Figure skating is a rare combination of art, sport, grace and strength.

If you’re new to figure skating or are picking up your well-worn skates, the IceHouse is the perfect place for you to train and hone your skills.

FIGURE SKATING ACADEMY

If you were one of the many who would stay up late to catch the Winter Olympic figure skating competitions, perhaps its finally your chance to get off the sidelines and start making some shapes in the ice.

Our Figure Skating Academy offers classes for advanced level skaters all the way up to National and International competition level. Our experienced instructors work with you to provide optimal training for skaters with all the benefits of their own years of experience and competing.

For more information on any of our Figure Skating Academy programs, please email us at [email protected]

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PROGRAMS

We offer programs in:

  • Solo Skating
  • Pairs Skating
  • Ice Dance
  • Synchronized Skating
  • Theatre On Ice (TOI)

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Figure Skating Academy

Classes Available

On Ice Coffee Club
Coach: Karolina Korfanty/Renee Badcock/Owen Matthews
Location: Henke Rink

Time: Monday 10am-11am
Drop In Class: $25 per session per person

• Edges, turns and transitions to Music
• Followed by a free coffee in the Café!

Blockouts:
School Holidays
Off Ice – Strength and Conditioning
Coach: Georgia Wooderson
Location: St.Moritz Bar
Capacity: 10

Skate School Students – All levels welcome
Time: 
Sunday 10:15am-10:45am (Youth)
Sunday 10:45am-11:15am (Adults)
Cost: Sundays Skate School Term 2: 8 weeks $100 per person

Term 2 2024 classes commence:
Sunday April 21, 2024

Blockouts:
May 26 & June 9
School Holidays
Off Ice – Jumps and Spins
Coach: Egor Khlopkov

ADVANCED LEVEL:
Location: Ballet Room
Capacity: 10
Time: Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm
Drop In Cost: $30 per session per person
• Off Ice Jumps (singles to triples) and Spins (BYO Spinner)
• Injury rehab exercises (under physiotherapist direction)

SKATE SCHOOL STUDENTS – Freeskate Levels
Times:
Sunday 10:45am-11:15am (Youth)
Sunday 10:15am-10:45am (Adults)
Cost: Sundays Skate School Term 2: 8 weeks $100
Blockouts: No classes Sunday, May 26 & June 9

FAQs

Yes, there is a Multi-Session Pass available, if you do not wish to pay casually.

  • Mutli-Session Pass: 10 passes x $24 =$240
  • Passes can be used for any off ice class and for Coffee Club over multiple classes per week.
  • Pass to be presented at reception for wristband as proof of payment
  • Valid for 1 year

The recommended requirements to attend Coffee Club is Aussie Skate 5/6 which includes skills such as skating forwards and backwards, gliding on one foot, and crossovers.

If you are interested in this class but still unsure if it is suitable for you, please contact Skate School via this form

We recommend this class for youth and adult skaters in Freeskate 1 to Prelim.

If you are interested in this class but still unsure if it is suitable for you, please contact Skate School via this form

We recommend the Monday night class for skaters in Prelim to Senior levels and the Sunday morning class for skaters in Freeskate 1 to Prelim.

If you are interested in this class but still unsure if it is suitable for you, please contact Skate School via this form

All these classes are drop in, so no need to book in advance.

We are a cashless company, so when you come in to pay for your class it will need to be made via card.

SYNCHRONISED SKATING

O’Brien Icehouse is the home of Vic Synchro, Victoria’s recreational and competitive Synchronised Skating teams.

If you’re looking for something different that is social, fun and challenging, synchonized skating may be for you – we have teams to suit all ages and abilities. Once you know the basic skills of skating, you can join the Aussie Skate synchro class and recreational teams at O’Brien Icehouse and then be considered for an invitation to join our competitive state level teams. Our teams compete in club, state and national competitions.

For more information on any of our Synchronised Skating programs, please email us at [email protected]

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PROGRAMS

Figure Skating Academy
Basic Synchronised: For young students have want to learn some more advanced synchronised skating skills

On Edge
Adult division (over 18 team)

Eclipse
Junior division (under 18 team)

THEATRE ON ICE

TOI as it’s affectionately known, combines elements of technical skill with the drama and spectacle of theatre, including story telling. TOI is one of the newer disciplines of skating and is gaining popularity throughout the world. TOI has a multitude of age and testing-based levels with teams requiring a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 24 skaters.

TOI provides another fun-filled team-based discipline for skaters to take part in the sport, especially for those who thrive on expressing their artistic side.

TOI has 2 disciplines – Free Skate Program and Choreographic Exercise. The Choreographic Exercise is the more uniform of the two with all skaters having to wear black and interpreting the Theme and Gestures assigned by ISU for that year. The Free Skate Program is only limited by time constraints and imagination with a focus on storytelling, theatricality, and creating a universe for the audience.

The O’Brien Icehouse is currently home to TOI Phoenix – an Open Team with a vast array of skating skill levels and ages ranging from 8 through to the nifty-fifties and beyond. 2022 was a great return to the ice for TOI with TOI Phoenix competing at ANZAS, Crystal Challenge, Gwen Peterson Trophy (Canberra), and Southern Cross Trophy to name a few. There are also several additional local and interstate competitions that offer TOI, along with international competitions in Boston and Paris.

TOI Phoenix welcomes all skaters to come and try our exciting team-based discipline and meet the team. As a guide, the base level choreography would suit skaters at a testing level of Free Skate 1 and above (or the equivalent).

TOI Class Times, Ice Fees enquiries can be directed to Skate School [email protected]

TOI Coaching and Coach Fees enquiries can be directed to Coach Renee [email protected]

TOI Technical, Competition, Costuming, Residency, and General enquiries can be directed to Mike Thacker [email protected]

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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)

OTHER FIGURE SKATING PROGRAMS

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons are available at O’Brien Icehouse for a more personal coaching session. To book these private lessons please contact one of our accredited coaches directly.

Please note, private lesson fees do not include the cost of entry. Entry must be paid for separately.

Freestyle sessions are offered daily for independent training, or you can choose to have private lessons in any one of these sessions.

FREESTYLE SESSIONS

Continue to train and develop your skills within a setting where the focus is on figure skating.

You will be surrounded by other figure skaters in a training environment. Please don’t let the seasoned skaters intimidate you, but, for your safety and that of the other skaters, please do read and observe our freestyle session rules, available from the link below.

HOLIDAY CAMPS

The O’Brien Icehouse Holiday Camp

FULL DAYS of ice skating programs for boys and girls from 6-16 years old. O’Brien Icehouse is the only Olympic Accredited Ice Skating Training Centre in Australia. Learn ice skating from qualified coaches with international experience. Costs include, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, ice skating and lots of fun!

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