The launch of the new "Kerry Ice" took place on the forecourt of Kerry Parkside on 8 December 2012. Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai is the first hotel in the city to open an outdoor ice rink, which extends the list of "the first things" that the Kerry hotel offers in Shanghai.
"Kerry Ice" is a 200-square-metre ice rink made from synthetic material, which creates a skating experience 90 per cent similar to ice. With food and beverages provided on-site by the culinary team of Kerry Hotel Pudong, "Kerry Ice" is designed to appeal to both children’s fantasies as well as to those with private function and party needs. The ice rink has a capacity of 30 people, and whether the guests are perfecting their triple axel or just learning how to stay on their feet, the ice rink is a perfect venue to spend a few hours.
"It has always been a focus of Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai to support and promote sports and healthy activities. The launch of 'Kerry Ice' has added value to the hotel’s extensive sports and wellness facilities. All of these will cater to the lifestyle needs of our youthful and spirited guests," said Andrew West, the director of Kerry Sports at Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.
"Kerry Ice" operates seven days a week, from 4 to 8pm on weekdays and from noon to 8pm on weekends and public holidays. The charge is RMB40 for the first hour and RMB20 for each additional 30 minutes; rental of the skates is included. For enquiries or to make a reservation, please call (86 21) 6169 8858.
In addition to "Kerry Ice" launched recently, Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai has pioneered several initiatives in a hotel in Shanghai. It was the first hotel in the city to implement a paperless check-in and check-out system and to provide a complimentary minibar in all guestrooms. It opened the city's first craft brewery (The BREW) and meat aging room (The MEET) in a hotel, and the first restaurant (The COOK) to offer an à la buffet concept (all dishes are made to order in the buffet) and a cheese vault. The hotel was also the first and the only in the city to offer an "Iron Man" zone, which allows triathletes to complete their training needs in one place, and the first to implement a supervised indoor children's playground - the Adventure Zone.