SkatingAt Festival | Ice-Skating in Victoria Square | 28 Jun – 21 Jul 2019

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SkatingAt Festival is in Adelaide this Winter.

The SkatingAt Festival is in Adelaide this Winter and it promises to turn Victoria Square into a world of enchantment, magic and wonder with an open-air ice rink, rides, entertainment and food and drink.



Ice Skating Rink

At the heart of the SkatingAt Festival, is the ice skating rink. They offer Kanga ride-ons for beginners. You can see these blue Kangas in our photos below. If you went along to Santa’s Wonderland last year, you will be familiar with them. They are great as they give you the option to push them around as something to hold onto, or a child can sit on it and can be pushed around for a ride.

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ice skating adelaide rink from outside

The Runway

Ride a snow tube down an icy slope. The tube is an inflatable one and Adults can ride with a child on their lap.

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Other activities:

  • Large Inflatable Slide
  • Cloud Bouncy Castle
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Kanga skate-aids to help small kids balance. Kids can also sit on these and glide around the ice.
  • Après-Ski Bar & Winter Market offering food and drink.

Inflatable Slide & Bouncy Castle

There is a large inflatable slide for the kids and bouncy castle.

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The Ferris Wheel

Our friend Peter Lohmann from South Australia’s Best Kept Secret tells us that this is the largest completely transportable Ferris Wheel, ever to come to Adelaide. It’s not the largest in Australia, but the largest one that’s visited here. Standing 35 metres tall, riders will get fantastic views of the city and surrounding areas. There are 20 carriages each holding up to 6 people, so queues or waiting time are cut down. At night it lights up in colours.
This Ferris Wheel is so big it takes 8 people 3 days to assemble, and after the festival, 8 people 2 days to disassemble. It is so big it is transported on four semi trailers, three of these trailers bolt together to become the wheel & the fourth trailer transports the carriages etc (a bit like a Transformer).
ice skating adelaide ferris wheel fountain
ice skating adelaide ferris wheel bouncy castle
ice skating adelaide ferris wheel vic square

Food Stalls & Bar

There are four food stalls and a bar.

Dates & Times:

Friday 28 June – Sunday 21 July 2019

  • Mon-Wed : 10am – 9pm
  • Thurs-Fri : 10am – 10pm
  • Sat : 10am – 10pm
  • Sun : 10am – 10pm


SkatingAt Festival is free to enter and spectate. However, the ice-skating sessions and the rides require a ticket to enter.

Ice-skating sessions and rides can be purchased online and on-site, however, sessions can sell out, so booking early is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Capacity on the ice-rink is capped, to ensure you have a great time. To avoid disappointment book online to secure your desired time plus it’s $1 to $2 cheaper than buying there.

Cost for Ice Skating Online:

Adult Skating (14+ Years)  |  $23  (or $24 at the venue)

Child Skating (5-13 Years)  |  $17 (or $18 at the venue)

Family Skating (2 Adults & 2 Children under 14)  |  $76 (or $78 at the venue)

Kids below aged 3-4 years | $9 (or $10 at the venue)

Tickets include skate hire and 45 minute ice rink session

Accessories are also available for purchase and include skating aid, protection pack, socks, beanies and ponchos.

To go on rides you need to buy coupon tickets at the ticket box (like at a carnival or the Royal Adelaide Show). Coupons provide access to Inflatable Slide, Ice Slide, Jumping Castle and Carnival Ride. Depending on the ride you will need between 2 and 5 coupons per ride. 

Single coupon $2 | 10 coupons $19 (online) | 20 coupons $37 (online) | 30 coupons $52 (online)



The grass can be a bit muddy in places so wear suitable shoes.

If you want to avoid the crowds, go early in the morning.

Read our Tips for Ice Skating – Guide for Families here

For more information and all enquiries please visit the SkatingAt Festivals website or Facebook page.

What SkatingAt Festival 

When: Friday 28 June – Sunday 21 July 2019

WhereVictoria Square | Grote Street, Adelaide

Who: Ages 3 and up

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: All photos by Play & Go Adelaide


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