There are plenty of activities to keep your children entertained at Medibank Icehouse. There are skates for children as young as 3 years old, smallest size is a 7. Plus lots of fun to be had without skates so the whole family can enjoy the experience.




Family Happy Hour is every Saturday and Sunday there's a dedicated family rink for beginners and families to get out on the ice and build confidence before moving on to the public rink. There are free beginner lessons led by our experienced Ice Ambassadors as well as skate aids available to use at no extra cost.

When: Saturday and Sunday*
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Cost: FREE with public skate admission
*Alternate times run during the school holidays. Please check times.



Under 8's Ice FUN is a drop in session designed to introduce toddlers and children to ice skating. Ice Ambassadors will asist and take the children through games using toys, music and snow  play areas to give your child a totally different toddler experience.

When: every Sunday 9am - 10am
Who: children under 8 - Parents can join there children on the ice in skates or shoes.
What to wear: warm comfortable clothes, long socks and gloves. Change of clothes is recomended as children will be playing in snow. Skates or shoes can be worn by children and adults.




NEW! Medibank Icehouse have some new friends on the ice. Bobby Seal Skate Aids are a fantastic way to introduce your child to the FUN of ice skating. These cool seals allow parents to push children around on the ice while providing you with a bit of stability yourself.

Half hour hire: $5 

Children are required to wear skates when using the Bobby Seals in a public session. During Under 8's FUN both parents and children can wear either skates or shoes.

Bobby Seals cannot be pre-booked and are hired out on a first in basis, there are limited Seals, staff will do their best to ensure you don’t have to wait too long if they are all in use.  



If you’ve never been skating before, or you’re just looking for a refresher, Medibank Icehouse offer FREE 15 minute beginner lessons. Pull on your skates and let our Ice Ambassadors teach you the basics before you glide off to join the Public Skate. Taking part in a lesson will give you the confidence to maximise your experience.

Free Lessons Tuesday - Sunday please check times.




If your stuck for things to do with the kids every school holidays Medibank Icehouse hosts special themeing, events and activities.

Summer school holidays – Summer Chills and Thrills > Escape the heat!
Easter school holidays – Circus > Watch Circus performers daily plus other circus fun.
July school holidays – Winter Skate Festival > Join in the Winter Festival fun with on and off ice activities
September school holidays – Learn to Skate > improve your skating skills with FREE Beginner and Intermediate Lessons + Advanced Lessons and Come & Try Hockey



Skate aids (like a Zimmer frame) are designed to help beginners build up their confidence as they learn to get comfortable in their skates on the ice. Skate Aids are an excellent way to maximize your experience, especially as a first timer.

Medibank Icehouse Ice Ambassadors recommend taking part in a FREE lesson to learn the basics of skating before you decide to hire a Skate Aid. Skate Aids can be hired from Skate Hire, a form of ID must be left as a deposit and the terms of use agreed to.

Half hour: $3
Hour: $5

Skate Aids cannot be pre-booked and are hired out on a first in basis, there are limited Skate Aids, staff will do their best to ensure you don’t have to wait too long if they are all in use.



SkaterDude is a very cool speed skating character. With his cheeky grin and attitude SkaterDude is a hit with the public skaters. Turn up the music and SkaterDude will show off his break dancing moves.

Yeti is the newest member of the Medibank Icehouse family. Cute and cuddly our resident Yeti can be a little cheeky. Play Party Rock Anthem his favourite song and catch him do the Yeti shuffle. Take your very own Yeti home for just $10.


Like any other sport, ice skating has a certain amount of risk to it, but when executed sensibly at a recreational level, ice skating is generally safe. To ensure Medibank Icehouse is a safe environment at all times, there will be Ice Ambassadors on the ice during peak public skating. At least one First Aid Level 2 trained staff member is present at all times. Medibank Icehouse recommend all first timers wear a helmet, available free of charge at Skate Hire, and take part in a FREE 15 minute lesson.

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105 Pearl River Road, Docklands
Victoria 3008, Australia
Phone 1300 756 699

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