The Jumeirah Vittaveli recently inaugurated the first ice
rink in Maldives with a celebrity performance by Russian Evgeni Plushenko, a former Olympic Gold
medalist figure skater.
The eco-friendly ice skating rink, called Ice Ice Maybe...,
is a world first to Maldives and the 87 square meters offers
plenty of space for pirouettes and small ice hockey games.
“I congratulate the entire team for
introducing a world-first to the Maldives. This eco-friendly ice
skating rink on a tropical island is a true expression of our aim
to ‘wow’ our guests, not just with genuine service from the heart
but with innovative additions to our resort that provide
extraordinary experiences to the adventurous traveller,” said Amit Majumder,
General Manager, Jumeirah Vittaveli. “An immense thank you also goes to the
inimitable Evgeni Plushenko – we are honoured that such a world
class skater and enthralling performer as Evgeni was the first to
leave his mark on our rink. I look forward to seeing the many
happy guests when they try out our beachside ice rink, while
looking out over the ocean.”
The grand finale to the launch event was Evgeni
Plushenko’s performance, he was later joined by his wife Yana
Rudkovskaya and his 5-year-old son Aleksandr Plushenko.
The country’s first ice skating rink Ice Ice
Maybe… at Jumeirah Vittaveli has been manufactured using Glice, a
novel material from Switzerland that allows for eco-friendly ice
rinks, eliminating the need to keep the ice rink cold. This
enables guests to experience a world-first at Jumeirah Vittaveli
when they go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Indian
Ocean, followed by a quick stroll across the beach to put on their
ice skates and glide along the picturesque backdrop of a tropical
The rink will be open from 12 - 6pm daily and
access costs US$ 75 which includes 2 hours of ice skating,
rental of equipment, an ice cream sundae to enjoy post
ice skating and a host of giveaways and souvenirs. All following
entries cost US$ 50 and include gear and an ice
cream sundae. The rink will be open for all ages, children below 8
years of age will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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