Ice skating is peninsula’s coolest event


Skating success: Members of Sorrento’s Chamber of Commerce celebrate the launch of the Sorrento Winter Pop-Up, Skating at Sorrento.

The who’s who of the peninsula gathered at Sorrento on Friday 23 June to channel their inner “Torvill and Dean” at the launch of Sorrento’s winter pop-up, Skating at Sorrento.

An ice skating rink rivalling that of Times Square and Paris has popped-up on Sorrento Foreshore from 23 June to 16 July.

The rink, measuring 25m x 9m, is set by the picturesque bay between The Baths and Rotunda on Sorrento foreshore, with ice skaters able to enjoy the views while ice skating, day or evening, rain or shine.

The Skating at Sorrento Ice Rink is a partnership between Sorrento Portsea Chamber of Commerce and Ice Rinks Australia, and is a first for the Mornington Peninsula. “We are so excited to have this new event in Sorrento”, says Natalie Garner, Sorrento Portsea Chamber of Commerce Business Development Manager. “To be able to ice-skate right on the shores of our beautiful bay and then hit the village for a bite to eat, see a movie or enjoy some retail therapy is an awesome experience unrivalled by any other ice rink or winter activity.”

The Skating at Sorrento ice rink is open Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 9pm. Promoters are planning special themed skate sessions and group bookings are welcomed. Skate sessions will run for 45 minutes.

Tickets available at or at the box office at the rink. Discounts apply for on-line bookings and guarantee preferred skate session.

Ticket prices:
On-Line: Adults $20, Kids 3-13 yrs $14, Family $59

Box office (rink): Adults: $22, Kids $16, Family $62. Enquiries to

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 27 June 2017