Your Private Membership

Your membership allows unlimited access to specific sessions, exclusively scheduled for figure skaters.

a) A figure skating member for the purpose of this document refers to figure skaters and synchronized skaters doing practise during these scheduled sessions.

b) Cockburn Ice Arena (hereafter referred to as C.I.A.) provides you with a freshly prepared ice surface, finished to a higher standard than for other sessions.

c) Members can practise in any scheduled figure skating session, with the exception of off peak members.

d) Members can attend any public session for the duration of their membership, but for safety reasons must not perform jumps or advanced spins during busy public sessions without permission.

e) Figure skating sessions include access to the rink facilities, which include but are not limited to: skating surface, rink side sound system, first aid facility and first aid trained staff, change rooms, ablutions (including showers), café, pro shop. Coaches and members are required to supply their own smart phone or MP3 device and cords to play music.

f) Members have access to over 28 hours of exclusive figure skating sessions per week. Public skaters cannot access this ice time. Private sessions can be viewed at


Introductory Membership

Available one time only when you commence your skating career.

Introductory 365 day: $850


  • Invited Learn to Skate skaters from any rink, or skaters who have completed the Learn to Skate program but have not yet achieved the ISA Preliminary test.
  • Any new synchronized skaters joining a team who have not passed their Preliminary test.
  • The introductory membership voucher issued by the coach must be presented to reception at the time of purchasing an introductory membership.

Figure Skating Membership

For skaters who have completed Learn to Skate and are currently receiving regular private figure skating lessons.

Figure skating 30 day: $200
Figure skating 90 day: $550

Off Peak Figure Skating Membership

For skaters who have completed Learn to Skate and are currently receiving regular private figure skating lessons, and whose skating is limited to Monday to Friday mornings between the hours of 6am and 9am (clause d above still applies).

Off Peak Figure skating 30 day: $130
Off Peak Figure skating 90 day: $330

Family Skating Membership

Membership for two skaters from the same immediate family (combination with at least one skater aged 18 years and under – one school aged child not working full time). Family memberships cannot be upgraded from a current figure skating membership. Once the membership term has expired then a family membership may be purchased.

For example, Johnny has a 90 day figure skating membership. His sister Nadine joins during the second month of Johnny’s membership. Nadine must purchase a 30 day individual figure skating membership. When both memberships expire, the siblings can then purchase a family membership. (If memberships do not line up, a pro rata fee of $5.50 per day will be charged to get them in line.)

Family 90 day: $750
*For families with three or more skaters enquire with management.

Synchronized (Synchro) Membership

Available for purchase by an active synchronized skater attending team training. Synchronized skaters hire ice time for team training and pay weekly ice time fees to I.S.W.A. They must possess current proof of  I.S.W.A membership. Synchro members normally practise in figure skating sessions to complete test levels needed to compete in synchro and for individual practise.

Synchro members can practise in formation of no more than two skaters in busy sessions and no more than three skaters in quiet sessions (refer to Etiquette Policy).

Synchro 30 day: $150
Synchro 90 day: $350


This document is designed to ensure that Cockburn Ice Arena continues to provide a safe training environment for skaters, parents, coaches, spectators, and employees. Please respect the Code of Conduct, rules, and etiquette guidelines below.

Code of Conduct

  1. Skaters, parents and coaches are required to observe, support and comply with all Cockburn Ice Arena (CIA) policies and procedures during the course of their engagement with CIA.
  2. All skaters should act with courtesy on the ice and give way in accordance to the priority rules stated below.
  3. Skaters, parents and coaches must treat others with respect, at all times. Disrespect to other skaters, parents, coaches and CIA staff is unacceptable and may result in suspension of membership and/or termination of contract for services.
  4. All skaters are to be treated equally, regardless of age or ability on the ice.
  5. CIA has a no tolerance policy toward intimidation, swearing (in any language), yelling, abuse (physical, emotional or verbal), poor attitude or bullying of any kind by skaters, parents and/or coaches. Complaints will be investigated and may result in suspension of membership and/or termination of contract for services.
  6. Filming of skaters during a private training session is strictly prohibited except by coaches for training purposes where permission has been given by the parent or skater (if over 18). This is a Child Protection issue, and any breech will result in suspension of membership and/or termination of contract for services and if applicable, reporting to authorities.

General Rules

  1. Barrier doors must be closed at all times during private sessions. If you enter or exit the rink for any reason, please close the barrier door behind you.
  2. Skaters and coaches are not permitted on the ice at the same time as the Zamboni. Skaters and coaches must leave the ice immediately when the rear barrier doors open and the Zamboni is about to cut the ice. This rule is for the safety of the skaters and coaches as drivers’ vision of skaters on the ice is limited. Barrier doors MUST be closed during an ice cut, please make sure they are.
  3. Family/Friends of skaters are asked to view their skater/s from the café and not to watch from the Grandstand as they can be a distraction to skaters on the ice, leading to safety concerns.
  4. Family/friends should not approach the barrier/music box/skaters during a private training session unless there is an emergency. Skaters should leave the ice to talk to family/friends.
  5. Avoid being stationary on the ice as it is a safety issue. Coaches should give instruction to skaters at the barrier. Skaters wishing to talk to other skaters for more than a minute or two should do so off the ice. Do not waste your private training time or the time of others.
  6. Do not practise in the same spot on the ice for extended periods of time and avoid practising spins in the jumping corners.
  7. Even with the best skaters on the ice, all working together to avoid accidents, collisions may occur at times. Falls are commonplace in a training session. It’s important to know what to do in the case of a more serious incident.
    If a skater falls, they need to get up as quickly as possible for the safety of themselves and others. Sitting/lying on the ice for prolonged periods is prohibited.
    If a skater is unable to get up after a fall due to injury, they are to indicate that they require help immediately. If a skater is unconscious, immediately call for the first aid first responder at the rink. This will be one of the Managers or Supervisors. Do not move the skater off the ice if they are unable to get up as you may cause a spinal injury. Coaches are not to move the skater and MUST call for the Rink First Aid First Responder. The first aid first responder must facilitate this process with a spinal injury stretcher or medical attendants.
  8. Be aware of skaters with limited skating ability on the ice as they may be unable to get out of the way of other skaters quickly. Regardless of right of way, more advanced skaters must make sure to avoid collisions with less accomplished skaters. Please note that young children may lack the self-awareness that older skaters do on the ice. Please be patient with them.

Priority and Right of Way

  1. A skater in a lesson with a coach who is practising their program with their music on has the first right of way. This skater must be wearing a high vis vest to make this clear to other skaters.
  2. A skater who is practising their program with their music on, but is not in a lesson with their coach, has the second right of way. This skater must be wearing a high vis vest to make this clear to other skaters.
  3. A skater who is in a lesson with their coach has the third right of way. This skater must clearly indicate that they are in a lesson by wearing a green arm band that is visible to other skaters and coaches.
  4. Regardless of ‘priority and right of way’, a skater/coach should never skate through another skater’s way, push another skater out of their way or speak disrespectfully/raise their voice to another skater. Every effort should be made to calmly educate the skater who has made a mistake, if they are unaware of their violation. If the behaviour continues, please report to rink management.


  1. Skaters practising and not in a lesson are permitted to play the music for each of their programs once per session during busy sessions (afternoons, evenings and Saturday morning). Programs played during a lesson with a coach do not count toward this quota. If the morning session is busy due to upcoming competitions, this rule also applies. Please use common sense and be courteous to other skaters and their need to run their programs.
  2. A maximum of two skaters should be queued at the music box at any one time. Coaches in lessons have priority to play music.

Ability and Private Sessions

  1. The early afternoon sessions are mixed sessions that include skaters from the lowest to the highest levels. Experienced skaters must be aware of skaters with limited skating ability on the ice as they may be unable to get out of the way of other skaters quickly. Regardless of right of way, more advanced skaters must make sure to avoid collisions with less accomplished skaters. Please note that young children may lack the self-awareness that older skaters have on the ice. Please be patient with them.
  2. The second session of the day is for more experienced skaters. Skaters who participate in these sessions are faster and practising higher level elements and inexperienced or younger skaters should avoid these sessions for their own safety.

Group Lessons and Synchro Skaters

  1. Synchro skaters practising are to have no more than three skaters in formation. If the session is busy, please limit this to two persons maximum. Please be aware that during a very busy session, skaters practising formations should use common sense and limit this practise in regard to their own safety, and the safety of others.
  2. Skaters should not skate in ‘packs’ as it is very dangerous. The practise is also intimidating to other skaters. Pack skating is defined as three or more individual skaters in formation or quick succession. Coaches with group lessons should send the skaters in duos.


  1. Coaches must spot for their skaters who may be unable to view a clear way on the ice. This applies to younger students or to skaters practising skating movements such as rotating lifts or slides, backward spirals, Charlotte spirals, backward Beillmann position spirals or backward 135° spirals.
  2. All coaches have the responsibility to work as a team to protect the physical and emotional wellbeing of all skaters (not just their own students).
  3. If a coach spots a potential risk to any skater they should act immediately to alert the skaters by calling out loud enough to be heard.
  4. If a coach is alerted to an injured skater who is unable to get themselves up off the ice, the must not move the skater off the ice as you may cause a spinal injury. Coaches MUST call for the Rink First Aid First Responder. The first aid first responder must facilitate this process with a spinal injury stretcher or medical attendants.
  5. If a coach views any behaviour on the ice by skaters or other coaches which could be detrimental to a skater’s physical or emotional wellbeing, they must report this to rink management.

Unacceptable Behaviour

  1. Cockburn Ice Arena has a no tolerance policy toward any bullying, harassment, intimidation, slander/libel, common assault (this includes threats), violence or sexual assault by coaches, skaters or parents. Reports of any of these will result in an investigation that may lead to suspension or permanent ban from the premises. Cockburn Ice Arena will direct any serious reports made to the Police.
  2. Further escalation may be made to the relevant skater’s association or if applicable to a coach, the Australian Professional Skaters Association for further action that may result in disciplinary action and/or expulsion from that association.
  3. Reports found to be false or defamatory for the purposes of manipulation of the prospects of a fellow skater, coach or family will also be reported to the relevant associations and authorities.

Watch the Video


Rink access map for figure and synchro members


By purchasing a figure skating membership, members agree to the following terms and conditions outlined below.

  1. Members must be medically sound to undertake ice skating training and agree to use C.I.A. facilities at their own risk. Members are aware that exercise is physically demanding, and participation in some activities may pose a risk to their health. Members agree to the Standard Risk Guidelines.
  2. Members agree to abide by the C.I.A. Etiquette Policy, which is subject to change without advance notice.
  3. Figure skaters and synchronized skaters must possess a valid membership in order to access private sessions at C.I.A. The membership will allow the member access to the building. Members are required to tag in (view access areas for private members) with their membership prior to entry.
  4. Additional member FOB/card can be purchased by parents/guardians at a cost of $30 per FOB/card, which will grant access to the building. A fee of $50 will apply to replace the FOB.
  5. A member is an individual figure or synchronized skater. The member must have their own skates, and have completed the Learn to Skate program or equivalent (approved by C.I.A. management) or be invited by a coach (see Introductory Membership).
  6. Members acknowledge these sessions are for training and not play. Refer to Etiquette Policy.
  7. Most memberships can be purchased in 30 or 90 day blocks. Membership prices vary according to membership type. For new members, the membership term is activated the day the membership is purchased. For existing members, the membership term will recommence on the day after the expiry date. Prices are subject to review yearly.
  8. For first time members, the fee for the FOB is $30. If a member allows their membership to lapse for 30 days or more, a cost of $30 will apply to reactivate the FOB.
  9. Members can suspend their membership for any reason, provided the duration of the suspension is 30 – 180 consecutive days. Members must advise C.I.A. using the Pass Suspension Form two days before the suspension.
    An administration fee of $30 will apply to any member wishing to suspend their membership (minimum term of suspension is 30 days) for the following reasons:

    1. Holiday/ general suspensions
      In order for the suspension to be granted the member must apply using the Pass Suspension Form. Members will not be granted a suspension if they apply after the holiday.
    2. Injury suspensions
      In order for the suspension to be granted, the member must present a medical certificate within 30 days of the date of injury.
    3. Family Memberships
      Both skaters must be suspended, can not just be one.
    4. Your membership is required to be reactivated in order to allow you access once your suspension time is over. Please complete the Reactivation Form prior to your first return visit to the arena. so the profile can be reactivated (or doors will not open) and $30 fee will be required to be paid once Reactivation Form has been submitted.
  10. Good Friday does not form part of your membership and therefore no credit will be issued. We close annually at Christmas for approximately 7-10 days. These days will be added to your membership. If you wish to suspend your pass for any holiday period please refer to clause 9.1 above.
  11. A flat rate late fee of $30 will apply to any membership overdue by more than 7 days. If your membership expires, you do not have permission to skate during a private figure skating session and you will not have access to the building prior to staffed hours.
  12. Members who allow access to non-members or members with lapsed membership will immediately lose their membership privileges. The doors are under 24 hour CCTV surveillance. This is for members’ personal safety as well as business reasons. During non-staffed hours (normally early mornings), if a member does not have their FOB/card, they will not have access to any part of the building. The member should not expect or ask anyone else (including coaches) to let them into the facility.  Even if the building is staffed, members must always tag in with their membership FOB/card.
  13. In the event of a lost or stolen FOB/card, a replacement fee of $50 will apply in any circumstance.
  14. Current health legislation prohibits the changing of shoes and skates in the café or restaurant. All members must use the changing rooms, toilets or grandstand to get changed.
  15. No refund or credit will be given for any issued membership if the member ceases their skating career for whatever reason (including injury).
  16. C.I.A. reserves the right to cancel any session or change the timetable at short notice. No credit will be issued for these cancelled sessions. Skaters will be notified via email prior to the session cancellation.
  17. An automatic membership extension will be granted in the following circumstances:
    – If a major event is being held and all sessions are cancelled.
    – Maintenance shut down results in no sessions for more than three consecutive days.
    – COVID Lockdown.
  18. Members must provide a valid email address and phone number for all communication.
  19. At this stage membership does not grant access to the ballet room – the ballet room must be hired. Coaches will hire the room for off-ice training and skaters are welcome to enquire about hiring the room.
  20. The following documents form part of this agreement:
    Standard C.I.A. Risk Guidelines
    Etiquette Guidelines 
    C.I.A. Map with tag points highlighted 

As a private member of Cockburn Ice Arena, use of your private membership indicates your agreement to abide by the terms and conditions outlined on this page.


Assumption of Risk

By entering the Arena, both skaters and spectators agree that they have knowledge of, and assume the inherent risk of ice skating which includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  1. Any injuries resulting from:
    a) collision or contact with other skaters/individual on the ice.
    b) falls.
    c) contact with objects/artificial structures that are within the skater’s intended path of travel.
    d) wet flooring.
  2. Ice skating is NOT recommended for:
    a) pregnant women.
    b) children under the age of 3 years.
    c) any person with a heart condition.
    d) any person with an existing injury.
    e) any person who is a first time skater (or not skated in many years), and who is over the age of 55 years. This is due to an increased risk of musculoskeletal injuries. If a person meets these conditions and still chooses to skate, they may be required to sign a release of liability waiver.
    f) due to certain clauses in our insurance policy, people weighing over 120kgs and/or lacking a reasonable level of fitness may be advised not to skate due to an increased risk of injury. We highly recommend that you obtain appropriate medical advice prior to undertaking any form of ice skating if you are suffering weight issues as a result of a medical condition.

Ice skating is performed at the skater’s own risk. Ice skating can be dangerous and involves a significant degree of physical exertion and risk.

It is the skater’s responsibility to maintain reasonable control of their speed at all times whilst skating, and to skate within their own skill and ability limitations. Each customer is responsible for their own safety.

Cockburn Ice Arena is not responsible for any loss, death or injury that may occur. Skaters in Private Figure Skating Sessions who are no longer enrolled in our Learn to Skate program are not covered by our Insurance Policy. Skaters are advised to join The Western Australian Ice Skating Association (WAISA) in order to be covered by the Ice Skating Australia (ISA) National Registration Insurance Levy.

In the unlikely event of an accident or injury, please present to staff to be assessed by a trained first aid officer.

Lockers are provided to secure your valuables, and staff cannot take any responsibility for items left unattended. Staff are unable to personally look after your belongings.

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