Ice Skating Rink at SM Megamall Opens

SM Megamall Building D opened on January 28, 2014, marking the return of the ice skating rink and the birth of speed skating in the Philippines, the SM Group said.

It said such a feat, considered almost impossible in a tropical country, is an affirmation of the vision of SM founder Henry Sy Sr. who once dreamt that all Filipinos could be given a chance to skate on ice.

SM said it would introduce one form of speed skating called short-track speed skating. The traditional form of speed skating is long-track which is set on an Olympic track oval as big as a football field.  Short-track speed skating, on the other hand, is the more popular version as it is done on a regular Olympic size rink measuring 30 by 60 metres.
 

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