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Published July 18th 2011
A public session at Cockburn Ice Arena
If you're looking for something new and exciting to do next weekend, Cockburn Ice Arena located in Birba Lake is right up your ally. Whether you're a seasoned expert, or a complete novice like me, you'll have a blast.
With a 60m x 30m ice rink, Cockburn Ice Arena holds the title of the only full sized ice rink in Perth! That means plenty of room for gliding around or falling over if you're more like me. Also, the skates themselves are in really good condition and are well maintained - no tatty equipment here.
Cockburn Ice Arena has a range of public sessions that you can attend which follow two timetables:
Day sessions in the school term are generally less busy, and cater for the more mature skater who might want to practise. The music is quiet, and you can focus on you're technique.
School holidays and pupil free days
These sessions are busier than school term sessions, and include games, a DJ and birthdays. The arena also holds occasional demo's for new skaters which covers how to fall and get up, skate backwards and how to stop (All of these things are very, very important as I found out).
On top of the regular sessions, Cockburn Ice Arena also offers programs which will teach you to ice skate in no time. The Learn To Skate Course is for anyone from 3 years to adults, and focuses on correct skating technique and covers basic moves before processing to more advanced moves such as jumps. More information on these programs can be found here. It looks like I will probably be attending a few of these sessions myself judging by my apparent lack of skill on skates…
It will cost you a very reasonable $18 to get on the ice for adult and children, and $10 for children 4 and under. This price includes skate hire, however if you have you're own it will only cost you $13. Group and school bookings are also available at a discounted rate.
If you're looking for something awesome to do next weekend, I highly recommend you check out Cockburn Ice Arena. For more information head to website.