MALE: The Jumeirah Vittaveli recently inaugurated the first ice rink in Maldives with a celebrity performance by Russian Evgeni Plushenko, a former Olympic Gold medalist figure skater.
The eco-friendly ice skating rink, called Ice Ice Maybe..., is a world first to Maldives and the 87 square meters offers plenty of space for pirouettes and small ice hockey games.
“I congratulate the entire team for introducing a world-first to the Maldives. This eco-friendly ice skating rink on a tropical island is a true expression of our aim to ‘wow’ our guests, not just with genuine service from the heart but with innovative additions to our resort that provide extraordinary experiences to the adventurous traveller,” said Amit Majumder, General Manager, Jumeirah Vittaveli.
“An immense thank you also goes to the inimitable Evgeni Plushenko – we are honoured that such a world class skater and enthralling performer as Evgeni was the first to leave his mark on our rink. I look forward to seeing the many happy guests when they try out our beachside ice rink, while looking out over the ocean.”
The grand finale to the launch event was Evgeni Plushenko’s performance, he was later joined by his wife Yana Rudkovskaya and his five-year-old son Aleksandr Plushenko.