Repeatedly falling over and crashing into walls doesn’t wipe the smile off anyone’s face as they skate around Dubbo’s temporary ice rink.
Frozen Wonderland Ice Skating has taken up residency at the Dubbo Showground and has been a popular point of attraction for locals and visitors during the school holidays.
The doors of the venue opened on the first day of school holidays and has attracted on average 100 people per day.
Easter Monday blew that average off the park as around 300 people strapped on the skates and took to the rink.
It was a welcomed response for owner Ken Jensen and his wife who have transported the Bundaberg-based business to NSW for the first time.
“People are thanking us for keeping the prices so low, which we’ve been able to do because council helped us with negotiating a good price for the shed,” Ken said.
The team at Frozen Wonderland Ice Skating have run five sessions per day which includes one evening session. Each session runs for 1.5 hours and is open to children from five years old.
Ken said the day often starts out quiet before building up toward the end as predominately 18 to 25 year olds attend the evening sessions from 7pm.
“We work the ice,” he said. “In the morning it’s not too slippery so it’s easier for the kids, then in the evening it’s nice and smooth for the older ones. At the start of each session they all cling to the walls, but I believe 98 per cent within 20 minutes come off and get going.”
Those interested in having a skate can inquire by phoning 0437 929 373 or by visiting Frozen Wonderland Ice Skating on Facebook.