Kids and Teens
If you're looking for one of the coolest kids' birthday party venues Melbourne has to offer, O'Brien Group Arena 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 Group Arena 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 & Inclusions
Our amazing party packages start at $32 per child and depend on your selected menu option - for more detailed pricing information, please see Menu options detailed on our Booking Form below.
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!
When can I book my party?
Birthday parties can be held on Friday nights, weekends and school holidays, in 2-hour timeslots starting at 10:45am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm or 7:00pm. If you wish to have a party outside of these days or hours, please contact our team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our parties are suitable for ages 5 to 17 years.
We can accommodate groups smaller than 10 guests and large groups up to 50! If you’re planning to bring a large group, please contact us well in advance of your preferred date so we can accommodate your booking in one of our large, multi-purpose function rooms.
Can adults attend the party?
Parents are more than welcome to come and watch at no extra charge. We also encourage parents to get out onto the ice and have fun with the kids, so we offer all adults with the party 10% off our regular skating price. Even better, parents of the birthday child can skate for free! Maximum two free skates provided per Birthday Party booking.
Once we've confirmed the details of your upcoming party, we will email you printable invitations with all the information your guests need to know for a cool day at the Arena.
For parking information, please see the details on the Harbour Town website: www.thedistrictdocklands.com.au/centre-info/parking
On the day:
We will send you an important checklist to forward to all parents attending on the day, which can also be downloaded here.
We require the final numbers and full payment 6 business days / two Fridays before the party booking date. This is advised when receiving your first invoice copy. Don’t worry though, we will contact you on the date specified!
Food and drinks
What food and beverage do you serve?
You can select from 5 different menu options - please see these detailed in the Booking Form.
We are able to cater for specific dietary requirements if we are notified ahead of time – please specify these on your booking form. We don't serve nuts in any of our food; however we cannot guarantee that traces of nuts won't be present.
Can I bring my own food?
No external food is allowed into the Arena, with the exception of a children's birthday cake (BYO = $20 fee).