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O'Brien Group Arena

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Address: 105 Pearl River Road | Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia (Formerly Medibank Icehouse)
Phone Number:
+61 1300 756 699
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Today
09:00 - 15:45
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 19:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 15:45
Thu 19:00 - 22:00
Fri 09:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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It would be an excellent family experience together

We had a very pleasant experience here recently. The staff work so hard to keep everything running smoothly which allows visitors to enjoys themselves. There are a few things I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant experience here recently. The staff work so hard to keep everything running smoothly which allows visitors to enjoys themselves. There are a few things I would suggest though. Bring some gloves and a warm jacket for the times when you are not ice skating and resting as your body temperature drops quickly and you get... More 

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1 Thank yummy472
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Good rates for tuesday nights n comes with coach to teach new skaters. The coach was very patient and taught well that we got it quite fast. Thanks Helen. It was really good fun. Note that it can get a bit crowded later in the night. Accessible by tram Great view of melbourne star from there Too bad the stores... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great skating, great staff. But for a venue run by a catering company - and with their policy of prohibiting external food - it is very disappointing. The cafe is expensive and offers limited fresh or healthy options. Mostly just hot dogs and chips etc. Some sandwiches that are obviously not made on site. With the many options available a... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have been skating here before and it was OK but this visit was poor. There were no staff around at all at one point and there were kids playing ice hockey and chucking balls around. It was rubbish and there were several of us complaining. The staff seemed disinterested when the guy ahead of me complained. The young manager... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had been planning on going ice skating for like ever. Obrien Arena has 2 full-size rinks. One for skating and one for sports like ice hockey. The open skating rink was fun with disco lights and music playing. There is a cafe onsite and lockers to store your personals while skating. Great way to spend an afternoon with the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

As a skater from 20 years ago I was expecting the usual ice skating experience. I was pleasantly surprised by how it has changed over the years. This place has it just right. Good ice, good skates, good food and great staff. With 2 ice rinks there is plenty of room to skate. The support devices are really handy for... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a state of the art ice rink. The facilities are great and there are two olympic sized rinks.

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1 Thank lolliesandballoons
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

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 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

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.

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