Figure Skating

Private tuition during the Figure Skating Training Times is available for skaters who have passed Novice One Skate School level or above. Skaters are encouraged to attend the Skate School until they have completed, or are at equivalent standard, to all of the Skate School Kiwi Skate Badge Levels up to Freestyle, the twelfth badge level. Private Lessons are to be arranged through the Arena’s administration office- Just ask for a Private tuition request form or download the form.


 10 Pass ConcessionBi-Monthly membership
(Ages 12 and under)$150$275 *
(Ages 13 to 17)$155$295 *
(Ages 18 and over)$155$325 *
* Bi Monthly membership means you can skate as much as you want in Public sessions and figure sessions for 2 months, Payments for this MUST be made at the beginning of the 2 months:
*Bi-monthly fees are due before the first day of bi-monthly. Payments received between the 1st to 5th day of the bi-monthly will incur a late fee of $30,
after the 5th day of bi-monthly passes are closed, no longer available.

You can now purchase Bi-Monthly memberships and Concessions online! – Visit

  1. Write their name on attendance list kept at the front desk on the afternoon figure sessions for the morning figure sessions, see Bronwyn at Avondale and Annie at Botany in the café to record you’re attendance, this is not only for skaters with concession cards but also for skaters on bi-monthly.   Not only is this to ensure everyone has paid but also for health and safety in-case there is an emergency evacuation.
  2. Admission fees must be paid or concession card must be marked off by a staff member before getting on the ice.

No pay = No skate

 If skaters miss their lesson they will still be required to pay their coach for the lesson.  It is the skaters/parents responsibility to ensure all payments are paid in advance of skating as per public session admissions.  Concession and Bi-monthly pass is a reduced price as customer is paying in advance.  If they have not paid in advance of skating they lose that discount and pay full price $18 per admission.

Patching holes in ice at the end of your session, please patch holes with snow to ensure safety for the next skaters using the ice.  Snow bucket is kept near the Zamboni, please pack hole with snow and smooth over either with a puck or spade.

Collisions on the ice, as much as skaters try to avoid a collision sometimes this will happen unintentionally or there may be near misses, if this occurs a quick apology from both skaters will keep harmony on our sessions.

Cancellation of Lessons

Unless there are extenuating circumstances, coaches require 24hrs cancellation notice by phoning the Coach directly. If the coach is not informed of a cancellation, scheduled lessons will be charged for.

Ice Time

All skaters should be on the ice when the session starts

  • So the same skaters are not always getting the first lesson
  • The skaters make maximum use of the ice time available

Warming Up

All skaters need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the session to warm up. This is to reduce the risk of injury and have a more productive training session.

Private instruction is available for skaters who have an equivalent level as to the Skate School Novice 1. Skaters are encouraged to attend the skate school until they have completed or are of equivalent standard to all of Skate School badge levels up to FreeStyle, the twelfth badge level. Private lessons are to be arranged through the arena administration offices.

Important information

Please note: The Skate School practice sessions are suitable for Skate School beginners up to elementary level figure skaters.

Skaters attending a figure skating session MUST have their membership card scanned at the arena office BEFORE stepping on the ice.

NB: Schedule is during a normal school week only, during school holidays or on Public Holidays, times will vary.

Avondale150 Lansford Crescenttext-avondale-phone 09 828 3800

West Auckland


MONDAY3.30pm - 5:30pm
TUESDAY6 am- 8.30am5 - 6.30pm*
WEDNESDAY3.45pm- 5.30pm
THURSDAY3.45pm - 5.15pm
FRIDAY3.45pm - 6pm
SATURDAY6am -8.45am
* Public Session Times

Avondale Private Instructors: Gordon Rushton, Rosanna Armstrong, Mathieu Wilson, Preeya Laud, Isabella Bardua, Sam Kuri, Yasmin Walker, Alex Kam

Saturday Morning Split Level Session

Group 1

Pre-Elementary to Basic Novice, Adults (Bronze to Gold), Ice Dance, Synchro skaters that do not compete in Solo – no shadow or joining up with another skater is permitted.

Group 2

Intermediate Novice to Senior, Adult Elite

Split Session Procedure

Provided coaches have reviewed all possible options to fit skaters lesson within their session level, coaches can take a skater for a lesson on the other groups session and be on the ice for a maximum of 5min before their lesson (coaches please ensure your skaters following this procedure). Therefore all coaches will be able to coach the same quantity of lessons they would ordinarily.  Please note group lessons of max 3 skaters is only permitted on their group lessons time not the alternative groups session (note as Saturday morning is a peak session recommend only private lessons 1skater:1coach)

*Saturday Morning at Avondale Split Level Schedule

Group 1: Pre-Elementary to Basic Novice, Adults (Bronze to Gold), Ice Dance, Synchro skaters that do not compete in Solo – shadow or joining up with another skater is not permitted.

Group 2: Intermediate Novice to Senior, Adult Elite

Rotation6:00 am - 7:30am7:15am - 8:45am
15 May, 29 May, 12 June, 26 June, 10 JulyGroup 1Group 2
8 May, 22 May, 5 June, 19 June, 3 JulyGroup 2Group 1
Note: To give each group an equal amount of ice time there will be 15 minutes overlap

7:15-7:30am with both Groups 1 & 2 on the ice, please be aware of other skaters safety.

Botany490 Ti Rakau DrivePhone 09 273 2999
East Auckland


MONDAY6 am- 8.30am
TUESDAY5 - 6.30pm*
WEDNESDAY6 am- 8.30am5.15pm- 6.45pm
THURSDAY6 am- 8.30am3.45pm - 5.30pm*
FRIDAY3.45pm - 5.45pm
* Public Session Times

Botany Private Instructors: Debbie Darvill, Tracy Danbrook, Charlotte Van Uden, Sabrina Snoad, Vanessa Preston, Gordon Rushton, Rosanna Armstrong, Mathieu Wilson, Bess Cao, Sam Kuri, Danielle Mueth, Yasmin Walker, Alex Kam, Taylyn Vallet