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Ice Magic Has A Dog Winter Event, SG’s Longest Snow Slope & Couple Ice Slides

Ice Magic 2023 at Marina Bay


Bring out your heattech, beanies, and gloves. Yes, you’re about to experience winter, and no, you’re not going to be on a long-haul flight, one plane ticket poorer. Winter is returning to Singapore with Ice Magic’s second edition, this time larger in size and with new activities in store, including a winter event for furballs.

Time to grab your winter clothes and get excited – these are the things you can look forward to during its run until  21st January 2024 at the Bayfront Event Space, located right beside Marina Bay Sands.


Get geared up for temperatures as low as -15°C


The temperatures at Ice Magic can dip well below freezing, to a frosty -15°C. So, before heading inside, you’d want to come prepared with extra layers like fleece if you’re not keen on instantly freezing over.

Tickets to Ice Magic come with complimentary rental of winter jackets and snow boots. But trust me when I say you’ll also want to come donning a pair of gloves and socks. However, don’t worry about running to the nearest winter wear shops – you can purchase gloves and socks on site, from $18 and $4 respectively.

A pair of waterproof long pants is also nice to have, as you’ll find yourself landing butt-first into the snow when going on the slides and slope.

For hygiene purposes, do remember to slip on the plastic covers for your feet before sliding into your boots. Once you’ve collected your winter wear, you can rent a locker for $4 to store your valuables, and you’re all set for a day exploring the man-made tundra. 


3,000 sqm winter playground with SG’s longest snow slope


With a larger event space, this year’s activities are elevated, quite literally with the largest snow slope in Singapore. Taller and larger than before, their 6.5m-tall and 98m-long snow slope offers a taste of the mountains. Choose between conquering the slope solo or with bae in tow, just lug a float up a flight of stairs, and brace yourself as you speedily spiral down the icy decline. 

A brand new experience this year is the 8m-wide Merry-Go-Round that spins riders around and round like a teacup ride in a theme park.


You can request for the staff to give you a hefty shove as a speed boost to send you zooming down the slides.

Without a doubt, the ice slide from last year was the biggest highlight of the playground.
If you loved it, the good news is that it’s back this year.

2023’s version returns bigger and better with a Double-Lane Couple Ice Slide so you can glide down while having your fingers locked with your SO. Talk about cute first-date ideas. For the painfully single speed junkies, pick the slide on the right; it promises a more potent rush of adrenaline as it’s the faster slide between the two. 


Snap pics at ice sculptures, igloos & a mini pine forest


With a place as enchanting as this, you’ll find no shortage of photo ops. For starters, keep your followers posted on your winter playdate at the ice sculptures of adorable arctic animals, such as a family of polar bears, a skiing penguin, and a stocky walrus.

Do look out for the intricate ice carving of frosted-over icicles that make good photo ops, as well as an iced-up rendition of the iconic Merlion and Singapore Flyer which give the event a hint of local flair.

You can also pop into one of the resident igloos to have a mini disco party with its neon strobe lights; or re-enact your favourite K-drama scenes at the mini pine forest

The kiddos won’t be left out too, as they’ve got the new 5-Lane Mini Ice Slides to whizz down. The Magical Ice Rink is another one that they’ll adore, as they get 300sqm of ice to glide across while riding dolphin-shaped mounts. 


Watch Ice Magic transform into a dreamy snowscape


Stay till late to catch not the sunset – you’re in a giant box of ice, silly! – but simulated Arctic winter lights. It only happens at the last hour of each session, so be sure to time your visit right to catch it. Taking a cue from the famed northern and southern lights, you’ll witness the place light up wonderfully with shades of purple, green, blue, and yellow.

If there’s still space in your camera reel, swing by the aforementioned ice sculptures as they look even more stunning swathed in the glowing lights.


Bring your doggo down for a winter day out



Image credit: Ice Magic

It’s not easy to jet your pup to another country, but you can let it experience snow nonetheless, during selected weekends at Ice Magic. Furballs are invited to run around in the snow with their paw-rents, and even try out activities like the Merry-Go-Round, ice rink, and ice slides. 


Image credit: Ice Magic

Sessions are also split by dog size to keep sessions safe for your fur baby. Big bois like huskies and labradors will have their playtime in the morning, while smaller breeds like corgis and poodles can do so in the afternoon. 

Admission: From $188 for 1 dog and 1 adult
Date: 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st January 2024.
Time: 10am-12.45pm, 1pm-3.45pm & 4pm-6.45pm, Daily

Get your tickets to 4 Paws @ Ice Magic.


Warm up with winter comfort food & arcade games


Science says you burn more calories in the cold so it’s a good thing you’ll find delicious winter comfort food here right outside, at Ice Magic’s Winter Food Village.

Image credit: Eatbook

There are 11 food stalls, all filled with belly-warming goodies. The grub here includes bites like Rosti ($7.50), and hearty servings of Mala ($15) served in a cup. The Winter Food Village is also open to the public, so you can swing by for a bite even if you’re not heading inside to play.

There’ll be hot beverages on site that you can purchase for a hit of cosiness. The Ice Café which sits at the entrance of the playground will be serving up piping hot cups of hot chocolate ($6.50) and coffee (from $5) for those seeking refuge from the cold.

At a nearby machine, you can exchange your cash for tokens at a rate of $0.50/token

There’s also an area chock-full of various arcade machines for you to fiddle with as you regain control of your fingers after chilling in sub-zero temperatures. For $2, try your hand at Daytona racing simulators, or snag a cute memento at one of the claw machines.


Experience winter at Ice Magic


It’s indeed magical that we can enjoy subzero bliss in this land where the temperature averages 30°C. If you have a longing to experience the frigid climate of Hokkaido or Harbin but don’t have enough ALs to book a trip, visit Ice Magic instead. With each session lasting 2 hours 45 minutes long, you’ll have no problems satiating your wanderlust for at least another year.

Get your tickets to Ice Magic

Admission (Weekdays): $39/adult | $29/kid under 12 | $19/senior | $25/2 local students
Admission (Weekends): $39/pax | $25/2 local students

Date: Until 21st Jan 2024
Time (Ice Magic): 10am-12.45pm | 1pm-3.45pm | 4pm-6.45pm
Time (Winter Food Village): 10am-10pm, Daily
Venue: 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970

More activities to escape the heat:


Photography by John Lim
Originally published on 18th November 2023. Last updated on 5th Jan 2024.

Event Information
Ice Magic
Bayfront Event Space,12A Bayfront Avenue,
Singapore 018970
Date:
09 Dec 2023 - 21 Jan 2024
Time:
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Kezia Tan and Khoo Yong Hao

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