Mosman’s first open-air ice-skating rink opens this weekend, and tickets are now on sale.

Set against Taronga Zoo’s historic gates, the pop-up Frozen Zoo is an all-ages experience running from Saturday 26 June to Sunday 11 July.

Ten skating sessions of 45 minutes are on each day between 10 am and 8 pm, with food and drink stalls offering winter warmers for visiting families.

Called Frozen Zoo, the attraction can cater for 160 skaters per session and sales from the rink will be used to support the zoo’s conservation efforts towards this year’s focus species, the Little Penguin.

Taronga says the ice-skating activity aims to encourage domestic tourists to the park as international border closures continue to impact visitor numbers.

There’s no denying the border closures have meant we’ve seen less international guests, however on the flip side, we’ve been heartened to see the support of local and domestic guests as they take the opportunity to get out and about and explore their backyard,” Taronga’s Simon Duffy said.

“We’re always looking for new ways to provide fun experiences to our visitors and connect them to the plight of wildlife – in this case, little penguins.”

Skating sessions run for 45 minutes and cost $23 for children aged five to 15, $25.20 for concessions and $26 for adults.

Children under four skate free with a paying adult, and your NSW Dine and Discover vouchers can be used.

Details:

Taronga’s Frozen Zoo is open from 10 am to 8 pm daily from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 11 July, with ten skating sessions available per day.

Sessions run for 45 minutes, and prices start from $20 for children, $21.20 for concessions and $23 for adults. Children between 2-4 years skate free with paying adult.

Combo pricing is also available, which includes zoo entry and skating. Prices start from $58 for adults, $35 for children, $46.20 for concessions and $203.76 for 2 x adults and 2 x children – for more combo pricing combo; please visit www.taronga.org.au/frozenzoo

Zoo Friends are entitled to a 10% discount.

Tickets are available at www.taronga.org.au/frozenzoo

Facts and Prices:

Taronga Zoo Sydney is open daily from 9:30 am – 4.30 pm

Tickets must be pre-purchased online at www.taronga.org.au/buy-ticket

Taronga Zoo Sydney is only 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay wharf or a short bus trip from the city or North Sydney.

Taronga Zoo Sydney has more than 3,500 animals from 350 species, many of which are endangered in the wild.

Taronga Zoo Friends Annual Passes are $99 online at Taronga.org.au/ZooFriends and may include two children 4-15 named in the application. Annual Passes may also be used at Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth Zoos and have other benefits.