Friday, August 01, 2008

Ice Skating in the Tropics

Isn't it great to be living in the age that we do. No matter that Singapore sits just a few degrees off the equator; even so, it is possible to go ice skating in Singapore.

At Jurong Entertainment Centre, opposite the Jurong MRT Station, you can go ice skating at the rink on the 3rd floor. It costs about $15 for kids to skate for 2 hours, once you count in the taxes, shoes, and all that. The rink is a pretty good one, and the kids always enjoy themselves. There are some very good skaters there, with plenty of coaches for those who would like lessons.

Sadly, I heard today that the place will be torn down in October. Not only will the skating rink be gone, but the whole building will be demolished to make way for an Olympic sized rink, planning for the Junior Olympic Games.

I'll be sad to see Jurong Entertainment Centre go. It will, though, be fun to watch the progress and see what takes its place in the future.

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emmier said...

It's great when there is always a chance to go skating no matter what the temperature is and what part of the world you are in. I'm fond of skating and spend much time on the skating rink.

hifidel said...

I definitely agree emmier! We had a great day together, and will miss the rink at Jurong Entertainment Centre when it is torn down later this year!