Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Feeling the Heat on Ice at the Malaysia National Ice Skating Stadium (MYNISS)

Just one week before this visit, I drove pass Empire City (opposite Neo Damansara) and noticed how  the distinguished signage of the Malaysia National Ice Skating Stadium (MYNISS) is announcing that Malaysia wants to make her presence seriously known in the winter sports arena. Succeeding winter sports in a country that never snows? Watch how we are shifting the heat from weather to ice rink!
Check out the new skating rink at Empire City
MYNISS has opened its icy platform in August 2017 as host venue of the inaugural Winter Sports of the 29th SEA Games. It is the first Olympic-regulated ice rink in Malaysia with full facilities to host tournaments of world class standards. This means that there's be more opportunities to watch figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey in this tropical country.
Situated opposite Neo Damansara
Measuring 1,800 square meters, the rink is complete with professional dasher boards, officals' facilities, player's keeping and holding facilities, showers and locker rooms. The stadium is also able to accommodate 600 sitting spectators and up to 5000 standing onlookers
Olympic sized skating rink and a seating capacity of up to 600 pax and standing room of up to 5000 spectators
When hosting the 29th Sea Games-Winter Sports
Here are some records for Malaysians to be proud of!
  • On 12th Dec – 17th Dec 2017 Malaysia battled it out against Philippines, India, Kyrgyzstan and UAE in the U20 Men's Ice Hockey Team and took away the gold medal
  • On 6th – 11th March 2018, Division 1 was between India, Philippines, UA Emirates & Malaysia (by rank) and with a few stunning performances snatched away the gold medal.
  • On 24th – 29th March 2018, Division 1 was between Malaysia took on Macau, India and Indonesia and held their title with gold medal.
Open to public at 11am onwards. Closing times are different everyday. Check out the table below. 
Ready for some cool sports
Here comes the next skating 'champion'
Getting the grip of it
Winter sports in Malaysia is just waiting to be explored and conquered. Just you wait and see world...the new champions from the land that never snows!
On locker number 10 with YB Khairy Jamaluddin's signature
Ice rink is controlled with high technology for more precise and professional settings
Ice resurfacing machine
Feel the heat on ice

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