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6 Places To Ice Skate In Klang Valley When You're Sick Of The Heat

From a fun date idea to training for the Winter Olympics, we got you covered.

Cover image via iOi City Mall & Aziah Azmee/New Straits Times

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1. Blue Ice Skating Rink, 163 Retail Park

Measuring a dainty 12m x 24m, the Blue Ice Skating Rink in Mont Kiara is the perfect place to scratch your itch for the ice.

Only just opened in April of this year, this 'shopping mall rink' is adequately proficient.

With affordable entrance fees and skate rentals, this skating outpost also sports a full-fledged academy for figure skating, and offers short track speed skating classes.

Address: 3F-03, 163 Retail Park, 8, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur

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2. Sunway Pyramid Ice

The OG ice skating rink in the country, Sunway Pyramid Ice was opened alongside the mall way back in 1997.

Its size of 22.5m x 39m makes it smaller than competition regulation, but it was where Malaysia's first Olympic figure skater Julian Yee first took to the ice as a five-year-old.

Located in the heart of Bandar Sunway, the rink has overseen the development of some of Malaysia's most talented ice skaters over the years, but is perfectly accessible for casuals alike.

Just remember to give way to the eager ones, as they might be training for the Winter Olympics!

Address: LG3, Sunway Pyramid, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor

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3. Blue Ice Skating Rink, KL East Mall

The older brother to the Mont Kiara entrant on this list, Blue Ice Skating Rink in Taman Melati is located in its own annexe in one of the Klang Valley's newest malls.

Spanning a decent 15m x 30m, the rink is fun for the whole family or if you and your date paiseh already don't know what to talk about after makan.

Skate rentals are helpfully included in the price of admission, and true to Blue Ice form, they also conduct beginner ice skating classes.

Address: G1-21, KL East Mall, 823, Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2 (MRR2), KL Timur, 53100, Kuala Lumpur

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4. Icescape, iOi City Mall

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You know Putrajaya loves to do it big, and with Icescape at iOi City Mall, it doesn't disappoint the maxim.

The first Olympic-sized (30m x 60m) ice skating rink in the country, it opened with the mega-mall's launch in late 2014 and sports a breathtaking glass view of lush greenery on the outside.

Well worth the trip, the immaculate ice carpet is beginner-friendly, but can also play host to speed skaters and ice hockey enthusiasts.

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Address: First Floor, iOi City Mall, Lebuh IRC, iOi Resort City, 62502, Putrajaya

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5. The Royale Ice Skating Rink, Royale Chulan Damansara Hotel

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Perhaps the cosiest rink in Malaysia, The Royale Ice Skating Rink holds the distinction as the only one not located within a shopping mall.

Located above a hotel lobby in suburban Mutiara Damansara, this spot offers guests and members of the public alike a unique skating experience.

Despite its miniature dimensions, it can still more than accommodate dozens of skaters at a time. In fact, it is also one of the most affordable options around.

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Address: First Floor, Royale Chulan Damansara Hotel, 2, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47810, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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Note: The Royale Ice Skating Rink is still temporarily closed owing to the pandemic.

6. Malaysia National Ice Skating Stadium (MYNISS)

Who says a tropical country can't have a world-class ice rink?

Located in Empire City – adjacent to Damansara Perdana, MYNISS was built in the lead up to Malaysia's hosting of the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games and is built to Olympic specifications (1,800sqm).

Boasting a seating capacity of 700 and standing room for a further 5,000, it comes complete with athlete lockers and showers as well as competition facilities.

For us regular folk, you will be pleased to know that this spot also welcomes noobs like this SAYS writer, though I can presume the national athletes take priority.

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Address: Empire City, 8, Jalan Damansara, PJU8, 47820, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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Note: MYNISS is still temporarily closed owing to the pandemic.

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