In partnership with Sydney Fringe Festival, NSW’s largest independent arts festival, Broadway Sydney has launched an open-air rooftop roller-skating rink for the month of September. With sweeping views over the city skyline and out to Chippendale and Glebe, it’s a rare opportunity to skate under the stars.
“I thought it was a really fun idea,” Cameron Robbie (younger brother of Australian actress Margot Robbie), Broadway Sydney’s ambassador, tells Broadsheet. ”It’s a cool activation supporting local artists. And it hasn’t been done before.”
The rooftop is covered in grass and decorated with bespoke umbrellas. Brazilian artist and illustrator Murilo Manzin, whose work is part of Sydney Fringe Festival, has painted a large, colourful mural across the brick walls. And a marquee covers the rink so there will be no raining on your parade.
Post-skate, if you’re feeling peckish, you’ll find souvlaki from Zeus Greek Street, dumplings from Din Tai Fung and a wide selection of burgers. There’ll also be DJ playing ’80s tunes well into the night.
Entry is $15 per person for night sessions and $5 per person for weekend sessions during the day. Tickets include skate hire for one hour, but BYO your own socks.
The Broadway Sydney Rooftop Roller Rink runs from September 5 until September 30, from Wednesday to Friday from 5pm until 10pm. On weekends the rink will be open from 9am until 10pm.