Singapore-based adventure sports company The Ride Side will be building a 49,611 sq ft integrated board sports facility at Somerset.
First announced last year, the tender for a vacant site between Somerset Skatepark and Killiney Road has been awarded to sporting goods distribution company, The Ride Side, to build a new integrated board sports facility.
Skate, Surf , Ski And Snowboard
Called Trifecta, the facility will allow visitors to skate, surf, ski and snowboard at various arenas inspired by the skate bowls of California, the waves in Bali, and the powdery snow in Japan.
The slopes in the snow arena will be powered by the first virtual reality (VR) ski simulator in Asia, first VR ski simulator in Asia, with in-class speed simulation and directional movements to mimic uneven terrain.
For surfing in wave pools, technology will be incorporated to generate water columns of 1.5m. For fans of skating, you will be please to know that the skate arena will have the world’s first hybrid skate bowl designed for skateboarding AND surfskating, and will be the first surfskate circuit in Singapore.
Families who visit can also expect eateries and retail stores.
This facility is part of plans to rejuvenate Orchard Road, Singapore's prime shopping belt and expected to open in 2023!
Photo Credits: The Ride Side