Fancy whizzing around on ice this Christmas? You might be in the tropics but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a bit of seasonal skating. After all, what could be more fun than frolicking around on a frosty floor.
Sunway Pyramid Ice
Ask anyone about ice skating in Malaysia and chances are that this favourite will come up. Malaysia’s first ice rink opened its doors in 1997 and has since attracted some 15,000 skaters a month. It has also hosted world-class competitions, including the annual Skate Malaysia and regional ice
If you’re looking to learn, the Academy offers lessons for all levels, from as young as three years old. These programmes offer the ideal place to pick
up the fundamentals in a fun and relaxing environment.
WHERE Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway
WHEN 9am-8pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-10pm (Sat, Sun and public holidays)
TEL 03 7492 6800
Royale Ice Skating Rink
Offering a more intimate experience, the Royale Ice Skating Rink clocks in at around half the size of Sunway’s and is located inside the 5-star Royale Chulan Damansara. Children and beginners will love the Penguin Aids – little helpers that one can hang onto while building confidence on the ice.
There is also a playroom right beside the rink, so if parents want to skate alone for a while they can leave the kids there to play.
WHERE 2 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
TEL 03 7959 9000 ext 1903
Malaysia National Ice Skating Stadium (MyNISS)
The only Olympic-regulation rink in Malaysia, MyNISS recently hosted the winter sports at the 29th Southeast Asian Games – figure skating, short track speed skating and ice hockey.
Described as one of the top rinks in the region by many of the coaches during the Games, MyNISS also sits on a cement floor, enabling it to host more international tournaments, as well as non-ice events down the line.
For serious skaters or those simply after a good time with friends and family, MyNISS reigns supreme as Malaysia’s foremost ice rink.
WHERE 8, Jalan Damansara, Empire City, PJU 8, Petaling Jaya
TEL 017 350 6173