We’re guessing by now you’ve been to the no-longer so new Sports Hub…but have you taken advantage of all it has to offer? We’ve got 8 fun things to try!
What: Landmark tenant Kallang Ice World at Leisure Park Kallang has been made over with a new rink surface, new function rooms for private events and parties, and gallery-style seating for parents and spectators during competitions. Clumsy on skates? Kallang Ice World also offers beginner classes.
Where: Leisure Park Kallang, 5 Stadium Walk, 03-08/09
Open: Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 10pm; Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday, 10am to 12 midnight; public holiday, 9am to 10pm.
Admission: $17.50 per adult (2 hours skate rental), $15 per child (2 hours skate rental); gloves at $2 (adult)and $2.50 (child), socks at $2.
What: With a Food Street at Leisure Park Kallang and multiple eateries at Kallang Wave Mall, visitors have more than 50 options to choose from. For a quick bite, grab a cappuccino ($4.90) and chocolate cake ($6.50) from Joe & Dough at Leisure Park Kallang. For modern Asian fare, head to Basil by Thai Express at Kallang Wave Mall for Massaman chicken curry ($13.90, served with roti) or Thai chendol ($5.90).
Open: Joe & Dough: 8am to 10pm daily; Basil: 11.30am to 10pm daily.
3. Lawn Bowl
What: Enjoy this quaintly laid back sport on the artificial turf lawn located on level three of the Sports Hub. The game requires players to roll balls, known as bowls, as close to the jack, a smaller ball that acts as the target, as possible.
Where: Above the Sports Museum, level 3
Open: 7am to 10pm
Admission: Free, booking is required. Balls, jacks and mats are available for loan.
What: Find out more about the sporting history of Singapore at the Singapore Sports Museum. Hall of Fame spotlights sports heroes such as swimmer Ang Peng Siong and footballer Fandi Ahmad, while Dream Venue shows the iconic events in the history of the former National Stadium. Expect artefacts like old Malaysia Cup tickets and Ang’s swimming trunks, interactive displays and old footage of matches.
Where: Singapore Sports Museum, 6 Stadium Walk
Open: Weekday, 10am to 8pm, weekend, 10am to 9pm.
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and permanent residents, $10 for non-residents, $5 for non-resident students and senior citizens.
What: Climb Central has the highest indoor climbing walls in Singapore, which can be up to 16 m tall. Children as young as five can climb and safety briefings are held every 15 minutes for beginners to learn the basics of climbing. Special belaying devices, or devices to help you hold the rope for your partner, are also available so that parents do not have to be certified to be able to belay their children.
Where: Kallang Wave Mall, B1-01, 1 Stadium Place
Open: Weekday, 11am to 11pm, weekend and public holiday, 9am to 9pm
Admission: $30 for an adult day pass. Family passes (for one adult and at least one child) start at $36.
What: Head to the rooftop of Kallang Wave Mall and discover a hidden oasis – a kids’ pool and water-play area for children aged three to 12. The open-air play area mimics a colourful tropical setting, with palm tree and flower-shaped embellishments. Nearby, the 1 m-deep lazy river is perfect for whiling the day away on inflatable donuts. The rooftop is also the perfect place to get a bird’s-eye view of Kallang Basin.
Where: Rooftop of Kallang Wave Mall
Open: 8am to 10pm daily
Admission: Free admission for the kids’ pool and water-play area; free admission to lazy river till April 15, $2 thereafter. Swim wear required for the kids’ pool, changing rooms are available.
7. Experience Sports Fitness and Free-To-Play Sessions
What: No more excuses not to get off your bum with these free daily fitness sessions. The classes, lasting one to two hours, range from zumba and pilates to kickboxing and functional training. On weekends, you can also learn to play a new sport, such as beach volleyball, fencing or table tennis in special Learn-To-Play sessions.
Where: Various parts of the Sports Hub
When: Fitness sessions are held daily at various times. Free-To-Play sessions take place on weekends, at various dates and times for each sport.
Admission: Free. Registration is required as slots are limited.
8. Canoe and Kayak
What: Rent a canoe or kayak from the Water Sports Centre and explore the waters of Kallang Basin.
Where: Water Sports Centre, 8 Stadium Walk
Open: Rental hours 7am to 7pm daily (last boat rental at 5pm).
Rates: For two hours: $12 to $18 (adults); $8 to $13 (children, students and senior citizens)
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By Nabilah Said, The Straits Times, March 20, 2015