Just down the Hill from Rydges Cronulla in June and July it can be a tad chilly for a swim or surf without a wetsuit, and just up the hill it can be even chillier but no need for a wetsuit to enjoy the fun!
From June 28 (10:00am) until July 13 (9:00pm) the Pavilion Stage Amphitheatre in Cronulla Plaza (cnr Kingsway and Cronulla Street) offers Cronulla on Ice.
Run by the council, Cronulla on Ice has winter ice skating fun for the whole family – it’s on real ice and no experience is necessary – kids aged two and up can get into the action. Each session runs for half an hour and costs $10 including skate hire.
Session times are Monday to Wednesday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Thursday to Sunday from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Bookings are essential as the sessions will prove very popular and the number of skaters allowed on the ice at any time is limited.
You can book online here and there are no fees for booking online but there is a 2% fee if paying by credit card - if a session is full, it will show as ‘sold out’. Tickets are also available at the ice rink box office. Entry to the rink area opens 10 minutes before the start of each session.
A terrific innovation are the free ‘learn to skate’ penguins. They provide stability, encourage correct skating and help kids gain confidence on the ice. Numbers for these are also limited so kids will have to share with others during the sessions.
And, of course, Rydges Cronulla is a short walk away for a drink, meal or all your accommodation needs.
On Friday, April 25, the ANZAC Day Dawn Service Cronulla will begin at 5:10am in front of the RSL Club with a march to Monro Park for the service at 5:30am.
"ANZAC is not merely about loss. It is about courage, and endurance, and duty, and love of country, and mateship, and good humour and the survival of a sense of self-worth and decency in the face of dreadful odds." - Sir William Deane, Governor-General, ANZAC Day 1999
Last year thousands of people braved cool conditions to be in Monro Park to pay tribute to those who fought and died in war and this year, for the 99th anniversary of Gallipoli, it should be just as well attended. If you are visiting Cronulla for the service or for a relaxing long weekend, Rydges Cronulla can look after all your accommodation needs.
Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Austraian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Commemorative services are held at dawn, the time of the original landings at Gallipoli and, later in the day, ex-servicemen and women meet and join in marches through the major cities and many smaller townships around the country. It is a day to reflect on war, and peace, and on those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we could continue living in a free country.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.