Ice rink at JCube aims to encourage recreational ice skating
Members of the public can enjoy skating at The Rink for $21.50, which includes two hours of skating time, skate rental and the provision of gloves and socks. -AsiaOne
Over 80,000 people have visited The Rink at JCube shopping centre since its soft launch on April 2.
The Rink is the Singapore Sports Council's (SSC's) first ice rink for the community.
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, together with Members of Parliament for Jurong GRC and Yuhua SMC, as well as Government Parliamentary Committee members for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Mr Vikram Nair and Mr Alex Yam, took part in an ice hockey shootout on Sunday morning as part of the rink's official opening at JCube shopping centre.
Located at the heart of JCube on Level 3, the ice rink measures 30 metres by 60 metres and is designed to host recreational skating, figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey.
The Rink is the first sports facility developed under the Community/Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS), which encourages the integration of community or sports facilities in private commercial developments.
A national Learn-to-Skate programme has been rolled out at The Rink since May 2012 to equip participants, from young children to seniors, with foundational skills in ice skating through a progressive five-week course.
Close to 500 have registered for the programme.
Disco-themed ice skating sessions will also be held on the first and third Fridays of every month.
In addition, more than 250 participants are taking part in the first ice hockey league held at the facility.
Members of the public can enjoy skating at The Rink for $21.50, which includes two hours of skating time, skate rental and the provision of gloves and socks. People who have their own skates pay only $14 for two hours of time on the ice.
The Rink is open to the public from 10.30am to 9.30pm from Mondays to Thursdays, and from 10.30am to 11.45pm from Fridays to Sundays and on public holidays.
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