The following is our Public Skating schedule. While every effort is made to maintain accuracy, all session times are subject to change due to Ice Hockey, Figure Skating and other special events. Please check back regularly for the latest public session schedule information.
SANTA CLAUS WILL BE AT THE RINK SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 & 22, DAYTIME AND EVENING SESSIONS. SUNDAY 16 & 23 DAYTIME SESSIONS.
It's going to snow over sections of the ice for part of these sessions.
Take your pic with Santa and his sleigh in the falling snow!
Santa will be on the ice in his sleigh for approximately one hour in the middle of the sessions at which time it will be snowing.
Please listen and follow the elves' instructions and have fun with Santa in the Snow!
Parents are permitted to take pictures from the side area but for safety you must not walk out onto the ice without skates!
Guests must be wearing skates to enter the ice part of the arena and must not enter the ice area on foot.
Share your pictures using #HISSWhiteChristmas and you could see your pics up on the rink's Jumbotron over centre ice!
The below sessions apply during school terms only.
Schedule is subject to changes for special events - please see the interactive calendar at top of page for current session details.
6pm - 9pm
Kailani Craine - Ranked #1 Female Australian Figure Skater 2014, 2015 & 2016. Proudly sponsored by Hunter Ice Skating Stadium
Non-skating Spectators are admitted free and can purchase hot food and drinks at the StarPucks Cafe
We have skating frames in a designated
area for beginners to get comfortable with being on the ice in skates!
Public Sessions cater for all skill levels. An area is set aside for beginners where they can use specially designed skating frames to assist with balance during those first tentative steps on the ice!
Spectators may enter the rink free and enjoy a relaxing cuppa in the air conditioned comfort of the Starpucks Cafe.
Frequently Asked Questions:
I'm not sure about this. Can I just come in and have a look?
Of course! Non skaters are admitted free.
What size rental skates do you have?
Our Rental Skates range from a Kids 9 up to an Adults 14.
What's the age limit for ice skating?
There's no defined age limit - it's completely up to the parents to decide if their children are ready to try the ice.
What if I can't skate?
We have frames for beginners to hold onto until they are confident enough to try skating on their own.
Can I bring a wheelchair or a stroller onto the ice?
This is perfectly OK as long as there is constantly a responsible person in control of the stroller or wheelchair.
Do you have lockers?
Lockers are available for securing your belongings - at a cost of $3 for 2 hours and $1 for each hour after that to a max of $6 for the day.
Can I bring food in?
Our Cafe is run by an independent business - so unfortunately we do not allow external food to be brought into the ice rink.
Where are you?
Non-Skating Spectators are admitted FREE.
HISS has an air-conditioned cafe with a great range of food, snacks and beverages.