Roller Skating was once a thing in 1970s – 1980s that was well-loved by the masses. And it is making a comeback at the newly opened Hi Roller, the largest indoor roller skating rink in Singapore.
Located at Downtown East in Pasir Ris, this place aims to provide state-of-the-art experiences for both inline and roller skates. I really appreciated how seamless the registrations is, give them your details, get your skates and off you go.
They provide two types of skates: the conventional inline skates and roller skates. My adventurous self wanted to try a new experience, hence I went with the latter.
The skating arena was pretty spacious with a rectangular black barricade in the centre. Visitors will skate in a rectangular fashion around the area in blue. If you’re feeling confident that you won’t knock over someone, you can enter the smaller arena in red.
I was impressed by the floors as they were softly cushioned. As a beginner, I slipped several times but escaped completely unscathed so kudos to the amazing floor. If this is your first time learning to skate, you don’t have to be afraid of falling here.
The ambience at Hi Roller was pretty lively, with snazzy disco lights accompanied by electro-dance music in the background.
Though I had fun skating at Hi Roller, my only gripe was that after going around the same skating route repetitively bored me. The lack of circuits for advanced skaters to navigate around dulled the experience. Hopefully, there will be more challenging routes in time to come.
Hi Roller is still the place for those want to burn some calories in the comfort of an air-conditioned environment, or a light-hearted outing option if you are in the vicinity. Let us know if it was a hit or miss for you.
Prices: S$10 – S$12 per pax for two hours. More information on their website