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“Good afternoon fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of iSKATE

iSKATE
6th floor, Ambience Mall,, Gurgaon, India
91 124 4610606
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Ranked #1 of 12 Fun & Games in Gurgaon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Located on the 6th floor of Ambience Mall, Gurgaon, iSKATE is a new concept of lifestyle entertainment which will cater to all age groups.The ice rink is spread over a sprawling 15000 sq feet and gives one the unique and exciting opportunity to experience skating on real ice.Contact us for Corporate Events, Birthday Parties and much more
New Delhi
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“Good afternoon fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

It looks like NCR finally has a professional ice-skating rink.. In the past, I did see one at Mathura road (which closed down) but the quality was seriously lacking..

This one is real and professionally run..

the strong points:
1) really good rink, good quality skates, and they maintain it well.. They have some sort of a machine that is run between sessions to ensure that the surface is smooth at the start of the session.. By the end of the session, there are minor abrasions but overall it still remains a very good surface
2) overall ambience: they have tried to create a fun ambience there.. at least while it is new, everything looks classy -- the intro message on safety is neat, the music is reasonable, lighting is not over the top..
3) staff: they have put enough staff in there to handle the load.. the same set of people double up as ice marshals as well as collecting/handing off ice skates at the start of the sessions.. the concept of ice marshals is a neat one -- allows novices to get some basic tips.. helping them get up when they fall.. I am not an expert on the topic but most people can make the observation: when a session starts, there are hardly any people who can skate.. when the session ends, 90% of people are skating reasonably well -- no figure skating but at least they can balance and skate faster than walking.. I think this is possible because of this ice marshal model..

Finally, the cons (on why it is not a 5 star)
1) The price is high -- but again, they are spending money.. So, maybe it is a price that you have to pay for the quality..
2) The crowd -- we went on a friday afternoon and the rink got somewhat crowded.. if they had allowed any more people, it would not have been fun.. I don't know if they sell limited tickets but it did not look like the case.. So, if they allow more people on weekends, it can become fairly congested.. Ideally, I would have liked them to place a limit on the number of tickets sold -- and if they already have one, than a lower limit..

Visited June 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Good outing with a very different activity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Had a good time ice skating in the ambience mall. Precautions need to be taken as the fall can be painful sometimes. There are good trainers and the facility is managed professionally.

Visited March 2013
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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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“Nice,must visit for atleast once”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

ISkate is a nice experience. It is not that much expensive. One should definitely go there atleast once. Only thing they should change is to lower the price for viewers not going to Skate but interested in accompanying their children enjoying the Skate activity

Visited April 2013
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Gurgaon, India
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Enjoyed learning , fell a few times, But everyone Fun so did i. It was not freezing as i thought it would.
Your mind need conditioning, once done it would be a cake walk.

Visited May 2013
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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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“Ice Skating Par Exellence”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Ice skating had been one of my favourites ever since childhood ,we used to look forward for the winter vacations from December.I was a regular member of Shimla Ice Skating Club,really missed it ever since we shifted to Delhi.

The moment I came to know of the Iskate being launched in Ambience Mall,Gurgaon,I couldn't resist my self and landed there and met the GM who was kind enough to offer me to enter the Rink and do skating even though it was not yet open for Public. I was thrilled to skate after nearly 40 years.
You can't imagine my thrill and excitement seeing such a fine quality of ice skates and a classy cool place with great Ambience and eating joint.It is the best decent hang out for one and all from kids to grand parents.
Well organised and helpful mates and courteous team members.Therefore I strongly recommend parents to encourage their children to frequent this world class place,which is a good sport and lets your kids healthy as it is another form of exercise,which is essential in todays world of indoor games ,videos,tvs & computers they will get a chance to play ice hockey which is one of the world's fastest sport,dancing on ice & figure skating.
Well i can go on & on I love Ice Skating & played lots of ICE HOCKEY!! HOW I MISS MY DAYS IN SHIMLA.

Visited July 2012
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