Paradise Ice Skating

Paradise Ice Skating

One day in the early 1970’s Ross Blong, a farmer with imagination as it turned out, came home from a particularly unpleasant milking and told his wife Nell he had enough and wanted to find something different to do!

After searching for a “people business” they decided on an ice skating rink in Glen Innes and purchased it in 1974. After a steep learning curve they established Paradice on the map as a great family entertainment facility in Auckland.

By 1980 they had dreams of building New Zealand’s first international size indoor arena and had it up and running by May 1981 at our current Avondale location at Lansford Cresent. It has been popular ever since with families and as a “hang out” for teens and young adults.

There have been several transformations since its opening with the most recent being completed in 2011 to include a state of the art ice floor, dasher boards and refrigeration system.

In 2012 Paradice owned and operated Auckland’s first temporary outdoor ice rink at Aotea Square which has turned into an annual winter wonderland type event with the addition of NZ’s first event ice slide in 2014. Our temporary ice rinks have expanded to Rotorua, Wellington, and Taupo.

Through the years Paradice has operated as a family, customer focused friendly business with staff sharing their passion for people and ice with innovation!

Learn new ice skating skills, and enjoy fun games & activities.

Classes for Beginner to Advanced skaters from 6 years+

Paradice offers a school holiday programme each holidays. Running for 5 days each week (less public holidays), between 9am and 12pm.

Our aim is to teach children the basics of skating to advanced level skills, gaining confidence on the ice.  With an emphasis on having fun!  During the Holiday programme their lesson will include skill games and fun activities, each week coaches will also develop skills for all skaters to perform in a display on the last day showcasing what they have been learning.

Paradice Skating Academy term classes teach the foundations of ice skating and allow skaters to work toward goals and achievements in the ice sports. Our learn to skate classes provide opportunities for competition and performance through our Skating Academy competitions and end of year Ice Festival.

Paradice Ice Skating also has a broad range of fun activities for the kids! Including:

  • Ice Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Laser Tag
  • Mini Golf (Botany only)
  • Birthday Parties

At Paradice Entertainment we embrace kaitiakitanga (stewardship of the environment) as a business fundamental. It is our objective to operate in a sustainable way through increased efficiency, minimising waste and reducing consumption and supporting sustainability and environmental projects in our local area.



490 Ti Rakau Drive, Golflands, Auckland, New Zealand

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