Posted on March 30, 2017 by Jonathan Wong
Score of inline skaters flagged off together as one skating community at the latest Car Free Sunday event on March 26. The mass skating was an initiative by Urban Redevelopment Agency and Sports Singapore to promote the sport.
Inline skaters ready for flagging off
Event visitors also had the opportunity to try inline skating at our free try-out booth at Connaught Drive, which sees a mixture of both young and old participants.
Free inline skating try-out on Connaught Drive
Also, for the first time in CFS history, children aged 5 to 12 years old pitted their skating skills against each other on Amoy Street, which was part of the CFS road closure and famous for a 40m long art mural behind Thian Hock Keng Temple, drawn by artist Yip Yew Chong, which depicts the life of early Hokkien immigrants in Singapore.
Inline skating racing on Amoy Street
Skating parents get to play a part with their child too in the Family Fun Challenge through fun telematches, which promotes family bonding through the sport.
Parents and children getting in the act together
The event is managed by Skateline staff and Skate Assist Volunteers. Be sure to join our activities at the Car Free Sunday in May! Check out the photos from the event on our Facebook page.