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School Holidays at The Rink

Wed 24 May

Riverside DJs and double the ice plus delicious treats for parents and kids alike, mean The Rink at RISING is ready to glide into the school holidays

Kicking off Friday 23 June and running until to Saturday 8 July, RISING’s winter School Holiday Program is packed with exciting free and low-cost family activities that skate beyond the June festival dates.

Kids and grown-ups of all ages are invited to slice up the ice on a new double-sized rink that’s frozen under a deep constellation of lights and flanked by Melbourne’s glistening city skyline.

Activities

RINKY DINK—RISING 2022. PHOTO: EUGENE HYLAND

RISING’s School Holiday Program will host DJing sessions that bring a mix of disco, boogie, funk, Afro, Latin, Cumbia, yacht groove, and pop. Meanwhile beginners through to experienced ice-skaters can level-up with ice skating lessons and demonstrations from professional coaches.

Off the ice there’ll be free workshops in the holiday period where budding artists can join Jenna Lee—the artist behind RISING’s 2023 moon design—to make their own bubbly-lunar scapes using ink, straw and paper. Or they can draw on, write on and reflect on giant mirror installations with the team from Playable Streets.


FOOD

HOT DOG DELI

The Rink Food Hall is free to enter and will be serving hot-buttered popcorn, hot dogs—including classic and vegan options— and loaded fries from Hot Dog Deli, wood-fired pizza from Fugazi, Pie Thief hot pies, chips and dips by Chappy’s and Free to Feed and crepes from Crepes for Change. There’ll also be Manny's Doughnuts and Cha Time Bubble Tea and soft serve on offer.

Drinks include a range of non-alcoholic options like a wide selection of Mörk Chocolate hot chocolates, St Ali coffee and tea by Mabu Mabu, low sugar softies from Bobby and tinnies from Heaps Normal. From The Rink’s fully stocked bar, there are Archie Rose cocktails, as well as mulled wine, and Bodriggy beer and a rotation of wines on tap curated by Glou Sustainable Wine Bar.

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Free Hot Chocs

MÖRK CHOCOLATE HOT CHOCOLATE

To celebrate the first day of winter and the opening of The Rink, visitors to the precinct on 1 June will be treated free, delectable hot chocolates provided by Mörk Chocolate (while they last) and ticketholders can sign up for free lessons from the pros.


WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM SCHEDULE

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RINKY DINK—RISING 2022. PHOTO: EUGENE HYLAND

Saturday 24 June

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

11.55am Ice-skating demo

1.55pm Ice-skating demo

5pm—9pm DJs

Sunday 25 June

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

11.55am Ice-skating demo

1.55pm Ice-skating demo

5pm—9pm DJs

Tuesday 27 June

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons Auslan Interpreted

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

Wednesday 28 June

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

Thursday 29 June

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

Friday 30 June

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

5pm—9pm DJs

Saturday 1 July

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

11.55am Ice-skating demo

1.55pm Ice-skating demo

5pm—9pm DJs

Sunday 2 July

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

11.55am Ice-skating demo

1.55pm Ice-skating demo

5pm—9pm DJs

Tuesday 4 July

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

Wednesday 5 July

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

Thursday 6 July

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

Friday 7 July

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

5pm—9pm DJs

Saturday 8 July

10am—11am Ice-skating lessons

11am—12pm Ice-skating lessons

11am—3pm Jenna Lee workshops

11am—6pm Playable Streets Refection Installation

11.55am Ice-skating demo

1.55pm Ice-skating demo

5pm—9pm DJs

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MORE FAMILY-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING AT RISING

A CALL TO ECHO—THU 8 JUNE—SUN 18 JUNE

A 15-minute video installation of call-and-response choreography inviting us to dance : we can copy movements of other people, dance like animals and nature , or move our bodies in any way we’re inspired to.

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SPARK — WED 7 — SUN 10 JUNE

Thousands of luminous, biodegradable lights catch the wind and dance in the night sky.

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ELECTRIC : SPIRITS OF THE LAND — WED 7 JUNE — SUN 10 JULY

Hamer Hall’s iconic façade plays host to Ancestor spirits and celestial worlds in a large-scale projection work from Aunty Zeta Thomson (Wurundjeri/Yorta Yorta).

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HIDE THE DOG — WED 14—SAT 17 JUNE

A swashbuckling First Nations comedy for all ages that sails the high seas to hide a Thylacine and strengthen the bonds between trans-Tasman spirit stories.

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WALLABIES — WED 7 JUNE — SUN 18 JUNE

Twenty big wallabies, bursting with impressionistic colour and personality, peek out from banks of the Birrarung (Yarra River). See if you can find them all!

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TIN & ED'S MULTITUDES — MON 5 JUNE — WED 5 JULY

The reimagined deep-sea creatures have taken up residence in Fed Square. See the new lair in the atrium.

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*Multitudes and Electric continue during the school holidays.


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.

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