Catapult yourself back into winter or escape the hot summer heat at one of Melbourne's two ice rinks. Regardless of your ability, ice skating is fun and accessible for all (especially when there's a pumping soundtrack blasting through the arena). Here's our rundown of the best spots for ice skating in Melbourne.
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Ice rinks in Melbourne
Strap those skates on, an all-weather ice skating rink has opened in Eastland Town Square. This custom-built rink is back for its second year, and this time there's more of it to enjoy. Eastland has increased the rink's size to 250 metres, 20 per cent larger than the rink was in 2017. People of all skill levels are invited to glide around the larger rink while surrounded by snow-topped trees and twinkling lights. Plus, the rink is covered by a marquee so you can live out your winter wonderland fantasies during rain, hail or shine.
In the heart of Docklands, O’Brien Group Arena is open to the public every day of the year (except Christmas Day). Take a break from skating and enjoy a bite to eat at the Igloo Café, a drink at the St Moritz Bar or a workout at the gym. Entry and skate hire will set the adults back $27 each ($22 without skate hire) and $14-$23 for kids (or $9-18 without skate hire). Remember to wrap up warm as the rink sits at a cool 16 degrees.