Don't miss your chance to glide on the 30m outdoor McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink!
Book Your Session
To guarantee your spot, we strongly advise pre-booking your session in advance. These sessions are incredibly popular and often reach full capacity. Soar ahead of the crowd and secure your spot now to ensure an unforgettable ice skating experience!
Ice skating runs day and night.
Sessions operate every hour between 9am - 9pm (last session starts at 8pm).
- Adult (15+) - $15 per person
- Children (6-14 yrs) - $12 per person
- Toddler (3-5 yrs) - $8 per person (includes Skating Aid required for all skaters aged 3 - 5 years old)
- Skating Aid - $8 each
Additional booking fee and credit card charges apply.
Helmets and ice skates are included in the ticket price
Available ice skates range from small children to a Men's size 13.
Terms & Conditions
- Children under 10 years of age must wear a helmet (helmets are provided). Helmets are high recommended for all skaters.
- Children under 5 years of age must be accompanied on the ice rink by an adult at all times.
- Children under 3 years of age are not permitted on the ice rink under any circumstances.
- Children 3 - 5 years of age MUST hire a Kanga Skating Aid and be accompanied on the ice by an adult at all times.
View the full terms and conditions here.
For all ticketing enquiries please call 123 Tix on (02) 6881 8632 or email 123 Tix.
On Kids Day the McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink will be pumping some of the best kids music.
- Wednesday 5 July
Wednesday 12 July
Quiet Sessions accommodate people with specific sensory sensitivities. No music will be played during these sessions and are suitable for those who would benefit from a more relaxed environment on the McDonald's Ice Rink.
- Tuesday 4 July | 10am
- Thursday 6 July | 10am
- Tuesday 11 July | 10am
- Thursday 13 July | 10am
Accessibility Day - Reduced Capacity Sessions
The aim of Accessibility Day is to ensure those living with a disability can enjoy the festival in a fun, safe and supported environment. Reduced capacity, more accessible friendly sessions will run on the day.
- Thursday 6 July | 10am, 11am, 12pm
Skate & Date
Go skating under the stars while some of the most iconic romantic ballads play over the McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink. It's the perfect date night!
- Sunday 2 July | 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
- Sunday 9 July | 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Do you Wanna Dance with Somebody on the ice? Come retro night skating on the final weekend of the Bathurst Winter Festival and skate to the biggest hits of the '80s, '90s and '00s. We bet that's what you want, what you really really want!
- '80s Retro Night - Friday 14 July | 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
- '90s Retro Night - Saturday 15 July| 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
- '00s Retro Night - Sunday 16 July | 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Ronald McDonald House Charity Fundraising Session
Ronald McDonald House Charity help give seriously ill children the best gift of all – their families.
Help raise funds to keep families of seriously ill children together and close to the care their child needs by adding a donation to your ice skating booking on Friday 14 July at 10am.
Corporate Skating Sessions
Each year a limited number of exclusive corporate ice skating sessions are available for purchase.
With exclusive use of the McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink, corporate skating sessions are a great opportunity to host a staff social night, reward members or give back to clients.
2023 bookings now open. We encourage businesses to get in quick to avoid missing out.
For enquiries, a list of available sessions and to book, email us or phone 123 Tix on (02) 6881 8632.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to go ice skating?
You must be at least 3 years of age to skate on the ice.
Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Children 3 - 5 years old are required to have a Skating Aid (included in Toddler ticket).
Do I need to wear a helmet to skate on the ice?
Children under 10 years of age MUST wear a helmet – Helmets are highly recommended for all skaters.
Helmets are provided at no extra charge, you do not need to bring your own helmet.
How long is one ice skating session?
Each ice-skating session is 40 minutes long.
Can I purchase an ice-skating ticket on the day?
Yes, ice skating tickets can be purchased on the day subject to availability.
Please note that sessions often sell out, we recommend pre-purchasing your tickets.
How long before my session do I need to arrive?
It is recommended you arrive approximately 15 minutes before your session is due to begin. In this time, you will have your tickets checked, be fitted for ice skates and helmets, and skating aids will be allocated.
Do I need to bring my own ice skates?
You do not need to bring your own ice skates. Ice skates are provided as part of your ticket. If you do own your own skates, these are also permitted.
Will my session be cancelled if it is raining or due to poor weather?
The ice rink can operate in most weather conditions. Sessions will go ahead in rainy, wet conditions unless the Promotor deems it a risk to skaters. Ticket Holders are recommended to bring suitable outdoor clothing.
No refunds will be given due to inclement weather if your scheduled session proceeds. In the unlikely event that the Promoter deems it necessary to close the ice rink as a result of bad weather to ensure the safety of skaters, alternative sessions will be offered to Ticket Holders, subject to availability. Refunds will only be given if a session is cancelled by the Promoter being Bathurst Regional Council.
What do I need to bring?
Please ensure you arrive with your tickets either printed or accessible on a mobile device. Please provide proof of identity in the form of a driver’s license, passport or Proof of Age card.
If I can no longer make my session, can I get a refund or reschedule my session?
You can make changes to your ticket booking up to 48 hours before your session is scheduled by contacting 123Tix on 1300 001 238. Any time after this, tickets are like those of a concert or other event and non-refundable and changes cannot be made. Please check carefully when making your booking.
No refunds or exchanges on any ticket except as required by and/or specified by the Entertainment Industry Code of Fair Practice. No refunds will be available for illness or injury. Incorrect purchases are NOT guaranteed a refund and are at the discretion of the promoter.
In the event the Event Organiser grants a refund, the refund will be minus all booking fees and credit card charges.
Ice Rink Accessibility
Are wheelchairs allowed on the ice?
Yes. Wheelchairs can be used on the ice at any time and there are reduced capacity, more wheelchair friendly sessions available on Accessibility Day.
Are carers of companion card holders allowed on the ice free of charge?
Yes. Companion Cardholder's support persons receive free entry upon presentation of a valid companion card. To book tickets with Companion Cards please call 123 Tix on (02) 6881 8632.
Are there special sessions for people with special needs on the ice?
Quiet sessions are held at 10am every Tuesday and Thursday. This session is designed to provide a low sensory ice-skating experience to cater to all abilities. No music is played during this session.
Reduced capacity sessions will also run on Accessibility Day. These are sessions that are more wheelchair and accessibility friendly. The day aims to ensure all abilities can be part of the festival, while ensuring a safe environment.
Proudly sponsored by McDonald's Bathurst, Bathurst West and Kelso.