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School holidays and Activities

School Holidays and Activities - Winter Skate

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If you want to bring the kids for something extra special during their school holidays, time your trip to O'Brien Group Arena so you can catch one of our exciting events. From Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July visitors will experience live performances from State and National champions skating to iconic family soundtracks.

These champion skaters will bring to life the musical soundtracks of favourite family movies four times a day every day of the school holidays.

After their performances, the title holding skaters will stay on the ice to give visitors some tips and tricks to help their skating and to let visitors chat to some of our best national figure skaters and meet their heroes.

As well as the figure skaters in action, O’Brien Group Arena has a raft of other FREE on and off ice activities to offer winter school holiday visitors.

Buy online and receive discounted entry for all day indoor skating out of the Melbourne weather, free lessons, face painting and craft activities, giveaways and Ice Ambassadors to help.  What more could you want these school holidays?


The Winter School Holiday program will include:


All day unlimited Public Skating: available all day from 9:00am with DJ’s playing your favourite music across the two Olympic size rinks:

Under 8’s Ice Fun: 

Our Ice Ambassadors will take the children through games using toys, a snow-play area and seals and give your kids an exciting first ice and snow experience. Every morning from 9:00am - 11:00am.

Free Lessons for Beginners: 

Get started with a free 15 minute lesson with one of our experienced Ice Ambassadors who will take you through the basics: how to get moving on the ice, how to turn and slow down and even how to fall down safely. Every hour from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

Free Lessons to Skate Backwards: 

If you are ready to take your skating skills to the next level, our Ice Ambassadors can teach you how to skate backwards. Every hour from 11:00am to 2:00pm daily.

National and State Figure Skating Champions:

Live skating performances on the ice to the musical soundtracks of iconic family movies four times a day - between 11:00am and 3:00pm daily, then meet and greet these professional skaters.

Free face painting:

Available between 11:00am and 3:00pm daily for the kids. 

Craft Zone:

Between 9:00am and 3:00pm every day (9:00am - 1:00pm on Saturday 1st July due to an event), kids can take a break from the ice and explore our craft activities.


There will also be plenty of fantastic giveaways and prizes for everyone to enjoy. 


Gain instant access - buy tickets online to make the most of your school holiday time with O’Brien Group Arena’s new automated ticketing system an d receive discounted ticketing too!

Entry for all day unlimited skating and all activities zones:

Adult - $28 including skate hire
Child (6 to 14) - $24 including skate hire
Child (3 to 5) - $15 including skate hire
Family (two adults and two children) - $84 including skate hire


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