Ice Skating in Lulu Mall, Kochi


If you are looking for ice skating, you don't have to go to North India for icy mountains. Here in our small Kerala, there is an ice skating rink. Read more about ice skating options in Kochi and Ernakulam area.

My kids used to enjoy ice skating when they were in USA. Ice skating is a common sports in western countries during winter. We moved to India sometime back but if I ask the kids what they are missing the most, they would still say "snow"!

We lived in Bengaluru for a short period after we returned to India. Bengaluru has a very good ice skating ink in the Mantri Mall, which we used to visit very often (Ice Skating at Bangalore. After moving to Kochi, kids have been eagerly searching for ice skating rinks in Ernakulam area. We recently found Lulu mall has a good ice skating rink.

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Ice skating in Lulu mall
Skating rink in Lulu mall

Ice skating in Lulu mall


If you ask us what is most exciting in Lulu mall, no one in our family will agree on one thing. But the kids have no doubt - Sparkys is the place they want to go. We have been to the place a few times and it is definitely a well made rink. According to the official website of the mall, The Sparkys Ice Skating is the only ice skating rink in Kerala.

Ice skating in Lulu mall, Kochi
My little one is disappointed since he doesn't qualify to use the skating facilities

Rates for ice skating


You know, amusement is relatively expensive. Even a small ride in Sparkys will cost you atleast Rs 100. Ice skating rinks are very expensive to maintain and no wonder they charge pretty high for the same. However, I would say the rates are relatively lower than what is charged in skating rinks in places like Bangalore.

Ice Skating rinks in Kerala

Rates for ice skating:

30 minutes: Rs 250
1 Hour: Rs 400

They also offer coaching classes for those who are not very comfortable with skating. It is recommended to go during non-peak hours for coaching to avoid accidents.

Timing


The skating rink is open from 10am to 1pm everyday. Once they close for lunch break and maintenance, it will reopen at 4pm and remain open till 10pm. Usually, 4pm to 10pm are busy hours. If you choose the morning section on week days, it will be far less crowded. Saturday and Sunday are usually very crowded and is not recommended for people who are trying it the first time.

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Basic rules


Only children above 6 years are permitted to use the rink. Also, proper skating gear must be used, which is provided at the rink. You must bring your own socks or you can rent it from there for Rs 30. Beginners can rent a walker (Penguin) for Rs 50. Parents can't leave children for skating and go for shopping. They must remain there and monitor the children while they are skating.

Read the full skating rules.


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Comments

Guest Author: Mini Mathew30 Apr 2015

My kids love ice skating and we were looking for options in Ernakulam and Kochi area. Thanks for sharing information.

Can you please tell me if they use real ice or artificial ice at Lulu mall ice skating?

Other than Lulu mall, are there any other options for ice skating in Ernakulam?

Guest Author: Varun30 Apr 2015

Ice skating is not very common in Kerala. As far as I know, Lulu mall is the only place in Kerala which has the skating rinks.

Author: Tony John30 Apr 2015 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

There are no other places with ice skating facilities in Kerala.

Guest Author: Mahima Pai03 Jun 2016

Lulu mall is seriously - too crowded that we feels like some gully-mohalla especially inside the hyper market. We stay in Elamakkara and driving the short distance to Edapally to Lulu in the evenings are tiring. Even if somehow park the car, the crowd is a pure turn off for us, though kids do enjoy their time in the mall and they tried out Ice Skating.
Can we expect Forum Mall in Maradu ready to open by next year? That can be a relief as the footfalls in Lulu will reduce.



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