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Review of Abu Dhabi Ice Rink

Abu Dhabi Ice Rink
Ranked #57 of 151 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Owner description: The undisputed coolest place in the city for sports is Zayed Sports City Ice Rink. As the city's only Olympic-size skating surface, it hosts the most thrilling ice hockey matches and figure skating shows in the UAE. Amenities abound, including a pro-shop, a dance studio, private event space and the best pizza in town at Figaro's. Zayed Sports City Ice Rink is fun for all ages and is the best place to pop in for a recreational session, learn to skate at any age, join the figure skating team's annual show or to meet friends for a weekend disco. Coaching is available for groups and individuals from beginner to Olympic hopeful and the membership programme is sure to keep you skating all year round.
Reviewed January 24, 2012

It's a nice place but there are much better places to go for snow skating

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Reviewed January 23, 2012

The rink is official size, and just been renovated, prices are very nice, but you should call to see if public sessions are available because a lots of the time the rink is booked for Hockey training.
best visited in the summer time to escape the heat. food is not available inside the rink but close to it is the bowling ally they have food outlets.

1  Thank Moe_XII
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

Having seen a similar one in Dubai, I was not too amazed, but the facility is well run and offers value for money. It seems to cater for children mostly, but great cafes for adults to sit and wait for children or pass the day by.

1  Thank EppingTom
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Reviewed July 18, 2008

The Abu Dhabi ice rink has recently undergone major renovations. It now features state of the art "NHL" standard boards, new lighting, new change rooms and a rejuvenated freezing system to allow for more even / consistent (and "hard") ice. .. and thus a better skating experience. The rink also features improvements to the concession stands and eating areas.

It still remains to be seen if the management of the skate rental program continues as it has in the past - less than adequate. Skates have typically been rented out without being properly sharpened and thus marginalizing and even endangering those who want to "experience" the thrill of ice skating. Skate sharpening has been seen as optional and something that the "renter" assumes responsibility for. Thus skates can be rented and then sharpened for an additional fee - something highly recommended to increase your safety and enjoyment of the experience.

Be ware of select days being set aside for "women" only skating. These are usually Thursdays but give them a call in advance to confirm.

All in all.. still a rather unique and enjoyable experience here in Abu Dhabi.

5  Thank buckinsand
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Reviewed May 3, 2017
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