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Ice Skating returns to St Kilda

If you’ve ever dreamt of a Canadian après-ski experience, dream no more – Skating At returns to St Kilda this winter.

The Air Canada Ice Rink offers entertainment and a range of wonderful restaurants with delicious food and drink options through the precinct. The festival runs from the 21st of June to the 14th of July and is the place to be if you’re looking for a fun-filled family day, a night out with friends, or a little romance by the ice for you and your date.

With over 100,000 attendees in 2018, Skating At Festival is set to impress and attract large crowds across their six picturesque locations including Sydney, Brisbane, St Kilda, Adelaide, Perth and Mandurah.

Whether it’s your first time on the ice, or you’re a skater from way back, this is sure to be the highlight of your winter months. Each session is 45 minutes long and includes skate hire. If the little ones need some help balancing, or simply want to glide across the ice on a Kangaroo’s back, Kanga the skate-aid will be there to make their experience an enjoyable one.

If food is more your thing, satisfy your cravings by trying out a range of winter warmers from around the world in surrounding restaurants and bars.

Air Canada are proud sponsors of Skating At Ice Rinks in Sydney, St Kilda and Brisbane and this year, two people per city will fly away with return tickets on an Air Canada flight to Vancouver. To win, participants simply have to take a unique and creative selfie as part of the fun Instagram competition.

“We’re excited to be bringing Skating At back to beautiful locations around Australia,” says Rod Stoller, Director of Skating At. “The event is family-friendly, but something to be enjoyed by all. It’s the perfect way to make the most of the colder months.”

Air Canada General Manager Australia and New Zealand, Vic Naughton, says the Air Canada Ice Rink provides Australians with the perfect introduction to the unforgettable winter experiences Canada offers visitors.

“When it comes to having fun on the snow and ice no one does it better than Canadians,” says Naughton. “Come along and see for yourself why our non-stop services from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are taking more Australians than ever before to Canada’s winter wonderlands.”

You can observe the rink from afar, or purchase tickets to join in on all the fun.

Skating At St Kilda is located at Acland Street, Acland Street and Barkly Street, St Kilda VIC 3182. Sessions are open every day from 10am-9pm.

Air Canada ice rink tickets are $22 for adults (14+ years), $16 for children (13 years and under), $10 for children (3-4 years) and $67 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children).

For more information on the festival and how to book tickets, visit

To find out more information about Air Canada, visit

 If you can’t make it to St Kilda, or one of the other Skating At venues, but want to get to beautiful Canada, Air Canada operates non-stop scheduled services from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to Vancouver and on to more than 220 airports across Canada, the US, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. All Air Canada flights to and from Australia offers enjoy an award-winning three-cabin service, comprising Signature Class (formerly International Business Class), Premium Economy and Economy. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2018 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit:, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.