8 Sydney Ice Skating Rinks to Try This Winter

Last updated: August 26, 2020

Visit one of the below awesome Sydney ice skating rinks and experience the true winter spirit close to home.

Ice skating is fun for the whole family, and Sydney has a great selection of indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks on offer.

Why Ice Skating?

There are lots of reasons why you should really visit one of these ice skating rinks in Sydney this winter, but just to name a few:

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 you’ll soon get used to it.

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 you’re finished, you will have had a great cardio workout. Your legs will probably feel sore the next day too.

It’s romantic!
It may be a bit of a cliche, but going ice skating on a romantic date is actually a really good idea. Not only will you be having loads of fun together, you 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 absolutely love trying new things and ice skating is full of action and adventure.

Sydney indoor ice skating

8 Awesome Ice Skating Rinks in Sydney

Before you go and try out one of the following rinks, make sure you visit their website and check the opening hours. If you have young children, it’s also a good idea to just ask what the quieter days and hours are.

It’s also worthwhile to check whether they offer lessons (private of group lessons) and how much they cost.

Some of these rinks are only there for a few weeks during winter, others are permanent ice skating rinks.

1. Bondi Ice Rink at Bondi Winter Magic

The Bondi Ice Rink is part of Bondi Festival, a Winter festival held each year at Bondi Beach during the months of June and July.

The rink is located at the Bondi Pavilion and runs from 28 June to 22 July. Tickets are selling from $12 (toddler) to $69 (family admission).

Bondi Ice Rink

2. Luna Park Winterfest

Open daily from from the 5th to 22nd of July, Luna Park Winterfest is back by popular demand these July School Holidays. Access to the ice rank is included in your unlimited rides pass starting at $20.

Luna Park Winterfest

3. Skating at Cathedral Square

Skating At is Australia’s favourite pop-up Winter Festival with a great range of activities and attractions for all ages. From the 28th of June until the 21st of July, the St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt will transform into a Winter wonderland adventure experience.

Tickets start at $9 for a 45 minute session and can be pre-purchased online.

Winter Festival Ice Skating Rink

4. Parramatta Winterlight

Parramatta’s very own winter festival, Paramatta Winterlight, is held from Friday 5 July to Sunday 21 July. Come and enjoy a huge open air ice rink, special theme nights, workshops, food, and loads of entertainment.

Ticket prices start at $10.

Parramatta Winterlight Skate & Slide

5. Macquarie Ice Rink

The famous Macquarie Ice Rink at Macquarie Shopping Centre is open all-year round (except Christmas Day) and provides disco nights, cheap skate Mondays, social ice-skating, school holiday programs, birthday parties, and much more.

Sydney Ice Arena

6. Penrith Ice Palace

Open all year round, Penrith Ice Palace is a professional 30 x 60m Olympic sized rink and provides figure skating lessons, public skating sessions, birthday parties, learn-to-skate programs, disco nights and much more.

Penrith Ice Palace

7. Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink

One of the better rinks in Sydney, The Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink is also open all year round. Besides general skating sessions, Canterbury also offers figure skating, speed skating, ice hockey, birthday parties and learn-to-skate programs.

Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink

8. Sydney Ice Arena

The Sydney Ice Arena is an Olympic sized ice skating facility located in Baulkham Hills. Enjoy world class facilities, such as a huge stadium, decorated party rooms, a function area overlooking the rink and lake, a spectacular high ceiling with feature light wall and much more.

Update: Sydney Ice Arena is now closed.

Sydney Ice Arena

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