As winter arrives, it’s time to lace up those skates and hit the ice at this magical ice rink in Melbourne on the banks of Birrarung Marr. Tickets for The Rink School Holiday Sessions are on sale starting at $20,50 and include 90 minutes on the ice, as well as access to all the venue’s kid-friendly activities. This is an all-ages experience that is perfect for the whole family and will transport you to a winter wonderland.
Extending beyond the June festival dates, RISING, the city’s annual celebration of art, culture, music and food has announced its winter School Holiday Program at The Rink. From 23 June until 8 July, you can step inside the open-walled big top and be mesmerised by the wild tangle of lights shimmering above you. Whether you’re a skating fiend or resemble an uncoordinated deer on the ice, The Rink is a place where you can let go and have fun. Enjoy skating along the riverside under the moonlight as you soak in the festive atmosphere.
To get there you will diverge from St Kilda Road onto a river path flanked by fairy-lit elms. Follow the scent of buttery popcorn, hot chocolate and mulled wine towards the glow of the open-walled big top, and you will find the rink! The cozy atmosphere under a canopy of twinkling fairy lights will be just what you need on a chilly Melbourne evening.
Aside from skating there will also be a range of free activities for kids to get involved in, including arts and crafts and kid-friendly Dj-ing! There will even be free demonstrations from professional coaches for those who would like to level-up their skating skills.
After working up an appetite on the ice you can warm up and refuel with food and beverages served at the venue, before hitting the ice again, or just sit back and enjoy the enchanting surroundings.
The magical experience at The Rink runs during the school holidays and is the ideal activity to keep your little ones entertained, and a great way to spend quality time with the family. With a winter wonderland atmosphere, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a different world. The beautiful setting, with the Yarra River in the background combined with the magic of ice skating, is guaranteed to create an unforgettable experience for the whole family.