We recently headed to Medibank Icehouse at Docklands to check out their Under 8’s Ice FUN sessions.
I haven’t skated since the 80s and my kids have never done it before, so we were all excited and a little nervous (or maybe that was just me).
Under 8’s Ice FUN is a drop in session designed to introduce toddlers and children to ice skating. Ice Ambassadors will assist and take the children through games using toys, music and snow play areas to give your child a totally different toddler experience.
When: every Sunday 9am – 10am
Who: children under 8 – Parents can join their children on the ice in skates or shoes.
What to wear: warm comfortable clothes, long socks and gloves. Change of clothes is recommended as children will be playing in snow. Skates or shoes can be worn by children and adults.
Don’t forget the warm clothing! We went on a day that was really hot and silly me forgot to put jumpers and jackets in my bag, so some of us were a little chilly – oops!
As you can see, the kids had so much fun.
Master 4 was quite happy to have someone push him around on the seal and collect ice to throw at me and his sister.
Miss 7 (aka Miss Independent) enjoyed pushing her own seal around or skating with me while we held hands.
Thankfully I didn’t have any stacks and the kids declared me “the best skater” on the day. I’m still waiting for my trophy though. I bet my husband has hidden it because they didn’t pick him 😉
If you head down to the Icehouse these school holidays, there are a tonne of activities to suit kids of all ages. Choose fromUnder 8’s Ice FUN sessions or go and try your hand at ice hockey.
For more details on the school holidays program, visit www.icehouse.com.au/home/whats-on/school-holidays.
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Perhaps we will see you there 🙂