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Winter in the City

Experience Winter in the City

Lace up your skates. It’s the most winterful time of year! Winter in the City is coming in 2022, turning Civic Square into an open-air ice-skating arena from Friday 1 July until Sunday 17 July for the school holiday period.

Take a moment to enjoy the true joys of winter with ice-skating and ice sculptures, or warm up by fireplaces with a hot chocolate.

Whether you’re a skater or a spectator, get down to Civic Square for the ultimate winter fun and capture the season in all its glory at this family-friendly event.

Ice Skating

Get your skates on: 1 July - 17 July

Glide through the day and into the evening.

The rink is open 10am to 8pm from Sundays to Thursdays, and 10am to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Visitors are required to book in for their skate sessions.

What’s On

Discover more about the outdoor ice-rink, wintery offers from local retailers and all the exciting events happening in the city during winter.
1 – 17 July
Winter in the city event - Cafe Après
Cafe Après
Cafe Après will sell hot chocolate with marshmallows you can toast on the cafe fires, excellent coffee and winter soups with crusty bread.
Read more about the Cafe Après event
1 - 17 July
Canberra Centre, Winter Village
Visit Canberra Centre this July to experience a true Winter Wonderland at our Winter Village.
Read more about the Canberra Centre, Winter Village event
Until 9th July
Sidney Nolan: Inferno
Sidney Nolan: Inferno
Come upstairs at CMAG to experience the creative fire of Sidney Nolan’s huge nine-panel painting.
Read more about the Sidney Nolan: Inferno event
Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
CMAG Maker Space
Children from 4 to 10 years of age are always catered for at CMAG’s MakerSpace.
Read more about the CMAG Maker Space event


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