A Sydney Showdown at Macquarie Ice Rink

A Sydney Showdown at Macquarie Ice Rink

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A SYDNEY SHOWDOWN AT MACQUARIE ICE RINK
Sydney Bears take on the Sydney Ice Dogs for the Season Opener

Sydney, April 19 2017 -- On Saturday 22 April, two rival ice hockey teams, the Sydney Bears and the Sydney Ice Dogs, will go head to head in the season opener of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL).

Dr Frank Gregg, owner of Macquarie Ice Rink, is excited to welcome competitive ice hockey back to the venue for the first time since 1999.

“With 8 teams across the country competing in the Australian Ice Hockey League, its profile within the community is on the rise. We can’t wait to welcome spectators out to our new look rink,” he said.    

Of the 116 games AIHL 2017 season, 28 are set to be played at newly refurbished Macquarie Ice Rink between now and August. The venue has seating for up to 2000 people. At capacity, the atmosphere will be electric at the much anticipated season opener.

Puck drops at 5pm on Saturday April 22. For more information, visit www.macquarieicerink.com.au or call (02) 9888 1100. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.bearsshop.com.au and https://icedogsshop.com.au/

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Iconic Macquarie Ice Rink Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Facelift

Iconic Macquarie Ice Rink Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Facelift

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ICONIC MACQUARIE ICE RINK UNVEILS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FACELIFT

SYDNEY, 23 March 2017 -- Macquarie Ice Rink has completed a grand scale, multi-million-dollar transformation that will establish the venue as the hub of ice sport and recreation activity in Sydney.

The refurbishment is set to delight skaters of all levels by offering a suite of exciting new features and activities that will have visitors coming back for more.

Skaters will love the introduction of bubble soccer, around-the-clock music videos on the 15 square metre LCD screen, and cheering on the Sydney Bears and the Sydney Ice Dogs at ice hockey games throughout the season.

Dr Frank Gregg, owner of Macquarie Ice Rink, is confident the revamped facility will bolster an expanding interest in winter sports throughout the community, both at a professional and recreational level.  

“With the 2018 winter Olympics on the horizon, the timing of our refurbishment could not be better. Ice skating is becoming an increasingly popular activity within our community and we want to provide skaters with a facility they’ll want to return to over and over again,” he said.

Newly installed LED lighting will provide skaters with better illumination, and an arsenal of state-of-the-art ice maintenance machines, including a brand new compressor and dehumidifier, will ensure optimum skating conditions at all times. Guests looking for a time-out will love the comfort of the temperature controlled, rink-side café.  

A slew of activities has been planned to keep kids entertained over the Easter school holidays including an Easter Sunday hat parade, face painting, prize giveaways and a live DJ session on Easter Monday. For more information, session times and to purchase tickets, visit www.macquarieicerink.com.au or call (02) 9888 1100.

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Tickets on sale for 2017 Australian International Ice Hockey League

Tickets on sale for 2017 Australian International Ice Hockey League

Following extensive refurbishments to the rink, we are thrilled to be home to our two rival Sydney teams - the Sydney Bears and Sydney Dogs.  Both teams are participating in the eight team national league competition this season.  

A highlight of the 2017 season will be the home opener derby between Sydney Bear and Sydney Dogs on Saturday 22 April.  The puck will drop at 5pm.

Tickets to the home opener and additional games can be purchased online via the Sydney Bears store: https://www.bearsshop.com.au/collections/tickets

 

 

Two new Zamboni's are added to the Macquarie family!

After 25 years, we say goodbye to our Zamboni and hello to two new ones! Today (Monday 11th July) was their first ice cut at Macquarie and we're very excited to have the new equipment to help us continue providing all skaters with the best ice possible. 

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