Skating at Cathedral Square
Time Out says
Ice skate in the CBD at St Mary’s Cathedral this winter
For three weeks over June and July, you’ll be able to ice skate every day – and late into the night – at an open-air ice rink at the forecourt of St Mary’s Cathedral. During the day you'll skate under the Sydney winter sunshine, but the evenings will be illuminated with a colourful glow. You’ll be able to warm up with a hot chocolate or savoury snack from one of the food vendors throughout your skating session.
There's more beyond the rink, with ice slides – which sounds dangerously fun – jumping castles and music. Nervous skaters; ask for a ‘Kanga’ – it’s a push-along aid to help with balance and totally acceptable for grown-ups who want to save their knees (and their pride). Wheelchair-users; the rink is fully accessible. Dog owners; bring 'em (just not on the ice itself).
And we can't forget to mention the very smooth ice dating and dancing nights. Every Tuesday eve, bring your sweetheart for a special lovers' skating session. If you're still looking for love, head to the rink on Thursday nights for a retro R'n'B ice dance off, as they pump '90s and '00s hits. To keep you toastie on the inside and revving on the ice, they'll also be serving $10 Espresso Martinis at the alpine bar.
Tickets are available at the gate but buying online saves you a couple of bucks.