Skate into Carnivale under the Big Top at O’Brien Group Arena these spring school holidays


Skate into Carnivale under the Big Top at the O’Brien Group Arena these spring school holidays from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 8 October.

All the fun of fair will be on the ice at O’Brien Group Arena these school holidays with circus performers and circus skills for all to see and do.

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.

The Skate into Carnivale program offers a variety of fun and exciting family-friendly activities for all ages.

The School Holiday Carnivale program will include:
• Public skating – From 9am to late every day skate under the Big Top with DJ’s across the two Olympic size ice rinks from 9am daily
• Live roving circus performers – Between 11am and 3pm every day, then head into the craft room for juggling lessons for the kids
• Free face painting – for kids
• Under 8’s Ice Fun – Toys, games and music, plus snow play areas for children to enjoy a totally different toddler experience with Ice Ambassadors to make sure both parents and children have some cool ice fun. 9am to 11am daily
• Free Lessons – Beginners. Free with entry and designed to give non skaters the skills they require to enjoy their experience. Every hour from 11am to 2pm daily
• Free Lessons – How to Skate Backwards. Free with entry and designed to encourage skaters to improve their skills. Every hour from 11am to 2pm daily

The O’Brien Group Arena Ice Ambassadors will be on hand to help visitors of all ages improve their ice skating skills.

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

Instant skating access, purchase online to make the most of your school holiday time with O’Brien Group Arena’s new latest automated ticketing system –

If you are looking for fun and exciting activities to help keep the kids occupied during the September school holidays, then O’Brien Group Arena has you covered.

Entry for all day unlimited skating and September school holiday activities:

• Adult – $27 including skate hire
• Child (6 to 14) – $23 including skate hire
• Child (3 to 5) – $14 including skate hire
• Family (two adults and two children) – $82 including skate hire

O’Brien Group Arena continues its extensive promotions and partnerships well into summer, giving visitors the best value entry fees and ancillary offers available. These offers include a partnership with Melbourne Star (Observation Wheel) where guests can enjoy a 20% discount for a flight upon display of their skating ticket.

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