Family winter fun for the July school holidays in Perth and Mandurah.
After a bumper season in 2018, Skating At returns to Perth and Mandurah for family skating fun and plenty of entertainment during the cold winter weeks and the July school holidays.
Skating At is a three week festival taking place in Perth and Mandurah from now until Sunday, 21st July and includes its signature ice rink, entertainment, icy-cool rides and food and drink options. My family and I went along to have a skate on the ice and check out all that Skating At has on offer.
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The festival is free to enter, but there are fees for skating. Our four-year-old was keen to get out on the ice and was handed a cute little pair of skates to have a go! Skating sessions are 45 minutes each, which is plenty of time for little kids to have a go.
You can hire a ‘kanga’ ice skating aid, which the kids can either push around or sit on while you push them around. Our four-year-old sat on the kanga for all of three minutes before deciding she wanted to have a skate herself.
In the meantime, the two-year-old and I, who at under 3, is a little too young for skating, had a look around the festival. There is the Powder Peak giant, inflatable slide, plus the Cloud Castle Jumping Castle, which is most suitable for younger children.
For the more adventurous kids looking for an icy thrill, there is ‘The Runway.’ They can climb the peak then jump aboard aboard a snow tube and whizz down the slide! It looked like a lot of fun.
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Don’t worry if you don’t have your own skates, as all tickets include skate hire. Younger children aged 3 to 4 years can wear double bladed skates, which fit snugly over their shoes. Kids under 10 must also wear a helmet, which is also included in the price.
Skating At also feature a Winter Market, food and drink options and the Alpine Bar, which offers a range of signature drinks.
There are lockers available to store any bags or valuables, plus toilets on-site.
The festival is located close to the Elizabeth Quay carousel, and is only a short walk away from the Elizabeth Quay train station, making it easy and convenient for families to access.
Skating At is a fantastic way to experience winter in the heart of the city with the family, and a lovely introduction to ice skating for children.
Skating At: Elizabeth Quay and Mandurah
Where: Elizabeth Quay, Perth and Eastern Foreshore Reserve, Mandurah
When: Now until Sunday, 21st July
Times: Elizabeth Quay: Monday to Wednesday, 10am to 9pm, Thursday to Sunday 10am to 10pm; Mandurah: Open daily 10am to 8pm.
Elizabeth Quay: Ice rink tickets - adults $25 (14 years), children $16 (5-13 years) children aged 3-4 years, $10 and $74 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children). $15 for 1 hour unlimited ride pass. Skating Aids incur additional costs.
Mandurah: Ice rink tickets - adults $23 (14 years), $15 for children (5-13 years), children aged 3-4 years $5 and $65 for a family for 4 adults (2 adults, 2 children). $15 for 1 hour of unlimited rides. Skating Aids incur additional costs.
To Book: Elizabeth Quay - click here and Mandurah - click here