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Mobile ice skate rink coming to Wairoa

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Get ready for a cool, but not cold, ice-skating experience.

Wairoa will be visited by the mobile ice skate rink later this month.

The Wairoa District Council wanted to bring something fun to the community with the mobile ice skate rink the perfect opportunity to bring whānau together, get people active and reconnect our community.

The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state-of-the-art artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% same gliding capacity as natural ice. Skating sessions are at least half an hour and are subsidised by the Council, costing $8 for a child, $12 for adults 16 and over, and $35 for a family pass.

The ice rink is pretty close to skating on natural ice, although it is slightly slower, so it is a little bit easier for beginners as it is not so slippery.

The rink will be in town at the War Memorial Hall on Queen Street from Monday, July 24, to Sunday, July 30. It will be open to the public out of school hours and will also be available to groups and school classes during the day, with training also offered.

The Ice Skate Tour experience includes music and disco skate nights planned for Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29.

Ice Skate Tours has been travelling around New Zealand since 2014, and since then, over 200,000 kids, adults and families have enjoyed a unique ice skate experience.

The rinks are the safest way to learn to ice skate. An inflatable boarding surrounds the ice rink, and the number of people on the ice rink is monitored. Bike helmets and gloves are compulsory for those under 16 and are supplied at no cost, or you can bring your own.

To make a booking during public times, please head to and for group bookings, please email Tickets are also available from the i-Site.

4 July 2023

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