Singapore Sports Hub extends free usage period
24 July, 2014
The OCBC Aquatic Centre is one of the facilities that will continue to be made available to the public for free until 17 August 2014. (Photo by VoxSports)
In celebration of Singapore’s 49th birthday, SportsHub Pte Ltd announced that the Singapore Sports Hub’s facilities will continue to be made available to the public for free until 17 August 2014, an extension beyond the original end period of 31 July.
Extend free use of facilities till 17 August 2014
To allow Singaporeans to experience the new Sports Hub facilities, the facilities are made available free for the entire month of July. Since the July ‘Play Free’ initiative started, Sports Hub has received positive feedback from the community with an average pick up rate of 90% across the facilities to date.
In view of the good responses and as part of celebrating national day, SportsHub Pte Ltd has decided to extend the free trial period. Facilities will only be chargeable from 18 August 2014, and can be booked via online, phone and over-the-counter 7 days in advance. List of facilities affected are in Annex A.
Furthermore, the National Stadium West entrance, Gate 1 will now be opened every weekend until 18 August for public to access a viewing platform starting this coming Saturday (26 July).
Broadcast National Day Parade
In addition to the National Day celebrations, Sports Hub will be screening the National Day Parade ‘live’ on 9th August.
Oon Jin Teik, Chief Operating Officer for SportsHub Pte Ltd said: “We wanted to give something back to the community in celebration of this year’s National Day. By hosting a mass screening of our beloved National Day Parade, we feel that this is one of the best ways to thank the public for their warm support as we come together and celebrate as a nation.”
Singapore Sports Hub venues are accessible to all sporting community groups from the general public and corporations to elite athletes and sports coaches. The Community Facilities (see Annex B) at Sports Hub will remain free of charge after 17 August and can be booked beforehand or enjoyed on the go, such as the skate park, giant chess and kids’ playground.
As for the facilities with chargeable fees, Mr Oon revealed: “We have been working closely with Sport Singapore to ensure our pricing structure is aligned with other sports facilities in Singapore. We are committed to making sure that the Sports Hub is affordable for all, and look forward to welcoming more visitors to watch, play and make sports part of their daily lives.”