Some mash-ups are sent from the heavens: espresso and martinis, pizza and mac and cheese and golden retriever x corgi mixes, to name a few. And now we have bumper cars and ice skating, together at last. Our very specific prayers have been answered. Bumper Cars on Ice is a winter-themed pop-up event in Sydney and Melbourne.
Bumper Cars on Ice is exactly what it sounds like – you and your mates can drive specially-designed bumper cars around an ice rink to slip, slide and smash into each other until your hearts are content.[related_articles]66764,66008,70994[/related_articles]
It is, and I cannot stress this enough, brilliant, and it’s coming to Sydney this winter and Melbourne in November.
A ticket will score you 15 minutes of Fast and Furious-inspired driving action on the ice for $37.84. People in Melbourne will also have the option of purchasing an all-day skate pass that lets you take to the ice ring on foot between bumper car rounds for an extra $20.85.
There’s also a bar at each venue so you can warm up with cocktails and mulled wine (after your ride – don’t drink and bumper car-drive, people) and Friday and Saturday nights between 7 and 10pm are for adults only.
The bumper cars are popping up in Alexandria, Sydney for two days on September 20 and 21, and at the O’Brien Icehouse in Melbourne for two days on November 1 and 2. Tickets for both events are on sale now through the Bumper Cars on Ice website.
(Lead image: Bumper Cars on Ice)
Alana is the staff writer on AWOL who thinks the best way to travel is by taking spontaneous detours and stopping at every local bakery to try the cakes. She writes a lot about Australian TV, Big Things, cursed food, and theme parks. You can follow her on Instagram @alana.dotcom. It’s mostly dogs she meets along the way.