'Precious alpine memories': Icetopia returns in style

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said Icetopia is the "perfect destination" for families to enjoy a winter activity close to home.

After the success of last year, the Aquatopia water park, which saw a record 78,000 visitors over the summer, has been transformed into a winter wonderland for the July school holidays with the rink opened for the first time on Saturday.

Last year 6100 people took to the 250 square metre ice-skating rink complete with snow, festive lighting and music. This year's event will run until July 21.

"Icetopia is an opportunity for local families to make precious alpine memories without the cost and having to brave crowded ski fields," Mr Carbone said.

"We want families to get out and be active and have fun together during the school holidays. We know it is expensive to go to the snow so we are bringing the magic of the snow to Fairfield for everyone to enjoy.

"Council is committed to providing fun, affordable and inclusive activities and events for local families to grow our city's reputation as a great place to live, play and raise a family."

Icetopia 2019

Dates: July 6 to 21

Prices: $11 for the first skater, $16 for two skaters and $22 for three skaters.