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From Ice to Water - An H2O themed Day

From Ice to Water - An H2O themed Day



Year 10, Year 11, Year 12


What you'll do and see


Figure skating has developed from a practical way to get around on ice into the elegant mix of art and sport it is today. DB now has its very own ice rink and No Boundaries presents a great opportunity for students to take on the challenge of figure skating, ranging from the absolute beginner to the advanced.

During the morning, students will leave school and make their way to the DB Ice Rink for a private group lesson with one of the rink’s senior coaches. Based on ability/experience the coaching will be tailored to support students in developing new skills and improving their technique on the ice. Following the coaching session, the students will have the opportunity to apply their new learning on the ice.

Afternoon at Aberdeen Country Park

In 2009, 41 historic waterworks facilities within the Tai Tam Group of Reservoirs were preserved under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance to ensure that the important waterworks heritage would be protected and preserved. The Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail covers 21 historic waterworks structures which have been declared monuments. The trail is 5 kilometres long and can be completed within 2 hours.

During the afternoon, students will embark on an amazing heritage race around the stunning backdrop of Aberdeen Country Park to learn about the history and significance of the 21 pre-war monuments/structures in the park crossing dams and bridges, visiting pumping stations, and learning from the many memorial stones that predate WWII. It’s set to be an action-packed day.

Afternoon at Tai Lam Chung Reservoir (Thousand Island Lake)

Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, commonly referred to as the “Thousand Islands Lake”, is perhaps the most photographed and recognisable reservoir in Hong Kong.What you might not have known is that these islands were actually hills in their past lives and their current state is a result of the catchwater flooding the Tai Lam Chung Valley! Its nickname, thus, was derived from the human-made Qiandao Lake (千岛湖), the original “Thousand Island Lake” in Zhejiang Province, China, where 1,078 large islands dot the waters! Today, these islands make this one of the most popular reservoirs to visit in the city.

During the afternoon, the students will explore the natural beauty of the reservoir and surrounding area. The 3.5km walk is suitable for beginner hikers and will reward the group with one of the most spectacular views in Hong Kong.


DC Departure time: 9.30 am

Return to DB by 5.00pm

What to Bring

  • Long trousers and long sleeves for the morning ice rink session.

  • Sportswear for the afternoon (Breathable t-shirt and shorts)

  • Trail shoes / comfortable sports shoes (not thin-soled shoes)

  • Good quality cotton socks to avoid blisters 

  • Light backpack

  • Plenty of water (~1.5L bottle) which can be refilled)

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  •  Packed lunch and snacks for the afternoon

  • Optional extra change of clothes and socks

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