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Published May 27th 2010
"Walking in a winter wonderland..." It's not exactly a refrain which would usually be associate with Australia. Even in the coldest part of the year, only a very small portion of the country sees any snow and ice. Still, the idea of frollicking in the frost appeals to a lot of Australians. Fortunately, to partake in the many joys of a frozen playground, you don't have to trek it out to Thredbo or Perisher Blue.
Macquarie Ice Rink provides a place where Australian weekenders can glide gracefully around, blissfully unaware of the heat outside. With the colder months approaching, now is the perfect time to enjoy the ice rink. Considering most people are already starting to rug up anyway, it seems a waste not to have some subzero fun.
Located inside Macquarie Shopping Centre the ice rink is a fun, affordable way to pass an hour or two on the weekend. Prices are $18 for a child under 16, $19 for a student and $20 for an adult, skate hire included. Get there around lunch time and take advantage of the lunch time special, with all patrons paying $15 between 11:30am and 1pm. There are many excellent places to eat in an around Macquarie Centre, so this is the best time to skate. There are many other special deals and events on offer, including the Friday night disco and the Saturday night kids only session.
The rink also provides skating and figure skating lessons, with prices starting at about $60 an hour.
Being cold is something which Australians often miss out on. Macquarie Ice Rink provides a great place to pretend we don't live in one of the hottest countries in the world and experience something we would usually have to travel hours for.