Skating At Festival - Melbourne - Review

Kate and her skating bunnies rugged up and headed for the Skating At Festival at Crown Riverwalk this morning and hit the ice rink with the help of a Kanga and loved the experience! The Skating At Festival is a pop-up ice skating festival which will run around Australia these Winter school holidays. Thank you Kate for the gorgeous pics and highlights! Looks like the babes had a really good time! To follow Kate and her little ones' adventures, head to their Insta account @kateflatman.

 Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Kanga Skate Aid - The perfect way to ease children onto the ice for their first time. Save little ones from getting a wet bottom and provide parents with something to hold onto so they look semi-coordinated! The poppets loved being pushed around on the bright blue kangaroos, whizzing past other skaters and cheering us to push them faster.

 Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Watching the helicopters take off and land from the helicopter landing pad in Batman Park (just to the left of Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium).

 Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Dancing and singing to the catchy tunes playing on the loudspeakers.

 Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Several Skating At staff are on the ice rink at all times and are happy to provide skating tips, lend a helping hand fixing skates or even snap a photo for you!

 Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Our tips:

  • Ice skating at Skating At is available for adults and children over two years old.  Kids under five must have an adult on the rink with them at all times. They must wear a helmet (provided), wear double bladed skates (provided) and have an ice skating aid (Kanga) with them at all times. Kangas need be pre-purchased prior to the session starting.
  • It can be quite tricky to secure the double bladed skates over the top of your child’s regular shoes so grab a Skating At staff member to assist you.
  • The ice rink is completely outdoors and is open rain or shine. Make sure you rug up if the weather is cold. Be sure to pack a change of clothes + a spare pair of thicker socks too (they will give you more warmth and padding inside the ice skates). 
  • Skating At tends to get busier in the late afternoon and evening. Capacity on the ice rink is capped to ensure everyone has a great time. To avoid disappointment book online to secure your desired time.
  • There is a small coffee cart onsite serving hot drinks and minimal snacks.  You will find more food and drink options inside Crown Melbourne. 
  • The closest toilets and baby change facilities are inside Crown underneath Spice Temple via escalators or lift.
  • If you’re heading out of town for the school holidays and don’t want to miss the fun, the Mornington Peninsula has a rink of its own on the Sorrento foreshore + several other locations around Australia including Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.
 Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @kateflatman for @busycitykids

For more information on Skating At, head to their website.

Busy City Kids were invited to Skating At for the purpose of a review. All opinions & feedback are genuine & truthful. Travel, food and hiring of Kangas was self funded. 

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