New South Wales
While we don’t experience a snowy winter in Sydney, there’s no reason why you and the kids can’t enjoy some fun this winter! There are many places in the city and suburbs that offer an ice-skating experience throughout the year, and even more rinks that ‘pop up’ just for a rollicking great time in winter. We’ve listed them here.
Snow is falling over Luna Park during the school holidays! Strap on your skates and slide onto the ice under falling snowflakes at the outdoor ice rink! There’s no need to pre-book a session time and skating is FREE with your Unlimited Rides or Annual Pass. Plus you can dig-in to the German-themed food and beverage offering. Warm up with an indulgent hot chocolate, snack on a large pretzel or devour a bratwurst with sauerkraut on a delish roll!
Feel the cold air on your face and the ice below your toes on Australia’s largest open-air ice-skating rink. And when you’re finished mastering your figure eights, you can enjoy all the traditional European culinary delights nearby as well as captivating entertainment for the whole family. Skating at Cathedral Square is a wonderful event that allows all ages to experience the magical delights of winter traditions.
Australia’s only beachside ice rink! Skate in the sunshine, or under the stars at night – it’s an exhilarating experience. Skating sessions start on the hour and go for 45 minutes. There are even 45-minute skating lessons during the week.Also for the first time get a birds eye view of the iconic Bondi Beach from a 32 metre high ferris wheel.
Come and enjoy the massive outdoor ice rink. There’s also an ice slide, a brand new snow play area and an illuminated ferris wheel! After skating, enjoy food and drinks served from the fabulous Outdoor Winter Village, including traditional hot chocolate, mulled wine, pastries, cake, bratwurst and burgers!
An icy wonderland over 3 weeks. Bring the whole family and enjoy a number of icy experiences! Exciting new rides and all your favourite activities are back, snow time play zone, ice skating, ice toboggan, inflatables, super slide, face painting plus this year a traditional carousel, ferris wheel and swing chair!
Macquarie Ice Rink is open every day (apart from Christmas day) so you can enjoy ice-skating year round. The centre offers three hours free car parking, so there is plenty of time to enjoy a social skate, learn to skate, or even hold a kid’s birthday party.
Ice Zoo has the traditional skating sessions and learn to skate classes, but also ice hockey, ice fitness classes, live DJ nights and snow play for children aged under 6 years during term time!
Sydney Ice Arena is located just five minutes from the M2 and M7 Motorways and is a really fun place to go ice-skating. It’s Olympic-sized, so there is plenty of room to strut your moves and decorated party rooms to celebrate the big day. Here, you can learn to skate, figure skate or play ice hockey. There’s even curling (probably more for the oldies!).
Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink is a not-for-profit entity that returns the income back into the operation of the ice rink. It’s well-known as the friendliest, best-value rink in town. Take a skating class, hold birthday parties, and join a house club and rink activities throughout the year. There’s also ice hockey and speed skating fun to be had.
Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink is located in the Liverpool Catholic Club Sports Complex, so head on down for a fun day of skating. From attending Learn to Skate classes with accredited coaches, or going along to a Whiteout Saturday, you are guaranteed a great time. Also consider an Ice Rink Party for your child.
Penrith Ice Palace Skating Centre is an Olympic-sized arena that is perfect for general skating, plus Friday night disco’s sessions and programs to learn ice-skating under the guidance of professional coaches in skate school and ice hockey development. There is also a canteen next to the ice surface where you can sit, relax and enjoy some light refreshments, hot and cold drinks and snacks.
On Sunday 30 July, Wideview Public School is hosting its biennial Fete. This year, the fete will have a ‘Winter Wonderland’ theme, with the Hornsby Shire’s first ever synthetic ice rink taking centre stage. To add to the fun, there will also be Carnival Rides, Live Entertainment, Market & Food Stalls, Roaming Frozen characters, Kindifarm, Bouncy Castle, Moving Bodies Softplay Zone, Face Painting, Snow Cones, Fairy Floss & Popcorn & lots more!
Do you know about any other wintery events happening around Sydney? Let us know in the comments section below.