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Published October 21st 2011
Fancy a day at an ice skating rink? Well, I sure do. Australia being the driest inhabited country, you probably wouldn't imagine it to ever get snow. But for this instance, there's always the beauty of an ice skating rink; a place to spend a sunny hot day cooling off with some ice skating.
The ice rink is located at Phillips Ave, Canterbury and you can't miss it because next to it is the Canterbury Aquatic and Fitness Centre and next to that is Tasker Park. Luckily, it's just a 7 minute walk if you get off from Canterbury Train Station or better yet if you catch a train from Canterbury station, you can then catch the bus 487 which stops really close to it. But, if you're a person who likes to chill out with lots of friends like me, it's best to go by car if you can arrange it so you can bring some food and your skates. Don't worry, there is a carpark and there are skates for hire.
The prices are fairly reasonable starting at $10 for under 5 year olds, $16 for 5-12 years and $19 for 13 years and over which of course includes skate hire (normally $3 for hire). There's also a family price (2 adults and 2 children under 12) at $60 which saves you $10. The rink is open all days except for some public holidays and runs from 2:30pm-4:30pm and 8:15pm-10:45pm on Saturdays (for those who want to skate and night) and 1:15pm-3:15pm on Sundays (public skating times), which basically means two hours of fun.
They also have a convenient snack bar, open from 7am-9pm seven days, that provides foods like hot chips, pies, sausage rolls and toasted sandwiches.