The Coolest 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 three dedicated ice-skating rinks and a seriously epic winter festival on offer, every day is a good day to go ice skating in Melbourne. Enjoy!

The Coolest Spots for Ice Skating in Melbourne

1. O’Brien Icehouse

O'Brien Icehouse
Ice skating in Melbourne doesn't get much better than at 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. 

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.

Location: Ground/105 Pearl River Rd, Docklands

2. Olympic Ice Skating Centre

Olympic Ice Skating Centre Melbourne
If your little one has dreams of becoming an ice skater, visit the 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 more on offer.

There are plenty of little penguins 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 are available. See you on the ice!

Location: 1080 Centre Rd, Oakleigh

3. iceHQ

Ice skating in Melbourne - iceHQ
There is loads of ice skating on offer at iceHQ, one of the best places to head for ice skating in Melbourne.

One of the newer spots for ice skating in Melbourne 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 seven 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.

Location: 1 Blake St, Reservoir 

4. The Winter Village at Federation Square

Winter Village ice skating
Everyone's favourite winter festival offers some great winter ice skating in Melbourne!

When is Fed Square not Fed Square? When it's transformed into an epic ice rink at The Winter Village, of course! Bring your family and friends along for a skate while enjoying a picturesque backdrop of the Yarra River and the Melbourne city skyline.

Details are yet to be confirmed for the 2024 iteration of this must-do winter activity in Melbourne, but you can expect the ice-skating rink, Igloo Village, and mouth-watering food and drink options to be returning. Keep your eyes peeled on the website for dates and deets!

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