Ice Skating Rinks in Sydney

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Winter is well and truly here, but don’t let that stop you from getting out and having some much-needed fun! Rug up and check out one of these amazing ice skating rinks in Sydney. From pop-up rinks to the permanent favourites, there’s plenty of options to keep the whole family entertained.


Ready to embrace the cold weather and make the most of it? Use the quicklinks below to find some amazing ice skating rinks around Sydney for you to check out these holidays.

Pop-up Ice Rinks

Permanent Ice Rinks

Pop-up Ice Rinks!

Taronga on Ice

Resist the urge to hibernate this winter and have a WILD time at Taronga Zoo Sydney’s new open-air, pop-up ice rink – Taronga On Ice. Kicking off Saturday 2 July and running for the duration of the winter school holidays, this all-ages event is perfect for the entire family!  A spin around on the ice not only gives you the chance to learn about the challenges facing Little Penguins in the wild, but also support the Zoo’s vital conservation efforts. 

  • Where: Taronga Zoo, Mosman
  • When: Saturday 2 July to Sunday 17 July 2022
  • Times: 10am to 8pm daily
  • Cost: Child 2-4 years: Free, Child (5-15 years): $23, Adult (16+ years): $28
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    Ice Skating Spectacular, Pittwater

    Ice Skating Spectacular is back in Pittwater! Check out their huge 30mx8m pop-up ice skating rink on the Northern Beaches these school holidays! Saturday 9 July and every day until Sunday 17 July (inclusive). 45-minute sessions run every hour from 11am – 9pm daily. Suitable for all ages (kids under 4yrs must be accompanied by an adult). It’s not just for kids, but great fun for the whole family, the work team or your local sporting group.

    • Where: Pittwater RSL Club, 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale
    • When: Saturday 9 July to Sunday 17 July 2022
    • Times: 11am-9pm
    • Cost: Child (5-14 years): $15, Adult: $20, Parent Package (4 years and under with parent): $18, Penguin skating aid: $5
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      Bondi Festival Ice Rink

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      Bondi Festival

      Nothing says Winter like taking the family for a skate at Australia’s only beachside ice rink! Skate in the sunshine, or under the stars at night – it’s an exhilarating experience. Skating sessions start on the hour and go for 45 minutes. Also get a birds eye view of the iconic Bondi Beach from Bondi Vista, a 22-metre high ferris wheel. Check out all the other events happening at Bondi Festival and make a day of it with Me Snot Bottom’s Stinky Show, Task York: Trash Talk and more.

      • Where: Forecourt of Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
      • When: Friday 1 July to Sunday 17 July 2022
      • Times: 10am to 9pm daily
      • Cost: Under 4 yrs: $15 (needs to skate with a parent or older sibling), Child 5-14 years: $20, Adult 15 yrs & above: $25, Penguin Hire: $8
      • More info and tickets

      Parramatta Winterlight Ice Rink

      Parramatta Winterlight Ice Rink

      Come and enjoy Sydney’s largest open-air ice-skating rink, a dedicated skating rink for kids, a large illuminated Ferris wheel and a fun ice-slide! Winterlight is free to enter and enjoy, however, tickets are required for ice-skating and some of the rides. There will be plenty of food and drinks to enjoy with warm winter treats on offer including soup, wood-fired pizza, Indian curries, as well as poffertjes.

      Get your thrill on the Winterlight ice slide, made entirely of ice! At 30 metres long, a ride down this elevated slide is definitely set to get your heart racing.

      • Where: Prince Alfred Square, corner Church St and Victoria Road, Parramatta
      • When: 19 August 2022
      • Times: Details coming soon
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        Permanent Ice Rinks

        Macquarie Ice Rink, North Ryde

        Macquarie Ice Rink

        Located right in the heart of Macquarie Centre, you can enjoy a spot of shopping before hitting the ice with the family. Just head onto their website before you go to check out their session times and book your spot to guarantee a skate. You can simply have some fun on the ice, host a birthday party, or take part in some skating lessons to improve those skills.

        • Where: Macquarie Shopping Centre, corner Waterloo Rd and Herring Rd, North Ryde
        • Cost: Child under 5 (with a paying adult): $10, Child (under 16): $25, Students: $26, Adults: $27 for a two-hour session. $5 skate hire.
        • More info & tickets

        Ice Zoo, Alexandria

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        Ice Zoo, Alexandria

        This dedicated ice skating rink in Alexandria has it all. Enjoy some of their learn-to-skate classes, and once you find your footing on the ice, you can also try ice hockey and ice fitness classes. The fun doesn’t stop there, you can also go to one of their live DJ nights and snow play for children under the age of six during school term time.

        • Where: 689 Gardeners Road, Alexandria
        • Cost: Toddler (2-4yrs): $10, Child (5-15yrs): $20, Adults (16+): $22, Family: $65, penguin hire: $8
        • More info & tickets

        Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink, Canterbury

        Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink

        Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink is a not-for-profit that puts any money it makes, right back into the ice rink. It’s well-known in the area for its affordability, and the host of activities they put on during the year. From skating classes to birthday parties, ice hockey and even speed dating fun.

        • Where: Phillips Ave, Canterbury
        • Cost: Child (under 5): $16; Child (5-15 years): $24, 16+ and Adults: $267 Family Pass: $80. Includes skate hire
        • More info & tickets

        Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Prestons

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        Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Prestons

         

        Located in the Liverpool Catholic Club Sports Complex, you’re guaranteed a day of fun. The Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink has it all with learn to skate classes, accredited coaches to help with those skills, and plenty of fun with Whiteout Saturday and other great evens during the year.

        • Where: 424-458 Hoxton Park Rd, Prestons
        • Cost: Child (under) 4: $12, Child (5-14 yrs): $19, Adults: $22
        • More info & tickets

        Penrith Ice Palace Skating Centre, Jamisontown

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        Penrith Ice Palace Skating Centre, Jamisontown

         

        If you want space, then you’ve found it. Penrith Ice Palace Skating Centre is an Olympic-sized arena so you have plenty of room to perfect those moves of yours. Put them into practice at the Friday night disco, or get coached by one of their professionals. After a hard day’s skating you can enjoy some off-the-ice snacks and drinks.

        • Where: Supa Centre Penrith, 7 Pattys Place, Jamisontown
        • Cost: Toddlers (3-4 years): $15, Child (5-17 years) $20, Adults: $22
        • More info & tickets

        Want even more ideas for things to do with the kids these Winter school holidays on Sydney’s North Shore?

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