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“So much room for activities!”

Queenstown Ice Arena
Ranked #62 of 123 things to do in Queenstown
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Owner description: The Coolest place in Queenstown! 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. 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 a glass of our famous mulled wine! No bookings necessary.What You Will ExperienceSet in the idyllic Queenstown Gardens,just a short stroll from the town centre,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. We've got something for everyone - from cute penguin skating pals and ice sleds for the kids to hockey sticks and gear for the more daring skater, all set under our amazing LED light display - Watch our entire ceiling change colour right before your eyes! Whatever your reason for coming to the Ice Rink we can guarantee it will be fun.Products:1. SKATING LESSONS: Our Skating Instructors have over 40 years of combined instructing experience. Whether you're learning to skate or trying out ice hockey. You'll be amazed how quickly you can progress with the right help! 2. EQUIPMENT HIRE: Super comfortable ice skates, cute penguin pals for the kids, Hockey sticks for the bigger kids or Ice sleds just for fun! Enquire about an Ice Hockey area if you'd like to get a group together to play! We also hire Frisbee Golf Discs to play the course outside in the Gardens.3. FULL SERVICE COSY CAFÉ: For those that prefer to watch - Spectators are free at the ice rink and we have a cosy, alpine themed café and lounge with a fireplace, big screen TV, view to the rink and comfy seating to relax in.What to Bring: Warm Clothes, Gloves and a Camera!Capacity: 300 + skatersTransport: Call to enquire about complimentary pick up serviceWe Provide: Helmets, knee and elbow pads are free if required. Skate hire is included in the entry price
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We came across the ice arena after taking a wrong turn. We thought about going back later to ice skate but then we rang to check if they do curling. Ted told us there was a social comp on the next night and that if we had four people we could play another team of four. we paid $15 each and had a full game of curling, including a run down on the rules etc from Ted and even had something to drink included. It turns out we were curling against two members of the local ice hockey team but curling is easier than you think, so we didn't completely suck! we had heaps of fun and came back later in the week to see the ice hockey game on the Friday night. This is a great venue!

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

I haven't been to an ice arena since I was 10 for a friends birthday party.. I'm 22 now and had a free afternoon, such a crazy feeling being back on the ice! so I say give it a go, great atmosphere down there

Thank kia092
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

The ice arena is an excellent facility and definitely worth a visit. The skating aids for younger children are excellent and kept my 3 & 5 yo's happily entertained for a couple of hours. It's very cold inside so make sure you take an extra layer & hats & gloves for little ones. Lounge facilities are great with a lovely warm fire & plenty of comfortable seating.

My only criticism was of the poor attitude of the young staff manning on the day. They were very vague and not helpful at all. I guess that's one of the pitfalls in Queenstown with a lot of transient people that are not necessarily concerned about customer service.

Thank pauleenf
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Kim Dot Com had the same idea as us to go skating that day! Well his kids anyway...
Huge rink with good ice, groomed averagely. Very cold so wear your ski gear and take gloves!!!
There is a fire in the lounge and air con but heating struggles in the winter conditions.
Hire boots and entry were very reasonable for Queenstown attractions and boots were of a very good quality with great ankle support.
Friendly staff and yummy hot chips, if you like that way to keep warm.
Music was rubbish and very limited to 1980s 'pop' that wasn't even cool then sorry. Video screen reflected this LOL. Time to invest.
Lots of fun, and we saw a couple of good trainers running lessons for kids, that were reasonably priced.

Thank LouLouThruAndThru
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

My 4 year old son needed some assistance to get the correct shoes - 5 sizes later still no luck. There were teens using the younger children aides (the seals) and the staff did nothing about it. Saying 'They shouldn't be doing that'. There were 3 men working on this day. QT is a great place - very disappointing.

Thank anthonyo1971
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Gordon2745, Owner at Queenstown Ice Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2014

Hi Anthony,

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at the Arena on what was an extraordinarily busy day. We only size skates for young children by asking their parents for the child's shoe size or by asking for one of the shoes to assess the correct size. Four year olds generally can only wear the smallest size skates available so I'm surprised to hear you went through five pairs before finding the correct size. The seals and penguins are extremely popular and we often run out. We are looking to purchase more in the future. We would be happy to offer you a free skating session for you and your son at any time with a complimentary seal/penguin hire. Thank you for your feedback.

Best Regards,

Queenstown Ice Arena Management

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