Extreme sports are becoming more popular among kids and adults. Some of us need more of an adrenaline kick, other than visits to the gym or a run in the park. Singapore is trailblazing some of these extreme sports including slacklining and parkour. So, get ready to rumble with some of these heart-pumping activities. Here is our guide to the best extreme sports in Singapore.
Newly opened is the Singapore Wake Park, where the old Ski360 used to be. The refurbished center is a watery park of fun for kids of all ages. The new wake park offers activities from knee boarding to wake boarding and water skiing. For adrenaline seekers there are obstacles for you to ski around and over! For the pros out there, there is a shop where you can get kitted out in all of the coolest gear. There's also a restaurant for a much-needed pick-me-up after you've tackled the water.
Singapore Wake Park, +65 6636 4266, www.singaporewakepark.com
Land Paddle Singapore, www.facebook.com/LandPaddleSingapore
Evolve gets voted the number one MMA school in Asia. So give your child a deeper sense of focus, athletic stamina and the general ability to perform ninja-style mad skills. Check out classes at Evolve MMA. Designed by a Harvard graduate, the Little Samurai Children’s Program instills confidence, teaches discipline and self-defense skills to boys and girls aged 6 to 13.
The Yard runs a multitude of acrobatic programs. From the streets of Paris, Parkour has combined “the path of the warrior”, gymnastics, and martial arts, and taken the world by storm. At The Yard, acrobats can start training for parkour from as young as 7 years old! With elevated ceilings, Olympic trampolines, full foam pits, and F.I.G. qualified coaches the sky is the limit with the heights that can be reached on The Yard's trampolining courses.
The Yard, 10 Science Centre Road, #01-03 Singapore 609079, www.theyard.com.sg
Get a grip. Offering workshops and classes dedicated to the joy of scaling walls, The Rock School’s programs boost children’s self-confidence as they improve their flexibility, coordination and balance. With hands-on training, little hands get their grip on the art of climbing. Discover the basics in Fun Climb, designed to teach first-timers the A, B, C’s of climbing. Or choose more in-depth instruction through Step Up, a structured program aimed to further develop skills in more challenging climbs that incorporates games and other activities.
The Rock School, Bedok Community Centre, 850 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467352, +65 6242-2106, www.therockschool.sg
More Rock Climbing Options:
Climb Central, www.climbcentral.sg
Clip 'n Climb, www.hometeamns.sg/clip-n-climb-hometeamns
Kinetics Climbing, www.kineticsclimbing.com.sg
Slacklining has grown considerably in Singapore and now has a community of over 1000 people strong. Like tightrope walking, slacklining involves balancing and walking on a line anchored on both sides above ground level. You walk on a line made of nylon webbing that stretches and feels slack when walked on. Popular venues for the sport are East Coast Park and West Coast Park. Check them out next time you walk past!
Elephant Slacklines, www.elephantslacklinessg.com
Looking for some fun in the sun and exercise at the same time? SUP might be for you. Not only does it keep you extremely fit but it’s also a great way to explore the water. For recreation, fitness, fishing, racing, tripping, or simply just paddling with kids or dogs, Stand Up Paddling is a great sport. There are a few centers in Singapore that offer the sport, may off the East Coast and Sentosa.
The Stand Up Paddling School, Tanjong Beach, Sentosa, +65 96385565, www.supschool.com.sg
Changi Sailing Club, 32 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508508, +65 6545 2876, www.csc.org.sg
More Sailing Options:
Skateboarding has grown in popularity, and there are plenty of parks, small and large that are great for beginners and experts. So if you’re little one is trying it out for the first time and is padded out, or your teen is quite the expert, there is a park near you where you can watch your kid whizzing around.
Skateboard Parks In Singapore, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/best-sg-skateboard-parks