Before we jump into iSKATE Ice skating, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon, lets dive into a little history of ice skating a bit.
It is the popular activity in North India in places like Ladakh, Kashmir and Shimla where cold weather occurs and it is possible to skate outdoors but there’s indoor ice skating which is available in the selected part of the country.
Much of India has a tropical climate, hence in the rest of the country, ice skating is limited to the few artificial rinks available. An ice skating festival is organised in Shimla every year.
But iSKATE Ice Skating and cafe is India’s first natural ice skating rink and cafe located in Ambience Mall Gurgaon, offering a unique experience of leisure and physical activity.
An ice rink (or ice skating rink) is a frozen body of water and/or hardened chemicals where people can ice skate or play winter sports.
Besides recreational ice skating, some of its uses include ice hockey, bandy, rink bandy, ringette, broomball, speed skating, figure skating, ice stock sport and curling as well as exhibitions, contests and ice shows.
There are two types of rinks in prevalent use today: natural, where freezing occurs from cold ambient temperatures, and artificial (or mechanically frozen), where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below the water, causing the water to freeze.
There are also synthetic ice rinks where skating surfaces are made out of plastics.
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|Location||6th Ambience Mall, NH-8, Gurugram, Haryana 122001|
|Contact||0124 461 0606|
|Opening hours||10:00 am-10:00 pm|
|Price||₹499/person (weekdays), ₹699/person (weekends)|
More about iSKATE Ice Skating
Located on the 6th floor of Ambience Mall, Gurgaon, iSKATE is a new concept of lifestyle entertainment which will cater to all age groups. The ice rink is spread over a sprawling 15000 sq feet, spread over 2 floors with a lounge and ample arena seating to facilitate all kinds of events and parties.
After getting the tickets, the service staff will hand you the skates of appropriate sizes, socks if anyone has forgotten to wear then she or he has to buy a new pair to continue skating.
iSkate, an instructor will be assigned to the group which will give you the sets of instructions such as do’s & don’t’s. He or she will also guide you on how to do ice skating and at which angles one should do ice skating.
If you’re a beginner then don’t worry, their borders are made of bars which can be grabbed to take the help of it while ice skating.
One can also take up the modules at iSKATE. They have got an expert team of trained and experienced marshals who’ll teach you ice skating. They also offer private sessions and group sessions.
With this all, they have a rooftop bar which gives you a perfect time to relax with a couple of drinks after the ice skating or its beautiful place if you want to have a good view of the whole ice rink.
Facilities at iSKATE Ice Skating
Security lockers are available on the mezzanine floor to secure your personal belongings during your skating sessions. (note that for your safety, bags are not allowed on the ice)
While taking your first steps on the ice to help your little ones learn to skate, iSkate offers skating aid-Penguin Buddies.
This is a fun and attractive way of helping children learn to skate by having handles on either side of their heads to get a tight grip which will help in building a correct skating stance.
Penguin Buddies have been approved by qualified skating teachers as a proper aid to help children get confidence on the ice and learn to skate while they grow.
At iSkate, the in house photographer clicks photographs of all guests and gives you a framed printout to take back home as a cherished memory.
If you have forgotten to wore socks then don’t worry just visit the skate shop at iSkate. A host of attractive and novelty merchandise like skates, safety gear, jackets, lowers, key chains, soft toys, children activity kits and much more are available at the store.
The key attractions are a natural ice rink, in house DJ, state of the art sound and light audio systems, karaoke room, a bar, speciality food and beverage counters and gourmet ice cream parlour.