If winter for you is all about snow and ice, sleds and skates, don't hesitate to visit the ice rink in the middle of Federation Square. The skating rink is open throughout July (dates varying every year).
In the evening, the rink area is illuminated by bright lights. You can rent skates on the spot. In addition, you will be helped by a plastic penguin or seal, which serve as ice skating training wheels. Enjoy skating with a picturesque backdrop of the Melbourne city skyline and Yarra River.