Posted on March 04, 2015 by Jonathan Wong
By Jon Wong
Night Skate Captain
28 February marked the end of the month, and on an evening where the buzz was ongoing at the Marina Bay area where the annual Chingay Parade is held, we welcomed more than 30 skaters who chose to spend their Chinese New Year weekend skating with us.
The route we took, spanning across a distance of 13km, was from Punggol MRT Station to Bishan MRT Station via some of the north-eastern park connectors.
As always, we welcomed new faces and were pleased to have Jennifer from Philipines and Adlin from Malaysia with us. Jennifer was having her first night skating experience since picking up the sport 2 months ago, while Adlin had been a regular skater since the age of 4.
We also welcomed the youngest skater in our Night Skate history in the form of a 3 year old boy named Warren, skating together with his family of 5 including his parents and older sisters.
We promptly set off towards Punggol Waterway and onto Punggol Park Connector. It lead us to Seng Kang Riverside Park and the nearby Sports and Recreational Centre where we stopped for a quick break at Macdonald's Restaurant.
Soon after, we continued along Sungei Punggol on the connector and reached Buangkok and Yio Chu Kang Road, and transited onto Ang Mo Kio 5 Park Connector. This unique stretch of connector path runs beside ITE College Central and Nanyang Polytechnic.
We took at turn away from the connector at Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 and headed along the MRT track, which eventually brought us to Ang Mo Kio MRT Station for our 2nd break of the evening.
With our destination being just another MRT Station away, we slowed down our pace and enjoyed our skate at the exercise area under the train track which was developed and complete with exercise equipment, running tracks and smooth concrete surfaces which was a pleasure to skate on.
We continued onto Bishan Road, in between Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park and SMRT depot and soon after arrive at Bishan Street 14, where Junction 8 Shopping Mall was within our sights.
A simple skate for a great experience, especially for the new faces, and for little Warren, he made his family and everyone present proud by becoming the youngest skater ever to complete a full night skate route.
Warren skating with Dad