Our Favourite Ice Skating Rinks Around Singapore

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By: Nina Shahriman
January 19, 2022

In Singapore, there are only two seasons: hot and hotter. When monsoon season arrives, expect cold wet days or bursts of humidity. However, no matter the weather, there’s one activity that we love: ice skating! That’s why Glitz is listing out the best rinks in Singapore to live out your Ice Princess dreams at these chilly ice skating spots.

Where To Go Ice Skating In Singapore

1. The Rink

Singapore’s first Olympic-sized rink, which spans 1,800 square metres, provides more than simply a casual spin on the ice. They feature classes for every ability level, whether you’re a shaky first-timer or a seasoned skater looking for some stunning feats. If you get a buzz from watching ice sports, they conduct events for hockey, broomball, speed skating, and ice curling on a regular basis.

Also, don’t miss out on their special events to turn your night alive with disco skating! Every Friday and Saturday night, the rink comes alive with a skate party, complete with flashing lights and funky music.

Price: Adult ($14), Child ($12) – 2-hour session

Address2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11 JCube, Singapore 609731
Operating hoursEvery day (10am – 9:30pm)
Contact+65 6684 2374

2. Kallang Ice World

Kallang Ice World is built to meet competition specifications. The ice surface boasts high-quality finishing, making for a memorable skating experience. While Kallang Ice World is somewhat smaller than The Rink, it has a superior ice surface and gallery-style spectator seating that meets competition requirements. Its mission is to transform you from side clingers to semi-pro skaters, and it offers a wide selection of courses for both beginners and professionals.

It’s also a great place to hold ice skating shows, contests, and even birthday celebrations. That’s correct, the ice rink may be rented for private occasions as well. Kallang Ice World also offers courses ranging from beginning training to advanced sessions for the more serious skater.

Price: Adult ($17.50), Student ($16.50), Child ($15) – 2-hour session

Address5 Stadium Walk, Level 3, Singapore 397693
Operating hoursEvery day (10am – 10pm)
Contact+65 6348 1123

Ice Skating Tips For Beginners

Wearing the right skates

person wearing white leather boots

If you’re just getting started, renting skates from most recreation centres will suffice. However, if you acquire the skating itch and decide to take up the sport, invest in an excellent pair of skates that will endure and, most importantly, fit properly and give adequate support.

Stand upright

Leaning back will almost certainly result in you landing on your rear, if not worse. Keep your knees bent and your weight forward for optimum results. To maintain balance, extend your arms out in front of you and stretch them wide.

Understanding directions of skaters

three children skating on ice rink

While the way you are skating may not be your preference at first, there is typically a directional guideline to follow on the ice, either clockwise or counterclockwise. If you try to skate the wrong way around the ice rink, you will injure others and potentially yourself.

Knowing how to tie your skates

If you don’t tie your skates correctly, they won’t be the ideal ones for you. If your skates are too tight, your feet will certainly get numb, while skates that are too loose may not give adequate ankle support.

Stop looking down

It’s astonishing how many individuals who are new to skating spend all of their time staring down at their feet rather than forward. Instead, keep your head up and gaze ahead so you can notice who or what you’re going to collide with!

Lessons may help

Taking some classes is necessary if you truly want to learn the fundamentals. Take a few group classes, which are provided for a variety of ages at most rinks. Bring a buddy with you as well, because learning with someone will help you relax on the ice.

Warming up is essential

person in black jacket and black pants playing ice hockey

Skating takes place in a chilly arena; therefore, your muscles will be cold at first. It’s not a good idea to immediately toss your leg over a barrier and start stretching before skating. Stretching in a chilly environment can cause muscle rips, so dress up warmly and begin with bending before moving on to stretching.

Learn how to stop

One of the first things you’ll need to learn is how to quit. Bend your knees, turn each foot’s toes inwards, point your heels out, and push out on your heels to come to a halt. Instead of crashing into an unlucky stranger, this will slow you down and bring you to a halt.

It’s okay to fall down

When you fall down (and you will), laugh it off and get back on your skates as quickly as possible. Don’t take yourself or your skating too seriously; even the finest of skaters fall down on their backs from time to time. It’ll be much more entertaining if you do it with style!