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Disco Ice Skating at Ice Zoo

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Published November 4th 2016
Melt the ice at the rink with lightning fast speeds
Ice, ice, skating. Ice, ice, skating. Alright, stop. Collaborate and listen.

Every Saturday, the family-friendly rink at Ice Zoo has a Live DJ for Disco on Ice. There are two sessions: one from 6pm to 7:30pm, and one from 8pm to 9:30pm.

ice zoo ice rink
Squad life


If you're a tad on the sadistic side, you might delight in watching your friends fall down as they try get the hang of ice skating. It takes time, but eventually they'll pick it up and be racing around the rink before you can even blink. And if not, there are always little penguins on hire. These are a bit on the expensive side at $8, so unless you're willing to pay that money, you're better off holding onto a friend (or make friends with a stranger) and hope for the best. Worst-case scenario: you both fall over and knock out a few teeth.

ice zoo ice rink
I was water before it got cool


If you love a bit of competition, find a friend and race each other on the ice. Even if you're not the winner, you can just pretend that you are. Maybe the rest of your friends will think it was a tie.

A few tips
One tip my good friend Phoebe told me was to hire skates that are a shoe size smaller than your usual size. I'm not sure exactly why, (probably something to do with them not falling off maybe), but I trust Phoebe so you should too.

ice zoo ice rink
My well-trusted friend Phoebe


Another tip is to only hold hands if at least one of you is adequate at ice skating. Hand-holding while skating will only lead to the both of you falling over. It's a double catastrophe. Now, while that'll be hilarious to your friends, it won't be to you. Hand-holding seems cute in the movies, but it's not. Wear thick socks and jeans to avoid any unnecessary injuries.

ice zoo ice rink
No one laughed while you were skating, but the ice made some cracks


Due to the temperature of the ice rink, your breaths come out as clouds of fog. Use this opportunity to pretend you're in a movie, and say some movie quotes to your friends…"I'll never let go Jack. I'll never let go."

If you love music (which I'm pretty sure most people do), then here's a tip for you. At the Disco ice skating, there is a Live DJ on the ice in the centre of the rink. You can skate up to him and suggest a song which he'll add to his lineup of songs. I recommended for him to play YMCA. It was AMAZEBALLS when everyone in the rink joined in for the dance moves.

You might end the night with blisters the size of golf balls and a sore bottom from landing on the ice one too many times, but there'll also be a giant smile... with a few teeth missing.
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Why? Have some fun on the ice (not the drug)
When: Disco is every Saturday 6-7:30pm, 8-9:30pm
Phone: (02) 9669 6445
Where: 689 Gardeners Road Alexandria NSW 2015
Cost: Toddler (2-4 years) $10, Child (5-15 years) $18, Pensioner Concession $18, Adult (16 years and above) $20, Family (2 adults, 2 children OR 1 adult, 3 children) $60, Skate hire $4, Penguin hire $8
Your Comment
Nice article. I like your style of writing. Very easy to read.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|2479) 1776 days ago
wonderful
by lilyk (score: 0|4) 1779 days ago
Amazing Article!- From your drunk looking friend
by p.smi (score: 0|8) 1779 days ago
Great article! It reminded me of my ice skating days at Homebush ice skating rink back in the 70s, we even had fun skating to YMCA. Keep up the writing it was well written and fun to read.
by emare (score: 1|59) 1777 days ago
I remember skating when I was a teenager. I just loved it, blisters and all. This brings back good memories. Christina
by c.rof (score: 1|24) 1774 days ago
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