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Nutcracker Winter Experience – O’Brien Group Arena

O’Brien Group Arena is the perfect venue for indoor family fun these winter school holidays with four Nutcracker activity zones from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 10 July for all ages to enjoy.

For those who want a sneak peek of the ice show, there are public previews of the Nutcracker rehearsals sessions on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June between 11:30am and 2:30pm.

The Nutcracker is the magical story of a toy Nutcracker who comes to life at midnight on Christmas Eve and takes young Marie to a world of enchantment and adventure where she meets the Mouse King, the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The Nutcracker Winter Experience activity zones are:

Nutcracker On Ice:
There will be three 15 minute Nutcracker shows on ice telling this magical story for all to enjoy between 11:30am and 2:30pm daily starting Monday 27 June. Previews are Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June between 11:30am and 2:30pm.

Enchanted Chalet:
In the Enchanted Chalet, kids can decorate Nutcracker and gingerbread men and take part in other craft activities between 10:30am and 2:30pm daily.

Winter chill out zone:
St Moritz on level 1 will be a chill-out zone for those who need a break from the ice with winter movies and to meet the characters from the Nutcracker between 11:30am and 2:30pm daily.

– Public skating – From 9am to late every day with DJ’s across the two Olympic size ice rinks from 9am daily
– Under 8’s Ice Fun – Toys, games and music, plus snow play areas for children to enjoy a totally different toddler experience with Ice Ambassadors to make sure both parents and children have some cool ice fun. 9am to 11am daily
– Free Lessons – Beginners. Free with entry and designed to give non skaters the skills they require to enjoy their experience. Every hour from 11am to 2pm daily
– Free Lessons – How to Skate Backwards. Free with entry and designed to encourage skaters to improve their skills. Every hour from 11am to 2pm daily

There will also be plenty of fantastic giveaways and prizes for everyone to enjoy.

Beat the queues and buy tickets online to make the most of your school holiday time with O’Brien Group Arena’s new automated ticketing system –

If you are looking for fun and exciting activities for the kids during the winter school holidays, then O’Brien Group Arena has you covered.

O’Brien Group Arena continues its extensive promotions and partnerships well into summer, giving visitors the best value entry fees and ancillary offers available. These offers include a partnership with Melbourne Star (Observation Wheel) where guests can enjoy a 20% discount for a flight upon display of their skating ticket.

For more information please visit O’Brien Group Arena website.