THE festive mood soared at IOI City Mall when the Malaysia Book of Records officially named its indoor ice skating rink the Biggest Ice Rink in Malaysia.
Icescape, the mall’s Olympic-sized ice rink measuring 30m by 60m, has attracted a fair amount of visitors for its all-year winter experience since it first opened last year.
Malaysia Book of Records director of operations Christopher Wong presented the certification to IOI Properties Group Berhad, Property Investments, chief operating officer Cheah Wing Choong in a ceremony held during the launch of IOI City Mall’s Christmas campaign themed “How I Made Christmas”.
Decorated to the nines, the mall is adorned with Christmas characters in 2D and 3D, featuring characters such as Parson the snowman, Robbie the 8m-tall robot, Paddleton the cycling bear, Dexter the jester and Betty the Owl.
The story behind these characters begins with a boy named Charlie, who, together with his character friends joined hands to throw a Christmas celebration at IOI City Mall.
It is further illustrated in a Christmas story booklet for children, created specially for the holiday season.
Available through the mall, the booklet is packed with activity pages for children, as well as information on activities and promotions happening throughout the festive month.
Children who have completed the colouring pages in the booklet can redeem a mystery gift from the redemption counter.
Cheah said selected tenants were now gathered at the Centre Court of the mall in the lower ground floor to enable easier Christmas shopping.
“We have a whole range of unique gift ideas, decorations and festive delicacies from leading brands throughout the season.”
He added that the mall’s month-long campaign was set to delight shoppers of all ages, especially with Christmas showcases of all kinds including buskers, cabaret acts, band performances as well as dance shows.
In addition, the mall is running a ‘Spend and Spin’ redemption programme, ‘Shop and Travel’ contest as well as an Instagram contest.
Not forgetting the less fortunate, Cheah said the mall was also looking forward to hosting 101 underprivileged children from Rumah Syarifah, Rumah Yatim Sri Sai Selangor and House of Love for a Christmas experience on Dec 15.