Those of you who know me in Second Life will probably know of my passion for figure skating and ice dance which I have been immersed in for many years in RL. Of course it has to translate into the virtual worlds – I own a large snowscape complex in Second Life dedicated to skating and winter pursuits, with facilities for everyone to enjoy all year round.
Whilst many large ice rinks that were in SL sadly have closed – all that open space is just too expensive nowadays – we have managed to sustain ours by letting it share space with Matahari Style Main Store and the shopping village. The rink is on a skypad up above, with a chair lift to ride up to it right from the shopping centre. There’s so much to do here – come visit!
Free skates are available for all at the rink. Specialist clothing and equipment can be purchased from the stores in our Skaters’ Mini Mall nearby. Skating animations for singles and couples are free to use whilst skating at Matahari – they can be purchased to take away for use elsewhere.
Other amenities and attractions include:
Free snowball throwers and trick skates.
Ice Pavilion Cocktail Bar – relax with a drink or dance to the cool sounds from Martini In The Morning.com – we have a well stocked Intan dance ball.
A cosy rinkside log cabin where you can warm up after skating by a blazing log fire, with delicious hot chocolate.
Locker room with hot tub
Zak’s Bumper Sleighs – try your driving skills – each sleigh seats up to 2 avatars and they are great fun!
Zambonis to drive – give us a hand with resurfacing the ice, you’ll be rewarded with an ice cream 🙂
Interactive polar bears, polar bear cubs, penguins and husky dogs to play with, all absolutely adorable – you can even set up a race for them on our special track, just watch them go!!