J-Cube is a new shopping mall located right next to Jurong East MRT, and the new illuminating icon of the Jurong District. It features Singapore's first ever Olympic-sized ice-skating rink, and also the first IMAX theatre in the suburbs. A range of lifestyle and entertainment options, from IT products and fashion clothing to house-ware and furniture options may also be found at the mall.
If you pay a visit to The Rink at J-cube, you will discover that it is a congregating ground of both young and old, as well as of people of various nationalities. In different brightly colored clothing, the rink is an image of twirling, beautifully-dancing figures moving in random, unsynchronized motions.
The experience of skating is unique to everyone, with professionals and acers who strut their stuff on the ice rink, while amateurs tread tentatively on the ice and attempt brave acts and push themselves to the limit when they let go of the railings.
The twirling masses in The Rink are looked upon by spectators who view the myriad of emotions presented on the ice rink. These range from courage and bravery, to exasperation and even expressions of loyalty when stronger skaters stand by their weaker counterparts, or the group simply end up with good-hearted laughter. Occasionally one might also notice a skater producing a quick fit of movement in a desperate bid to gain balance, which momentarily quickens the pulse of the anxious onlooker.
With all the ongoing exciting motions and the daily crowds gathering to have their first taste of ice-skating in an Olympic-sized rink, ice-skating at the Rink is truly a pleasant affair. For some, a time for professional practice, for others a new outlet to hang out with friends or for blossoming couples, a new romantic spot for lovely memories to be forged.