Indoor skate parks in Brisbane are growing in popularity especially in the warmer Summer months. Skating, whether it be skateboarding, roller-skating, inline skating or ice-skating, can be a fun activity for all ages and abilities.
Indoor Skateboarding in Brisbane
Village Indoor Skate Park – 882 Beaudesert Road, Coopers Plains
Founded in 2015, The Village Indoor Skate Park is the place to be. All sessions are mixed and may include BMX, MTB, scooters and skaters. If your little ones want to skate without the bigger kids, there is a designated Under 10’s session held on Saturday mornings. All sessions must be booked online. You can even hold your child’s next birthday party there, get them some professional coaching or enrol them in a school holiday event.
Facilities: BMX Bike Store, snack bar, dedicated viewing area and toilets.
Ramp Attak – 3 Mary Street, Blackstone
Ramp Attak at Blackstone is Queensland’s largest indoor skatepark. It features three main sections, including a resi and foam pit! Casual sessions and memberships are available. Ramp Attak is receommended for those over 6 years of age.
Roller skating and Inline skating
Skateaway Family Skate Centre – 700 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek
Located at the Albany Creek Village Shopping Centre, Skateaway is home to Queensland’s second-largest artistic skate club and offers learn-to-skate lessons, school holiday sessions, birthday parties, fundraisers and functions. This air-conditioned venue will keep you cool in the warmer months while you have fun skating with friends.
Facilities: Skate shop, café and toilets.
Skate Paradise – 34-38 Johnson Road, Hillcrest
It is all happening at the Skate Paradise in Hillcrest – themed events, learn to skate sessions, school holiday programs, club sports (hockey, inline speed skating, artistic roller skating), parties and fundraisers – there is bound to be an event to suit you and your family.
Facilities: Snack bar, lockers (fee applies) and toilets.
Skateaway Bundamba – 21 Agnes Street, Bundamba
Conveniently situated beside the Bundamba Train Station, Skateaway Bundamba has a fun, family atmosphere and is air-conditioned. Users can enrol in learn-to-skate classes, enjoy themed events or just take part in general skate sessions whilst bopping along to the latest tunes.
Facilities: Snack bar, arcade games and toilets.
Ice Skating in Brisbane
Iceworld Olympic Ice Rinks – Acacia Ridge and Boondall
Iceworld has two purpose-built venues – one on Brisbane’s northside at Boondall and the other at Acacia Ridge on the southside. On a hot Summer’s day, it is the ideal place to escape the heat, with the inside temperature on the ice set at around 10 degrees. Catering for children three years and older, spending time at Iceworld will undoubtedly result in lots of spins, twists, turns and giggles. Iceworld also offers a skate school during term times, birthday parties, and general public skating sessions. You can read our detailed review of Iceworld.
Facilities: Skate shop, café, function room and toilets.
Indoor Skate Parks on the Sunshine Coast
Caloundra – Rollerdome
Birtinya – Alley-Oops Skate Park
Coolum Beach – Chiggy’s Indoor Skate Park
Indoor Skate Parks on the God Coast
Bundall – Gold Coast Iceland
Surfers Paradise – Planet Chill Ice-Skating Rink
Tweed Heads South – Epic Skate Rink
Benefits of Indoor Skate Parks
Indoor skate facilities are a wonderful alternative to outdoor venues for the following reasons:
- Perfect way to escape the weather – ideal when the hot weather is intolerable or if the weather outside is inclement
- It makes skating possible at all hours of the day
- Additional services provided – many indoor skate facilities offer drinks/snacks, toilet facilities, supervision and various skating programs
Learn to rollerblade
Rollerblading Brisbane Skate School caters to beginner, intermediate and advanced skaters. With lessons held at venues across Brisbane, you can BYO skates or have quality skates provided for you. Find out more at https://www.rollerbladingbrisbane.com.au/
Undertaking any activity with children generally requires a fair amount of planning, and skating is no exception. Even though you may be visiting an indoor skate facility, consider the following:
- Safety gear – accidents can happen in any environment when skating, so consider decking your skater in added protection such as helmets, knee pads, gloves and elbow pads
- Appropriate clothing – Long pants and long socks may protect skin from minor injuries, and can help prevent skates rubbing.
- Supervision – all young children should be adequately supervised by a responsible adult when skating.
- Follow the Rules – Indoor skate facilities will have their own set of rules which should be read, understood and adhered to at all times.
Many facilities require bookings, have altered opening hours or special requirements – so please check individual websites for details prior to visiting.