Ice skating is an ideal school sport.
Up to 500 students can enjoy the benefits of ice skating, in an indoor supervised environment, all year round, in any weather.
Weekdays 11.30am - 2.30pm
Cost is $8 per student
This special rate is for schools which have booked for regular weekly sport during school term. Students can pay individually on entry or we can give an invoice to the teachers to take back to school. Please contact us by phone or email to make a booking.
Sydney Ice Arena has a Risk Management Policy to assist teachers in formulating a Risk Assessment. Please see below.
Our Snackbar is located on the ice level, we offer a range of items for the students to purchase and we have a Cafe upstairs for the teachers. If they wish to supervise the students from upstairs, we have a glass window in the cafe that overlooks the entire ice skating arena.
For a NON regular school, i.e. excursion or a "1 off"
4+ students $15.00 each
Risk Management Policy
This document is designed to provide schools and other organised groups with risk management information and procedures in order for them to carry out an assessment and to minimise the risk of accidents and injury at the ice arena.
The Ice Arena consists of an Olympic sized ice rink with associated amenities and facilities. There is also a carpark for 200 cars. Included in the facility are illuminated exit points, fire and smoke detectors, alarmed emergency exit doors, disabled toilets, first aid room and portable first aid kits, P.A.system for announcements, evacuation plan (kept in office).
Visitors are responsible for the identification of all risks to which they may be exposed and need to advise staff members of any potential risks they observe. Both on the ice and around the building there are risks of which all visitors need to be aware.
1. Arriving at the Ice Arena
Groups may come to the ice arena by bus, motor vehicle or on foot. Visitors need to ensure that they watch out for cars entering and leaving the carpark. Drivers of motor vehicles need to especially watch out for children in the carpark and whilst entering and leaving the property.
2. Entering the Building
Visitors need to walk up all stairways carefully and to hold on to railings if any tiles are wet. When entering through sliding doors ensure that the door are fully opening before walking through.
3. Obtaining skates and equipment
The ice arena makes skates available to all groups. Skaters need to ensure that they use the correct size skates. Helmets and other safety equipment are also available at 'skate hire'. We recommend that beginner skaters make use of the safety equipment available.
4. New skaters
The school teachers and group leaders need to make the ice arena aware of any participants who are new to the sport and arrange for instruction to be given at the commencement of their skating session.
5. Participation in skating
Visitors should inspect the condition of the ice to ensure that it is safe to skate. If there are any holes in the ice, staff should be immediately notified and the area isolated. Skaters should be aware of the other users of the ice. Speed should be kept to a minimum with skates kept below knee level with one foot on the ice at all times. No spins or jumps are permitted.
All participants are required to behave in a sensible controlled manner ie not pulling or pushing each other, not throwing objects at each other (eg snow), not leaving objects on the ice surface, not taking any food or drink onto the ice surface, not skating opposite the general flow, not sitting on the barrier and not engaging in games of tag or chasings. All skaters need to skate at a speed which is safe and appropriate for their level of competence. Skaters should not engage in abusive, abrasive or disorderly conduct. Skaters should cooperate with ice rink staff and follow their direction when given.
Requirements for Teachers and Group leaders
While the ice rink staff may instruct, lead, demonstrate or assist in an activity, the teacher in charge or group leader is responsible for overall group supervision.
Teachers and group leaders need to make all skaters aware that
- There are potential risks associated with the sport of ice skating.
- The blades on the ice skates are sharp and may cause cuts.
- When their hands are on the ice surface there is a risk of injury from either their own skates or those of other skaters.
- The ice surface is very hard and falling on the ice may cause minor to serious injuries ranging from cuts, abrasions, grazes to sprains, breaks or concussion.
- In the event of an accident skaters should notify their superior immediately and visitors should notify a staff member immediately.
- Designated out of bounds areas are not to be entered.
General assumption of risk.
The activities and amenities provided in this complex have a certain amount of risk attached. By entering this centre, patrons, visitors and their guardians accept that there is a degree of risk and release the Sydney Ice Arena and their staff from any responsibility, cost or legal liability associated with any injuries or damages which may result from using the amenities, participating in any activity, or through the actions of others within the centre.