List of ice rinks in Australia

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There are 22 ice rinks in total around Australia. They are used for recreational, educational and private use. Most of these ice rinks have private lessons[1] in all aspects of ice sports such as ice hockey and figure skating.

Current venues[edit]

Current permanent indoor ice skating venues in Australia.

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Arena Address Coordinates Capacity Opened Surface
Phillip Ice Skating Centre 1 Irving Street, Phillip ACT 2606 35°20′23″S 149°05′03″E / 35.339664°S 149.084126°E / -35.339664; 149.084126 (Phillip Ice Skating Centre) 500 6 December 1980[2] 55m X 25m

New South Wales[edit]

Arena Address Coordinates Capacity Opened Surface
The Big Banana Fun Park 351 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 30°16′29″S 153°08′06″E / 30.274772°S 153.135048°E / -30.274772; 153.135048 (The Big Banana Fun Park) November 1999
Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink 17A Phillips Avenue, Canterbury NSW 2193 33°54′35″S 151°06′48″E / 33.909760°S 151.113402°E / -33.909760; 151.113402 (Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink) 300[3] 5 March 1971[4] 60m x 30m
Erina Ice Arena A008 Karalta Rd, Erina NSW 2250 33°26′15″S 151°23′26″E / 33.437551°S 151.390551°E / -33.437551; 151.390551 (Erina Ice Arena) 1200 60m x 30m
Hunter Ice Skating Stadium 230 Macquarie Rd, Warners Bay NSW 2282 32°57′45″S 151°39′24″E / 32.962505°S 151.656638°E / -32.962505; 151.656638 (Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
Ice Zoo Ice Rink 689 Gardeners Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015 33°55′11″S 151°10′58″E / 33.919749°S 151.182778°E / -33.919749; 151.182778 (Ice Zoo Ice Rink) 55m x 25m
Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink 424-458 Hoxton Park Rd, Liverpool West NSW 2170 33°55′45″S 150°52′30″E / 33.929260°S 150.874932°E / -33.929260; 150.874932 (Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink) 500
Macquarie Ice Rink Macquarie Shopping Centre, Herring Rd & Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113 33°46′37″S 151°07′13″E / 33.776828°S 151.120309°E / -33.776828; 151.120309 (Macquarie Ice Rink) 2000
Penrith Ice Palace 7-10 Pattys Place, Jamisontown NSW 2750 33°46′08″S 150°40′23″E / 33.768823°S 150.672980°E / -33.768823; 150.672980 (Penrith Ice Palace) 1500 2000 60m x 30m

Northern Territory[edit]

Arena Address Coordinates Capacity Opened Surface
Darwin Ice Skating Centre 8 Osgood Drive, Eaton NT 0820 12°23′50″S 130°51′45″E / 12.397278°S 130.862638°E / -12.397278; 130.862638 (Darwin Ice Skating Centre) 18 July 2017

Queensland[edit]

Arena Address Coordinates Capacity Opened Surface
Gold Coast Iceland 15 Strathaird Rd, Bundall QLD 4217 27°00′27″S 153°24′07″E / 27.007561°S 153.401857°E / -27.007561; 153.401857 (Gold Coast Iceland) 56m x 26m
Iceworld Olympic Ice Rink 2304 Sandgate Road, Boondall QLD 4034 27°20′25″S 153°03′30″E / 27.340310°S 153.058338°E / -27.340310; 153.058338 (Iceworld Olympic Ice Rink) 2001 60m x 30m
Ice World Acacia Ridge 1179 Beaudesert Rd, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110 27°34′38″S 153°01′26″E / 27.577288°S 153.023836°E / -27.577288; 153.023836 (Iceworld Olympic Ice Rinks) 600
Planet Chill Ice-Skating Rink 122 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 27°59′36″S 153°25′37″E / 27.993396°S 153.427048°E / -27.993396; 153.427048 (Planet Chill Ice-Skating Rink) 60 7 February 2013[5][6] 10m x 15m
Warrina Ice Skating Rink 3-11 Illuka Street, Currajong QLD 4812 19°16′31″S 146°46′14″E / 19.275181°S 146.770666°E / -19.275181; 146.770666 (Warrina Ice Skating Rink) 200 1980 32m x 22m

South Australia[edit]

Arena Address Coordinates Capacity Opened Surface
IceArenA 23 James Congdon Drive, Thebarton SA 5031 34°55′11″S 138°34′41″E / 34.919679°S 138.578061°E / -34.919679; 138.578061 (IceArenA) 17 September 1981

Tasmania[edit]

Arena Address Coordinates Capacity Opened Surface
Glenorchy Ice Skating Rink 327 Main Road, Glenorchy TAS 7010 42°50′01″S 147°16′50″E / 42.833561°S 147.280589°E / -42.833561; 147.280589 (Glenorchy Ice Skating Rink) 100 1981 30m X 15m

Victoria[edit]

Arena Address Coordinates Capacity Opened Surface
O'Brien Group Arena 105 Pearl River Rd, Docklands VIC 3008 37°48′44″S 144°56′08″E / 37.812192°S 144.935678°E / -37.812192; 144.935678 (O'Brien Group Arena) 6500 12 February 2010 60m x 30m
Olympic Ice Skating Centre 1080 Centre Road, Oakleigh South VIC 3167 37°55′33″S 145°05′38″E / 37.925739°S 145.093929°E / -37.925739; 145.093929 (Olympic Ice Skating Centre) 500[7] May 1971 52m x 31m
IceHQ 1 Blake Street, Reservoir VIC 3073 37°43′57″S 145°02′17″E / 37.732434°S 145.038050°E / -37.732434; 145.038050 (IceHQ) 500 July 1st 2018 61m x 26m

Western Australia[edit]

Arena Address Coordinates Capacity Opened Surface
Cockburn Ice Arena 401 Progress Dr, Bibra Lake WA 6163 32°06′00″S 115°49′16″E / 32.100013°S 115.821068°E / -32.100013; 115.821068 (Cockburn Ice Arena) 24 October 2015[8]
Perth Ice Arena 708 Marshall Rd, Malaga WA 6090 31°51′24″S 115°54′18″E / 31.856755°S 115.904892°E / -31.856755; 115.904892 (Perth Ice Arena)
Xtreme Ice Arena 15 Chesterfield Rd, Mirrabooka WA 6061 31°52′08″S 115°51′22″E / 31.868769°S 115.856147°E / -31.868769; 115.856147 (Xtreme Ice Arena)

Former venues[edit]

Former ice skating venues in Australia.

Arena Address Coordinates Capacity Opened Closed Surface
Australian Capital Territory
Paradise Ice Rink Flemington Rd & Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell ACT 2602 35°13′59″S 149°08′45″E / 35.233088°S 149.145958°E / -35.233088; 149.145958 (Former Paradise Ice Rink) 16 October 1974[9] 24 June 1979[10] 21.5m x 12m[11]
New South Wales
Sydney Glaciarium 849 George Street West, Sydney NSW 2007 33°53′01″S 151°12′10″E / 33.883610°S 151.202757°E / -33.883610; 151.202757 (Former Sydney Glaciarium) 25 July 1907 1955 52m x 23m
Ice Palais 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW 2021 33°53′42″S 151°13′27″E / 33.895107°S 151.224229°E / -33.895107; 151.224229 (Former Ice Palais) 10 June 1938[12][13] 22 November 1952[14]
Dungowan Ice Rink 7 South Steyne, Manly NSW 2095 33°47′59″S 151°17′23″E / 33.799650°S 151.289597°E / -33.799650; 151.289597 (Former Dungowan Ice Rink) 23 June 1949[15] 1951[16]
Homebush Ice Rink 55-57 Paramatta Road, Homebush NSW 2140 33°51′53″S 151°05′08″E / 33.864745°S 151.085595°E / -33.864745; 151.085595 (Former Homebush Ice Rink) 1971[17]
Bondi Junction Ice Rink 93-97 Spring Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022 33°53′34″S 151°14′56″E / 33.892874°S 151.248959°E / -33.892874; 151.248959 (Former Bondi Junction Ice Rink) 1963[18]
The Glaciarium Ice Centre 2 Railway Parade, Burwood NSW 2134 33°52′41″S 151°06′23″E / 33.877947°S 151.106475°E / -33.877947; 151.106475 (Former The Glaciarium Ice Centre) 1964[18] 1969 26m x 51.5m[18]
South Blacktown International Ice Arena 8 First Avenue, Blacktown NSW 2148[19] 33°46′06″S 150°54′40″E / 33.768408°S 150.911180°E / -33.768408; 150.911180 (Former South Blacktown International Ice Arena) 28 October 2007[20]
Sydney Ice Arena 11 Solent Circuit, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 33°43′56″S 150°57′42″E / 33.732191°S 150.961754°E / -33.732191; 150.961754 (Former Sydney Ice Arena) 2002[21] 9 October 2017 60m x 30m
South Australia
Adelaide Glaciarium 91 Hindley Street, Adelaide SA 5000 34°55′24″S 138°35′46″E / 34.923393°S 138.596080°E / -34.923393; 138.596080 (Former Adelaide Glaciarium) 580 6 September 1904 25 June 1907[22] 35m x 26m
South Australian Ice Centre Cnr Portrush and Paynham road, Payneham SA 5070 34°53′48″S 138°38′23″E / 34.896569°S 138.639713°E / -34.896569; 138.639713 (Former South Australian Ice Centre) 1979 Late 1980's[23]
Noarlunga Ice Skating Rink 32 David Witton Dr, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168 35°08′24″S 138°29′21″E / 35.139928°S 138.489185°E / -35.139928; 138.489185 (Former Noarlunga Ice Skating Rink) 2001 30 June 2016[24]
Tasmania
Hobart Glaciarium 7 Main Street, Moonah TAS 7009[25] 42°51′02″S 147°17′55″E / 42.850534°S 147.298736°E / -42.850534; 147.298736 (Former Hobart Glaciarium) 23 October 1950[26] 26m x 56m
Victoria
Melbourne Glaciarium 16 City Road, South Melbourne VIC 3205 37°49′14″S 144°58′01″E / 37.820542°S 144.966871°E / -37.820542; 144.966871 (Former Melbourne Glaciarium) 2000 9 June 1906[22] 1957 55m x 27m
Iceland Ringwood Whitehorse road Ringwood Vic 37°49′14″S 144°58′01″E / 37.820542°S 144.966871°E / -37.820542; 144.966871 (Former Melbourne Glaciarium) 2000 Opened 1971 Closed late 80s 60m x 30m
Western Australia
Perth Ice Palais 32 Beaufort Street, Northbridge WA 6000 31°57′03″S 115°51′43″E / 31.950759°S 115.861927°E / -31.950759; 115.861927 (Former Perth Ice Palais) 14 December 1949[27] 2 February 1952[28] 29m x 26m
Cockburn Ice Arena 239 Barrington Street, Bibra Lake WA 6163 32°06′54″S 115°48′52″E / 32.115009°S 115.814579°E / -32.115009; 115.814579 (Former Cockburn Ice Arena) December 1995

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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