Winterworld Fremantle is skating into the harbour city once again, and taking over the Esplanade Reserve in Fremantle from 29 June – 21 July, for 23 days of outdoor ice-skating and spectacular winter wonderland for all ages.
More than just ice skating- this winter festival is jammed packed with fun and activities for the whole family!
Winterworld is this July holiday’s most unique and iconic festival with its wide range of activities for the young and young at heart.
Fremantle Esplanade will be breaking the ice with Australia’s largest open-air ice skating rink with falling ‘snow’, the sound of kids squealing with excitement as they build a snowman in the real snow pit, flying down the Synergy power slide, getting crafty with arts activities, learning mad circus skills at the FREE circus workshops and getting festive with the Freedom Fairy face painters.
There is so much to see and do at Winterworld Fremantle – check out WHATS ON to plan your day!
Each year Winterworld brings something NEW, and 2019 is no exception – from Ice skating silent discos, kids shows in the Snow Sister’s Enchanted Forest to YES, you’re reading right, UNICORNS!
Check out WHATS ON for full details on all that Winterworld Fremantle has to offer!
The rink is accessible for all, including wheel chairs and ‘wheely friendly’ sessions throughout the season.
There are special skates and penguins for tiny tots that will help them to skate with a bit more stability and plenty of late night skate sessions for that perfect first date, or a fun night out with your loved ones.
Relax inside The National Hotel’s warm, cosy Cabin Bar sipping on mulled wine and warm winter beverages as you gaze over the rink and through Freo’s famous Norfolk pines. Explore the Market Square with local producers and food stalls serving heart-warming delicacies from across the globe. Grab a spot and roast marshmallows around the blazing fire pits which are scattered throughout the themed outdoor area or cosy up in the ever popular Winter Lounge with soft rugs, comfy couches and inviting tunes.
Winterworld Fremantle is proud to be working with our Principal Partner, City of Fremantle and the THIS IS FREMANTLE brand.
There’s plenty of things to do in Fremantle before or after your ice skating session! Take the kids for hot chocolate or find a place for a yummy lunch – fish and chips at Fishing Boat Harbour is a family favourite. Visit one of Fremantle’s museums or art galleries, book a tour at Fremantle Prison, catch a movie or a puppet show or meander around the Fremantle Markets.
Make a day out of it by visiting visitfremantle.com.au
Winterworld Fremantle will be skating into the idyllic surrounds of the Fremantle Esplanade Park.
Your safety and the safety of your little one is paramount, for this reason alone we don’t allow you to skate at any stage of your pregnancy. It’s very easy to fall on an ice-rink and we want you to stay toasty warm and safe.
Sure do, the more the merrier!
We have Group bookings, End of Financial Year packages and more!
Group Bookings start from 20+
Please email [email protected] for more information.
This unique venue was made for hosting a party or entertaining clients! Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Each skating session is in a one-hour block, 15mins to get you skate ready and 45 minutes on the ice.
You are more than welcome to bring your family to any of our skating sessions. Day sessions attract mixed ages with a stronger focus on young families and nights tend to attract an older more mature crowd.
If you would like to bring along a little skater we recommend you consider the morning sessions.
Children aged 5 and under must be supervised on the ice at all times by a parent or guardian with a valid ticket.
Not at all! Multiple seating options, open fire pits, a cosy bar thanks to our friends at The National Hotel means skating isn’t the only thing to warm you up this winter! It’s free to spectate and The National Hotel’s Cabin Bar is the perfect place to watch your friends and family skate.
Little Skaters (Under 5) MUST be accompanied on the ice at all times by a Big Skater (18+). Both must have a valid ticket.
Please note: non-paying customers cannot access the Ice Rink or Skate Hire area.
However Parents and Guardians of children (5yrs and over) skating who DO NOT want to skate may still enter the skate hire area in order to help their children with their skates.
Lucky you, please feel free to bring them along. However all ticket prices do include FREE skate hire and no discounts will be offered if providing your own.
The penguins have waddled their way to the West Coast and are there to help you through the winter. The Penguins are there to help, by having something to keep you stable and to push around the rink. They are more suited for the little ones, although adults are welcome to try and NO, they don’t bite.
A limited number of penguins have made the journey; please book in advance to get your hands on one of our little friends.
The rink barriers also act as a great support for those a little unsure.
Yes, the penguins are a popular aid and there is only a designated amount available per session. You will be notified at time of purchase if the penguins are SOLD OUT and we do suggest selecting an alternative session or brave the cold on your own.
Welcome to a frosty winter and by the port in Fremantle, so we strongly recommend wearing comfortable, warm outdoor clothing. Don’t forget to keep your fingers and toes warm, that ice rink is chilly!
Must BYO Socks!
WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED. This year at Winterworld Fremantle we have a spectacular rink cover! So you can skate rain or shine!
The only sessions cancelled are those affected by electrical or severe storms. Your health and safety is our priority, and the decision to cancel a session will be announced 15mins before the session start time at the discretion of the event organisers. This is done as close to your session as possibly to give you the best chance of skating. Weather in Perth can be crazy and changes within minutes.
If your session is cancelled we will be in touch to help you reschedule.
Please pick your session carefully as all ticket sales are final at the checkout and cannot be changed or cancelled (unless your session is cancelled by event organisers due to weather).
However, if for some reason you can no longer attend a session, feel free to surprise a friend and pass your ticket on to someone else. As long as they’re the same price type there are no problems.
Rides open at 9.30am and close at approx 7pm, however some days we may close a little earlier if it’s quiet and all the kiddies have gone to bed.
Sometimes we may need to do some maintenance on our rides or make fresh snow, in these cases the rides maybe shut for a short time.
Please bear with us and we will be back up and running asap!
RIGHT HERE – our website has loads of info! Or follow us on our Instagram and Facebook pages to keep updated.
If you have any questions please contact our ticket provider Ticketbooth on [email protected] or 1300 762 344.
For those with little feet and questionable balance, double runner skates will be available. The Double Runners simply strap over the top of your enclosed shoe to keep your child on their feet for a bit longer. Double runners are limited so please arrive early if you require these.
Stay entertained this July school holidays with 23 days of wintery fun between Saturday 28h June and Sunday 21 July 2019.
Winterworld Fremantle is open from 8:30am- till late each day.
Sunday – Thursday: 8:30am – 8:30pm & Friday – Saturday: 8:30am –9:30pm
Check ticketing site for exact session times
Sessions are 1 hr (Sessions times include getting you skate ready, 45 minutes on the ice, and a forecast of falling snow)
Please arrive 15mins prior to your session start time
Sunday to Thursday: 8:30am to 8:30pm
Session start times: 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:30am to 9:30pm
Session start times: 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm
Tickets can be purchased a through our ticketing provider Ticketbooth.
Please have your ticket either printed or on your phone/iPad (barcodes and tickets only, no receipts).
Tickets can also be purchased on the day from the Box Office -however to avoid the lines and hassle we highly recommend booking online (you also save $$ booking online)
Ticketing prices vary as shown below: Please note booking fees apply to all online tickets. There is also a card payment fee which is outlined on Ticketbooth’s website.
EARKLYBIRD TICKETS – On Sale from May 15 until May 27 at 8:00am (or until allocation exhausted)
Early bird tickets are ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE
FULL PRICE TICKETS – On Sale from May 27 at 8:00am. If you have any questions please contact our ticket provider Ticketbooth on [email protected] or 1300 762 344.
Check out the WHATS ON SECTION for all the rides, fun and activities available at Winterworld
If you haven’t received your online tickets please start off by checking your junk mail and bank statement to ensure the booking went through. If you have still not received your tickets you can log into your Ticketbooth account and re-print or please contact Ticketbooth on [email protected] or 1300 762 344.
We sure do! Simply purchase the tickets to your preferred session and bring your ticket confirmation along with your Companion Card to the box office on the day. We can supply you with the complimentary ticket.
If the ice skating session hasn’t already sold out online, we will have tickets available at the box office. Secure a spot online for your chosen session to avoid disappointment and also take advantage of our online discount. Tickets are more expensive from the Box office.
Tickets to some activities are only available from the Box Office on site. Refer to WHAT ON for details on each activity.
Most definitely! Please book for your preferred session times.
If you are booking a group with multiple wheelchairs please email [email protected] so we can ensure there is enough space during your preferred session or perhaps create a Wheely friendly session for your group.
There is a slight lip on the edge of our rink, however we can supply a small ramp and staff assistance for easy access onto the rink.
Winterworld Fremantle is a family friendly event, suitable for everyone! Young children, families, teens and adults of all ages are encouraged to visit. Winterworld Fremantle is easily accessible and offers something for everyone.
Winterworld Fremantle is partnering with the National Hotel to provide a cosy and warm Cabin Bar for patrons to enjoy drinks (mulled wines, beers, soft drinks) and the Market Square will provide global winter warmers from a variety of food stalls.
We’ve got you covered. All ticket prices include FREE skate hire.
Skates range from a child’s size 12 to an adult size 13. We also have Double Runners available for the little ones.
Don’t forget to bring your socks! We will also have socks for sale at the rink.
|Big Family Skate (2 Big + 2 grommets skaters)
|Little Family Skate ( 2 Big + 2 little skaters)
All Little Skaters (under 5) must be accompanied at all times on the rink by a Big Skater (18+). All skaters must have a valid ticket to enter the rink.
We ask that parents use their discretion when buying tickets for the really little ones, you will know your child better than anyone so please gauge their ability on walking, running and other leisure activities.
Generally speaking the youngest skaters are around the two year old mark, please see info on skate sizes below.
Penguin skate aids are HIGHLY recommended for Little Skaters.
Big Skaters are not permitted to carry babies or Little Skaters on the ice. All skaters must wear ice skates when on the ice. Big skaters can provide a helping handing (or purchase penguin skate aid) to the Little Skaters, however carrying them in arms is not permitted.