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The Rink

Past Event


FREE (Skating from $22)
  • The Rink precinct is free to enter, ice skating tickets are $22—34 (up to 90 minutes skate-time)
  • Free activities for kids
  • Food and drink vendors on-site
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult on the ice
  • Children under 3 are not permitted to skate

Birrarung Marr


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Mass Participation
More details below
Past Event

Latest Updates

On during school holidaus until Sat 8 July. Ice skating tickets have exhausted for the 2023 Rink season. Limited tickets may be available at the ticket booth, subject to capacity.
A magic new skate spot on the banks of Birrarung Marr. Slice up the ice under a constellation of lights.
The Rink at RISING — Hero

After reviving Melbourne’s beloved winter tradition last year, RISING creates a new ice-skating experience of celestial proportions. Riverside ice skating on a new super sized rink—for seasoned and new ice skaters, of all ages. Skating aides available to help with confidence on the ice. The Rink is sheltered by an open-wall, galactic big top.

Follow the scent of buttery popcorn, hot chocolate and mulled wine towards the glow of the open-walled big top down at Birrarung Marr. Strap in and glide like a galactic gazelle under lights that smoulder like star dust.

The Rink is located in a riverside precinct which features everything you need to keep cozy. Warm up with friends and family around the firepits, tuck into delicious food and sip on drinks for all tastes (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available).

Entry to the precinct is free and unticketed. Ice skating tickets have exhausted for the 2023 Rink season. Limited tickets may be available at the ticket booth, subject to capacity.

__Open through the winter school holidays until Sat 8 July.

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DJs and Special Nights

Wed 28 June | DJ Alex Morris, 4pm-8pm
Thu 29 June | DJ Paul Gorrie (Triple R), 5pm-9pm
Fri 30 June | DJ Ennio Styles (Triple R), 6pm-10pm
Sat 1 July | DJ Miss Goldie (PBS), 5pm—10pm
Sun 2 July | DJ Adam Rudegeair (PBS), 5pm—9pm

Wed 5 July | Dear Pluto Queer Speed Date & Skate, 6pm-9pm
Thu 6 July | Vibe Positive RnB Party DJs, 5pm-9pm
Fri 7 July | DJ Mike Gurrieri (PBS), 6pm-10pm
Sat 8 July | DJ Lady Langers, 5pm—10pm

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Eat and drink rink-side

After your skate, rest riverside by the open fire with a coffee by St Ali or a Mörk Chocolate and Archie Rose boozy hot chocolate. The drink selection is plentiful with Bodriggy beers, wine curated by Glou, low-sugar and probiotic soft drinks by Bobby, Bubble Tea by Cha Time, and an Indigenous-designed cuppa of tea by Mabu Mabu. Munch on hot-buttered popcorn, or snacks from Hot Dog Deli, Fugazi Pizza, Manny’s Doughnuts, as well as sweet and savoury crepes by not-for-profit Crepes for Change. Chappys and Free to Feed are offering the chips and dips. Pie Thief will be warming the night air with seriously chunky savoury pies. Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options available.

Group Bookings

Enjoy the ultimate VIP Skating experience of celestial proportions, under a winter night’s sky for groups of 10 to up to 300 people.

Make a group booking enquiry

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The Rink at RISING is supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund – a $200 million partnership of the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne. The Rink at RISING is supported by O'Brien Icehouse.

  • City of Melbourne
  • Victoria State Government
  • O'Brien Icehouse

Image Credits

The Rink at RISING. Photo: Eugene Hyland
The Rink at RISING. Photo: Shannyn Higgins

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