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    • SINGAPORE: Singapore's plans to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics got a boost with the opening of the country's first Olympic-size skating rink on Monday.

      Located at JCube in Jurong East, the ice rink measures 60 by 30 metres.

      The facility can host recreational skating, figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey.

      Lucas Ng, Singapore's only representative at the 2011 Asian Winter Games, said: "I will definitely work harder and train harder and to go for more competitions and get more experience before I go for Olympic Games."

      An Olympic-size rink also ensures the Singapore Ice Skating Association's(SISA) continued membership with the International Skating Union.

      SISA wants to use the rink to grow the sport in Singapore.

      Sonja Chong, president of SISA, said: "We have been asked to host the Asian Short-Track Trophy in Singapore, so once the padding is in place we will host that competition hopefully mid-year."

      Ice Hockey, with its thriving league, is another sport that has big plans.

      Darcy McColl, secretary of the Singapore Ice Hockey Association, said: "The target would be Asian Champions next year, that is a reasonable target. The Singaporean team has already done well in Asian tournaments, it's just a matter of how we can get organised and really play the game properly."

      One unique feature of the rink is that it offers Singapore's first rink side dining experience.

      The rink also comes with a 460-seat gallery and is managed by CapitaLand Retail Management.

      - CNA/ck

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  • You will never surf alone.
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    • Taken using a potato cam :x from floors, 3rd, 4th, 5th respectively. The skating ring is actually in the middle of Jcube, thus surrounding it are shops 

       

      Edited by kenn3th 02 Apr `12, 10:12PM
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  • You will never surf alone.
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    • Originally posted by laurence82:

      sonny u there today? i also

      we never cross...

      I was in incognito mode today, avoid avoid avoid icon_lol.gif

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    • The bloody escalators were jerky though, and some of them make screeching noises icon_lol.gificon_mad.gif 

    • Originally posted by laurence82:

      i will sneak on u from behind

      icon_mrgreen.gif probably not going there anytime soon. 

       

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    • is it real ice in the skating rink? i used to go to the kallang one, is real ice. therefore the aircon is freaking cold. but the rink is in open area, 3 stories right? so aircon can't be that cold?

      nv been to jcube yet...is it real ice? 

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    • Realy nice post . Thanks for sharing information about SG 1st Olympic-size ice skating rink opens at JCube mall

      Edited by FireIce 28 May `12, 11:50AM
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