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WinterFest @ Monash University

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Get your skates on and glide over to Winterfest
Monash University is getting ready to roll out its bigger and better than ever, annual WinterFest. From the 12th until the 17th August, the Monash campuses will celebrate all things wintery in the fifth year of this fun event. Highlights of the six day-long festival include fireworks, carnival rides, live music, performances and for the first time ever, an ice skating rink.

monash winter festival ice rink
Enjoy fireworks at the Winterfest Carnival


The culmination of the event is the Winter Carnival held on Saturday 17th August. This will take place from 5pm until 9pm at Clayton campus. Whilst most of the Winterfest events are available only to students, the Winter Carnival is open for the whole community to enjoy. You can satisfy your cravings with warming delicacies from food trucks whilst you are entertained by live music and other performances, or indulge in tummy-churning carnival rides. The night will end with a spectacular display of fireworks.

monash winter festival ice rink
Get your skates on at Caulfield's pop up ice rink


Caulfield campus will play host to a pop up ice rink, open for the middle four days of the festival. You can skate along to your favourite tunes or cosy up around one of the fire pits with your friends when you start to feel your toes going numb. If your ice skating skills are limited (you're not the only one) skating aids are available to keep you upright! The ice rink will open from 10am until 6pm from the 13th until the 16th of July and is free.



Other activities within Winterfest include WinterFest at The Jazz Club, Winter Fire Feast and WinterFest Launch. You can also look forward to Fire and Ice Disco night on August 14th at the ice rink. DJs will keep you buzzing as tunes dominate the ice rink and you can treat yourself to a Gozleme when those legs start aching. There will be 2 disco sessions, each running for an hour and a half. For more information on times, cost and locations of the various activities, follow this link. The timetable above will give you details of what is happening when so you can plan your fun accordingly.
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Why? For wintery fun, student style
When: Various
Phone: 9902 6011
Where: Monash University - various campuses
Cost: Free entry
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