Ice rinks are the closest things to a wintery wonderland Sydneysiders are going to get. Lucky for you guys our fair city now lays claim to 4 chilled AF reasons to get out and about this winter. Just think of all the amazing snapchats you’ll be able to send to your friends, and the cute winter attire you can sport on the rink, errrrrryone will be asking—who is that girl flat on her ass in the so-on-trend jacket (amirite?).
Whether you’re an elegant ice-skater or simply an unco klutz (that’d be us), you’re in for one amazingly chill (geddit) time.
Skate and Slide
At Prince Alfred Square in Parramatta you’ll find Sydney’s largest open air ice rink, complete with a casual 28metre ICE SLIDE! Never seen an ice slide before? That’s because this is Sydney’s only ice slide, so you’re going to want to catch it before it goes (that’d be until 16 July if we’re getting technical). Think all the comforting, euro-style winter food you can handle, from Dutch poffertjes to German hotdogs. We should mention their 2-for-1 Tuesday offer, which ICYMI means you get 1 for 1 across all of the foods and even your entry tickets. In other words this is Budget baller date night 101.
This year, Luna Park is hosting a Winterfest like no other. Their outdoor ice rink is the main attraction, free with a Luna Park pass). What takes this Winterfest to all new wunderbar levels though is the German-inspired feast on offer. Pretzels, hazelnut twists, and bratwurst with sauerkraut – YAS. Did we mention the beer? And the wine? Aaaaaall of the wine, just go.
Bondi Ice Rink
Back again for another spectacular year is Bondi’s famous ice rink. Book yourself into an ice skating class (great idea if you’re not a professional figure skater) or watch ice hockey and ice show performances each Saturday and Sunday until mid July. Happening as part of Bondi’s Winter Magic, make sure you pencil in a ride on the 32 metre Ferris wheel, and enjoy a slice of pop-up winter festival of comedy.
Skating At Cathedral Square
If you fancy a quickie after work (mind of the gutter), pop by the rink at St Mary’s Cathedral. Popping up each winter and bringing with it even better food than the year before (oh hello Pimp My Donut and Turkish gozleme). Assemble the squad, pop on your beanies, and get 10% off your tickets with a group of 10 people—hell yeah!
Or you could stay warm with allllll of the Italian food.
Image credit: Skating at Cathedral Square