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Sports Hub marks handover to new management with activities

Youths showing off their skills at the Jump Rope Fiesta. (PHOTO: AC Leong/Sport Singapore)

SINGAPORE — Singapore Sports Hub marked its first day under the new management with a series of events and community activities that will run through January to commemorate the official handover to the new entity, Kallang Alive Sport Management (KASM).

The public can look forward to a host of community events and festive celebrations throughout the coming month, including Fifa World Cup live match screenings, sports tryouts, live music performances and ongoing sports competitions.

Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, officiated the Christmas light-up at the Sports Hub’s OCBC Square on Friday (9 December).

He said, “This sporting and lifestyle facility is for all of us in Singapore, and we will have activities and programs at this iconic Hub, which can bring the community together.

“I have every confidence in the new team that has been formed, to build on the existing foundations and strengthen Singapore’s position as a destination of choice for major international events, and more importantly, create a more vibrant community space that Singaporeans can identify with and feel for.”

Slate of events and activities at Sports Hub

Here are the various events that will happen at the Sports Hub from now until January:

  • Sports tryouts and community activities: There will be a full line-up of tryouts and activities for the whole family, such as archery, jump rope, futsal and Boccia. The public can also sign up for “Strong by Zumba” sessions on 10 and 17 December, and families can look forward to bonding over sporting activities at the FunFam Sportfest, which is free and open to all ages.

  • Live music, busking and performances: Head over to [email protected] Riverside Walk to catch live music and entertainment acts such as renowned Singaporean band Jive Talkin’. Other performances to look forward to include the K-POP Random Play Dance! takeover at OCBC Square on 10 December, and live busking performances by local musicians.

  • Live screening of World Cup matches: Singapore Sports Hub will be screening the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final matches of the Fifa World Cup, free for all. Patrons can enjoy half-time entertainment, contests and more.

  • World Cup official match ball exhibition: Al Rihla, the official match ball of the Fifa World Cup, will be on display at the “adidas Fifa World Cup official match ball: Journey Through Time” exhibition at the Singapore Sports Museum. All 14 adidas official match balls are on display at the Museum.

  • Festive light-up: Catch Singapore Sports Hub in its full dazzling glory as the National Stadium dome lights up and the hub comes aglow, dressed in fairy lights when night falls. Explore the grounds and make memories at our giant Christmas installations.

  • International concerts and events: Concerts to look forward to include Air Supply 45th Anniversary Tour, Jay Chou Carnival World Tour and Jackson Wang Magic Man World Tour. In sports, there is the Nations Cup 2022 and the inaugural Singapore International Rhythmic Gymnastics Cup 2022. Families with younger audiences can also enjoy Disney in Concert, A Magical Celebration, and Upin and Ipin Musical Theatre. Check out the Sports Hub’s events page.

New management’s vision of Sports Hub

KASM is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kallang Alive Holding, which is incorporated by Sport Singapore. It is established to manage the Singapore Sports Hub, which aims to bring to life Singapore’s vision of the Hub as a national icon.

KASM seeks to provide greater access to the broader community through inclusive programming and expand the Singapore Sports Hub’s breadth and quality of world-class events. It will also enable the integration of Singapore Sports Hub facilities with the rest of the Kallang Alive precinct to deliver a seamless experience for Singaporeans and all visitors.

Its chairman Keith Magnus said, “The government has cast a bold and powerful vision for the Kallang Alive precinct in Singapore to be the premier sports, entertainment and lifestyle destination in the region, and critically too, a part of the national fabric and hearts of Singaporeans from all walks of life.

“I am excited about the team we are building to execute on the vision and the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead for Kallang Alive. We look forward to working closely with our partners to make this a truly remarkable destination for all Singaporeans, residents and visitors.”

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