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Sydney Ice Arena is located in Baulkham Hills (Norwest Business Park) with premier facilities it is an olympic sized ice arena.

What better way to celebrate the start of the chilly season then to go ice-skating.

Friday night at the Sydney Ice Arena is disco night, but don’t let this be a reason not to go.

We may not have been surrounded by our age group but we never once felt out of place. Everyone is there for the same reason; to learn or practice ice-skating and to enjoy doing it.

Its great for couples, maybe even a first date if you’re like me and you hate dinners! It’s also a good one for the kids, get them out of the house on a Friday night, knowing they are in a safe environment and being active all at the same time, what more could you ask for really.

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The great thing about ice-skating is that it challenges your balance and coordination. Activating those stabilising muscle around the major groups which is great for people recovering from injury. This is because it helps build muscle memory around the joint and (understandably) increases stability in the joint.

Ice-skating also works your gluteus maximus (aka your butt) and it’s low impact therefore easy on the joints.

Once you have mastered skating forward it’s possible you might become a little bored doing the loop. Naturally next step is to learn to go backwards. I was lucky enough to be with friends who play ice hockey, but it’s all about getting in there and having a go either way. No one else can do it for you!

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Sydney Ice Arena have session times available on the website and discounted rates on friday nights between $15-$20.

You can pay a little more for better skates, its completely up to you what you decide to do.

Take a light jacket, you tend to warm up pretty quick moving around the rink.

When was the last time you went ice skating?