It’s healthy, fun, and suitable for all ages – ice skating at The Rink, JCube, checks all the boxes for an ideal family pastime.
Playground-trawling, movies, museum trips and a huge variety of enrichment classes – these all help to keep the young ones suitably entertained over the weekends. And now you can add one more addictive option to the list: ice skating.
It’s fun for everyone – from kids above the age of three to adults – and provides a great workout while keeping even the most sweat-allergic parent happy. To get started, there’s no better place to visit than The Rink.
Located at Level 3 of JCube (a mere ﬁve-minute walk from Jurong East MRT station), The Rink is Singapore’s ﬁrst and only Olympic-size ice skating rink.
The expansive venue hosts exciting events and activities, including skating lessons for kids and adults, and international tournaments in ice hockey, ﬁgure skating, speed skating and more.
CHILL OUT ON ICE
You can get acquainted with the sport at your own pace, by renting skating aids that help beginners balance on ice. Bonus: The littlest in the clan will get a kick out of using the penguin skating aid designed for those below 1.2m in height. Voila, fun on the ice, without the fear of falling!
To avoid waiting in line during peak hours (a real drag for anyone with restless children), you can purchase tickets in advance on The Rink’s website.
STEP IT UP
If the kids fancy honing their skills, there are lessons customised for everyone from novices to pros.
Children aged three to ﬁve are put in the Kids Learn-to-Skate lessons every Tuesday at 3pm. At the most basic level, kids learn safety basics such as how to fall and get up, stationary dips, penguin steps and two-footed glides. The half-hour lesson boasts a comfortable teacher-student ratio of one to ﬁve.
Older kids from six to 12 years old and even adults can participate in the Basic Learn-to-Skate lessons scheduled every Saturday and Sunday at 9.45am. Consisting of four progressive levels, you’ll pick up various skills from safety basics to swizzles and fancy glides.
The Rink is also where you can throw the coolest parties! Treat your kids and their friends to an afternoon of fun on the ice, with a value-for-money party package. At $35 per person for a minimum of 10 guests, you get admission for two hours, skates rental, the use of a party room and a host who’ll help during the event.