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5 sports to try in 2017

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2017 is just around the corner and what better way to ring in the new year than to try a new sport?

Regardless of whether you are an active person looking for a new challenge or just someone who wants to work up a sweat and improve your health we've got something on the list here for you.

Trampoline Dodgeball

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Dodgeball is a classic American game where two teams face off against each other and score points by hitting the other team with bowling ball sized foam balls. Throw in a whole bunch of trampolines and you have a recipe for good times and laughs among your friends.

Want to take it to the next level? We hear that BOUNCE Singapore is gathering teams for its inaugural Dodgeball League. So gather a bunch of like minded friends and start training!


If bouncing around dodging balls isn't your cup of tea, how about a sport that requires you to work as a team and builds values like respect and inclusion?

Kin-ball is played by three teams of 4 players each. The aim of Kin-ball is to work as a team by hitting a large ball (about 1.5 meters in diameter) to another team. The other team has to try to prevent the ball from touching the ground. If the ball touches the ground the other two teams are awarded a point. The team with the most points wins.

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It might seem like a simple game but it requires the team to strategize and have good aerobic fitness.

If you’d like to try the sport you can contact Kin-ball Association of Singapore. Who knows you might even represent Singapore at the Kin-ball World Cup one day!

Short Track Speed Skating

The upcoming SEA Games in Malaysia will mark the debut of short track speed skating. So no better time to try the third sport in the list! 


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Short track speed skating is a competitive form of ice skating where competitors skate around and oval track. This high speed sport will surely get the blood flowing for all you adrenaline junkies out there.

To find out more you can check out the Singapore Ice Skating Association’s webpage.

Indoor Snow Boarding

If you've ever wanted to carve a line down six inches of fresh powder (snowboarding speak for snow) but haven’t had the time to organize that ski trip to Japan, the fourth sport on the list has you covered.

Learn how to snowboard on our sunny tropical island by practicing on Singapore’s first indoor snowboarding treadmill. Yup that’s right, an actually treadmill that mimics the motion of going down a snow covered slope.

Master the basic moves before you book that pricey trip to the snow capped peaks of Korea and Japan.

Checkout Urban Ski at to find out more.

Indoor Skydancing

Lastly we’ll go to the south of the island and cross over to Sentosa and location for what might be the most exhilarating experience you can find short of flinging yourself out of an airplane.

Indoor sky dancing is a sport which is basically choreographed flight, set to music in a vertical wind tunnel. Skydancers perform flips and pirouettes whilst suspended in mid air. Their graceful movements seem almost otherworldly and will appeal to fans of both science fiction and fantasy.

So there you have it 5 sports to try in 2017! We hope you’ll have fun trying out new sports in the new year! For more alternative sports in Singapore checkout our webpage


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