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O'Brien Group Arena

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Address: 105 Pearl River Rd | Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia (Formerly Medibank Icehouse)
Phone Number: 611300756699
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Located in the heart of the Docklands, O'Brien Group Arena (formally known...

Located in the heart of the Docklands, O'Brien Group Arena (formally known as Medibank Icehouse) is Australia's premier ice experience. Come ice skating, 7 days a week, 364 days a year!

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Saturday night fun!!

Decided to go Ice skating with family & friends (including young children).. It was a great idea that turned into a great night. You can skate for as long as you want whilst... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nadia C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go Ice skating with family & friends (including young children).. It was a great idea that turned into a great night. You can skate for as long as you want whilst dancing and skating to the music that is on the large screen. Remember it's quite cool in there however you get warmed up pretty quick when your... More 

Thank Nadia C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first time I visit this place. Even in winter, this place is still popular for kids. There are a lot of people on ice and you need to watch the "traffic" and be careful... It is good to see there are staffs with first aid kit skate around and help people. The overall experience is quite good.... More 

Thank SleepingKnight
Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderland for the kids. Just learning to ice skate the kids were provided support aids until they were confident enough to go it alone. A great time had by the whole family, thank you to the wonderful staff for their help and support.

Thank 853diannep
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

You can head to the Ice Rink to watch the Ice Hockey (Melbourne Ice or Melbourne Mustangs), learn how to skate, play ice hockey or curling or get together with friends and have a skate with some music pumping. Great for all ages with aids for young children to sit on or hold onto until they get the hang of... More 

Thank keelia_1221
Pymble, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I attended the arena as part of a friend's daughter's 8 year birthday party. The party hosts girls provided by the arena were very friendly. We had over 20 children and during the lesson, the teacher-student ration was not enough. It was very hard to hear the girls screeching over the background noise. One had to hire the push-along "seals"... More 

1 Thank Robert B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We had a super time skating ! It was a lovely outing, and the kids had fun. Great atmospere with nice loud music

Thank TheGriswalds11
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

I guess it's inevitable when you pretty much have a monopoly in Melbourne but the running of this place is a mess. It is not a cheap outing and we arrived to find that only one of the rinks could be used. Five minutes later, they put up a barrier in that one rink (for curling) so everyone was crammed... More 

2 Thank Lollywood2005
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

I took my niece (8) and nephew (6) today and it turned out to be a pretty expensive experience. It was $63 entry/hire + $5 locker hire + $3 x 2 to hire steel frames to assist skating & $7 parking. $81 total for an hour on the ice. I've ice skated a couple of times before but sadly these... More 

Thank Kate H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

If you want to skate in Melbourne, this is the place. Two rinks, a cafe and a gym. So if you have kids going here you can relax in the cafe or get fit in the gym. It provides programs year round for skating, ice hockey and curling. So everyone from beginners to experienced skaters are catered for. It is... More 

Thank asweatman
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

O'Brien arena has everything from wonderballz to an ice skating disco! We went with the intention of a pretty basic ice skating rink and were impressed with the karoke music (we belted out a few songs) but the wonderballz absolutely took the cake. I think the wonderballz only run in the school holidays from 12-3pm, if you're there its worth... More 

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