The inaugural meeting of the Dunedin Ice Hockey Club was held on 20 November 1989 and was chaired by Graeme Wickin of the Dunedin Ice Skating Club. At the meeting, a steering committee was set up to look into the formation of an ice hockey club.
The Dunedin Ice Hockey Club was formed in 1990 and has played under the name ‘Penguins’ since 1992. In 2010 the club adopted a new penguin logo, brand and jerseys to continue the club’s proud history.
Dunedin has two ice rinks. The international sized hockey rink and the adjacent curling rink at the Dunedin Ice Stadium. The facility accommodates ice hockey, curling, figure skating, speed skating and public skating.