menu with a mega igloo dining and drinking hall, an ice-skating rink, an Igloo Village of 21 cosy igloos (which come with decadent food and beverage packages), plus pop-up hot chocolate and dessert stations!
3. Olympic Ice Skating Centre
For the Eastsiders, Olympic Ice Skating Centre in Oakleigh South is the place to go. It’s a ton of fun with public skating lessons, adult lessons, speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey, birthday parties, and Fun Fridays, with cut-price skating during school terms.
Really though, who can say no to free parking and free skate hire?! And those little penguins are available that are great for kids to develop confidence out on the ice (first come, first served, though the wait doesn’t tend to be long).
Public skate and figure skating session times available - visit the Olympic Ice Skating Centre website.
The newest ice skating in Melbourne venue might just be one of the most comprehensive! iceHQ in Reservoir offers numerous ice skating classes, programs, figure skating, ice skating birthday parties, public ice skating and more, plus they're open 7 days a week! iceHQ's state-of-the-art ice skating rinks can be hired for group ice skating, corporate events and birthday parties - check out their ice-skating package deals.
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