After refreshing at the at Sun International Boardwalk hotel, the kids were eager to have some fun so the Baywest Mall’s Ice Skating Rink was a better option. The last time Port Elizabeth had a permanent ice rink was in the 1990s, with the Jadene Ice Rink at the old tramways building near the harbour entrance.
The Baywest ice rink is “North American-sized”, measuring 27m x 54m – the standard size for South African ice rinks. The skating academy consists of an eight-week course, were skaters are taught how to skate.
With CCTV and one side of the rink consisting of sheer glass, the chances for anti-social or bad behaviour are absolutely minimal.
Special discount rates are available to schools, party groups and other ice hockey sports teams. Social skating sessions last from 10am to 5pm and from 7.30pm to 11pm. The time 5pm to 7.30pm is normally set aside for sports and the skating academy.
Parents are able to drop off their children at the rink while they explore the Baywest shops and restaurants, safe in the knowledge that the rink is a safe and secure environment for their kids.