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Winter Wonderland Ice Skating rink Toowoomba
Ice skating is very cool and just waiting for you this Toowoomba on the Village Green.

Ice skating is happening in Sunny Queensland this winter in crisp and cool Toowoomba. SKATINGAT have set up their ice skating rink on the Village Green beside the Toowoomba Regional Library, Herries St in the city.

For three weeks from 22 June 2018 to 15 July, during the State school holidays, your children can have the coolest experience learning to ice skate. There's ample skate hire onsite, plus coaching and questions answered by friendly marshals. Your children can slide along the ice riding on a blue kangaroo, while you push from behind. Or adult and children learners can use the kangaroos for balance.

Ice skating Toowoomba photo op
Photo ops with the roos.
If it's a sunny day, all the better to enjoy being on the ice. Two big chiller plants pumping chemical coolant keep the (town water) ice at minus 40! Mind the conditions of entry as spraying of ice (skid-stops) are not permitted.

If you're new to skating, find confidence from this easy first lesson online. Don't be discouraged by beginner-falls. These happen at every attempt at a new technique. You and your friends could be the next ice-dancers, pair-skaters or free-skaters to reach the top. But most of all you should have fun.

The unforgettable team of Torvill & Dean began at ages 9 and 10, at the Nottingham ice-rink. Here's their dazzling ice dance routine, Bolero, performed in 1994.

Cost for Online Bookings

Per 45 minute session, includes skate hire:

Children 5-13 $15

Adults 14 $21

2 Adults, 2 children $65 free 1hr ride pass

Note: the first evening is fully booked, but there's plenty of slots after that.

Online bookings.


There's eating and seating rink-side from street vendors Slice mobile woodfired pizza and German sausage grill. Plus the Library café during opening hours will warm you up with goodies like croissants, hot chips and wedges, Skate-dog & onions, Chicken n Gravy Sled, hot pies, sausage rolls, toasties and soup. Caffeine fix with Vivo Speciality Coffee, roasted daily, it's quite a strong brew.

Winter Wonderland Toowoomba al fresco dining
Al fresco warm-ups while you keep an eye on the kids.

Outside the library, you'll find a handful of free coats, sponsored by mda.

skatingat Toowoomba
Blue kangaroos help keep you and your family have fun and stay feeling safe. Pic by skatingat.

The Winter Wonderland ice-skating is staffed with exceptional customer service and is child-safe, making your family's experience a joyous one.

For more events, this winter in Toowoomba, including free movie nights and workshops, see the Regional Council's website.
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When: 22 June - 15 July
Where: Civic Square, Little St Toowoomba City QLD 4350
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