Things To Do in Mouille PointOutdoor Ice Rink
Where? Rotary Blue Train Park, Mouille Point, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town
When? Tuesday to Thursday from 09h30 to 18h00.
Weekends from 09h00 to 18h00.
How? Call +27 (0)83 314-9200
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
The outdoor ice rink at Mouille Point is the first of its kind in South Africa, and is an integral part of the urban renewal process of the area as a whole. This renewal has seen it blossom into a fun hotspot for kids and their parents, as it offers so much more to see and do.
The 126 square metre ice rink is made from self-lubricating Xtraice panels that are run in an eco-friendly way. So, even in the middle of a Cape Town summer, little ones between the ages of three and 12 can relish the thrill of ice skating outdoors. It is open to the public, but can also be hired for children’s parties for a real hit. While this is a first in South Africa, similar rinks have been set up successfully in attractions in about 70 other countries (one of which includes Disneyland in the United States of America).
The ice rink is part of the Rotary Blue Train Park, which was established more than 50 years ago along the coast of Cape Town. With Signal Hill, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head on one side, and the crisp blue of the ocean on the other, visitors to the park are left drinking in their spectacular surrounds appreciatively. The mini blue train is always a hit, but there are also a few other multi-use toys and structures that are designed to inspire little ones and keep them busy. The whole park can be used as a venue for parties and celebrations.
Skaters can hire bright blue ice skates, and sessions on the ice are booked at 30-minute increments.
The Mouille Point Promenade is situated in Sea Point, and is close to a number of shopping hubs (like the V & A Waterfront and The Point), gyms, boutique salons, and natural attractions, of which Table Mountain and the Clifton Beaches feature high up on the list of most international travellers.