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School Holidays and Activities - Skate into Carnivale under the Big Top at O’Brien Group Arena

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 kids events.

Skate into Carnivale under the Big Top at O’Brien Group Arena these spring school holidays from Saturday 17th September to Sunday 2nd October. The Skate into Carnivale program offers a variety of fun and exciting family-friendly activities for all ages:

Live Roving Performers:

There will be juggling lessons and live performances from Circus Oz for all to enjoy between 11:00am and 3:00pm daily.

Craft Room:

In the Chalet, kids can enjoy craft activities along with face painting between 11:00am and 3:00pm daily.


Public Skating: available from 9:00am – late everyday these school holidays under the Big Top with DJ’s 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 these school holidays - starting Sunday 18th September. 

     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 daily.

     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 11am to 2pm daily.


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


Beat the queues and buy tickets online to make the most of your school holiday time with O’Brien Group Arena’s new automated ticketing system

Entry for all day unlimited skating and all activities zones:

Adult - $27 including skate hire
Child (6 to 14) - $23 including skate hire
Child (3 to 5) - $14 including skate hire
Family (two adults and two children) - $82 including skate hire

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