Winter Wonderland Ice Skating | Glenelg | 1-25 Jul 2022

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Returns to Glenelg

Brush off the winter blues, strap on your skates and enjoy beachside ice skating – and a special fireworks display – at Glenelg this July.

A Winter Wonderland will be set up in Moseley Square for the month of July, with daily, one-hour ice skating sessions kicking off on Friday 1 July under a marquee.

On weekdays, kids can take to the ice at 10am and take part in various ice games including limbo, basket shooting and mini ice hockey.

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating

And on weekends, at 7pm and 8.30pm, the ice rink will become a dance floor for the Retro Skate sessions, with music from the 80s and 90s, disco lights and a snow-making machine. 

To add a bit of sparkle to the event, a special fireworks display will be held for one night only on Friday 8 July (or Saturday 9 July if the weather is unsuitable on the Friday). Wear your winter woollies and watch the display from the Glenelg Foreshore at 8.15pm.


  • Open  Sunday to Thursday | 10am to 8pm
  • Open Friday and Saturday | 10am to 9.30pm 
  • 1 hour skating session times: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm and 7pm with an additional 8.30pm session
  • Retro Skate: Friday and Saturday nights | 7pm and 8.30pm


Online Ticket Price: Adult $18 | Child (2-14) $12 | Family (2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children) $40

Skating Aids: $5

Retro Skate: $20


CLICK HERE for Play & Go’s tips for ice skating

We recommend planning an all day trip with the kids to try ice skating followed by a hot coffee, brunch, lunch or dinner plus a spot of shopping and a must-do playground stop at both the Glenelg Foreshore Playspace and Wigley Reserve Playground. You can also read more about great coffee places and places to eat below.

Once the skating has wrapped up on Monday 25 July, the marquee will host a weekend of winter markets on 30-31 July, from 10am to 4pm. The market stalls will be curated by Gilles on the Ground with live entertainment and room to kick back and relax.


Where to Eat – Adelaide Beaches

Now that winter has officially arrived, what better way to spend the day along our pristine coastline from Kingston Park to Glenelg than to take a walk and soak up the fresh winter air and check out this Coastal Coffee Trail. 

Oceans Food Truck, Kingston Park

Oceans Food Truck, located next door to the Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park. On the foreshore of Seacliff Beach and absolutely loved by locals.

Seacliff Beach Hotel, Pirate Cat Café and more, Seacliff

One kilometre down the road is the Seacliff Beach Hotel and the Pirate Cat Café. Just a short walk up Wheatland Street you will stumble across The Garden Café Gallery with a secluded garden area.

The Esplanade Hotel and Jetty Road, Brighton

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to cafes on Brighton’s Jetty Road strip. The brunch epicentre for the locals, Jetty Road Brighton is home to popular cafes such as Alimentary, C.R.E.A.M, Beach Pit, Big Shots, The Seller Door, A Café Etc, and many more. Don’t go passed the unsuspecting with In Thais, Copenhagen, Alchemist, Brighton Jetty Bakery and Brighton Food and Wine bar all catering to that coffee lover.

The Kiosk at Somerton, Somerton Park

At the Somerton Surf Lifesaving Club, is The Kiosk, a great beachside cafe that serves not only great coffee but also classic lunch favourites and puppercinos!

The Broadway, Glenelg South

Travel North down the Esplanade, and you will find The Broadway Kiosk – the last coffee spot along the coastline before you hit the Glenelg food and retail epicentre. The Broadway is also home to an abundance of local cafes just a stone’s throw from the beach, such as Seafaring Fools, The Organik Store & Café and the Mediterranean Café Ristorante.

The Bay, Glenelg

Glenelg is dotted with a bevvy of gorgeous shops and cafes to peruse. Meander around Mosely Square and pop into the Bay Discovery Centre to plan your next visit. Enjoy the incredible waterside views by dropping into the Stamford Grand, the Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier or one of the superb eateries at the Marina Pier or settle in for a spectacular sunset.

Click here to learn more about what you can see and do along the coast this Winter.

Make sure you also pick up a free copy of the latest edition of The Local magazine, there are more than 30 Winter Warmer vouchers inside it which can be used along Jetty Road, Glenelg.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Jetty Rd, Glenelg website

What:    Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Returns to Glenelg

When:    Friday 1 – Tuesday 25 July 2022 | see session times above

Where:  Moseley Square, Glenelg

Who:      Everyone

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: Winter Wonderland Facebook page; Play & Go



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