Central Coast Council is bringing the popular outdoor ice skating rink back to Gosford and turning Kibble Park into a wintery wonderland for the Coast to enjoy.

From 11-18 July, families can head down to ‘Winter in the Park’ and join in the many free activities including snow play, live shows and entertainment.

Council Unit Manager Community Partnerships, Glenn Cannard, said families are invited to come along and make the most of this free event with the family.

“This is a fun, free event run by Council which brings families together during the colder months.” Mr Cannard said.

“We receive a lot of positive feedback on running these types of events which help keep the family entertained, create memories, build a stronger community and support local businesses.

“There will be free activities, live entertainment, food stalls as well as the popular outdoor ice skating rink and we invite families on the Coast to save the date, come down to Kibble Park and join in the fun.”

DJ Jazzy and some of the Coast’s local dancers will be performing the exciting ‘Whacky Winter Wonderland Show’ and for the aspiring young DJ’s on the Coast, there will be the opportunity to test your DJ skills on the latest equipment.

Papa Smurf and Smurfette will be making an appearance with a special stage performance, the GBID Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be back, the Fun Engine Fire Education Truck will open its doors to those who are keen to learn more about fire safety, and on 11 and 13 July, Star 104.5 will run some free arts and craft activities and set up ‘The Star Chalet’ with marquees, lounges, props and music.

To view the full program or for more information visit centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/events

The outdoor ice skating rink will be open daily from 10am-8pm with 45 minute sessions starting on the hour. Skate hire prices start from $12pp.