Ice Skating Association Of India recently announced that the All India Open Speed Skating Competition will be held at iSKATE- ice skating rink & cafe at Ambience Mall, Gurugram from May 20, to May 24, 2019. There will be 60 speed skaters from different parts of India, participating in the speed skating training camp under the guidance of coaches – Mr. Avadhut Tawade, Mr. Gitesh Vaidya, Mr. Manpreet Singh Marhas and Mr. Ravi Dhillon who will also be the judges. Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka are lead players with high standard athletes.
The open speed skating competition will have two separate categories for boys and girls in 5 different age categories varying from 10 year old’s to 19 year olds. The competitive event will culminate to an award ceremony that will be held on May 24, 2019 at iSKATE.
Commenting on the same, Karan Rai, Head iSKATE said “At iSKATE, we all are absolutely thrilled to associate with Ice Skating Association of India to host another edition of the most prestigious sporting event at the only true ice sports facility in India. iSKATE has been nurturing the immense talent in India for winter sports for the past eight years and this is a step towards making ice skating and ice hockey a popular sport in India.
Located on the 6th floor of Ambience Mall, Gurgaon, iSKATE has been visited by 18 lakh ice skating enthusiasts till date for leisure as well as professional training sessions in winter sports such as ice skating and ice hockey. The ability to play winter sports at India’s only all year ice skating rink iSKATE has made it extremely popular among youth, families and corporates appealing to age group spanning 5 years to 55 years.
Dr. Ankur Bhatia has a vision that expands beyond creating a niche in leisure to the overall development of winter sports in India and expands its reach to all strata of society. iSKATE has hosted and supported numerous National level events in Ice Skating, Speed Skating and Ice Hockey in the past along with numerous training camps and sports welfare programs.