Jumeirah Vittaveli to mark their second anniversary with ice skating masterclass
5th Mar, 2020 | Tourism Mail Crew
KATHMANDU: Jumeirah Vittaveli will mark the second anniversary of its eco-friendly open air ice rink with an ice skating masterclass by Evgeni Plushenko.
His exclusive masterclass will be open for resort guests only, and take place between 18 March 2020 and 28 March 2020, the exact date will be announced to in house guests only. The class will be held on complimentary basis. To honour the occasion and in keeping with tradition, Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko has agreed to return once again this March and share his gift with the resort’s guests in an ice-skating masterclass.
Amit Majumder, former General Manager of Jumeirah Vittaveli and now Vice President, Boutique Resorts at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, praised Mr Plushenko: “I can’t thank Evgeni enough for his support of our ice skating endeavour in one of the most unlikely countries for such a sport – the tropical island nation of the Maldives. When I first spoke with Evgeni in 2017 about our plan to build an ice rink on the beach, he instantly expressed his interest to be involved. Since 2018, he has visited Jumeirah Vittaveli every year to perform on the ice rink for our guests, showcasing a rare art that continues to leave guests breathless when they see him swirl and dance across the ice.”
The surface of Ice Ice Maybe is made from Glice, a sustainable artificial alternative for real ice, eliminating the need to use energy to keep the surface cool. Located on the beachside, this is the only ice rink where you may practice your pirouettes right after a leisurely swim in the gentle lagoon of a tropical Maldives island.