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“Ice skating without ice”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ice Skating Cafe

Ice Skating Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Fun & Games in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Lets just say we're the 'coolest' Sports & Entertainment Hub in Kodaikanal with an Ice Skating Rink, X-box (Play-Station), Free-Wifi and Coffee-Shop along-side!! The Qualified Trainers on-site ensure you don't need to know Ice-Skating before you hit the rink for fun, and the Synthetic Ice (like used in Disneyland) ensures you are Safe and secure at all times. The Attached Cafe has Sips and Munches to keep the hunger pangs down. And yes, we have both healthy options and 'lets-cheat-on-my-diet' options available. So come Discover New Energy! A new confidence, a new bond with your loved ones, and a new stress-free way of living.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Bengaluru, India
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Ice skating without ice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The cafe is definitely good and worth a visit. It has one of the best cold coffee's I have had. It's a nice cosy place to sit and enjoy your times. They have a variety of board games and also video games for entertainment.
The second part to it is the Ice Skating arena. The ice skating ring is not very big but decent size the trainers are nice. The ring is not actually ice though, they say it's synthetic ice but it felt more like some kind of plastic to me. But none the less it was good fun.
They give better rates for the skating if there is a group. For single person half hour costs about 150/- per head and if there is a group of 2 or 4 the per head price gets reduced. So going in a group is definitely better.
The down side to this place is that it is on the 3rd Floor with no lift :(

Visited April 2014
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4 Thank swatilr
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IceSkatingCafe, General Manager at Ice Skating Cafe, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Happy to hear you found us worth it. And good to hear you loved our cold coffee. Many tell us they like it. Next time you must try the Caramel Shake. 25 % discount just for you. Do mention the code 'ISC157 :)

You are absolutely right. This is not real ice but better than real ice. It has been especially imported from Spain and is the same kind of ice used at Disneyland and 50 other countries worldwide. It self lubricates and is uv treated which also helps make sure you hurt less than when you fall on real ice.

You are right about the rates and yes, this sport is great fun single and in groups.

We admit. Third floor without a lift can be a little painful. But hey... It also helps ensure that only people who love the sport or love a good time come up!!

Hope to see you again super soon. :)
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to have fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

If you are tired and bored of running around kodai this is the best place to unwind. Staff here are wonderful and help you pick the basics. I liked the time I spent and would gladly recommend.

Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Raviraj P
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IceSkatingCafe, General Manager at Ice Skating Cafe, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thanks for the recommendation :):)
Our staff are very well trained in coaching "Ice Skating" and in taking care of our guests. As you rightly said, most of the tourists are of the opinion that this is the best activity to do in Kodaikanal after boating and every repeated session of 'Ice Skating' takes you closer to the perfection in Ice skating.
We are glad too that you liked the time spent here.
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Coimbatore, India
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“awesome place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Ice skating was out of the world experience, I loved it!! Always wanted to skate on ice and It has fulfilled my wish.The coach taught me skating in 10 minutes, so I was very happy.I was skating on my own in half an hour. It was fun and there were songs also which I loved.The food at the Cafe was excellent.I loved the Chocolate milkshake the best.

Prachi (Indonesia) (9 years)

Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Prachi-Saahil
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IceSkatingCafe, General Manager at Ice Skating Cafe, responded to this review, 20 April 2014
We are happy to realize that you are able to fulfill one of your wishes at our "Ice Skating Cafe". Learning skating on this floor is much easier and you don't get hurt even if you fall because it has a special Tire Effect . Every one is learning a unique talent of Ice skating very quickly like you and simultaneously enjoying them selves. No one enters the rink with out a helmet,elbow,knee guards & thumb gloves. The supplier of this floors are Award Winning manufacturers Xtra-Ice: only ones with TUV ISO 9001 international certification.

Now we have introduced chocolate shake with toppings of chocolates n syrups & the latest is caramel shake which is a big hit. SLURP...!
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

One of the most refreshening places I found in kodainala. In the evening when you don't have any sight seeings to do please visit this cafe. They have a trainer in place so you don't need to worry since you have never ever stepped into the skating shoes. For me it is a must visit when you are there in kodai.

Visited March 2014
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4 Thank deblin18
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IceSkatingCafe, General Manager at Ice Skating Cafe, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thanks for liking Ice Skating Cafe and placing your reviews here. Studies show that such sports increase a personal sense of achievement and also such sports release mood-boosting hormones that help de-stress so i am not surprised at all that you found this place very refreshing. And of course our refreshments boost the feeling even more :)

We have three trainers with us , One whom you must have met gives the basic training and others are for advanced training like Figures and ice hockey etc. Do visit us next time for the advanced training :)
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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
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“wait until dark ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Eventhough it is called review, mine preview. My son is practising roller scating, so that he will enjoy this ice scating very much. We will be coming to kodaikkanal between 5-8, May 2014 and defenitely visit this ice scating cafe to enjoy the difference. thanks a lot

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank bujjusreeni
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IceSkatingCafe, General Manager at Ice Skating Cafe, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Its a practice to get reviews but its an experience to get a preview. Good to know that you want your son to learn Ice skating which means that you are one of those parents who wants to give their best to their children. Ice skating is little different than roller skating cause it is on blades but our experience says that its faster to learn Ice skating if you know roller skating. Our experience also says that even adults learn and have as much fun as any other kid. Look forward interacting with you in month of May :)
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