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After a two-year hiatus, Ballarat’s much-loved ice rink is back and will be at full capacity when the winter festival kicks off on Saturday. Following the easing of restrictions announced by the state government on Wednesday, one of the festival’s most popular attractions will now be able to accommodate up to 150 people per session. The ice rink will be open from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day of the festival from Saturday to Sunday July 18 with sessions suitable for children from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., sensory sessions every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and nightly disco sessions. Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The mayor of the town of Ballarat, Daniel Moloney, put on the skates on Friday to test the rink before it opened to the public. READ MORE: Businesses eagerly awaiting winter tourism boom Cr Moloney said it was important for the city to have more people able to enjoy the winter festival program. “We missed a big time last year without having it here in the city center and I can’t wait to see thousands of people coming back here during school holidays and beyond,” he said. . “Skating alone and some of our other activities in the CBD can get around 20,000 people to the center of Ballarat, which is fantastic. There is so much to do in the city and what we really need is people from Ballarat their friends and family from out of town to Ballarat because the businesses here really need it. Animal park among many events across the city. Cr Moloney said the festival was designed so that it could be scaled up or down depending on the restrictions in place at the time. “We are fortunate at this time that the restrictions have relaxed enough on Victoria to allow full capacity,” he said. “Even having more people allowed to return to the houses is also important because it means that if you have a friend or family member from somewhere like M elbourne we can now have up to 15 people in the house. Be COVID-safe, but go out anyway and have a good time. ”Winter Fest is Ballarat’s DNA, so get out there and enjoy it. There is no bad weather, there is only the wrong clothing, so just make sure to cover up and enjoy Winter Fest as there is so much to do, especially on the ice. ” As places need to be reserved quickly, potential skaters are encouraged to book their tickets online to secure their place. Masks should be worn at all times inside the venue and a QR code check-in is also required at the entrance. For more information on Ballarat Winter Festival events, or to book an ice skating session, visit www.ballaratwinterfestival.com.au. If you see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Courier because we have made this story accessible only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling the Ballarat story. We appreciate your support for journalism in our great city.



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