You’ll soon be able to snowboard and ski in Singapore! Trifecta by The Ride Side opens on Orchard offering surfing, skating, snowboarding and skiing in Singapore!
Trifecta by The Ride Side on Orchard Road home to many shopping malls is where you’ll be able to skate, surf, ski and snowboard in Singapore! Trifecta will open on 28 October 2023, and will feature the world’s first hybrid skate bowl designed for skateboarding and surfskating, plus facilities for both beginners and seasoned pros to learn and train for surfing and winter sports (though it won’t have an ice skating rink)! It’s going to be the perfect spot for training the kiddos before heading to the real ski slopes in Japan! But what’s it really like and are the Trifecta tickets worth it?
Trifecta, Singapore on Orchard Rd
Trifecta is located next to Somerset Skate Park on Orchard Road. The 4,609sqm sports venue (that’s as big as four Olympic swimming pools!) will allow visitors to try both winter and summer sports under one roof! They’ll do this with the help of high-tech, state-of-the-art machines, including indoor surf and snow simulators. That said, Trifecta does not have snow – instead, they’re going for a more environmentally sustainable approach by using a special surface material that mimics the feel of snow when you ski or skateboard on it.
Snow Arena: Snowboard & Skiing in Singapore
The Trifecta Snow Arena features virtual reality ski simulator machines with speed simulation and directional movements to mimic natural mountain terrain. There’s a slope for snowboarding on astroturf and one for skiing.
The freestyle area is fitted with airbags so riders can try snowboarding tricks such as jumps and backflips safely. Is it ‘worth it’? We reckon it is! If you haven’t tried snowboarding or skiing before and want to teach the kids a few skills before heading to the slopes, this Trifecta snow experience could offer a fun introduction to winter sports.
The astroturf slopes can move fast or slow depending on the user’s experience and comfort levels (this speed is controlled by an instructor) so as beginners we found the snowboarding experience really fun and not scary at all! Plus unlike the real thing you are pretty comfortable – there are blowers and the slopes are sheltered so you aren’t freezing like you could be on the slopes of Japan or in Europe! Everyone needs to do an introduction class (from $80) before trying out any of the snow sports.
Trifecta snow tickets: from $40 for Open Sessions during Off Peak timing (this is after you have done the initial intro class).
‘Indoor’ Surfing at Trifecta
Featuring Asia’s largest and deepest standing wave pool at 10m wide, the Trifecta’s Surf Arena can generate waves as high as 1.5m!
Surfing is the name of the game here, so visitors can grab a surfboard and hit the waves in this Olympic-size deep-water wave pool. Everyone needs to do an introduction class (from $100) before trying out the surf arena.
Trifecta surf tickets: from $80 for Open Sessions during Off Peak timing (this is after you have done the initial intro class).
Tip: Guests can also purchase surfboards, snowboards and winter wear here, which is available for both kids and adults. There are over 50 brands selling surf, snow and ski wear!
Read more: Where to Rent & Buy Winter Wear in Singapore
Skate Arena: Skateboard & Surfskate
Trifecta’s outdoor skate arena features the world’s first hybrid skate bowl designed for skateboarding and surfskating. Designed by skaters from popular Balinese skate parks, Trifecta’s skate arena is built to complement the Somerset Skate Park next door.
Try more than 10 types of skate bowl features here. The bowl also doubles up as a rainwater harvesting pool, as they aim to recycle the rainwater collected in this unsheltered part of the sports venue.
Rates: Free entry! Classes start from $40.
Where to Eat at Trifecta: Butter by Two Men Bagel House
Trifecta has collaborated with Two Men Bagel House to set up Butter, a cafe offering all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with their famous bagels plus baked goods, grain bowls, coffee, desserts and beers.
Trifecta by The Ride Side Tickets
First-timers at Trifecta are required to sign up for a compulsory Arena Intro Class if they intend to use the Surf and Snow Arenas. These classes fall under the Single Class passes for 60-minute sessions starting from as low as $40 for Skate, $80 for Snow/Ski, and $100 for Surf.
Minimum Age at Trifecta
The minimum age at Trifecta is 6 years old in the snow, surf and skate arenas, and all children under 15 years old must be accompanied by parents/legal guardians. Only those 15 years old and above can create an account, make purchases and attend sessions on their own. All those under 18 years old will require a parent/legal guardian to sign a waiver form. Do check directly for minimum height and weight requirements.
Trifecta Singapore Opening Hours
Trifecta Singapore will be open daily from 7am to midnight (last session 11pm). Off-Peak hours are weekdays 10am – 5pm and Sundays from 7pm onwards.
Are you as excited as we are? See you at Trifecta for a taste of snowboarding and ski action!