Sunshine Zero Skating Club

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8 Songhu Lu
On the seventh floor of a large shopping mall, Sunshine Zero sits incongruously at the far end of a food court. The rink is larger than its sister branch at the Bailian in Gubei (see above) and hosts regular hockey games, as evidenced by the club banners proudly pegged to the cracked-paint ceiling. The Friday night that we visit, one talented child toe- loops across the ice while two teens shoot pucks into an empty net. The music is quiet too, purring rather than thumping (unlike Champion rink, see left). The overall atmosphere is relaxing rather than gloomy, though, especially when you take in the stunning view of neon-lit Songhu Lu.

Equipment As well as being able to hire skates, Sunshine Zero has its own in-house skate shop, stocking skates from 800RMB for a pair of basic Missions up to 2,700RMB for sports skates by Jackson. There’s also a dazzling array of skate-kit: Reebok body armour, Guardog skate guards, kids’ pads and helmets. Shoe sizes go from 25-47.

Snacks There are no notable ring-side treats but the nearby food court has some decent enough fare.

Read Time Out's round-up of the city's other best rinks here
Venue name: Sunshine Zero Skating Club
Opening hours: 11.30am-10pm daily
Admission: 60RMB/1.5 hours
Metro: Jiangwan Stadium
English address: Seventh Floor, Bailian Shopping Centre, 8 Songhu Lu, near Zhengtong Lu, Yangpu district
Chinese address: 杨浦区淞沪路8号百联又一城7楼, 近政通路