GET YOUR SKATES ON!

Congratulations and welcome! You’ve taken the first step towards getting off the sidelines and on to the ice!

This page is just for you. It’ll tell you all you need to know to enjoy your first outing on the rink.

tickets

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

It’s always a cool 16°C at the IceHouse, but you will warm up after you’ve done a few laps, so we recommend you wear a few layers. The most important items are:

  • Beanie to keep your head warm
  • Gloves to keep your hands warm
  • Long, thick socks to make your skates
    nice and comfy

We also have lockers for hire to keep your valuables safe while you skate.

helmets

These 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.

Excellent rinks, fantastic facility and the staff are so friendly and professional, my children and I skate at the rink all the time, we are always made to feel welcome and it is a great way to spend the day.

Glenn (Facebook review)

Skate Aids

Skate aids can’t be pre-booked and are hired on a first-come basis, but we’ll do our best to make sure you don’t wait too long if there aren’t any available.

Zimmer Frame, for the ice
A skate aid (similar to a zimmer frame but for having fun instead of walking) is a great way to build your confidence and get comfortable on the ice and in your skates.

Price: $3 for 30 minutes.

Plastic Seal
Unfortunately these aren’t real seals (though they are suited to this climate). These comfortable and bright plastic seats are for parents, to push their kids around on the ice.

Price: $5 for 30 minutes

Note that helmets must be worn whilst using the skate aids.

Skate Hire

It’s always a cool 16°C at the IceHouse, but you will warm up after you’ve done a few laps, so we recommend you wear a few layers. The most important items are:

Beanie to keep your head warm
Gloves to keep your hands warm
Long, thick socks to make your skates
nice and comfy

We also have lockers for hire to keep your valuables safe while you skate.

Beginners Skating Lessons

Get started with a free 15 minute lesson. One of our experienced Ice Ambassadors will skate you through the basics: how to get moving on the ice, how to turn and slow down and even how to fall safely.

Even if you miss one of the lessons, don’t worry: our Ice Ambassadors are available to give you some pointers and help you get moving.

The lessons are free and last 15 minutes. They run every weekend of the year and during schoool holidays. Click here for session times.

Numbers are limited to 20 per group, so please arrive with at least 30 minutes before the lesson to ensure you have plenty of time to get your skates on.

IGLOO CAFÉ

Whether you’re watching other skaters cut the ice or refuelling after cutting some yourself, the Igloo café has you covered.

If you want to grab and go, pick up a sandwich, pastry, wraps, pies, sausages or hot dogs. Got a bit more time? Our made-to-order menu features burgers, fish and chips, soup, classic Canadian Poutine and more.

Get the app Want our menu in your pocket? The AirService app is here and ready for you to order from anywhere within the Arena.

Opening hours (Term time)
Monday: 10am – 4pm
Tuesday: 10am – 9pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 9am – 6pm

Opening Hours (All other times)
Monday: 9am – 6pm
Tuesday: 9am – 9pm
Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 9am – 6pm

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