Skycity Stampede are 5 time NZIHL national champions. Queenstown’s premier ice hockey team. For tickets and information please visit

Local children can join the QIHC with no previous ice hockey experience. Watch as their playing level advances and they move through the age grades from Kiwi to Peewee and then on to Midgets and then Juniors.

After that they’ll be looking to play for the local team the Southern Stampede in the NZIHL league; the top level in New Zealand ice hockey. Who knows, like many Queenstown locals, they may even represent New Zealand at international competitions playing for the famous Ice Blacks.

Visit the Queenstown Ice Hockey Club website

Whether interested in the artistry of ice dance, the excitement of jumping and spinning, or the precision of working with a synchronised team, Queenstown Ice Arena offers those interested in participating in figure skating many opportunities to learn and grow. Weekly group figure skating classes are offered, as is private instruction. Contact: [email protected] for more information.

Local speed skater Ken Howie and our own head coach of skating Deanna Pielak-Jones tesm up to teach you the basic elements of speed skating on a short track set up on the ice. No speed skating experience necessary and all the equipment will be provided. Skaters should have some previous experience of skating beforehand but don’t worry all ages and abilities welcome. Register now Online!

Contact : Ken Howie