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School Holidays and Activities - Skate Into Carnivale

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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 events. From Saturday 23 September to Sunday 8 October visitors will experience live roving circus performers and live performances from State and National champions under the big top.


Performing feats of skill and magic will be Melbourne's Queen of the Hula Hoop Merryn Louise, hand-balancer extraordinaire and sublime Strongman Jordan Adams and the laws of reality will be bent for your entertainment as Hermes Trismagistus levitates objects in the palm of your hand, bends metal with the power of his mind and plucks secret thoughts from your brain.

As well as the performers in action, O’Brien Group Arena has a raft of other FREE on and off ice activities to offer spring school holiday visitors.

Buy online and receive discounted entry for all day indoor skating out of the Melbourne weather, free lessons, face painting and craft activities, giveaways and Ice Ambassadors to help.  What more could you want these school holidays?


The Carnivale School Holiday program will include:


All day unlimited Public Skating: available all day from 9:00am with DJ’s playing your favourite music 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.

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.

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 11:00am to 2:00pm daily.

Live Roving Circus Performers:

They will show off thier skills around the Arena between 11:00am and 3:00pm daily. Then head to the craft room for juggling lessons for the kids.

National and State Figure Skating Champions:

Live skating performances on the ice between 11:00am and 3:00pm daily, then meet and greet these professional skaters.

Free face painting:

Available between 11:00am and 3:00pm daily for the kids. 

Craft Zone:

Between 9:00am and 3:00pm every day kids can take a break from the ice and explore our craft activities.


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


Gain instant access - buy tickets online to make the most of your school holiday time with O’Brien Group Arena’s new automated ticketing system an d receive discounted ticketing too!

Entry for all day unlimited skating and all activities zones:

Adult - $28 including skate hire*
Child (6 to 14) - $24 including skate hire*
Child (3 to 5) - $15 including skate hire*
Family (two adults and two children) - $84 including skate hire*

*tickets cheaper if purchased online. 


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