Hong Kong’s unlikeliest indoor sports and where to find them
Ski slopes and baseball under one roof, soccer in a cage and skateboarding are all available inside buildings around Hong Kong
Skiing, snowboarding and baseball at 321 Play
The largest venue for indoor skiing and snowboarding in the city, this building in Kwun Tong has three artificial ski slopes imported from Holland. The HK$1.5 million platform resembles a gigantic treadmill with varying gradients and speeds to simulate gliding down a snowy slope. On the second floor are three baseball batting lanes equipped with machines that throw balls at you at speeds of up to 140km/h.
1/F-2/F KRAS Asia Industrial Building, 79 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong
Tel: 2797 9323
Football at Cage HK
Soccer Cages in Tsuen Wan features a pitch surrounded by metal grids and wire mesh. Check out Nike’s commercial “cage match” to get an idea of the set-up. The game can be played by teams of three or four.
Room 2, 1/F Sun Fung Industrial Building, 8-12 Ma Kok St, Tsuen Wan
Tel: 6359 2777
Skateboarding at Vans Sk85IVE2
Opened in February 2012, this 4,000 sq ft space with mini ramps and grind boxes in Hung Hom is the first indoor skate park in Hong Kong. Designed by California Ramp Works, it’s a joint venture between sneaker brand Vans and local street fashion and skateboard shop 8Five2Shop.
Suite D&E, 7/F, Hang Seng Industrial Building, 185-187 Wai Yip St, Kwun Tong
Tel: 2344 3982