School holidays are on their way so it’s almost time to get your skates on, grab your mama mates, rug up and head to Fed Square’s outdoor skating sensation, River Rink, opening Saturday July 1stA winter experience like no other in Melbourne, skaters will enjoy the picturesque backdrop of the Yarra River and the city skyline whilst gliding on the ice.  And all in time for school holiday fun.  

The Yarra River’s terrace will be transformed to a sensational site of skating and winter wonder. With its twinkling fairy lights and cranking tunes to set the pace, the open air rink will bring a touch of the northern hemisphere to our winter cool as happy skaters of all ages experience the joy of skating outdoors.  River Rink is the perfect school holiday activity either during the day or into the evening.

Whether an experienced ice skater, dancer or just a beginner, River Rink is the place to be.  And cute 70cm high skating aids are available for hire to assist our little learners, and give them the support and confidence they need to enjoy this uniquely Melbourne winter experience.

River Rink will be open daily (Monday – Wednesday, Sundays | 10am – 9pm | Thursday – Saturday | 10am – 10pm) until Sunday 23 July. Tickets go on sale on Monday 5 June and will be snapped up!  Skating sessions last 45 minutes and begin on the hour, every hour.  Skaters should book early to avoid disappointment as space on the ice is limited!  

And that’s not all!  There will be a great line up of warming winter food, drinks and snacks for sale along the river, creating a village-like atmosphere and a taste of Europe right in the heart of Melbourne. 

WHERE: River Terrace, Fed Square

WHEN: Saturday 1 July – Sunday 23 July.
Sun-Wed: 10am-9pm (last session at 8pm), Thurs-Sat: 10am-10pm (last session at 9pm).

PRICES:  Adults: $24.50; Concession: $22; Child (6-14): $18.50; Junior (3-5): $15,
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): $71; Skating aid (adorable penguins, see below!): $10.50 (numbers are limited)

SESSIONS: 45 minutes and begin on the hour, every hour

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  • May 31, 2017