Lauren has been itching to try out ice skating for quite a while already but by the time we moved back to Manila, the skating rink at Megamall was closed as they were going to transfer it to a new building.
The SM Megamall Fashion Hall opened early this year together with the new SM Megamall Skating Rink as well as a host of new shops and dining outlets like Osaka Ohsho, 8 Cuts, Bono Gelato, Vikings and more.
The opening coincided with the surprising showing of Michael Martinez in the Olympics capturing the hearts of many Filipinos plus the sweltering heat of the summer. So it was no surprise that there was lot of people wanting to try the new rink out.
The first time we tried the skating rink, the rates were P300 on weekdays and P390 for weekends. The 2nd time we visited the ice skating rink the weekday price increased to P390, applicable to adults and children alike. I checked out their FB page and it seems rates are back to P300 for weekdays. It seems they jacked it up during the summer and now that school is back so are the rates.
You can already measure your skating show size at the ticket counter. If you miss doing this, there’s also another one inside.
The staff at the counter encouraged us to get the E-Plus card for P300 which come with P250 prepaid load plus a bag of popcorn. We get 10% off on skating rink rates on weekdays so that’s 30 off every time she skates in Megamall.
After getting the ticket and attaching it around Lauren’s wrist, we proceeded inside to get her a pair of skating shoes.
There are also helmets if your child needs them.
Lockers can be rented to keep your bags and valuables.
Here’s Lauren ready to hit the ice.
Lauren was excited but apprehensive and had a few falls on the ice, part of leaning something new. She’s gotten better after going back a few more times plus we got her Basic Figure Skating Lessons.
Parents and guardians can wait around on the bleachers as well as near the locker area.
They regularly resurface the ice with the Zamboni for a better skating experience. The only thing missing is the background music like what I used to see in hockey games.
Looking for something for your kids to do on the weekends? You might want to give ice skating a try at the beautiful SM Megamall Skating Rink.
SM Megamall Ice Skating Rink5/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall Mandaluyong City, Philippines Contact No.: (02) 631-5670 Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm daily
Facebook Page: SM Ice Skating
Website: SM Skating
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