To be recognised internationally as a contemporary world site and Melbourne’s inspirational public space.

To manage and develop Fed Square to actively support and reflect Melbourne’s pre-eminent civic and cultural strengths.


Fed Square is set to become a winter wonderland with the return of River Rink, part of the Winter in Fed Square season that runs from 1 June – 17 July in the heart of Melbourne.

Following on from its great success in 2015, River Rink is destined to become a popular destination as the Yarra River’s terrace is transformed to a sensational site of skating fun.  The open air rink will bring a touch of the northern hemisphere to our cool, southern climes as happy skaters of all ages can experience the joy of skating outdoors.

River Rink will be open from 10am – 10pm every day, and skaters of all levels are welcome.  Whether an experienced ice skater, dancer or just a beginner, the River Rink is the place to be.  And cute 70cm high penguins are available for hire to assist our little learners, and give them the support and confidence they need to enjoy this uniquely Melbourne winter experience.

Picture skating across River Rink, the sun sinking into the west, watching Fed Square become a fairyland of light and colour with the spectacular views of the city providing the most dramatic backdrop.  Singles, couples, families and visitors can revel in the experience as they glide on by.

Winter in Fed Square – River Rink

Open from 18 June to 17 July including across the Victorian school holidays families are encouraged to park, eat and skate at Fed Square with the convenience of special parking rates available for ticket buyers, a range of restaurants and cafes to suit any craving and River Rink to provide the perfect day out.

Tickets are on sale to the public from 1 June at fedsquare.com/riverrink and prices for kids start at $12.50 for a 45 minute session.  The ticket price includes skate hire however, transactional charges may apply.

Visitors are encouraged to book early to secure their desired session and avoid disappointment as tickets are limited!  There will be a ticket booth on site however it is recommended to pre-book tickets to save.

River Rink in Fed Square and Eureka Skydeck have joined forces to offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy a great day out in Melbourne at two of the most iconic and unique attractions the city has to offer. Purchase a ticket to River Rink and you will get discount to Eureka Skydeck and also a voucher for an extra slide at the Variety Ice Slide located between Eureka Tower and the Yarra River.

There is something happening daily at Fed Square over the course of the Winter in Fed Square celebration, that runs from 1 June to 17 July 2016, including a range of installations, exhibitions, events and performances.

Head to www.fedsquare.com/winter for details of the winter events.

Get social and stay in touch via Facebook: @federationsquare; Twitter: @Fed_Square and Instagram: @federationsquare, using the hashtag #winterinfedsquare. Share the fun and create lasting memories.

River Rink in Fed Square is THE place to be these school holidays.


Lift access & wheelchair accessible.
Accessiblity at Fed Square

Getting Here

Parking: Parking options at Fed Square
Public Transport: Journey Planner