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School holidays and Activities

School Holidays and Activities


Fun for all ages during the school holidays at O’Brien Icehouse Australia’s premier ice sports and skating arena


A special school holiday program for children of all ages, and all abilities, will be held over the two-weeks of the school holidays in April – from Saturday April 6 to Monday April 22, including Good Friday on April 19.


From all-day public skating on the two Olympic size ice rinks to free lessons for beginners and free face painting on weekends, O’Brien Icehouse is the ideal school holiday venue for a special day out.


“The facilities here are fantastic for school holidays, providing activities for children of all ages and the opportunity for parents to join them on the ice or relax at the venue or at the many attractions here at The District Docklands,” said Lee Gordon, O’Brien Icehouse General Manager.


“There will be all-day unlimited skating during the holidays and a highlight this year will be over the Easter weekend, including on Good Friday, when everyone will have the chance to skate with the Easter Bunny,” Lee added.


The O’Brien Icehouse Easter School Holiday Program - Saturday April 6 to Monday April 22 Daily Activities:

-All day unlimited public skating: from 9am with all the favourite music in the background.

-Under 8’s Ice Fun and Games:  9am – 11am every day our Ice Ambassadors will take children under 8 years of age through games and will set up a snow-play area to provide an exciting ice and snow experience for younger children.

-Free Lessons for beginners: Get started with a free 15-minute lesson from the experienced Ice Ambassadors who will to take beginners through the basics to help them get started on the ice. Every hour between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

-Free Lessons to Skate Backwards: For those ready to take their skating skills to the next level our Ice Ambassadors will teach them to skate backwards. Every hour between 11:00am and 2:00pm.


Other special activities:

-Free Face Painting on weekends between 12noon and 3:00pm from Enchanted Brush.

-Skate with Easter Bunny between 12noon and 3:00pm over the Easter weekend. From Good Friday, April 19 to Easter Monday, April 22.

O’Brien Icehouse is the place for fun and exciting activities during the school holidays and our Ice Ambassadors will be on hand throughout the school holidays to assist all visitors, of all ages,  with their skating skills.


If you are looking for fun and exciting activities to help keep the kids occupied during the Winter school holidays, then O’Brien Group Arena has you covered.

Entry for all day unlimited skating and all activities zones:

•Adult - $28 including skate hire*

•Concession - $26 including skate hire*

•Child (6 to 14) - $24 including skate hire*

•Child (3 to 5) - $15 including skate hire*

•Single Family (one adults and two children) - $66.50 including skate hire*

•Family (two adults and two children) - $85 including skate hire*

*tickets cheaper if purchased online. 

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Australia’s premier ice sports and skating arena is open for recreational skating 364 days a year

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