Eastland Shopping Centre, located in Ringwood in Melbourne's (you guessed it) east, will host another pop-up ice rink this winter. The Ice Rink will be running from June 23 through August 26, so you've got plenty of time to rediscover your inner skater and (probably) bang your knees up a bit at first — it can take a couple of goes to get the hang of it.
Luckily Eastland knows this and is offering free skating sessions when you spend $20 at any restaurant or shop in its Town Square precinct — plus, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday it's 2-for-1 tickets after 5pm.
And the rink is hosting a slew of themed nights, too. On the agenda is Throwback Tuesdays from 6pm — 80s and 90s hits as you cruise around the rink — and R&B Fridays, with a live DJ after 6pm to get your ice party started.
On Sundays, the ice rink offers sensory-friendly skating for children and adults with special needs. And all proceeds, every day, go to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.
The Ice Rink is open 11am–9pm, Sunday to Thursday; and 11am–10pm, Friday and Saturday.