PLAN YOUR VISIT
To make your experience a memorable one some basic planning will help your visit.
Tickets to any events or recreational skating can be booked online. Beat the queues and print your ticket before you arrive. Please see our calendar and events for opening and closing times and themed events.
WHAT TO WEAR
Before you leave home you will need to know what to wear. The air temperature in O’Brien Icehouse is a mild 16 degrees, it is best to dress snug. Comfortable, warm clothes are recommended: Layering your clothes is also advised – although you may feel cold when you arrive, a few laps around the rink will get you warm in no time.
There are many alternatives modes of transport as O’Brien Icehouse is centrally located only 2 kilometers from the CBD. Our address is 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands
Melways Ref: 2E D3
Take the Footscray Road, Docklands exit off the Bolte Bridge, travelling in an east-bound direction, simply turn right at Costco. If travelling west-bound along Footscray Road, enter Pearl River Road directly, turn left after Costco.
The District Docklands West Car Park (88 Pearl River Road) is the closest and easiest for parking. Additional parking can be found at the The District Docklands East Car Park (90 Waterfront Way) More info & pricing can be found on their website.
Take the free City Circle tram (from Flinders street or La Trobe Street) direct to the Waterfront City, Docklands stop or from the CBD take the free Tram 70 (via Flinders Street) and Tram 86 (via Bourke Street) will also take you to the Waterfront City, Docklands stop. O’Brien Icehouse is only a 5 minute walk from the last stop along Pearl River Road which is at the set of traffic lights just past the tram stop. Plan your public transport journey here!
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WHEN YOU ARRIVE
When you arrive, if you haven’t bought a ticket online, purchase your ticket and a locker token from the front desk.
There are always friendly ice ambassadors around, wearing blue jackets, who can help you get your skating legs. Don’t be shy!
SKATE & HELMET HIRE
To get off to a skate start, there’s one essential item: the skates themselves. We have two kinds on offer and which you choose is up to you! Helmets are available free of charge (with skating admission) and are recommended for all beginners. The extra protection will make you feel more confident – you’ll be gliding around the rink in no time! We have sizes ranging from XXS to XXL. If you have very small children please bring your own helmet, as XXS may still be too big.
FOOD & DRINK
All the skating will have you work up an appetite! Our café is open for a range of snacks, meals and warm and cold drinks. Because our food is so yummy external food and beverages cannot be brought into and consumed in the venue. Be sure to check our café opening times here.
We look forward to welcoming you. See you soon!