While most of Europe celebrates December in nippy weather with their wool coats, boots and gloves on, the tropical weather of Singapore stands out in stark contrast. Now with the travel restrictions in place, heading to Europe for the holidays isn’t an option either.
But Singapore and its people are resourceful and we do know how to get things done. So what if we are closer to the equator? That should be no reason to stop you from enjoying a white Christmas every once in a while.
In fact, there are quite a few places in Singapore that do promise you the sub-zero weather, without the need to travel to the Alps.
Before you groove to Ice, Ice Baby, here’s a list of the ice skating rinks in Singapore and the price you need to pay there.
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Starting with the only Olympic-sized ice skating rink in Singapore, The Rink keeps its floor open for the public who can come and show their skills on ice skates. The Rink also hosts international tournaments including ice hockey, figure skating, and ice curling, as well as disco skating.
Whether you are looking to show off your skating skills or want to disco to retro tunes on a Saturday night, there’s plenty to explore here.
Snow City and Ice Hotel Gallery
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So what if you couldn’t go to the Swiss Alps as you’ve always wanted? Technology has brought snow closer to you and you don’t need to think too much about it being fake.
The Snow City and Ice Hotel certainly doesn’t make it feel fake in any way with its 3,000 sq. mt., three-storey high winter wonderland bringing in all the feels and fun.
The place has a 60-metre-long snow slope, a bumper car arena, and an ice gallery for a day’s worth of fun.
The Ice Hotel Gallery particularly is worth the visit with sculptures and furniture completely carved out of ice. If you’re feeling up for a drink, do make sure to visit the Ice Bar where the tables, chairs and couches have been sculpted out of blocks of ice.
Kallang Ice World
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While we kicked off this list with the Olympic-sized ice rink at The Rink, here’s another alternative worth checking out. The Kallang Ice World brings a spectacular ice surface and gallery-style spectator seating despite being smaller than The Rink.
It’s the right place to explore your abilities when ice skating and you can also sign up for a range of courses starting from rookie learning to pros.
You can also catch up on professional ice skating performances, and competitions and even host birthday parties here. That would be a fun day out we’d say.
Ice Skating in Singapore: What to Pack for a Cool and Comfortable Experience
Proper Clothing for the Rink. To stay warm and comfortable on the ice, wear long pants, a warm jacket, and gloves. Thick socks are also essential to prevent blisters and provide insulation. Be sure to dress in layers, as you may warm up quickly once you start skating.
Skating Gear. Bring your own skates or rent them at the rink. A good pair of gloves and a helmet are also important for safety. If you’re new to skating, consider wearing knee and elbow pads for extra protection.
Small Bag or Backpack. Bring a small bag or backpack to store your personal belongings, such as your phone, wallet, and keys. It’s important to keep your hands free while skating, so choose a bag with a comfortable strap that you can wear across your body.
Water Bottle and Snacks. Staying hydrated is important, especially when you’re exerting yourself on the ice. Bring a water bottle and snacks to keep you energized throughout your skating session.
Camera or Phone. Capture memories of your skating adventure by bringing a camera or phone to take photos and videos. Just be sure to keep it safe and secure in your bag while you’re skating.
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