So you’ve gotten your first pair of rollerblades. Or new skateboard? Rollerskates? Now what? Well, time to buckle your skates up and start exploring on wheels! Thankfully, there are plenty of free places to rollerblade and skate in Singapore. This means you can practice, practice, and practice to your heart’s content. The next time you’re up for a skate date with the little ones, shortlist these places for a thrilling family day out.
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Rollerblading requires plenty of space to practice, and you'll find just that at East Coast Park. Besides having the sea breeze right at your side, you can also skate along the paths or stay within a dedicated area near P.S. Cafe and 7-Eleven. This way, you can fuel up easily after your skate session.
If you are still a learning rollerblader and prefer not to go on pavements and walkways, the tracka at Singapore Sports Hub will be perfect for you. Plus points of the venue includes shelter so you can skate rain or shine, as well as smooth flooring so it will be a breeze. Kids will also love the dedicated tracked marked red, blue and green. Just make sure to be on the lookout for fellow joggers!
Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore 397718, www.sportshub.com.sg
A cozy park to accompany your skate sessions is none other that Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, which has a dedicated rink for skaters young and old. Classes are conducted within the rink occasionally, but there’s still room for the public to visit and get in some practice. Even if you forget guards or helmets last minute, you can rent them from the nearby Skateline kiosk from SG$8 per item.
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, 380 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 569930, www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/bishan---ang-mo-kio-park
West-sider or not, it’s worth paying a visit to Jurong Lake Gardens for a rollerblading session for the experience. The lush flora and fauna around the park will only add to the relaxed vibe as you skate along the path ways, where you will glide over different surfaces like concrete and metal. There’s even a small slope where you and your kiddo can skate on to boost your courage on wheels.
Jurong Lake Gardens, Yuan Ching Rd, www.nparks.gov.sg/juronglakegardens
Tucked away in Marina Bay is Benjamin Sheares Bridge. While we don’t mean for you to rollerblade on the highway itself, underneath the bridge is a cozy sheltered space to practice your kick-offs, braking and other rollerblade tricks. On weekends, expect kids having skate classes, which will only add to the electrifying atmosphere as you practice by the side. The sheltered area also connects to a route towards Marina Barrage, so you can continue your adventure!
Benjamin Sheares Bridge, Singapore 039803
Rollerblading is a demanding sport and requires endurance for long periods of time, which is why breaks are important. The route along Punggol Park will be conducive for this, since it connects you to both Hougang and Punggol, with many resting points in between. There is a also a tranquil pond in the middle, making it the perfect spot for an evening sunset skate with the family. Why not make Waterway Point your end destination for a meal after all that skating?
Punggol Park, Junction of Hougang Avenue 8 and 10, www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/punggol-park
For a less crowded area to rollerblade without worrying about bumping into people, Pasir Ris Park is your go-to. It features smooth flooring throughout and constitutes three parks interlinked together, which means more possibilities of different routes. Those looking to overcome their fear of rollerblading can also attempt the slope located within the park!
Pasir Ris Park, Singapore 519639, www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/pasir-ris-park
While East Coast Park is great for rollerblading, keep going east and you’ll find yourself at the Changi Airport Connector, which connects the different terminals together along with Jurrasic Mile, a dinosaur-themed display next to the cycling and jogging path. Kids will definitely get excited at the sights while they zoom past the life-sized structures. There’s also Hub & Spoke cafe and a garden lounge if you need a break in-between.
Changi Airport Connector, Airport Blvd., www.changiairport.com/en/discover/changi-airport-connector
While Gardens by the Bay has no distinct route for rollerblading, the walkways and spacious paths are a great idea to explore via wheels. Plus, there will be no shortage of landmarks to skate towards. Hungry? Head towards Satay by the Bay, Shake Shack or McDonald’s. Or for a stunning display of greenery, skate towards the SuperTrees!
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
How can we not include Sentosa as a viable rollerblading location when it’s one of the few places n Singapore for a beach rollerblading date. The seaside views will complement your skate session as you travel from Palawan Beach to Siloso Beach and beyond. The plus side? Being by the sea ensures plenty of wind and breeze, so you won’t feel too overwhelmed by the sun and heat.
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