Wheels or blades, ice or land, just grab the kids, strap on your skates, and glide! Here's where to go skating in Singapore.
Whether you used to ollie with the best of them or were your town’s Michelle Kwan, skating is definitely a skill worth sharing with the kiddos. And why not? Skating teaches coordination, balance and builds endurance and flexibility. Plus, it’s really, really fun — especially in kid-friendly Singapore. Want to know where to take the kids? We’ve got the lowdown on where to take your kids ice skating, skateboarding, rollerblading and rollerskating in Singapore:
Where to go skating in Singapore
ICE SKATING RINKS IN SINGAPORE
1. Kallang Ice World
Glide onto the rink at Kallang Ice World for an authentic on-ice experience. As the largest skating rink in Singapore, Kallang Ice World is a popular destination for both professional and non-professional skaters. With free support frames for kids and skating courses for anyone and everyone, you’ll be zooming across the ice in no time. Kallang Ice World is also available as a venue to book that extra special birthday party for the kids and it’s an ideal venue for performances and competitions. So if you prefer taking a backseat to the action, there’s prime seats in the viewing gallery.
Where: 5 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397693, p. 6348 1347
2. The Rink at JCube
Located on Level 3 of the bustling JCube, The Rink is one of the more popular ice skating rinks in Singapore. On top of having real ice, there’s skating aids for all ages. The Seal aid is a little bit pricier but it’s worth it for giving the kids a ride on top of keeping you upright (and it’s cute to boot!). While it does get pretty busy with ice hockey tournaments and training sessions for the National Skating Association, there’s a helpful schedule on the website to let you know when the rink is open for public freestyle skating sessions. Tickets are for two hours each with extra skating time calculated at every extra half hour.
Where: 2 Jurong East Central 1, JCube Shopping Mall Level 3, Singapore 609731, p. 6684 2375
ROLLERBLADING AND ROLLERSKATING IN SINGAPORE
Prefer to stay on solid ground? No problem! Although there are no more roller rinks in Singapore, there’s plenty of skate parks to do crazy tricks at or Singapore’s prettiest parks where you can admire the flowers as you zoom by. Explore Singapore’s greenery in the comfort of your own set of wheels, or hire your gear from skate shops scattered around the island.
Ever wanted to try an electric scooter? Rent one for 24 hours at $36 and pick it up from the shop or arrange to have it dropped off at your home. Skateline also offers inline skating lessons for beginners and even private lessons for families and friends. Don’t miss the inline skating holiday camps for kids, either!
Where: Ang Mo Kio, Pasir Ris Sports & Recreation Centre and Peninsula Shopping Centre, p. 6289 0021
Rent a pair of inline skates from Inlinex and bring them anywhere in Singapore to skate. Rent is charged per hour, or even a whole day. You can rent the full set including helmet, skates and gear for $25 for one day. Remember to bring your IC or passport when you rent.
Where: 201 Henderson Road, #07-05 Apex, Singapore 159545, p. 6858 2887
3. Inline Culture
Not only does Inline Culture offer skate lessons for a variety of occasions including school programs and corporate events, it also teaches skating in different styles (freestyle, speed, hockey, slalom etc.)
Where: East Coast Park, Carpark C3, 1018 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449877, p. 6344 5522
Got a free weekend? Pick up inline skating at just $5 per lesson with Exis. Learn better techniques for stopping and turning in the company of other skating enthusiasts, or just friends and family.
Where: East Coast Park, Car Park F1; Sengkang, Hard Court Opp Anchorvale CC; Choa Chu Kang Park, Hard Court; [email protected], Level 3, Open Space Between Blk 1A and 1B, p. 9137 7664
Bring back the grooviness of the ’70s at HiRoller’s roller disco over at Pasir Ris. We’re talking roller or inline skating to the latest tunes and flashing disco lights. We’re here for this revival, and so are our kids!
Where: www.hirollersingapore.com; Level 5 E! Hub @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599
SKATEBOARDING AND SKATE PARKS IN SINGAPORE
Whether the kids need space to nail new tricks or learn how to skateboard, there are quite a few skate parks ’round the island to get their Tony Hawks on, including an awesome skateboarding school for kids of all ages.
1. Somerset Skate Park
Located right across from 313 Somerset, Somerset Skate Park is a haven for both beginner and advanced skateboarders. SkateSports offers classes for kids ages 6-13 where they’ll learn basic skateboarding techniques and tricks.
Where: 1 Somerset Rd, Singapore 23816
2. Xtreme SkatePark
Xtreme SkatePark at ECP was built to perfectly blend into that laid back beach vibe the East Coast is known for. Plus, it has a combo bowl, a vertical bowl and even a street course for kids (and kid-ults) to practise their tricks on. The folks at SkateSports offer lessons here too!
Where: East Coast Park, Carpark F1, 1018 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449877
3. Sports Hub Skate Park
The Singapore Sports Hub at Kallang really does have everything! And yes, it has its own skate park. Although it isn’t as big as the two we’ve mentioned above, it has rails, a fun-box and even a mini-quarter pipe. Plus, the road around the stadium makes for great longboarding!
Where: 8 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397699
So there you have it! Have fun skating with the kids in Singapore, folks!