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Five Sports to Try at Stadium

Besides tennis, there’s a whole lot of sporting action to be found near the Singapore Sports Hub. Here’s how you can work up a sweat in the area


Rock climbing
Where: Climb Central
You don’t need prior experience to scale the walls at Climb Central, the tallest indoor air-conditioned rock face in Singapore. Advance climbing safety systems are in place to ensure even the most inexperienced of climbers (as long as you’re above the age of five) can clamber to new heights – there are 45 climbing lanes and 4-metre-high bouldering walls – in a safe and controlled environment. As for those seeking new heights, there are also guided sessions with experienced instructors to develop your climb technique.

Where: Kallang Practice Track
Strap on your running shoes and do a few rounds at the Kallang Practice Track. The start and finishing point of marathons, for a spin at this running track located a stone’s throw from Stadium MRT and the Singapore Sports Hub. Rest assured, you’ll be soaked in sweat after earning your wings at this 0.54 km track. Football enthusiasts can even utilise the green field inside the track to refine their dribbling skills and hold friendly (or the opposite) matches.


Where: Kallang Ice World
Singapore’s tropical climate shouldn’t hinder you from busting the ‘snow’ and ice once in a while. Lace up and hit the city's largest ice skating rink, Kallang Ice World, which boasts a superior ice surface texture and gallery-style seating. There's even an extensive range of courses catering for both beginner and advanced skaters. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you can whizz around the rink to the strains of the latest pop songs.
Tip: There are portable bent metal bars provided around the rinks meant to assist kids in their skating, but if they aren’t being used by the little ones, any beginner can use them to get the hang of the sport first.

Prices: For the first two hours, $17.50 for adults, and $15 for children (skates rental included).


Where: OCBC Aquatic Centre - Singapore Sports Hub, Splash N Surf
The OCBC Aquatic seats a capacity of 3,000, and hosts a variety of community, regional and international competitions. With a ten-lane competition pool and eight-lane training pool, it also boasts a 25-metre wide diving and multi-purpose pool. If you’re with your young ones, head up to Kallang Wave Mall's rooftop – don’t forget your swimsuit and sunblock. While Splash N Surf has a water play area open only to kids, there’s a lazy pool that allows both children and adults to laze in, for a grand sum of two bucks. You and your kiddo can also learn to half-pipe surf at the Stingray and master riding on the boogie board and kneeboard.


Where: Kallang Netball Centre
Netball is a sport relished by many, especially by those who take up the sport as a co-curricular activity (CCA). Ditch the regular school courts and put your skills to the test at the Kallang Netball Centre. Managed by Singapore Sports Council, there are multiple facilities available for booking, including two multi- purpose halls.
Prices: (Per multi- purpose hall) Mon-Fri 9am-6pm: Member- $25/hr (min 2 hours), Non-Member- $50/hr (min 2 hours). Mon-Fri 6pm-9pm and Sat 9am-1pm: Member- $40/hr (min 2 hours), Non-Member -$60/hr (min 2 hours). Mon-Fri 9pm & beyond and Sat 1pm & beyond: Member- $50/hr, Non- member $70/ hr


Article from Time Out Singapore