Brush off the winter blues, strap on your skates and enjoy beachside ice skating – and a special fireworks display – at Glenelg this July.
A Winter Wonderland will be set up in Moseley Square for the month of July, with daily, one-hour ice skating sessions kicking off on Friday 1 July under a marquee.
On weekdays, kids can take to the ice at 10am and take part in various ice games including limbo, basket shooting and mini ice hockey.
And on weekends, at 7pm and 8.30pm, the ice rink will become a dance floor for the Retro Skate sessions, with music from the 80s and 90s, disco lights and a snow-making machine.
To add a bit of sparkle to the event, a special fireworks display will be held for one night only on Friday 8 July (or Saturday 9 July if the weather is unsuitable on the Friday). Wear your winter woollies and watch the display from the Glenelg Foreshore at 8.15pm.
Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson says nothing compares to ice skating while overlooking the beach at Glenelg.
“It’s the best way to kick start winter and there’s so much on offer at Glenelg to enjoy – before or after skating, or both,” she said.
“Have brunch, lunch or dinner or do some shopping. Even better, if you pick up a free copy of the latest edition of The Local magazine, there are more than 30 Winter Warmer vouchers inside it which can be used along Jetty Road, Glenelg.”
Once the skating has wrapped up on Monday 25 July, the marquee will host a weekend of winter markets on 30-31 July, from 10am to 4pm. The market stalls will be curated by Gilles on the Ground with live entertainment and room to kick back and relax.
Adult – $18
Child (2 – 14) – $12
Family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) – $40
Skating Aid (penguins) – $5
Retro Skate (8.30pm, Friday and Saturday only) – $20