Ice-skating is a fun, accessible activity for everyone to enjoy. Put on your ice skates and glide through Aotearoa New Zealand’s rinks while enjoying incredible views.
New Zealand offers plenty of ice-skating options, including indoor ice-skating rinks and outdoor pop-up ice-skating rinksset in jaw-dropping landscapes. Special ice-skating events include disco nights and lots more. Some rinks have lessons on offer, curling or ice kockey games.
Outdoor seasonal ice-skating rinks
Outdoor ice-skating rinks are popping up in winter with some offering spectacular views over stunning landscapes such as pristine lakes, snow or ice-coated trees and majestic snowcapped mountains.
Tekapo Springs Ice Rink(opens in new window) is an international size rink, offering incredible views of the pristine Lake Tekapo/Tākapo and imposing mountains. You can choose between an ice-skating all day/multiple entry pass or a soak and skate combo.
For those who'd rather a somewhat warmerindoor session, permanent ice-skating rinkscan be found across the country. Many rinks offer ice skate rentals, as well as bumper cars options. Some even have ice-skating events such as night skating.
Permanent indoor ice-skating rinks around New Zealand include: