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Offline nicklaszlo

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New Sydney rink "Ice Zoo"
« on: March 04, 2016, 04:41:22 PM »
http://icezoo.com/

It is not quite open yet.  It's a bit pricy but in a good location.  The most interesting thing about the website is that is promises an all-hours bar.

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Re: New Sydney rink "Ice Zoo"
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 07:38:10 PM »
Does Australia have any penalties for skating under the influence? ;)

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Re: New Sydney rink "Ice Zoo"
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 10:13:16 PM »
Hell no.   If you don't have a XXXX in your hand at all times, you're not a true Aussie.   At least, so I'm told ;)

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Re: New Sydney rink "Ice Zoo"
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 05:28:08 AM »
Is this the rink that was first meant to open "at Christmas" (the year before last)?

It's a bit far to go for me (at least on a weekday) and it's not Olympic size, but still glad to see another rink in Sydney.

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Re: New Sydney rink "Ice Zoo"
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2016, 10:56:23 PM »
Is this the rink that was first meant to open "at Christmas" (the year before last)?

Something like that.

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Re: New Sydney rink "Ice Zoo"
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2016, 11:22:02 PM »
XXXX = barbed wire! Terrible stuff.

The docklands rink (Melbourne) has a bar, but won't let you back on the rink after you've had alcohol.  :P

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Re: New Sydney rink "Ice Zoo"
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 05:40:59 AM »
I checked it out.  They said they were in "rehearsal mode."

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Re: New Sydney rink "Ice Zoo"
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 05:32:00 AM »
The story I got was that the bar will be physically attached to the rink, and drinks will be allowed on the ice.  No liquor license yet, though.

I suggested fastening the drinks to the bar and giving out straws.  Otherwise the ice will soon be funny colors.

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Re: New Sydney rink "Ice Zoo"
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2017, 05:39:31 AM »
A pop-up rink in Melbourne is offering a free vodka with each public skate.

I do not think Ice Zoo in Sydney ever got their on-ice bar.  Probably the government said no.  They do have a liquor license, though.

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Re: New Sydney rink "Ice Zoo"
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2017, 07:23:02 PM »
In the US, some rinks have bars, but not ON the rink or alongside it. They're upstairs or similar. Two of those I skate at have these. They overlook the ice. One of them near me has fantastic BBQ, actually. And they serve local beers. Which I only drink AFTER skating.

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Re: New Sydney rink "Ice Zoo"
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 04:51:33 AM »
A pop-up rink in Melbourne is offering a free vodka with each public skate.

I do not think Ice Zoo in Sydney ever got their on-ice bar.  Probably the government said no.  They do have a liquor license, though.
I heard it happens in America but I'm surprised it's happening here in Aus too. It seems like a recipe for disaster considering people on public sessions will fall over and crash into people plenty even whilst sober... I wouldn't want to skate with anyone who's been drinking let alone do it myself.