I’ve celebrated one birthday trying to learn how to skate in SM MOA’s ice skating rink. I was able to stand and walk a few steps, ventured to the center with knees quaking, laughing hard and trying not to fall.
We’ve bought the unlimited All Day Pass but only stayed there less than an hour, for one it was cold and hands were freezing. We were ill-prepared for a day of ice-skating (nakkkss, excuses hehe). Second, we were latched on the side railing more time versus doing actual ‘walking on ice’. I won’t even say it was skating, haha.
The kid who starts learning skating the same time with us, glided beside us smoothly baring a mischievous grin, then points at Titus who was down on his butt on the cold frozen floor of the ice rink. Titus braced both hand on the frozen floor to lift himself up, like a child, he showed me his icy hand, to cry ‘foul!’.
“The ice sting!”, he said.
I did not fall, but errr, I wasn’t also able to skate.
I am thinking more and more about ice skating these days, this summer has been scorching hot, and our highland kingdom has not been spared from the intense heat and humidity. Hmmm, got to try ice skating again in SM MOA, I think.
Kids and Learning
Ahhh kids, they are not afraid to fall and fall, they don’t mind being embarrass, doesn’t even think about it, and what is the result? They learn. While adults over think things, are afraid to fall, “falling is embarrassing”, and to do so in public? Embarrassment becomes a thousand times magnified, so they froze, so they give up easily.
The ironic thing is, other people are not even focusing on them, doesn’t even look at them. Lol.
If one only thinks like a child, things would be a lot simpler, it’ll be more fun too!
I’m venturing into the philosophical realm so early in the morning. Lol.
A day in the ice in tropical Philippines!
Ice Skating Rink Rates SM MOA and SM MEGAMALL
These are the latest ice skating rates in MOA and Megamall, got this rates this April 2015.
Unlimited Skating (Weekdays, Weekends, Holidays) – P390
Locker Rental – P50
Companion Pass – P100 ~ This is ideal for those in your group who wants get inside the waiting area but doesn’t want to skate.
Assist Coach – P150 per 30 minutes ~ This is optional. The assist coach is your ice skating instructor. He can give you tips and guide you as learn skating. If you are a newbie, a first-timer and you don’t want to strike it out on your own, avail of the Assist Coach.
Basic Figure Skating Lesson – P3,600 ~6 Sessions, 30 minutes per session.
Michael Christian Martinez, the Philippines’ national figure skating champion, who made it all the way to the 2014 Sochi Winter, learns figure skating in MOA. Kakabilib!
Learn early, skate early!
BTW, please don’t forget to bring your sock as it’s a requirement before they give you your ice skating boots. No sock, no entry. The boots rental are already included in your entrance fee payment.
I don’t think there are other ice skating rinks in the Philippines other than in these two SM malls, so if you are a visitor coming from the provinces and it’s your first time in Manila, I think you would love the ice skating experience.
Make your way to MOA or SM Megamall, learn how to skate, beat the summer heat! It’s fun, and cold!
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