Explore a winter wonderland in the city centre when the Aotea Square Ice Rink and the ever-popular Ice Slide return for winter!

Skate against the backdrop of downtown Auckland and experience the magic of this icy white playground. 

For the first time, this winter an all-new Ice Bar will be open to adults with cocktails and children with mocktails to provide a little haven and somewhere to rest after skating. 

While you’re there be sure to visit the stunning Pou Rama (Light Posts) in Aotea Square, illuminated throughout Matariki Festival. 

Explore the schedule of themed events at the Ice Rink under Tickets & Times and Upcoming Performances. 


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Aotea Square is undergoing a wintry makeover - Denizen

It’s time for Aucklanders to get a taste of the winter season - The Urban List

A winter wonderland in the heart of the city - Heart of the City

Injecting a little bit of seasonal magic - Concrete Playground


Pou Rama 



Inspired by pouwhenua (land symbols of support), this series of free-standing light structures represents creative wairua (inspiration) which is generated from te taiao (the environment). The Whakairo designs express cycles of creativity, and connections to place. 

Designed by Storybox in collaboration with visual artist Desna Whaanga-Schollum (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pahauwera) and featured in both LUX Light Festival and Bright Nights. 

Ice Bar

Step inside the all-new Frozen Ice Bar and escape to a faraway place with ice sculptures, activations and family activities. 

The Ice Bar will be your private haven – only open to 15 people at a time. Your ticket will gain entry to the ice bar for up to 25 minutes and will include a beverage (mocktail or cocktail).


Ticket Pricing

Tickets available at Aotea Square Ice Rink

EFTPOS available
Helmets and skating frames for beginners available for hire
Skating time limit: 90 minutes

Aotea Square Ice Rink and Ice Bar Opening Hours

Monday to Friday                                            10am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday                                     10am to 10pm
School Holidays                                              10am to 10pm
(Sat 7 July to Sun 22 July)

Aotea Square Ice Rink tickets

Children $16 (under 12 years)
Adults $21
Family pass: $49 (1 adult and 2 children)
Family pass: $55 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)


Aotea Square Ice Slide tickets

3x rides $7.50
5x rides $9.00
5x rides after 6pm $5.00

Aotea Square Ice Bar tickets

Child entry and mocktail (12 and under) $15.00
Adult entry and mocktail (13 and over)  $23.00
Adult entry and cocktail $30.00
Adult entry & two cocktails $35.00

Family 2 adults + 2 children & a mocktail each  $69.00
Single Family 1 adult + 2 children & a mocktail each $49.00
Single Family 1 adult + 3 children & a mocktail each $69.00