Australia’s Premier Ice Rink Supplier
How much does an ice rink cost?
This is the number one question we get, and the most difficult to answer. No two Ice Rinks are the same. Prices can vary from $40,000 – $400,000 and will vary greatly based on factors like: access to power, how level the site is, size of the rink, duration of the hire and whether or not staffing is required. Contact us today for more information.
Do you provide Ice Skates?
Yes – all of our ice rinks come with a large selection of Ice skates in a number of sizes to cater to all of your customers.
Do customer’s need to wear a helmet?
All skaters under the age of 10 on an Ice Rinks Australia rink must wear a helmet whilst on the ice. We strongly recommend that all patrons wear a helmet at all times.
How much power does it take to run an ice rink?
Good question. This depends on the size of the ice rink. We work off of 1 x KW of chilling capacity to 1x m2 of ice surface. Generally speaking the smallest chillers we use are a 200kw chiller, which will require a 200amp power supply. Anything over 200m2 will generally need 2 x chillers so the power required jumps up to 400mps.
Which cities do you work in?
We have built rinks from Hobart to the Pilbara and everywhere in between. We work in major cities and rural towns. We also supply rinks to New Zealand.
Do you have any permanent rinks?
Unfortunately we only hire temporary rinks.
Do you sell permanent rinks?
Our expertise is in building temporary ice rinks, the technology required for a permanent rink differs greatly and at this point in time our focus is on temporary/pop-up rinks.
Do you supply Ticketing?
We have worked with Tailored Ticketing to build a custom ticketing solution tailored specifically to the needs of an ice rink. Each TT system is built to match the branding of the chosen event. We can supply you with complete real time access to the ticketing back end to monitor performance.
How long does it take to set-up a rink?
Providing we have easy access to a flat surface, power and water. We can turn a flat surface into a skateable ice surface in as little as two days.
How long does it take to dismantle a rink?
The chillers that we use to keep the rink frozen have the ability to be switched to heating mode. So at the end of the last session we switch the chillers to heat and within 12 hours all of the ice is melted. Depending on the scope of the event, we would usually be clear within 24 hours of the end of the last session.
Do you supply staffing?
Yes. We can provide you with an experienced pool of staff. From Site Managers, Skate Marshall’s and skate hire staff – We can provide you with a one stop shop.
What size rinks do you have available for hire?
The beauty of our ice rink system is it is completely modular, built in in 5m x 1m grids. That means we can build a rink to any size in increments of 5m or 1m. For instance we could build a 10m x 20m, 11m x 20m, 12m x 20m. Or a 10m x 25m, 10m x 30m etc. We can also built custom shapes upon request.
What type of refrigerant do you use?
The water in an Ice Rinks Australia ice rink is cooled using an environmentally-friendly refrigerant called mono-propylene glycol (or just ‘glycol’). This refrigerant flows through a completely sealed system. So the water that makes the ice is the same water that comes out of the tap.
Is Ice Skating Dangerous
While we do our best to provide a safe experience for all skaters. Ice Skating can be dangerous, especially to those who are new to the sport. We encourage all skaters to follow the direction of staff and take it slow while learning how to skate. All skater’s must acknowledge the inherent risk in skating by signing a waiver prior to entering the ice rink. And all skaters skate at their own risk.
How long does a session last
Typically we recommend 45 minute sessions that start on the hour. This allows a 15 minute window to return and sanitize skates and to resurface the ice.
Can I bring my own skates?
Can I skate if the ice rink is wet?
While it may not be pleasant if you fall over – skating with a small amount of surface water is perfectly fine.
How old do you have to be to go Ice Skating?
No children under the age of three are permitted on any of our rinks at any time under any circumstances.
Does an ice rink need to be under cover?
We strongly recommend putting an ice rink under some form of cover, whether that is a marquee or indoors. This ensures that the rink will be operational under any weather conditions and there will be no closed sessions due to weather conditions.