Ice skating is one of those idyllic winter time activities that goes hand in hand with hot chocolates, sitting around a fireplace, and rugging up in coats, gloves and scarves until you're feeling like a big walking ball of wool. With all of that in mind, you can hit a ten on the winter feels scale these cold months with Winter Fest, a fiesta of coldness coming to Moonee Valley in June.
First up, take a spin on the Moonee Ponds ice skating rink, which runs from June 30 to July 15. Bookings are necessary, and each session will run for 45 minutes — and when you leave the ring, you'll feel like an ice dancer ready for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
There's a whole host more on offer too, like free music events and live theatre at the Clocktower Centre. The Clocktower will also hold $8 movie nights throughout the festival, and there's nothing cosier than a winter night at the movies — especially for less than a tenner.