Last updated: July 8, 2022
Ice skating is fun for the whole family, and luckily Sydney still has several indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks on offer.
Not only is Sydney home to a few world-class Olympic-sized ice skating arenas, but during the winter months, you will also have the chance to go ice skating outside in one of the various pop-up rinks.
So, if you’re looking for something fun to do this winter, visit one of the below ice skating rinks and experience the true winter spirit close to home.
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Top 9 Sydney Ice Rinks
Before you go and try out one of the following rinks, it’s best to confirm the opening hours. If you have young children, it might also be a good idea to ask when the quieter days and hours are.
Some of the below ice skating rinks also offer lessons (private or group) at affordable prices, in case you, or your kids, have never skated before.
1. Ice Zoo Sydney
Ice Zoo is located on Gardeners Road in Alexandria, and offers public skating sessions, learn-to-skate classes, and ice fitness classes. You can also play a game of ice hockey, or go ice skating with live DJ music and light shows.
The ice rink is open seven days per week, with a wide range of different sessions to choose from, for kids as well as for adults.
|Address:||689 Gardeners Road, Alexandria (map)|
|More info:||Ice Zoo Sydney|
2. Macquarie Ice Rink
The popular Macquarie Ice Rink within Macquarie Shopping Centre has been around for more than 30 years, as a playground and as a training facility for recreational and professional ice skaters. It is home to a full-size Olympic rink with seating for up to 2,000 people.
Macquarie Ice Rink is open all year (except Christmas Day) and offers figure skating, synchronised skating, ice dance, theatre on ice, speed skating, ice hockey, and more.
|Address:||Macquarie Shopping Centre, North Ryde (map)|
|More info:||Macquarie Ice Rink|
3. Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink
One of the oldest rinks in Sydney, the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink has an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, a free car park, a canteen, and seating for up to 300 people.
In addition to general public skating sessions, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink also hosts a skate school that offers various sports programs and classes for general skating, figure skating, short track speed skating, synchronized skating, ice hockey, and more.
|Address:||Phillips Avenue, Canterbury (map)|
|More info:||Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink|
4. Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink
There are many things you can do at the Liverpool Catholic Club, but the ice skating rink is one very good reason to go there.
In addition to regular public skating, the LCC also organises various learn-to-skate classes. And for the smaller kids, you can hire a classic penguin skating aid to help them stay up while on the ice rink.
|Address:||424-458 Hoxton Park Road, Prestons (map)|
|More info:||Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink|
5. Darling Harbour Ice Skating Rink
Even if you’re not really into ice skating, a visit to the Darling Harbour Ice Skating Rink in the month of July is an absolute must.
Get ready for DJs, bands, live performances, fireworks, a winter foodie market, a giant ice slide, and, of course, a harbourside ice rink.
Darling Harbour Ice Skating Rink is on from Tuesday 05 July to Sunday 17 July 2022.
|Address:||Darling Harbour (map)|
|More info:||Darling Harbour Ice Skating Rink|
6. Bondi Festival Ice Rink
Once the Darling Harbour Winter Festival has wrapped up, it’s time to head to Bondi Beach for another dose of winter entertainment. The Bondi Festival is an arts festival for all ages, which includes the world-famous ice rink.
The Bondi Festival Ice Rink is on from Friday 1 July to Sunday 17 July 2022.
|Address:||Bondi Beach (map)|
|More info:||Bondi Festival Ice Rink|
7. Taronga on Ice
What better place to go ice skating than at Taronga Zoo against the backdrop of their iconic heritage gates? That’s right, Taronga Zoo is going to have a real ice rink during the winter school holidays, open from 10 am to 8 pm daily.
Besides a popup ice skating rink, you will also get to enjoy various food stalls as part of a fun winter wonderland. This all-ages event combined with a visit to the zoo makes for a great day out for the whole family.
Taronga on Ice is on from Sunday 2 July to Sunday 17 July 2022.
|Address:||Taronga Zoo (map)|
|More info:||Taronga on Ice|
8. Ice Skating Spectacular
Get ready to skate your way around a huge 30m x 8m ice skating rink at the Pittwater RSL in Mona Vale.
Tickets for adults are $20, and for children, they are $15, which gives you 45 minutes on the rink. Parent packages, penguin skating aids, and group bookings are also available.
Ice Skating Spectacular is on from Saturday 9 July to Sunday 17 July 2022.
|Address:||Pittwater RSL, Mona Vale (map)|
|More info:||Ice Skating Spectacular|
9. Winter Wonderland
Embrace the magic of Christmas at the Entertainment Quarter as the streets are transformed into a Christmas Wonderland with fairy lights and baubles throughout.
Visit the selfie lane, jump on the Santa Express, have fun at Santa’s workshop, or, more importantly, go ice skating at Ice Land, which also includes an ice slide.
Winter Wonderland is on from Friday 8 July to Sunday 17 July 2022.
|Address:||Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park (map)|
|More info:||Winter Wonderland|
Why Ice Skating?
Not sure yet if ice skating is for you? Here are a few good reasons why you should visit one of the above Sydney ice skating rinks.
Try something new!
You may have never tried ice skating before? Then this winter is the perfect time to go out to one of these rinks and have a go at ice skating. It may be hard at first, but once you get used to it, it’s so much fun.
It’s a great workout!
Ice skating can be quite intense, and because it’s also a bit addictive, you just want to keep on going. By the time your session is over, you will have had a great cardio workout. Your legs might even feel a bit sore the next day.
This may be a bit of a cliche, but going ice skating on a romantic date is a really good idea. Not only will you be having lots of fun together, but you will also get the chance to show off your amazing ice skating skills.
It’s fun for the whole family!
Ice skating is indeed a sport for all ages. Kids always love trying new things, and ice skating is full of action and adventure.