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Thursday, August 30, 2012

September School Holidays Intensive Skating Course

Looking for something to do during the September holidays? Why not pick up a new aport ~ or continue it if you have already picked it up recently!

The Rink at JCube is holding an Intensive Learn-To-Skate Course over the one-week holidays. Priced at $160, the course consists of four 45-minute lessons (from 9:30am until 10:15am) every day from Monday 3 Sep until Thursday 6 Sep.

For more information and to register, contact The Rink at 6684 2374/75.

Friday, August 24, 2012

ISU JGP Courchevel 2012 Ladies Short Program Videos

Ladies Short Program videos on ISU official JGP channel

Thursday, August 23, 2012

ISU JGP Courchevel 2012

The ISU Junior Grand Prix 2012 kicks off today in Courchevel, with the Ladies Short Program at 2:30pm, followed by the Men's Short Program.

Good luck to Singapore skater, Ceciliane Hartmann!!

ISU will be putting up all the performances on its official JGP channel at

The results (or starting order) is available at

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

ISU Official YouTube Channel

ISU has launched official channels on YouTube for its various disciplines (figure skating, speed skating, short track). Here's the Figure Skating channel:

Sunday, August 12, 2012

News for Official Opening of The Rink @ JCube

The Rink held its official opening on Sunday 12 Aug 2012. It was graced by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

As the first sports facility developed under the Community/Sports Facilities Scheme, The Rink operates as a community rink accessible to all members of the public. Moreover, it also offers the SkateStar program, an affordable learn-to-skate program that has had overwhelming response.

A national Learn-to-Skate programme has been rolled out at The Rink since May 2012 to equip participants, from young children to seniors, with foundational skills in ice skating through a progressive five-week course.
Close to 500 have registered for the programme.
~ quoted from AsiaOne

Having been involved in the SkateStar program ~ first helping to develop the curriculum, and now coaching the classes, it is heartening to see how participants of all ages are able to pick up basic skating skills and skate safely. It is even more encouraging to see that many of them have also developed an interest in the sport and aim to progress to higher level skills!

A friend of mine said, "Hopefully figure skating will really take off as a sport. No reason why Singaporeans cannot excel in this sport!" I agree wholeheartedly, for figure skating and also for speed skating and hockey. For the sake of the sport, all stakeholders (The Rink, SSC, skaters, parents, coaches and officials) must work together to develop our athletes and provide support for them to excel.

News stories:
"Ice Rink at JCube aims to encourage recreational ice skating" - from AsiaOne
"Over 80,000 visited new ice rink at JCube since April" - from Channel News Asia

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Official Opening of The Rink will be on 12 Aug

The official opening of The Rink will be on Sunday 12 Aug 2012.

After the official ceremonies on 12 Aug, the first public skating session will be at 3pm, and the first 50 skaters get to skate free for the 2-hour session!

Over the next week, there will be free public skating from Mon through Thu (13-16 Aug) for the first 50 skaters at 10:30am session. There will also be free "disco night" for the first 100 Facebook fans on Fri 17 Aug from 9:45pm.

Visit The Rink's Facebook page for more details!

Friday, August 03, 2012

Sochi Ice Arena at the London Olympics

Sochi is promoting the Winter Olympics at the current Olympics in London. A Sochi Visitor Experience Pavilion has been set up, together with the Sochi Ice Arena - an ice rink that hosts performances by top figure skaters. The performances, created by Ilya Averbukh, feature 6 Olympic champions and 18 World champions of figure skating, and also includes numerous artists from various disciplines.

Peek into Sochi Ice Arena Spectacular: Sochi - Small Stories of a Big City

A part of the ice show here: