Have you sat down and listed the things that you’re grateful for lately? I’ve been doing it and the list just keeps getting longer. There’s so many things I just won’t take for granted anymore, like holding my newborn nephew, hugging my parents, or being served an amazing meal, or even a mediocre one, at a restaurant. The world has changed, so we need to embrace all the fabulous things that we’re able to do, while they’re on offer. So when an HONEST TO GOD REAL LIFE EVENT HAPPENS, I’m basically beside myself.
While I really should be enjoying a glass of vino tonight with some Netflix, I’m instead sharing some HUGE news that genuinely made me excited when it just popped up in my news feed.
Theres a bloody awesome event happening this Winter, just when I’d honestly given up any hope of such a fantastic thing going ahead.
Get your skates on because an ice skating rink is headed to the southern suburbs for the first time in four years from Saturday 11 July!
It’s just one of a range of fun winter school holiday activities on offer in the city, with options to suit every age and price range – see the full list below.
The pop-up rink is the brainchild of Winter Magic Ice Skating and Tobogganing and it’ll open from 10am to 4pm daily, originally until the end of July and now throughout the winter months, in the old Masters building at Colonnades’ eastern end (bordered by Goldsmith Drive and Jackson Place).
It’ll be the first time an ice skating rink has opened in the south since the closure of the Noarlunga Ice Skating Rink on David Witton Drive in 2016.
Winter Magic co-owners Michael Lalic and Lorraine Malone say they’re excited to bring ice skating back to southern kids, who have been forced to travel to Thebarton for their fix since Noarlunga’s closure.
“We just want to put a smile on their faces and encourage people to get out, have fun and keep fit,” says Michael, who designed and constructed the former Noarlunga rink, the south’s original rink in Lonsdale in the late 1980s, and rinks around Australia and overseas.
Bookings for an hour-long session (ages 3+) can be made via Eventbrite, with prices starting at $11. Two “Ice Patrols” will be on the ice to help beginners and skaters are encouraged to wear warm clothes and gloves. Half-hour lessons can also be booked by calling 0413 111 501.
The Ice Skating Rink will be located at Colonnades Shopping Centre, 54 Beach Road, Noarlunga Centre, SA 5168.