In this Summer heat sometimes all we want to do is lay on the couch and blast the air-conditioner on full. With children, that’s often not an option. Keeping them active can be one of the best ways to ensure their little stomach’s get hungry enough for lunch or dinner and their growing bodies get tired enough for a nap or bed time.

So what’s the solution? Find another ice box beside your apartment! A lot of shopping malls in Hong Kong can be ridiculously freezing at times. No, we’re not asking you to take them shopping. (Although that could be fun as well!) We’re talking about ice skating.

It’s a great way to beat the heat and keeps them active. Better yet, a perfect activity that can be experienced by the whole family.

If it’s something you’ve never done before or not good at. Get ready to feel like you’re going to face-plant every second. Then feel an incredible sense of relief when you don’t and then a split second later – fall. It’s pretty much life in a nutshell – AND once it happens, only then do you realize the ground isn’t that far, it isn’t that painful and the adrenaline rush makes it so much fun.

A great experience to add to your child’s fun memories with the family.

Here are some awesome ice skating rings in Hong Kong:

The Rink

Address: G/F, Elements, No 1 Austin Road West, above Kowloon MTR Station
Tel: 2196 8016
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun from 10am to 10pm, Fri from 10am to 10.30pm
Cost: HKD $20 per person (one pair of skates included)

Mega Ice

Address: Level 10, MegaBox, Enterprise Square Five, 38 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
Tel: 2709 4023
Opening hours: daily from 10am to 10pm (subject to change due to ice hockey events)
Cost: HKD 70 – 80 /session

Festival Walk Glacier

Address: Shop UG-21, Festival Walk, above Kowloon Tong MTR Station
Tel: 2844 3530 or 5500 3588
Weekdays: 10:30 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and School Holidays: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Cost: HKD 75 – 85

Ice Palace

Address: 1/F, Cityplaza, above Taikoo Shing MTR Station
Tel: 2844 8688
Opening hours: daily from 9.30am-10:00pm
Cost: HKD 75 /session

Sky Rink at Dragon Centre

Address: 37K Yen Chow St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Tel: 2307-9264
Opening hours: Mon 9:00 – 8:30 pm, Tue 9:00 am – 9.30 pm, Wed 9:00 am – 8.45pm, Thu 9:00 am – 7:30 pm,  Friday 9:00 – 9:30 pm , Sat 10:30 am – 9:00pm, Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday – Friday Cost: Before 1:00 pm HKD 50 / After 1:00 pm HKD 55
Weekend, Public Holidays & School Holidays: Whole day HKD 65


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