Ice-Skating Carnival of Shimla

Ice-skating carnival of Shimla is a gala time for the Shimla people. The ice-skating rink of Shimla is located at Dalhousie. The skating club of Shimla has successfully completed its sixty years. The ice-skating carnival at Shimla starts off in the month of early December and continues till February. Two sessions are arranged everyday with one in the morning and another in the evening.

One can go for a membership of the ice-skating club of Shimla. The skating shoes are available from the rink itself. The Shimla ice-skating rink has got the largest open-air frozen ice in this belt.

During the ice-skating carnival of Shimla, fancy dress competition, ice hockey and dance performances make the town of Shimla very lively and colorful. Shimla ice-skating carnival is a favorite event for the sports freaks. During the sessions the place gets crowded with tourists and visitors from various corners of the country.

The Shimla ice-skating rink is the only Asian natural ice-skating rink. There is a hanging balloon at the Municipal building that works as a signal of whether the skating will take place on that day or not. The clear sky and cold climate accompanied by hard and dry ice makes Shimla ice-skating carnival a success every year.

A large number of enthusiastic skaters take an active part in the Shimla ice-skating carnival. Large number of foreigners participate in the carnival. Infact they carry their skating shoes with themselves. The ice-skating carnival is celebrated in Shimla with extreme pomp and grandeur.

Last Updated on : 29/05/2013

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