Canberra’s worst kept secret is having its media launch in a few minutes so here we go.
A bigger ice rink is going in Garema Place this winter for some skating fun.
More details in a minute.
UPDATE 23/05/12 10:11 So now we’ve got a media release which tells us the rink is increasing to 400 square metres and will have a dedicated children’s area.
Also there will be “cultural sundays” to celebrate those nice ice skating cultures. And India (no really).
Adult tickets will be $15 which makes for a pretty solid cheap date followed by dinner and a drink in the city if you ask me.
It’s being funded by Canberra CBD Ltd (where you can book tickets), the ACT Government, and ActewAGL.
UPDATE 23/05/12 11:31: And now we have the Canberra CBD media release:
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Skate in the City, which attracted almost 20,000 participants, the rink size has been increased and will feature a fresh new shape and incorporate a dedicated area for children.
In total 196 sessions of ice skating will be held across the month with daily sessions commencing from 10am til 9.30pm, with late night session til 11.30pm running on Friday and Saturday nights.
The 2012 event will include the return of the Canberra Centre Fashion Parades on Ice, ice shows, themed movie nights and an improved party lounge providing an ideal space for participants to unwind after a session or family groups. Penguin skating aids will also make a welcome return in 2012 for novices, children and those uncertain about their ice skating ability. Advance bookings of penguins are encouraged due to their popularity.