Queenstown, South Island

Queenstown Ice Arena 1

Having fun skating at Queenstown Ice Arena

Queenstown Ice Arena

Playing with the kids at Queenstown Ice Arena

Queenstown Ice Arena

Queenstown Ice Arena

Queenstown Ice Arena - Open April to late January

Family and child friendly ice skating in Queenstown

A destination the whole family will enjoy! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first time skater we will provide an unforgettable ice skating experience and memories to last a lifetime. Comfy skates, ice sleds, ride-on-seals, penguin pals and learn-to-skate lessons ensure the kids will have a blast. If you’re not keen on skating you can relax by the warm fire in our alpine-style café and lounge with a view out to all the action on the ice. We have a full menu, free wifi, video games and a big screen TV Best of all no bookings are necessary, spectators are free and there are no time limits – skate as long as you like! Just show up with warm clothing, gloves and a camera!

The Queenstown Ice Arena offers a great value, super fun activity for all ages and abilities.  Whether you’re a seasoned pro or someone taking  to the ice for the first time we will provide an unforgettable Ice Skating Experience. For an additional $10 hire a stick and puck and start your own game or work on skills!
If you’re not keen on skating but the rest of your group is, you can relax by the warm fire in our alpine style café and lounge.  Be sure to try our famous hot chocolate or Queenstown’s best mulled wine!

FAMILY DEAL: $68 (2 adults and 2 children)  Includes skate hire.  For all prices click here 

What You Will Experience:

Set in the idyllic Queenstown Gardens, the Queenstown Ice Arena provides:

• A great family day out.

• An all-weather activity everyone can enjoy.

• Open 7 days a week.

• The arena is a safe environment to drop the kids off while you go out to dinner or shopping in  town.

• A unique place to take a date or a great place just to carve it up on the ice.

• A state of the art LED lighting system: watch as the ceiling changes before your eyes!

No bookings necessary!

Skate School 

Click here for information on our school holiday programs and children's classes

Birthday Parties

We are 'the place' to party!
Skating, skate hire, decorated party table and a meal – all for $25 per child! Plus FREE skating pass for birthday child's next visit. You can also choose to hire an instructor or invite Pingu the Penguin for additional costs. Or enquire about our exclusive arena hire. 
Click here for more information, enquiries or to book the ultimate skating party >>>


Public Skating Sessions:

April 6th – October 14th 
Open: Monday-Sunday 10am–5pm

Evening Sessions: Friday 6:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday 5pm-8pm
*Session times are subject to change; please check our calendar or call to avoid disappointment.

Note: The Queenstown Ice Arena accepts no liabilities for lost property or injury.


Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.