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Planet Chill - Australia's Newest Ice Skating Rink

5th March 2013

There’s no need to slip, slop, slap at the Gold Coast’s latest attraction for families. Paradise Resort Gold Coast has officially launched Planet Chill, Australia’s newest ice skating rink.

General Manager David Brook admitted there was thought behind the choice of a winter themed activity.

“We do get rain down here on the Gold Coast and we wanted to provide families with an indoor activity that they could do together,” said David.

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David Brook is proud of the Resort’s latest addition, which took around eight months to create. We asked David to explain the inspiration behind this creative idea.

“We were looking for an attraction that was different from everything else. We wanted something that was aimed at teenagers and not just young children,” said David.

The official opening of Planet Chill was held in early February, with special guest Winter Olympic Gold Medallist Steven Bradbury. Located at the Resort, Planet Chill now joins the onsite Waterpark, as a fabulous family attraction on the Gold Coast.

Planet Chill has a fully functional ice skating rink for ages 3 years and above and a games area, specifically aimed at teenagers. The Chill Zone has a number of activities including air hockey, foosball and a pool table.

Every Friday night is Disco on Ice night for in-house teenage guests and Planet Chill is also available for children’s birthday parties.

Planet Chill has proven to be more than just fun for teenagers, with many families enjoying skating together. David admitted he has taken to the ice a few times already, which brought back pleasant childhood memories.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, the Resort hosted a Dinner on Ice for the adult guests, where couples could enjoy a romantic meal together followed by an evening of ice skating. Chefs donned ice skates and proudly served the meals to the guests.

Planet Chill is the only permanent ice skating rink within a resort in the southern hemisphere. Now open to the public, everyone is welcome to enjoy this winter delight.