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:

  • A 20-metre by 40-metre concrete rink with sport court flooring, 1.5-metre 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.

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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. 

Tinytown hours

Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 3pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm*
Saturday: 9am – 12pm*
Sunday: Hours vary, check google calendar below.*

*Note that these hours may vary due to events and birthday parties, check the Google calendar below and look for “Tinytown (xhrs)”

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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School programmes

Preschool, primary, intermediate and secondary schools can book sessions at the Karori Recreation Centre. We can align your requests with the health and physical education strands under your school’s curriculum. Outreach programmes are available for selected offerings.

Activities offered are $55 per session and vary depending on the age of the students:

  • Athletics - running, jumping, throwing, and challenge games
  • Co-operative games
  • Gymnastics
  • Inflatables
  • Invasion games - basketball, futsal, handball, netball, and ultimate frisbee
  • Net games - badminton, pickleball, and volleyball
  • Ngā taonga takaro - ki-o-rahi, ti uru, and tapu ae
  • Striking and fielding games - floorball
  • Target games - dodgeball

For preschool students we offer:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Movement and play
  • Socialising
  • Balance and coordination
  • Wheels
  • Inflatable
  • Mini trampoline
  • Sensory and soft equipment

School booking

Book weekly onsite sessions or one-off events. Enquire with the centre for availability.


Chase Tag leagues

Kilbirnie Recreation Centre has now become officially licensed by World Chase Tag and are excited to be offering competitive leagues for juniors and adults.

Each league has specially designed quads and move sets in mind, a smaller 8x8 quad for the juniors, and a 10x10 quad for the adults.

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. The junior league runs from 6pm – 7:30pm, followed by the adults from 7:30pm – 9pm.

Teams require a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 6 players, and are mixed gender. The junior league is for players ages 9 to 14. The adults league is for players 15 years-old and over.

Players under 18 must have written consent from a parent or guardian.

Spectators are welcome (free entry).

2024 Season open day: Saturday 17 February.

Season 2024   Cost
Friday 23 February 
Friday 22 March
Friday 12 April
Friday 31 May
Friday 21 June (Final round)

Junior League 6pm-7.30pm
Adult League 7.30pm - 9pm

$200.00 a season per team
$20.00 per game (up to 2 games per session)

Kilbirnie Recreation Centre Adult Chase Tag draw (105KB PDF)

Kilbirnie Recreation Centre Junior Chase Tag draw (154KB PDF)

Season two starts 26 July

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