Free usage of facilities at Sports Hub extended till 17 August

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 24 July 2014 10:00 AM | Updated 5:30 PM

Free usage of facilities at Sports Hub extended till 17 August

Singaporeans can now enjoy the use of the OCBC Arena for a badminton game, or the lap pool at the OCBC Aquatic Centre for free at the Singapore Sports Hub till 17 August.

Free public usage was scheduled to end on 31 July, but Sports Hub announced the extension today as part of its National Day celebrations.

The various sporting facilities that will enjoy this extension include the OCBC Aquatic Centre, OCBC Arena, water sports centre, the ‘lazy river’ and ‘stingray’ at the Splash-N-Surf as well as the rock climbing wall in Kallang Wave mall.

Among the free facilities on offer till 17 August is the training pool at the OCBC Aquatic Centre (Photo: Zaki Jufri)

These facilities, which, according to the Sports Hub have seen an average usage of 90 per cent since they were open to the public, will be chargeable from 18 August onwards. 

The entrance fees and rental costs of the various facilities has yet to be announced, but Oon Jin Teik, Sportshub's chief operating officer, promised that "pricing is within reach of Singaporeans".

He added, "Our strategy was not to cover costs. Our concern is the market price", suggesting that the entrance and booking fees of the Sports Hub's facilities will be within the price range of existing sports facilities in Singapore. 

Community facilities such as the skate park, hard courts (basketball, netball and futsal) and beach volleyball courts, however, will remain free of charge to the public. These facilities can be booked beforehand via the Sportshub website.  


The National Stadium has so far played host to the Rugby 10s World Cup and Stefanie Sun’s ‘Keplar’ concert. Those who have not yet managed to view the interior of the stadium will be able to do so from this weekend.

See also: The new National Stadium: A first Look

A section of the $1.3 billion state-of-the-art National Stadium will also be open to visitors every weekend until 18 August, beginning this Saturday, 26 July. They will be able to access a viewing platform in the stadium from gate one of the west entrance. Opening hours are from 10am to 7pm.


Italian Serie A club Juventus vs a Singapore selection, primarily made up of national team players, has the honour of being the first football game to be held in the new National Stadium on 16 August.

Mr Oon revealed that the Juventus team that will be coming to Singapore will be the first team, including 13 of the Italian World Cup 2014 squad, as well as new signing Patrice Evra. It will be a chance for Singaporeans to witness “a truly world-class event in a world-class venue,” added Mr Oon.


To celebrate the nation’s independence, there will also be a free live screening of the National Day Parade on August 9 at the OCBC Square.

Mr Oon said that this was in a move to “thank the public for their warm support as we come together to celebrate the nation”. 

Singapore Selection VS Juventus FC

Singapore Selection VS Juventus FC

Date Aug 16, 2014

VenueSingapore Sports Hub

Ticket PriceS$30.00 - S$180.00
 (excludes booking fee)