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Secondary Program

Secondary Program

Show your class how easy and fun it is to pick up new skills by spending the day at O'Brien Group Arena in an exciting, refreshing new environment centered around fun and safety.

Schools Wristband Promotion

Glide your way into O’Brien Group Arena with our exclusive Schools ‘bring a friend for free’ wristband promotion. School aged children who have visited the Arena with their school are given the opportunity to bring a friend to any public skating session for FREE! Terms and conditions apply.  

Terms and Conditions:

  • Blackout dates apply, cannot be redeemed on any public holiday or during the Autumn, Winter or Spring School Holidays
  • No further discount received on Tight Ice Tuesdays
  • "Friend" must be of equal or lesser value
  • Only valid during Public Skating sessions - please check the calendar on our website for skating times
  • Wristbands are non transferable
  • Wristbands can only be redeemed by school children
  • Wristbands must be returned after promotion redemption
  • Upon redemption a name, DOB and email address must be provided

Introduction to Skating 

Our most popular schools program includes a 30 minute introductory skating lesson from one of our qualified coaches, and one hour of free skate time to show off their skills. 

Want to keep them going? Combine this program with curling or ice-hockey to really give your students something to talk about. For more information see our All-Day Sessions. All of our prices include Skate Hire!

Price $13 per student (teachers free)
Session 1.5hr sessions run Monday to Friday, 9am - 3.45pm. 

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Recreational Skating

This session is offered during evening and weekend sessions only and is perfect if your students already have their ice-legs.


Primary - $13.50 per student (teachers free)
Secondary - $14.50 per student (teachers free)

Session 1.5hr sessions run Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 10pm, Saturday 11am - 11pm and Sunday 9am - 10pm. 

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Curling is taking the ice sports world by storm - a very slowly moving storm - and is increasingly endorsed as one of the most fun of the ice sports that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Curling will be easily enjoyed by every member of your class, regardless of their skill level.

Price $15 per student (teachers free) + $8.50 per student for an additional skating lesson
Sessions 1.5hr sessions run Monday to Friday, 9am - 3.45pm. 

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Ice Hockey

Get your students working together as a team with an ice hockey session lead by one of our expert coaches. They will take your students through the rules of the game, essential ice hockey skills, and a shot at a game of their own. 

Price $15 per student (teachers free) + $8.50 per student for an additional skating lesson
Sessions 1.5hr sessions run Monday to Friday, 9am - 3.45pm. 

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Docklands Precinct Pass

If it’s a blend of learning and fun you want for your students, our Docklands Precinct Pass will give your students just that in a uniquely Melbourne way. 

From a professionally coached ice skating session at O'Brien Group Arena to a behind-the-scenes journey through Etihad Stadium, to a round trip via the Melbourne Star, our Docklands Precinct Pass will take you and your class through some of Melbourne’s most iconic cultural landmarks.

At O'Brien Group Arena you and your students will be introduced to Australia’s largest ice sports and entertainment venue, learn about the Olympic training that happens on that ice, and have the chance to show off some moves after a 30-minute introductory ice skating lesson from one of our coaches.  

Moving onto the Etihad Stadium, your class will spend an hour exploring the hallowed halls of one of Australia’s greatest sporting facilities and all that has happened within them, from the players changing rooms to the interchange bench to the famous Media Centre and from past to present. 

Finally, you and your students will board the mighty Melbourne Star and take a flight of discovery through the Melbourne skies. You’ll see the city from a whole new perspective, and have the chance to see both O'Brien Group Arena and Etihad Stadium as a part of the vibrant Melbourne cultural landscape. 

Price $26 per student
Bundle The Pass can be tailored to suit your needs either as a bundle of all three, two, or a single

*Melbourne Star charges a $19 fee for each teacher over a 1:10 teacher – student ratio. Teachers under this ratio are free.

For more information on the Docklands Precinct Pass, call O'Brien Group Arena on (03) 8631 3998 or email