17 March, 2015
It was all about precision and technique at the Pasir Ris Sports Centre on Monday, as families participated in the ActiveSG Sports Challenge Series 2015 Inline Skating.
The task was simple, navigate through a series of neatly placed cones in a zig-zag line in the fastest time possible, and vie for a chance to be in the top three to earn a winner's medal.
The task was simple, navigate through a series of neatly placed cones in a zig-zag line in the fastest time possible. (Photo by VoxSports)
Kudos to the children involved, they bravely took on the challenge with relish as their parents looked on proudly and beamed with huge smiles whenever their child crossed the finishing line.
This was not the first inline skating competition organised by ActiveSG and hence, there were repeat participants, as well as an increase in the number of newcomers in the Primary category.
There was an increase in the number of newcomers in the Primary category. (Photo by VoxSports)
Apparently, the friendly competitiveness of it all, as well as the thrill of being able to complete the challenge, was what drew children back to the sport.
Just ask Ang Joo Hiong, who participated in last year's edition with his son, Ye Heng, and was back again to take part in the Family Slalom.
Ang Joo Hiong (right) and son Ye Heng. (Photo by VoxSports)
"This is the second year that we came back for this event, last year we actually had a great time. Through last year's event, we actually forged a closer family relationship," Ang said.
"We also forged some friendships with other parents, and that prompted us to come back."
"It is the competitiveness and the fun of inline skating! If ActiveSG were to hold another event, we'll be back for sure."
The event also saw seven Nanyang Polytechnic Sports and Wellness students helping out as time keepers, data entry staffs and logistic helpers.
Explaining that it was a one-off attachment required of their curriculum, the students felt that such a stint would stand them in good stead in the future.
"We want to gain experience from all these events.. you never know next time we might be in an events company so we can apply the experience from this event," Wong Wai Hong said.
"The overall experience was good, the thing is we rotated our roles so we're able to learn different things."