Activities & Itineraries

Where To Go Ice Skating In Perth

By Peta Brady
8th Aug 2022

Perth isn't a place that many would associate with ice skating—us Perthlings don't bat an eyelash at 40 degree days and complain when the temps hit lows of 18—but it turns out ice skating in Perth is very possible and it's all sorts of fun. 

It’s something pretty much all of us have tried and long-since forgotten, but surely it’s about time ice skating made a comeback. It’s infinitely cheaper than most of our other hobbies, but also, what could be better than a few laps around the rink, pumping up the jam to a few choice tracks from the 90’s?

Whether you're trying to escape the summer heat or you want to make the most of winter, Perth has the goods when it comes to ice ice baby.

Often we'll get the odd winter pop-up fest with a rink but this year, there are two main spots to go ice skating in Perth.

Perth Ice Arena

Malaga

As home to the official Perth Thunder ice hockey team, you’d be forgiven for thinking Perth Ice Arena is all about sports, when in fact, they’ve got a whole lot more to offer. Sure, you can learn to play hockey, but you can also test out your athletic abilities with a figure skating lesson or two, or grab your mates and bust a move at disco night. General skate entry (including skate hire) will set you back a measly $20, and discounts apply for group bookings. We feel a birthday party plan coming on…

Cockburn Ice Arena

Bibra Lake

In addition to all the usual suspects—ice hockey, figure skating and such—Cockburn Ice Arena also offers mid-week ‘Cheapskate’ sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 8-10pm. And at only $15 a pop including skates, it’s a cheap and cheerful way to spice up your life. Better yet, they've also got a sweet rinkside bar and grill so you can just ditch the skates and grab a pint instead and enjoy some of the tasty food specials they're slinging on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Image credit: Winterworld Fremantle 2021

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