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Iconic Adelaide ice rink celebrates 40th birthday

It’s been forty incredible years since Adelaide’s largest ice surface – IceArena – opened their doors in the bustling city-side entertainment precinct of Thebarton.

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It’s been forty incredible years since Adelaide’s largest ice surface – IceArena – opened their doors in the bustling city-side entertainment precinct of Thebarton.

The well-known ice rink has warmly welcomed the Adelaide community to the ice since their grand opening in 1981, and now they’re inviting all supporters, young and old, to celebrate the milestone by sharing their memories and photos with the #IceArenA40Years hashtag.

IceArena lovers have stormed their socials, reminiscing over their most memorable and enjoyable experiences at the renowned ice rink

“Great times, great memories… here’s to another 40 years guys,” said a dedicated supporter of thirty-six years.

“So many great memories, and like a few others, I also met my partner at the rink and from the Ice Arena family, another family grew,” said another return skater.

Home to Australia’s first-ever professional hockey league, IceArena has hosted a variety of events, programs, and activities over their four decades- many of which have returned year after year on the arena’s social calendar.

Regularly hosting lessons in various forms of skating, IceArena’s journey has seen the development of Skate School- a friendly and casual program that offers a selection of group skating classes for all ages and abilities.

For Adelaide’s aspiring figure skaters and professional ice-hockey players, the popular variety of beginner to advanced programs have been just some of the arena’s most successful endeavours.

With a selection of facilities available to host and celebrate events, birthdays, and parties- IceArena has everything you could possibly need for your next occasion.

The IceArena Coffee Shop has also been a major hit amongst families, offering a delicious year-round menu that caters to all of your mid-skate cravings. Featuring freshly brewed coffee and delectable hot chocolate, their hand-warming menu serves as the ultimate escape for sideline-watching parents.

For the big kids amongst the ice, the long-awaited return of IceArena’s ‘Frosty Fridays’ has sparked excitement within Adelaide’s skate community. Featuring colourful lights and upbeat tunes from local DJ’s, ‘Frosty Friday’s’ serve as the perfect date-night or school holiday activity.

To book your next skating session, lesson, or event, visit IceArena’s website.

To share your own favourite memories, use the #IceArenA40Years hashtag on Facebook or Instagram.

IceArena is situated on James Congdon Drive, just outside of Adelaide’s CBD. Underground parking is available, and public transport is easily accessible from James Congdon Drive.

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