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Post by lee » July 18, 2012, 2:49 pm

According to the following article http://udonechamber.com/home/journal-ch ... -3400.html There is an Ice Skating rink under construction at Central Plaza. Also under construction is a children's area called 'Fun Planet' and various other activities geared towards the younger generation.

If there are any skating experts out there, Central are looking for teachers:
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Ice Skating Rink Udon Thani



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Post by Panty Hamster » July 18, 2012, 3:18 pm

It'll be a bloodbath. They better issue helmets.


As if a Thai would wear a helmet.

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Post by parrot » July 18, 2012, 3:38 pm

The project is financed by VMVK Services (Bangkok)....they run a variety of companies in the capital and various provinces. The project will cost 40 million Baht. It's going to be on the fifth floor of the comples, about 1600-1700 square meters (total size, not all skating area) and will include a variety of food and game concessions. The company believes that the 200 baht fee that people in Bangkok pay for skating is a reasonable fee for the people in Udon.
The company expects 8000-10000 customers per month, with 80% Thai and 20% foreigners, includes many from neighboring Laos and Vietnam, predicated on the opening up of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) (in 2015).
The grand opening is slated for fourth quarter of this year.

An ice-skating rink for Udon?! My, how times have changed

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Post by rct » July 18, 2012, 4:08 pm

I grew up with roller skating......would love to take my children to do that.

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Post by merchant seaman » July 18, 2012, 4:12 pm

Ice Skate shop anyone???

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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » July 19, 2012, 12:55 am

This is good news for Canadians and Scandinavians.
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Post by tekmo » July 21, 2012, 11:56 am

man wish it open by Oct!
i would definitely take my gf here and teach her how to ice skate..
Next is snowboard! lol... but not in thailand

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Post by nongwuasoguy » July 21, 2012, 4:50 pm

Hope to see that... I played hockey "amateur" for more than fourty years...but I didn't skate in the last 15 years!!! I will wear a helmet (if they have some)!
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Post by Panty Hamster » July 21, 2012, 8:44 pm

I grew up on a lake, frozen every winter, and played hockey for two weeks straight every Christmas break. And every weekend from November to March. I'm not canadian or scandinavian (still trying to figure out that comment).

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Post by GARYZX6R » July 21, 2012, 10:07 pm

I would'nt get too excited guys,looking at the photo it looks like what they put in the City of London near where I worked. Tiny little rink ,nothing like a proper ice skating rink ,or a lake if you were lucky enough. Its a start I supose..

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Post by parrot » May 27, 2013, 3:42 pm

The word on the Udon streets (http://www.facebook.com/udonthaniupdate) is that the rink will open on 28 June.

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Post by thrilled » May 29, 2013, 1:41 am

I think it's fantastic.I was going to go when I was in Bangkok but I ran out of time.

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Post by parrot » June 29, 2013, 8:49 am

The sign says "Open" 5th floor. The first in Isaan. Special prices for students. Bring your own puck!
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Post by gudtymchuk » June 29, 2013, 8:58 am

parrot wrote:The sign says "Open" 5th floor. The first in Isaan. Special prices for students. Bring your own puck!
Will there be spectator seating? =D> =D>
What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

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Post by Macca » June 29, 2013, 9:30 am

They might be looking for a few paramedics and blood donors as well.

I was living in Albania when the 1st casino opened, I think place might be even more dangerous

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Post by stattointhailand » June 29, 2013, 8:11 pm

gudtymchuk wrote:
parrot wrote:The sign says "Open" 5th floor. The first in Isaan. Special prices for students. Bring your own puck!
Will there be spectator seating? =D> =D>
No, but there will be plenty of ON ICE seating I am sure :yikes: :crying: #-o

More to the point ....... is there a good view of the rink from the bar? [-o<
Many rinks in the UK failed miserably to provide enough spectator viewing areas in the bar for matches.

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Post by Mosquito » June 30, 2013, 6:56 am

Has anyone checked it out yet??

Prices, selection of available rentals (skates), shop to purchase equipment??

Do they allow parents to enter the rink with shoes/slippers to teach their children to skate??

Been 30 years since I've been on the ice, hope it's like riding a bike (LOL).

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Post by papaguido » July 1, 2013, 1:38 pm

Mosquito wrote:Has anyone checked it out yet??

Prices, selection of available rentals (skates), shop to purchase equipment??

Do they allow parents to enter the rink with shoes/slippers to teach their children to skate??

Been 30 years since I've been on the ice, hope it's like riding a bike (LOL).
This weekend my wife went to check out the facility. The following is the info she came back with.

Price is 220bt (students 190bt) for 2 hrs and skate rental. Does not include socks or gloves, available for purchase or bring your own. Private and group lessens available.

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Post by mak » October 11, 2013, 10:47 am

The Rink is open till midnight during the school holidays.

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