Sports Hub: Experience Sports programme attracted 92,000 participants last year

Fitbit trainers conducting the zumba dance workout at the Singapore Sports Hub’s community Play Day on June 11, 2016.
Fitbit trainers conducting the zumba dance workout at the Singapore Sports Hub’s community Play Day on June 11, 2016. ST PHOTO: MARCUS TAN

SINGAPORE - With a range of activities like zumba, pilates, kickboxing and yoga free for the public to try out, the Singapore Sports Hub attracted a total of 92,000 participants last year for its Experience Sports programme.

This was announced on Tuesday by Chin Sau Ho, the Sports Hub's senior director for corporate communications and stakeholder management.

He said: "The Sports Hub's Experience Sports events have been well-received. We've seen participation numbers almost double between 2015 (38,000 participants) and 2016, with an average 57 activities each month.

"There is a clear demand for quality community programming and we intend to continue offering new and unique programmes for the community at large to enjoy, and cultivate more shared sporting experiences with family and friends."

Chin added that the Sports Hub aims to improve on last year's participation figures by targeting 100,000 participants this year.

And this Saturday, the Sports Hub will celebrate the first anniversary of its quarterly Community Play Day with a watersports-themed weekend.

About 10,000 participants are expected to descend on Kallang to try their hand in a dragon boat, kayak or pedal boat. There are also water-themed novelty events like water yoyo and a kids' splash zone.

Away from the water, there are activities like Blackminton, a version of badminton played with luminous equipment. Also, Star Wars fans will be treated to a demonstration of lightsabre combat by instructors from The Saber Authority, an interest group on lightsabre swordsmanship.