Teaching your students to think on their feet is one of the greatest challenges of being a teacher. Throw a pair of skates into the mix and you’ll have your students sliding and gliding towards a very memorable learning experience, plenty of laughs and some great stories to tell.
From free skating to ice hockey and team-oriented games, we have a wide array of activities available to suit all ages and skill-levels. We will also work with you to tailor a package specific to your groups needs, including one-off recreational sessions and multi-session sport-specific programs.
O'Brien Group Arena also offers curriculum resources that directly align with VCAA. Get your students out of the classroom and onto the ice rink with our Health and Physical Education program, taught by our experienced coaches! We also offer resources, free of charge, in Maths and Science.
Are you a teacher? If you are, you always skate free at O'Brien Group Arena, even when you're just with your friends! Please register your details at obriengrouparena.com.au/learning before visiting.
This is the third year we have brought or students ice skating as part of their Melbourne experience. They always list it as the highlight of their week. The lesson is great and your staff are brilliant at picking out the students who need a little extra assistance. We will be back again next year for sure.
- Cathy Taber, Holy Trinity Lutheran School
We had an amazing day. Every student said it was the best day of their lives. Thank-you so much.
- Narelle DeYoung, Sunbury Heights Primary School
The ice hockey activity is fantastic. The students get to immerse themselves in a game and learn as they play. The staff
who assist with the ice hockey are great and ensure all students are involved in the game. Having the opportunity to
use the whole rink for an hour and a half is awesome. The students loved the program so much, they are begging me
to bring them back again next year.
- Tori Mulligan, Glen Eira College
These Dili (Timor Leste) students had never been ice skating before... We were so pleased with the attention we got from the staff - everybody from ticket sales to rink staff were courteous and helpful. In particular Rink Ambassador Jesse was fantastic - he gave the students a patient lesson (and even wore hire skates to prove they are good skates!) and looked out for them during their general skating. If you have an "Employee of the Month" award then Jesse is my nominee!
- Peter Rogerson, Dili International School (Haileybury VCE partner)
We didn't like it...we loved it! Still not sure how to stop on the ice though!! - Daniel Braid, Aberfeldie Youth Group
Curling - Think Lawn Bowls on ice!
Introduction to Skating Program $13 per student
Night/Weekend Recreational Skating Program Primary $13.50 per student, Secondary $14.50 per student
Full day Skating and Hockey Program $23.50 per student
Hockey $15 per student
Full day Skating and Curling Program $23.50 per student
Curling $15 per student
Health and Physical Education Program:
Includes training by our qualified coaches on an exclusive rink for 1.5 hours $14 per student