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WINTERWORLD LAT­EST AT­TRAC­TION

Fremantle Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Leah Roberts

FREMANTLE Mayor Brad Pet­titt wants to make Fremantle a year­round des­ti­na­tion.

To tempt tourists and fam­i­lies alike to the har­bour town, Winterworld Fremantle is on again, of­fer­ing ice skat­ing, log fires, mulled wine and a snow pit.

Dr Pet­titt said it was “re­ally im­por­tant” to have win­ter ac­tiv­i­ties on in Freo.

“Fremantle is a great sum­mer des­ti­na­tion, but I think mak­ing it a des­ti­na­tion for fam­i­lies in win­ter is key,” he said.

“Winterworld has the largest ice rink in Aus­tralia as I un­der­stand it; it’s good to have it back as it is a pop­u­lar event.”

Last year 60,000 peo­ple at­tended the event and this year or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing for more. The event will also fea­ture snow sis­ters mu­si­cal morn­ings, free kids ac­tiv­i­ties and free­dom fairies.

Dr Pet­titt said there were plenty of things that al­ready made Fremantle a great win­ter des­ti­na­tion.

“The hid­den trea­sures is on, win­ter mu­sic fes­ti­val, you have Winterworld; our plan is to build on it for the fu­ture,” he said.

“Next year the Fremantle Fes­ti­val is also mov­ing to win­ter.”

Dr Pet­titt said he would be ice skat­ing at the fes­ti­val.

“One of my ear­li­est mem­o­ries

of Freo as a kid was ice skat­ing where ‘Met­ros’ was,” he said.

“I will def­i­nitely have a go.”

Picture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d484113

Mayor Brad Pet­titt gets his skates on.

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