As the cooler weather sets in, it’s only natural that our attention turns to winter sports and recreation.
But there’s no need to travel far and wide to enjoy an activity such as ice skating.
Located a short distance from central Oakleigh is the Olympic Ice Skating Centre which is open for public skate sessions, private figure skating lessons, ice hockey games and speed skating.
The ice skating centre is open for public sessions on Wednesdays from 12pm – 3pm and Fridays from 1pm – 2.30pm.
It operates more frequently over weekends, with the ice rink open for public skating on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.45am – 11.45am and again from 2pm – 4pm.
The centre really comes alive on Saturday nights, with a public disco skating session, involving music and lights, which runs from 8.30pm until 11pm.
These public skating sessions make for an ideal indoor exercise option, leisure activity, birthday party or family fun.
For those who have always dreamed of learning how to perform an arabesque, a backspin or a pivot on ice, the centre also offers private figure skating sessions throughout the week.
Anyone looking to take on a new sport this winter might want to consider ice hockey – the centre offers a hockey program run by the Next Level Hockey Association.
The centre also runs speed skating sessions for those looking to improve power, agility and balance in their skating technique.
If you’re looking to try a new sport or simply want to have a bit of fun on the ice this winter, be sure to visit Oakleigh’s Olympic Ice Skating Centre.
Getting to Oakleigh’s Olympic Ice Skating Centre
Where: 1080 Centre Rd, Oakleigh South
Phone: (03) 9579 3755
Admission costs: $23 general admission; $21 concession; $74 family (two adults, two children); $63 single family (one adult; two children). Includes free skate hire.
Car parking: Free car parking on site
By car: 5 minute drive from central Oakleigh
Closest train station: Clayton station (2.5km)
More details: www.icerink.com.au