Our Favourite Ice Skating Rinks Around Singapore

Let's get icy!
By: Nina Shahriman
January 30, 2023

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

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Address2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11 JCube, Singapore 609731
Operating HoursEvery day (10am – 9:30pm)
Information Details+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

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

3. Snow City @ Science Center Singapore

Snow is unlikely to fall in Singapore anytime soon, but Snow City, Singapore’s first indoor permanent snow facility, is always open for business for you to experience it. Not to be missed is their Drift On Ice event, which includes bumper cars, snow sculptures, and a 60-meter snow hill. The city also offers a new winter shooting range where you can engage in paintball battles with your family and friends. While you’re there, pay a visit to Singapore’s first ice hotel. Three themed ice and snow art project zones have been created by a talented ice sculptor. You can even reserve a day at the Ice Hotel to take as many images or footage of the Ice Throne as possible or in any corner of the Snow City!

Price: $12  (Prices remain the same for all age groups above 3 years. Children below the age of 2 can enter Snow City for free)

Singapore Snow City Gear Charges:

  • Gloves – Gloves rental for an adult is $2.90 and $2.20 for the child.
  • Pants – Waterproof pants rental for an adult is $4.90 and $3.90 for the child.
  • Socks – Socks are available for purchase at $3.50 for adults and $2.90 for the child.

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Address21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
Operating HoursMonday: Closed
Tue – Fri : 10 am – 5 pm
Weekends: 10 am – 6 pm
Information Details+65 6560 2306

Preparations Before Enter The Rink

 1. Do I Need To Bring My Own Skate?

No. Skate rentals are available at the rink following your registration. Proceed to the next desk to exchange both of your shoes for ice skates after signing in at the ticket booths for entry to the ice rink area. Before class, check your US/UK shoe size because that is how the skates are sized. Arriving early or avoiding coming during rush hour can help you test the skates and see if they fit, if not, you can always ask to change until you find one that is comfy and matches your feet.

2. What should I wear to skate?

The ice floor is incredibly icy and hard, which may cause little or major injury, as well as bruises. For beginners, it is strongly encouraged to wear anything that conceals your skin. Gloves and leggings are two examples, however, if you get cold easily at the rink, you should wear some flexible pants. 

Jackets are advised because the temperature at the rink can vary. Socks are required for all attendees, but if you forget to bring one, do not worry, you can get one at the facilities. The next piece of attire would be shoes; I would say wear slippers after the session. In rental skates, your feet will sweat, and you might want something comfortable after all the skating.

3. Where can I put my belongings while I skate?

You can rent one-time lockers for a price (depending on the facility) or leave them in the bleachers/stands close to the rink, which are free and unattended. We recommend the second option, but don’t leave any valuables on it as a precaution.

4. Should I bring extra garments? 

It comes down to the individual, if you are doing it for leisure or a one-time episode, you do not have to, or if you are a budding skater and will return to the scene, we propose that you bring an extra pair of clothes for a long-term effect, because you might catch a cold but just like Elsa said, if the “cold never bothered you anyway”, then go for it!

For instance, you could pack a second set of clothes, especially pants, because you might tumble and get wet. Second, a pair of shoes or sandals for when you remove your skating shoes and walk around the rink.

5. Is there a washroom in the Rink?

Absolutely! They provide toilet facilities for visiting skaters, whether beginners or veterans, inside the ice rink area. Also, because the entire area is covered in non-slip or rubber flooring, you can take your time without changing your shoes. You can stroll with the shoes on, but we advise visitors not to run around as part of their house rules.

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!

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