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Time for a Chill pill

This summer, forget water parks and fancy rides. beat the heat by chilling out at these ice cafes, ice lounges and ice skating rinks in the city.

entertainment Updated: May 13, 2012 02:20 IST
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Here you can skate in regular clothes but do not forget to carry a pair of socks for the skates. In a 75-minute session, you can learn to slide with the help of tools like penguin buddies and ice marshals, who teach you the tricks of balancing on ice. Sessions of snow ball fight or musical penguin (like musical chairs) are popular. There are also games like ice-hockey and broomballet. The in-house cafe sells sandwiches, salads and pizzas, and fun disco sessions are also held on the ice during weekends.


Time: 10am to 10pm


Cost: Rs 300 for a one hour and 15-minute session (Monday to Thursday) Rs 400 per session from Friday to Sunday


Where: Ambience Mall, Gurgaon



Ice Age Skating Café


The ambience will transport you to a hill station with snow-capped mountains. You can try out some fun figure skating on the rink. Ice-soccer is also a popular game from the same package. Special ice-hockey sessions are organised from 8pm to 9pm on weekends. The fresh snow fall in the rink every fifteen minutes adds to the charm. And after some fun skating, you can even sip on some ice-tea or gorge on cakes and pastas.


Time: 11:30am to 10pm daily


Cost: Rs 180 for 30 minutes on weekdays, Rs 230 for 30 minutes on weekends


Where: Moments Mall,


Kirti Nagar



Ice Lounge


The ice chamber in this lounge will make you feel like you’re sitting in an igloo. And, walls and sculptures made of ice add to the experience. Guests are provided eskimo caps and gloves to brave the chill. Here, enjoy cocktails and soft drinks in glasses made of ice, as you dance to the latest numbers churned by the DJ. But if it gets too cold to handle, step into the regular lounge next to it. The water floor with


LED lighting gives it an interesting appeal.


Time: 12:30pm to 1am


Cost: Rs 1,000 per person; Rs 1,500 per couple


Where: MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket


Tel: 9654127171



Freeze Lounge


With sculptures of the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and a unicorn carved out of blocks of ice, the ice chamber here has everything made of ice — be it the bar, tables, chairs and even the dance floor. You can opt for special jackets, gloves and gum boots to cover up in the minus 10 degrees temperature. You can also gorge on a plate of hot tandoori kebabs or sizzlers here.


Time: Noon to 1am


Cost: Rs 1,000 per person; Rs 1,500 per couple


Where: 2nd and 3rd Floor, Westgate Mall, Rajouri Garden


Tel: 9971572000



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