Ice Skating is a family friendly activity guaranteed to give everyone a good laugh (especially when you fall over). Ice skating is also an awesome all weather activity, as it is the perfect place to cool down in summer and in winter, there's nothing more fun than rugging up and pretending you are somewhere closer to the North Pole. So get your skates on, and head to one of these ice rinks that are scattered throughout Sydney some time soon.
This cool centre is where you can not only learn to skate, but you can also learn to play ice hockey, participate in ice fitness classes (SK8 Fit), have fun at a disco on ice, as well as just take the family along for a casual visit. There's a licensed cafe on site, and they also host birthday parties in your own private igloo!
Address: 689 Gardeners Rd, Alexandria
Telephone: 02 9669 6445
Price: From $8.00
This huge arena located in north west Sydney is hugely popular. You can just visit with friends for a fun skating session, or you can do lessons to learn how to skate. There's an ice hockey and curling competition that occurs throughout the year that you can join in, or just watch. They host birthday birthday parties, as well as many figure skating competitions. Please note their location is due to change in the near future, so please keep an eye on their website for more details.
This Olympic size facility hosts public sessions, discos, learn to skate classes, school holiday clinics, and birthday parties for kids. They also have speed skating, figure skating and ice hockey tournaments on a regular basis.
Located within the sporting complex at the Liverpool Catholic Cub, this excellent facility hosts the usual sessions (learn to skate etc), as well as a playgroup for young kids. There are family discos as well as ice hockey and birthday parties happening on a regular basis. There's a "Coffee Club" held during the week, where adults can learn to skate and make new friends at the same time.
Located in the Macquarie Shopping Centre complex, you can combine a day of shopping and skating here. At this facility, you can learn to skate, or participate in a skating holiday camp, casual visits are also allowed. They host birthday parties and discos on Friday nights. There's a "Coffee Club" and also a Kiddies Club on weekday mornings where you can learn to skate and meet new friends at the same time.
This is Western Sydney's Olympic size rink. They offer casual visits, learn to skate classes, birthday parties as well as the more hard core ice hockey, figure skating and broomball (like ice hockey but without skates)!
Now it is obviously cold inside ice rinks, so it is advisable to cover up - long pants and long sleeve shirts etc. Skates are available for hire at each centre, normally at an additional cost. If you've never skated before, it is very wise to "pad up" or hire a cute penguin skating aid or the like, to help gain balance. And of course parental supervision is required at all times.