As we officially move into the final quarter of the year, we have a whole host of exciting sporting events to highlight for the month of October! So regardless of whether you’re wearing out your third pair of running shoes for the year, of just took your first pair out of the box, this month’s diverse selection of sports events is sure to inspire you!
Pick of the Month: Be inspired to 'Burn the Floor'
“Burn the Floor” is Ballroom reinvented, and if this doesn’t motivate you to sign up for dance classes or take up that extra Zumba class in the gym, nothing else will. Direct from Broadway and London's West End, “Burn the Floor” is a supercharged Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular that has thrilled millions of people in more than thirty countries, from the elegance of Viennese Waltz to the exuberance of the Jive and the intensity of the Paso Doble.
Now in its 14th year of touring the world, this dance event has completed six tours of Japan and the USA, and has wowed audiences from New York's Radio City Music Hall to the Royal Albert Hall in London to Beijing's Great Hall of People.
The show is performed by 22 dancers from 10 countries and you’ll surely be inspired by their athleticism, after all, there are more than 100 championship dance titles between them.
9-14 Oct, 7.30pm; Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. $55 to $165
Be a team player: Floorball Open Night
Floorball, a type of floor hockey, is an indoor team sport that was developed in Sweden in the 1970s, and has gained rising popularity in recent years. If you’re keen to get started on the basics, come on down for the open house to learn the rules and a couple of tricks!
Wed 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Oct, 8—11pm; Playlor! HQ, Marina Country Club, 600 Ponggol Seventeenth Ave. (free shuttle service from Sengkang MRT station); $5
Shoot some hoops: Basketball Fun Night
Round up your buddies after work and head on down to the courts at Marina Country Club for an evening of friendly basketball competition. Even if you’re flying solo, drop in and join in one of the games and make new friends, and future basketball buddies on the court.
Fri 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct, 9-11.30pm; Playlor! HQ, Marina Country Club, 600 Ponggol Seventeenth Ave.; $5
Do the shuffle: Monday Night Dodgeball/Frisbee Open Game
Monday Blues? Work off that angst by dropping in on an energetic game of dodgeball or Frisbee! If you’re not into long slow runs, then you’ll be thrilled by the speedy sprinting required. Have fun, while sneaking in some interval training!
Mon 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct, 8-11pm; Playlor! HQ, Marina Country Club, 600 Ponggol Seventeenth Ave., $5
Run like hell: PAssion North Run
What’s out North you might wonder? If the only reason you’ve had to venture up North is a trip across the causeway to Malaysia, then it might just be time for you to take a closer look at the awesome running venues that you might have missed out on! The PAssion North Run will take participants along the Yishun Dam as well as the scenic Lower Seletar Reservoir. The event comprises 4KM and 8KM categories, in Men’s and Women’s Open and Youth categories, so make a date of it, and discover some new running routes in the North!
21 Oct, 7am, Yishun Stadium; $10 to $30 depending on category; discounts for PAssion card members
Bend it like Beckham: SDP's 2nd Annual Football Tournament
Following the success of SDP's football competition organised last year, the Young Democrats are pleased to announce the 2nd SDP Football Tournament.
Grab your best soccer kakis, register as a team and take part in the festive atmosphere of this event!
Plus, to bolster some healthy competition on the pitch, this year, the various political parties will be sending in teams for the tournament.
Additionally, cash prizes of up to $600 will be up for grabs.
27 Oct, KickersBay@IndianAssociation, 69 Balestier Rd., $100 per team, http://bit.ly/SDPFT2012
Everest Girl is Jane Lee, who is seldom found stationary. She is an accomplished mountain-climber, having recently reached the summit of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. When she is not climbing her way around the world, Jane devotes an inordinate amount of time to training for her next climb, marathon, or adventure sport. A serious endorphin addict, Jane ranks trail running high on her list of loves, and has pounded mud, sand, gravel and rocks on trails in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and her staple favourite, MacRitchie Reservoir. Her favourite motto? “If you’re still standing, then you’re not done yet.”