Ice Skating Tbilisi

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Ice Skating – Rink in Tbilisi

I was 5 when my parents first introduced me to ice skating or so they thought. At that time nothing in Georgia was properly functioning. I guess the whole country had PSTSD (Post-Soviet Traumatic Stress Disorder), if this kind of thing exists. Electricity was fairly on and off and most of the time I was finding myself playing with wax next to the candle.

No permanent energy was meant no permanent ice on the rink. So, we patiently waited for better conditions, for a new power importer into Georgia or maybe for an expensive generator (I don’t know, I was 5).

So I had these “ice skating classes” without the ice, meaning: most of the time we concentrated on body strength, stretching and better balance – in short, I was doing fitness and yoga before it was cool.

Finally, our forbearance paid off and I was able to experience the real freedom, the call of my destiny, the ’90s kid’s nirvana – real ice, real boots and blades…

The moment I stepped on the ice, I realized I was born for that!

…but, you know, then you grow up, you change your mind a million times and end up with a career you never imagined.

Even so,  I’m happy that this place still exists and I can still can go there, trying to reach that dream, unleash my inner child, remember my bittersweet memories and just be free.

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Address

75a Merab Kostava St, Tbilisi

Telephone number

+995322386500

Opening Times

Sep - May: Sun 18:00 - 21:00

Price

45 min. skating: GEL 15
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)