SINGAPORE – When SuperFit classes organised by the Singapore Sports Hub stopped after the circuit breaker started in April, Jason Seah and his wife Joanne Lee switched to home workouts and running.
But Seah, 50, missed attending classes at the OCBC Square and Stadium Roar every Monday and Thursday as he could take in the fresh air and meet up with friends.
Now the pair can look forward to doing so again as the Sports Hub announced on Monday (Sept 14) that sporting and lifestyle activities can now take place at the $1.33 billion facility following the conclusion of the temporary housing project for migrant workers.
The 100Plus Promenade, Stingray at Splash-N-Surf, Sports Hub Hard Courts and Skate Park will be open to the public for these activities from Monday, and the OCBC Arena from Wednesday (Sept 16).
All venues have undergone extensive disinfection and sanitisation prior to reopening, said the Singapore Sports Hub in a press statement.
Seah said: “I’m looking forward to going back because I get to do an intense full-body workout and they help build my stamina.
“I missed the classes because I could meet up with friends I made in class and we could share our thoughts on the exercise we did and how it transformed us.
“It’s also more spacious compared to doing workouts at home where movement is quite restricted. The surroundings and the fresh air are nice too.”
The programme manager added that it was also an opportunity to spend time with Lee as they often eat her favourite ice kacang at Kallang Wave Mall together after class.
Singapore Sports Hub chief executive officer Lionel Yeo said: “We’re looking forward to the buzz of badminton, basketball and netball players at the OCBC Arena, active bodies jogging along 100Plus Promenade, and families bonding at the Splash-N-Surf. Their lively presence at the Sports Hub affirms our purpose in the development of local sports and communities. I am personally excited to welcome more of our patrons back, with the assurance of safe management measures in place for them to exercise, play, and train safely.”
The Lazy River and Kids Water Playground at Splash-N-Surf, Sports Hub Fitness Studio and Shimano Cycling World remain closed until further notice.
Visit Singapore Sports Hub’s website for the latest updates.
The guidelines on the newly reopened venues at the Singapore Sports Hub are as follows:
1. OCBC Arena (including Hall 1 to 3, and the Sports Hub Gym)
• Access to the OCBC Arena is restricted to only members of the public with confirmed bookings and existing gym members. Patrons are required to produce proof of court booking or gym membership prior to entry. Court bookings can be made at this website.
• Each hall is restricted to a maximum of 50 persons, and all group activities, except for table tennis, are strictly restricted to a maximum of five persons. Patrons are not allowed to interact with patrons from other groups or halls. A maximum of four persons are allowed at each badminton and table tennis court.
• The Sports Hub Gym is restricted to a maximum of 28 persons, with a time limit of 90 minutes per session (walk-in slots only; available on a first-come, first-served basis)
2. 100Plus Promenade
• Social group activities are strictly restricted to a maximum of five persons, except for registered instructor-led exercise activities
3. Stingray® at Splash-N-Surf
• Restricted to a maximum of 10 persons, i.e. five riders per slot with an accompanying guardian each.
• All sessions are limited to one-hour booking only, and patrons are required to book a slot online at the Singapore Sports Hub’s website before heading down.
• Patrons may collect their wristbands and make payment at Level 1 of OCBC Aquatic Centre Information Counter before the session.
• To minimise contact with other patrons, patrons are required to bring their personal wet attire, including rash guard.
4. Sports Hub Hard Courts and Skate Park
• Social group activities are strictly restricted to a maximum of five persons.