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It may not ever get cold enough to really snow here in South East Queensland, but that doesn’t mean we need to miss out on the fun of some good old fashioned ice skating.

Here are the top places to give it a twirl this winter.

The Winter Village at Northshore Hamilton
First-time skater or seasoned pro, anyone and everyone can grab a skate session pass and hit the ice-rink at Winter Village for some family fun. From now until August 29, you can book a 45-minute session, seven days a week – your pass includes rental skates and a helmet, plus there are extra socks, protection packs and skating aids available to purchase ahead of time or on the day.

www.thewintervillage.com.au

Iceworld at Boondall and Acacia Ridge
Iceworld Olympic Ice Rinks have been a stalwart on Brisbane’s ‘must-do activities’ lists for over 30 years, providing exclusive access to Olympic size ice rinks on the north and south side of Brisbane. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert Iceworld will soon be your favourite family entertainment venue.

www.iceworld.com.au

Planet Chill at Paradise Resort
Ice skating may not immediately spring to mind when you think of the Gold Coast but, you can add it to the itinerary with Planet Chill, Surfers Paradise’s only ice skating rink. Situated on the second floor of Paradise Resort, Planet Chill is an all-weather attraction which lends itself to family fun, year round – and it’s made with real ice.

www.paradiseresort.com.au

Gold Coast Iceland at Bundall
Whether it’s a birthday party, a lesson in ice hockey or a simple ice skate you’re after, you can enjoy all that – and more – at Iceland in Bundall. They offer a range of skating lessons from group to private for both adults and the kids, and also boast the only former Olympic Figure Skater in Queensland, Mrs Sharon Burley-Sullivan, who directs and coaches their Skating School.

www.goldcoasticeland.com.au 

Winterfest at Dreamworld
See one of the Gold Coast’s most beloved theme parks transforms into a magical winter wonderland when Winterfest arrives at Dreamworld! Running from June 26 to July 11, Winterfest will deliver a snowflake scavenger hunt, tobogganing, stalls for food lovers and, of course, ice skating, plus so much more.

www.dreamworld.com.au

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