The ice rink at MYNISS (Malaysia National Ice Skating Stadium) is a project for which our team at Ice Business worked for at least one year before starting the construction of the ice rink. It was an ambitious project and we are extremely happy that the hard work payed off and now the ice rink is up and running. Despite the equatorial characteristics of Malaysia, it was not an obstacle for us to build the ice rink that will be open all year round there. In fact, this is our area of expertise: to build professional permanent ice rinks that are opened all year round no matter how high the outside temperature is. The ice rink is a permanent one and it has the Olympic size of 1.800 sqm, which is suitable for official ice hockey games in accordance with the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) regulations.
The project that we built for Empire City made history right from its beginning: it hosted for the first time in history sports like ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Sea Games. It is also already classified as being amongst the best in the region by Singapore’s ice hockey coach, Mr. Robert Martini. Another really important figure that honored us with his presence was the Youth and Sports Ministry secretary-general Datuk Lokman Hakim Ali, who inspected the ice rink and was part of the opening ceremony.
Because of its Olympic size and modern functionalities, the ice rink in not only used for official ice hockey games or figure skating but it is also open for leisure to the general public (activities include disco on ice, different competitions, ice skating classes, etc.), being one of the most exquisite choices for tourists and Malaysian citizens of spending their free time in a fun and healthy way.
The 2017 Kuala Lumpur Sea Games offered a total of 8 gold medals which were awarded for ice related sports: two for figure skating, six in short track speed skating and one for ice hockey. We congratulate all the winners and we are looking forward to build the next ice rink project in Asia!