It’s your last chance to visit Melbourne’s pop-up riverside ice skating rink
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07.07.2023

It’s your last chance to visit Melbourne’s pop-up riverside ice skating rink

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words by staff writer

Strap in for one final lap.

It’s your last chance to visit Melbourne’s pop-up riverside ice skating rink, and if you haven’t already experienced the magic, now is the time to lace up your skates and glide your way to The Rink at Birrarung Marr.

Hosted by Rising Festival, this out-of-the-box ice skating experience has been enchanting locals and visitors alike since June 1. Still, the clock is ticking, with the rink set to close its doors on July 8.

Ice skating at The Rink

  • Where: Birrarung Marr
  • When: June 1 to July 8

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What sets this ice rink apart from the rest is its captivating atmosphere. As you make your way onto the ice, a constellation of lights and quirky sculptural delights will hang above you, creating a whimsical backdrop for your skating adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, this icy wonderland offers a truly immersive experience.

Not only will you find yourself twirling and gliding, but the riverside precinct surrounding the rink ensures you’ll stay cozy and well-fed. Indulge in freshly-popped popcorn, sip on mulled wine, and warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate as you take a break from your ice-skating endeavours.

The Rink at Rising caters to all schedules, open from Tuesday to Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm, and extending until 11 pm on weekends.

Don’t worry if you’re not the most confident skater – your ticket includes boot hire and adorable kangaroo skating aids to keep you steady on your feet.

Grab your friends, don your warmest winter attire, and head down to The Rink at Birrarung Marr for a final ice-skating adventure. This is your last chance to be part of Melbourne’s most captivating pop-up ice rink, so don’t miss out on this experience before it disappears until next year.

To find out more about The Rink at Rising or book a time slot, head here

There’s a pop-up riverside ice skating rink coming this winter