Ice skating rink opened in Harare

HARARE - Harare is now home to an ice skating rink- a frozen body of water  where people can ice skate or play winter sports-located near Westgate Shopping Mall.

The ice skating rink called 263 Chilled has become a popular destination for families in the capital city.

263 Chilled spokesperson Larry Kwirirayi has been delighted by the response the facility is getting.

“It opened two weeks ago and as you can see people are curious; they are coming in to find out what is on offer every day.

“We even have a school that has engaged us for the rink, they want to train their students here,” said Kwirirayi.

He added that the ice skating rink was set up driven by the desire to provide a different form of entertainment suitable for families.

“The vision was to provide a family entertainment centre of a unique nature to give Zimbabwean families a new fun experience… ice skating was an innovative attraction.

“Ice skating rinks in South Africa, Dubai and Kenya are popular vacation/ entertainment destinations to a lot of Zimbabwean families, so they (the founders) thought why not bring the experience back home,” said the 263 Chilled spokesperson.

In keeping with its status as a genuine entertainment facility for the family, 263 Chilled does not offer alcohol.

“It is a family-friendly environment as it is an alcohol-free place. It is a good place to hang out as the whole family and bond through skating or learning how to skate.

“We will be opening up a bowling alleysoon. This is the go-to place in town as it is offering a different kind of environment. The last rink we had was in the 1980s and it was closed,” he said.

Despite the depressed economic environment, Kwirirayi is confident that 263 Chilled will continue to attract good business.

“We believe it will work that is why we opened it.Some might think the economic environment is not friendly, but for this kind of new and unique entertainment it is viable,” said Kwirirayi.

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