Get out and about this winter and enjoy the many exciting events Melbourne has to offer!
Bundle up with a warm jacket and escape the stuffy indoors for some lively entertainment at Federation Square.
From the 1st to the 23rd of July, you can pull on your skates on at Fed Square for a spin around the River Rink. Warm your bellies with some delicious food from the pop-up stalls part of Fed Square’s Winter Feasts, which runs all winter, up until 31st August.
River Rink at Fed Square
- 1st-23rd July at Fed Square
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays: 10am-9pm
- Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 10am-10pm
Whether you’re comfortable on ice or never skated before, the River Rink at Fed Square is the perfect fun-filled activity for you and your family this winter.
Bring some thick woollen socks and feel like you’re in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza (minus the snow and insane temperatures!)
This really is the quintessential winter activity for the whole family so come along and have a great time.
- Suitable for children as young as 3 years old
- Skating aids available for beginners (available on a first come first served basis)
- Skating sessions last 45 minutes and begin on the hour, every hour
- $71 for a family pack (2 adults and 2 kids)
- Concession prices and discounts available
- In wet weather, it’s recommended that you bring a spare pair of socks
Refuel your batteries after a spin around the River Rink with some hearty winter food and beverages. Visit one of the many stalls and food trucks that will pop up in Fed Square throughout winter.
With so many stalls and markets to choose from there will be something on offer to everybody’s taste. You won’t need to travel far from the ice-skating fun!
Look out for special meal discounts available by presenting your River Rink tickets to the pop-up markets stalls during the winter school holidays. Some of our favourites include:
Time Out Cafe + Bar
Stylish dining spot Time Out Cafe + Bar offers an extensive international menu. Sit out on our terrace overlooking Federation Square and enjoy the company of your friends and family and their delicious food.
Receive 25% off your bill (up to the value of $30) upon presentation of your River Rink in Fed Square ticket!
Boasting the finest Japanese cuisine in Melbourne, Chocolate Buddha specialises in share platters. Enjoy their famous Ramen noodles and Donburi rice dishes.
Get 15% off your bill when you present your River Rink ticket.
Enjoy the spectacular 180-degree view of the Melbourne city skyline at Taxi Kitchen. Their locally sourced produce makes for the perfect Australian winter’s meal.
When you order their warm winter dessert, receive a complimentary coffee/tea upon presentation of your River Rink in Fed Square ticket.
Taxi Riverside and Transit Rooftop Bar
Escape the chill and relax in Taxi Riverside’s elegant lounge and soak up the scenic view of the Yarra River. The cafe lounge offers a selection of food and beverages from the team at Taxi Kitchen.
Get a 10% discount upon presentation of your River Rink in Fed Square ticket!
Transport Public and Rooftop Bar
Choose between the warm and cosy Public Bar with sports channels and live tunes, and the classy Rooftop Bar with leather sofas, cabaret stage and balcony stretch.
Enjoy a 10% discount upon presentation of your River Rink in Fed Square ticket and free soft drinks for the kids with each purchase!
Il Pom Italian
Visit Fed Square’s own “little Italy” and enjoy your meal sitting underneath their bright red umbrellas. Il Pom Italian brings the authentic Italian experience with the superb menu and home-style cooking.
They’re running various meal specials every day of the festival.
Right on the water’s edge, Fed Square’s Pilgrim Bar makes the most of the beautiful views of the Yarra River and is the ultimate place to relax and enjoy Melbourne’s natural beauty.
Get 10% off when you present your River Rink ticket.
Please note discounts and specials are subject to change without notice at the discretion of individual restaurants.
Fed Square parking
Looking for a convenient and affordable car parking solution close to Fed Square? Look no further than Le Garage.