Winter in Sydney can be quite mild compared to the rest of the World.
So what do you do if you are missing the snow and ice of the Northern Hemisphere? What can you do, if you like to pretend you live in a Winter Wonderland? Why not try Ice skating in Sydney, grab some skates and head to one of these different locations?
Head to Bondi. Yes Bondi.
Bondi is best known for its world famous beach. You will still see people swimming during Winter, but if you are looking for something warmer to do, then you can head down to the Bondi Winter Magic Festival this July. The main features are a 22 meter high Ferris Wheel and an ice rink, that will help to warm you up and get the blood pumping. There is plenty of food available at Bondi and you can even have a drink afterwards at one of the local bars and pubs.
Head out west of Sydney to Parramatta.
You normally don’t think of Parramatta, when you think of ice skating. This Winterlight Festival though there is an ice rink, winter carnival rides and other roving performers and live music. There is lots of food on offer and you can even grab a glass of mulled wine to warm you from the inside out. Sounds perfect.
Luna Park. Skating with a million dollar view.
Up until the 23rd of July, you can head to Luna Park and ice skate as part of Winterfest. Situated very closely to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, you can please your inner child, while getting one of the best views in Sydney. Luna Park is a great day (or evening) out. You can go on a variety of rides, eat until you burst and wander through the historical park, with a great perspective of Sydney Harbour. Check out the Luna Park website for event details.
Try St. Mary’s Cathedral for another great spot to skate.
For ice skating in Sydney’s CBD, you can’t beat St Mary’s Cathedral. Located next to Hyde Park, you can skate either after or before a night out in the city at one of many restaurants, bars and pubs. There will be lots of food vendors right near the ice rink as well, so you can stop for a break over a hot chocolate or snack. You will also find slides, a jumping castle and music to keep the party going. Get your ticket on line or at the rink directly.
SELC offers courses in English, Business, Fitness and Early Childhood Education and Care studies, in the heart of the Sydney CBD and Bondi Junction. We encourage students to live the full Australian experience, while they are here studying with us. This includes getting out and seeing this big, amazing country. If you would like information on any of our courses, don’t hesitate to contact us or have a look at the SELC website.