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Ringwood’s Town Square is ready to become a winter wonderland for families this July school holidays with its own custom built all-weather ice rink.
: Combat the winter boredom blues with Eastland's new ice skating rink, opening in July. Image:Eastland Ice Rink, Simon Shiff
Opening from Saturday 1st July, kids of all ages can enjoy the starry lights and wintery wonder. It'll also be a trip down memory lane for many adults as Eastland’s ice-skating rink Ringwood was the home of Australia’s first custom-built ice-skating rink, Iceland, which closed its doors in 2005.
The 200 square metre rink will glow with twinkling lights and be surrounded by snow topped trees. It'll also feature music curated especially for skating, skate loan and a viewing/seating area.
The all-weather rink will be open, rain hail or shine and is certain to combat the winter blues during the school holiday period as it remains open until Thursday 31 August.
Entry is free for shoppers who spend $20 at Ringwood’s Town Square, a culinary hotspot featuring a wide variety of eateries and shopping options.
On selected Sunday mornings the rink will be open to local children and adults with disabilities to encourage participation on the ice in a safe and secure environment.
Where: Eastland is located at 175 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood.