During the semester break our local mall has put up a temporary ice rink. Not quite of the caliber of the rink in front of the Hotel De Ville, but still a lot of fun for the kiddies (and some of us older folk). I must admit I had a new respect for Eric who sometimes waits for ages for the perfect shot. I thought my hands were going to freeze off while trying to get a photo where no kid's faces were showing (even then I had to pixelate a couple of faces to be sure).
This is the first time that I've seen something like this in our area for the Winter holidays. I don't know if the Northern Beaches have caught the Winter Wonderland bug from Bondi , or if this is just something to give exhausted parents a rest (it's situated right next to a coffee lounge - perfect). Either way it was a good and relatively cheap way to amuse the ankle biters for half an hour.