Queenstown Ice Arena
Queenstown Ice Arena
4.5
Sports ComplexesGame & Entertainment Centres
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The coolest place in Queenstown! Now showcasing the first ice bumper cars in the Southern Hemisphere!The Queenstown Ice Arena offers a great value, super fun, all-weather activity for all ages and abilities. Whether you're a seasoned skating pro, or someone taking to the ice for the first time we will provide an unforgettable Ice Experience. You can book your visit on our website OR in-person during public skate hours. What You Will Experience: Set in the idyllic Queenstown Gardens, just a short stroll from the town centre, Queenstown Ice Arena also provides a fully licensed Cafe & Bar featuring local craft beers and wines. We've got something for everyone - from cute penguin skating pals and ice sleds for the kids & adults, to hockey sticks and gear hire to try your shot at Ice Hockey- all set under our amazing LED light display!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Inspire828980
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A family favourite when visiting Queenstown in the Festive Season. Easy to book, well-located in easy walking distance to downtown, excellent value. Great wintery wonderland fun!
Written 24 December 2023
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Taylor D
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
My husband and I got tickets to an open skate. It was fun! The staff were helpful and very nice. It seemed fairly busy but they must limit the number of people that can go into an open skate based on how you pick your time slot on their website. Would definitely recommend for a rainy day or for something a little more unique
Written 21 September 2023
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Tammy C
Auckland, New Zealand25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I chose to visit the rink on a fine day when I thought everyone would be off skiing instead of wanting to skate. There might have been two of us on the ice at the same time which is just perfect for me. A quarter of the ice rink is sectioned off with what look like bumper cars. It's ideal for non skaters but when people are using the bumper cars the rink turns the lights down & have coloured lights flashing. I find it's not the atmosphere I want. Bright lights are better for my balance, but no doubt I'm a minority. The rink also offers Frisby golf to be played in the surrounding botanical park. It seemed really popular. Also if you aren't using the rink you can pay $15 to use a park for the day.
Written 29 August 2023
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Grant R
Napier, New Zealand19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our son wanted to try ice skating for first time. As soon as he stepped on ice he fell hard and hurt himself. He didn’t want to go out again. We went to see if we would get money back and was told no. It’s not a cheap visit and He literally had the ice skates on for 2 minutes. Not a good way to treat people with young children trying to give things a go. We will not come back. Really bad customer service
Written 12 August 2023
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Zoe
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Great atmosphere and amazing staff, super nice. They had a lovely cafe and seated area which felt nice and cozy, super cheap food too. Delicious drinks as well. Can’t compare it to the skating they do in the morning as we haven’t tried it but I loved the night skating, was very chill and had great music as well!
Written 15 July 2023
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Rachael L
Wokingham, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Cary’s was a fantastic teacher and kept the 30 min class to a great pace! I was worried that we wouldn’t be shown much in 30 mins, but I was wrong to be concerned. Everyone at the Arena was incredibly friendly, particularly the lovely lady who I returned my skates too and made me a lovely Chai Latte to go. I didn’t get her name, but her super friendly attitude helped start my day right!
Written 18 June 2023
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Hi Rachael, What a great review to start/end our day! We will pass this on to Carys and Kendyll/Mika who would of sorted you after the session--whom are both incredibly friendly! We hope to see you again soon working on your skills :) QIA
Written 3 July 2023
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Nicholas
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
The bumper cars were very fun though wish you had more than 10 min. Also, the price of skating seems a little high but it was very fun and not crowded. Would recommend to a friend.
Written 14 June 2023
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Hi Nicholas, We are happy you were able to enjoy the ice bumper cars & ice skating. We have combos as options which makes it more affordable and the skating includes all your gear such as a helmet & skates. We find the activity to be well priced for Queenstown and the product. We are happy you would recommend! Hope to see you and your friends again soon
Written 3 July 2023
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Kathy
Te Puke, New Zealand12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Went in randomly to watch others and ended up having a go. Was well priced and so much fun. A lovely place to cool off on a hot summers day.
Written 30 December 2022
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Hi Seeemuu, Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy you decided to randomly give it a go. We hope to see you in again soon. Cheers, QIA
Written 11 January 2023
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VenusDeMilo35
Wellington, New Zealand103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We visited here today and the whole family loved it - started with the ice bumper cars and then went for an ice skate.
Both our teen son and our little preschooler (who sat on dads lap on the bumper cars) had such a great time and lots of laughs.
Definitely dress warm, although our little one was wearing shorts and he didn’t seem bothered but his little legs were freezing.
A must visit for families
Written 22 October 2022
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Hi Venus, Thank you for much for your 5 star review! We are super happy the whole family had a great time with the Bump & Skate combo. Good advice to dress warm, but it seems your little one was a trooper--hopefully he got a hot chocolate after! Cheers, QIA
Written 11 January 2023
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Ed R
Blenheim, New Zealand735 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
My 10 year old son had a great time. The combo deal was very good value and being able to hire an "aid" to help him gain his confidence was great.
Just a couple of minutes away from the centre of the action in Queenstown and a welcome difference from other things on offer.
Written 4 January 2022
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Hi Ed, Thank you so much for your positive review. We are very happy you were able to go "off track" a bit and visit us just outside of the city centre. We are glad your son was able to take advantage of the skating aids and enjoy his experience. We hope to see you in again soon!
Written 12 October 2022
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