Ice Skating in India is mainly fulfilled by the land of Himachal Pradesh which is a remarkable skating zone for adventurous people. Most of the Himalayan regions remains covered with the sheets of snow during winters and tourists can enjoy the pleasure of splashing the ice with ice skating. From December to February the atmosphere become look alike a festival in Shimla due to heavy crowd of tourists who come to the place for Ice skating.
Time to Celebrate:
Ice Skating mainly observed from December to February every year.
Shimla is become the paradise for ice skaters as the land only has the largest open air area in the country for ice skating. Natural surroundings and atmosphere also makes the venue favourable for the sport. Ice skating is not commonly associated with the tastes of Indian people but gradually as many people came to know about the activity,the popularity of Ice skating increases day by day. The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is equipped with naturally frozen ice, following low temperatures has an Ice skating club also which organises several programs for promoting ice skating among the enthusiasts. In winter, especially from December to February the Ice skating festival takes place daily with two sessions daily in morning and evening. Other cultural programs like fancy dress competition, dances, music and other games also associated with the event.
Indoor ice rinks in India
Doon Ice Skating Rink 60m x 30m Olympic size. Seating capacity 3000. Located at Maharana Pratap Sports Complex, Raipur, Dehradun.
Small ice rink at Essel World, Mumbai (Near Borivali).
Indoor ice skating rink and Cafe called iSKATE located on 6th floor of Ambience Mall, Gurgaon.
Small ice rink at Neptune Magnet Mall, Lower Powai, L.B.S. Marg, Bhandup (W), Mumbai.
Small ice rink at atria the millennium mall, Dr Annie Besant Rd, Worli, Mumbai.
Small ice rink called Sparkys Ice Skating at Lulu international shopping mall, Edappally, Kochi.
Outdoor ice rinks in India
Shimla Ice Skating Rink, Circular Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
Ice Rink at Gulmarg under Ministry of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir Government.
Ice Rink at Leh, Ladakh.
Ice Rink at Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir.