Winter sports: Youngsters with the cutting edge on ice

Singapore's youth ice hockey team won silver at the recent South-east Asia youth championships held in Bangkok. They usually train just once a week, late at night at JCube mall's The Rink.
Singapore's youth ice hockey team, SEA Youth Cup silver medallists, on the ice at The Rink in JCube. They usually train just once a week, late at night, to save on rental costs.
Singapore's youth ice hockey team, SEA Youth Cup silver medallists, on the ice at The Rink in JCube. They usually train just once a week, late at night, to save on rental costs.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Motivated, self-funded team juggle studies and training to earn silver in SEA Youth Cup

It is 10.45pm on a Sunday at The Rink at JCube. It is past closing time at the mall and most of the crowd have left the ice but for Cael Chua and his teammates, it is time for them to get to work.

The 15-year-old is the captain of Singapore's youth ice hockey team and like his peers, has to get up early for school the next day.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2018, with the headline 'Youngsters with the cutting edge'. Print Edition | Subscribe