If you’re looking for memorable party ideas, Melbourne’s O’Brien Icehouse has got you covered. O’Brien Icehouse makes planning birthday parties a breeze by taking care of all the logistics for you. Our hands-on approach to party planning makes O’Brien Icehouse one of the coolest kids birthday party venues Melbourne has to offer.
A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL!
Every Birthday Party booking is hosted by one of O’Brien Icehouse’s highly experienced Party Hosts who take care of the party for you! As soon as the party starts, you can take a step back and really enjoy a wonderful birthday experience that’ll be treasured forever. Our Hosts will fit children into skates, get them comfortable and confident on the ice and serve your party food and cake!
When they’ve worked up an appetite, party guests can enjoy healthy and delicious food, tailored to meet specific dietary requirements.
Parents hosting the party can join in on the fun by taking advantage of free entry (up to 2 participants) and skate hire, a little gift to say thank you! Any additional guests coming along to your party are invited to join our public skating session with a special 10% discount. We recommend 1 adult per 5 children who are 6 years old or under to assist the little ones and join in on the fun!
O’Brien Icehouse can even help you cater for any adult guests with our specially made food platters. O’Brien Icehouse really is one of the most memorable birthday venues Melbourne families will love.
KIDS AND TEENS PARTIES
If you’re looking for one of the coolest kids’ birthday party venues Melbourne has to offer, O’Brien Icehouse has got you covered. Our world-class skating arena is one of the best kid’s party venues that Melbourne families can enjoy.
While a cold reception is rarely a good thing, ice skating at O’Brien Icehouse is a fun, healthy, magical experience that every child is guaranteed to love whether they’ve skated before or not. Our experienced, friendly team will take the stress out of your day, handling every last detail so you can sit back with a piping-hot drink and have a wonderful time!
PACKAGE AND INCLUSIONS
Our amazing party packages start at $32 per child and depend on your selected menu option – for more detailed pricing
information, please see the Menu options detailed on the Booking Form.
Important pricing information – Please Note
$320 minimum spend is required for every Birthday Party booking. If you don’t have enough children attending to make the minimum, add-ons can be used to bring your total spend up to the required amount. Bookings on Sundays and Public Holidays will attract a 10% surcharge to the invoice total.
Skating & Hire
Skate and helmet hire is included. The kids will have approx. 1 fun-filled hour of skating during the party – but it gets better! After the 2-hour party is over, they can continue skating for as long as they like!
The party will be run by your very own party host, who will fit the kids for skates and helmets, and then give them a 15-minute learn-to-skate lesson to help them find their ice-legs and gain confidence.
Your party will get the run of a private room for the length of your 2-hour party, so you’ll have somewhere safe to store your things and somewhere warm to rest when you’re taking a break from the rink.
Food and Drinks
After everyone has carved up an appetite from skating, we will supply your party with tasty food that will keep both parents and kids happy!
- Can I bring my own food?
The Icehouse does not permit outside food into the venue due to our health and safety standards and the allergen risks associated, (with the exception of your birthday cake and lolly bags). In the case of severe allergies, please contact our team directly.
- Is there a minimum required number of guests?
We do not have a minimum number of guests, but we do have a minimum spend of $320- If you do not have enough guests to over this cost, you can order extras (such as balloons, platters for adults, personalised birthday cakes) to make up the price!
- Can I get a refund for any no-shows on the day?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds- however we can provide return passes for another time!
- How do I get the birthday invitations?
Once the birthday party is booked in, our functions team will send PDF invitations for you to use!
- How can I book in?
Once a booking form is submitted via our website, our functions team will confirm the availability and send you the confirmation and next steps to secure the booking. To secure the booking, we require a 30% deposit, this will be deducted from the final amount of the party so no need to worry if your final numbers changes!
- Can I bring decorations?
Definitely! – However, we cannot guarantee that your party room will be available to access prior to your party start time.
- What should the guests wear?
We recommend all guests wear warm, comfortable clothing that’s easy to move in. Dress warmly but layer up! – While it’s cold on the ice, once you start moving it can be quite a workout! Don’t forget long socks and gloves are always a good idea!
- What time should I tell my guests to arrive?
Everyone should aim to arrive approximately 10 minutes before the party start time to make sure everyone is ready to start the party on time together.
- Why do we charge a cake fee? What does ‘cakeage’ cover?
A cake fee is a service that quite a few industries provide. This fee is normally charged at $2 per person, with some places reaching $5-$7 per person! Here at the O’Brien Icehouse we like to be upfront and by charging one $20 fee, this ends up being a lot cheaper than a per person fee. We will provide plates, cutlery, a knife, a lighter and (if needed) candles, and you host will but and serve the cake to everyone. We can also store your cake in the fridge or freezer, if needed. Please note that if you choose to order of one our amazing cakes, this fee will not apply.
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.