Kilbirnie Recreation Centre

Kilbirnie Recreation Centre is designed to cater for wheel-based activities including skateboarding, scootering, and roller and inline skating.

People roller blading and skating on Kilbirnie Recreation Centre’s concrete rink with ramps.


Our facilities include:

  • 20m by 40m concrete rink with sport court flooring, 1.5m barrier and safety netting.
  • Removable ramps and obstacles - these dominate the rink during public skating times.
  • Tinytown: a safe, fun, interactive play area with ride-on toys and high energy activities for preschoolers.

Reception hours

Monday–Thursday: 9am–10pm*
Friday–Sunday: 9am–9pm*
Public holidays: Closed

*Facility operating hours and public skating times may vary. Please refer to the Google calendar for our daily timetable and hours. 

Session information

We allow scooters, skateboards, blades, skates and balance bikes in the facility (no pedalled bicycles or bikes with training wheels).

Family session: Families and young children (Under 8s) take priority during this session. This is open to the public for skating and casual play. There will be smaller ramps on display to suit our younger skaters.

Public session: Open to the public for skating and casual play for more experienced riders. If you have a young child, please come during our earlier family session.

Click on the sessions in the calendar below to see more details.

Note: these hours are subject to change based on private bookings.

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World Chase Tag - Mixed league

Join the very first competitive tag league right here in Wellington. Kilbirnie Recreation Centre has now become officially licensed by World Chase Tag.

The league season will run once a month on a Friday night at the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre, with a total of 5 events in the season.

Teams require a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 6 players and can consist of both male and female players. Players must be 13 years-old and over (players under 18 must have written consent from a parent or guardian).

Spectators are welcome (free entry).

Season 2023 Cost
Friday 21 July 7-9pm
Friday 4 August, 7-9pm
Friday 22 September, 7-9pm
Friday 13 October, 7-9pm
Friday 24 November, 7-9.30pm
$100.00 a season per team
$20.00 per game

For a registration form, please email

Admission charges

Item Fee
General admission
Adult $4.50
Child $3.00
With LeisureCard $2.20
Spectator  Free 
'Wheels' admission
Adult $6.50
Child $4.00
Skate hire
Per pair $4.20
Preschool child $5.00
With LeisureCard $2.50

Concession passes

Concession passes are a convenient and cheap option if you visit the centre regularly – buy a concession pass. For current LeisureCard members, your discount is automatically applied if it's available on the pass you're buying.

Concession passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are valid for two years.

Contact and address

Kilbirnie Recreation Centre

Phone: 04 387 1491


Street address: 101 Kilbirnie Crescent