Ice Skating Association of India recently announced that the 2018 National Figure Skating Championship will be held at iSKATE- ice skating rink & cafe at Ambience Mall, Gurugram on October 11th, 12th and 13th, 2018.
This will be the fifteenth edition of National Ice Skating Championship in India with around 80 figure skaters from all over India participating in this prestigious event. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are the leading teams with high standard athletes.
The figure skating championship will be conducted in various age groups independently for boys and girls. There will be distinctive classifications like solo, pair skating and synchronized skating.
The competitive event will culminate to an award ceremony and honor service that will be held on October 13, 2018 at 10:00 am. All participants will be given certificates and initial three position holders in every category will be awarded with medals and certificates. Cash grants have been set aside for the first position holders.
Additionally, prior to the National Championship, a figure skating training camp will be held from 8th October 2018 to 10th October 2018 to train the figure skaters for the Nationals.
The jury for the figure skating event will comprise of J.S. Sahney, Anup Kumar Yama, Vasu Dev Tandi and they will be assisted by Miss Aldrin Mathew and Nishchay Luthra.
Dr. Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group shared, “It is an absolute delight to associate with Ice Skating Association of India to host another edition of the most prestigious sporting event – National Figure Skating Championship at iSKATE. I am certain that the mass reach of National Ice Skating Championships will continue to promote ice skating and figure skating and help open doors for talented and aspiring athletes to international events. We trust that the government and sporting bodies will support infrastructure development of world class ice skating sporting venues such as iSKATE, so that players are able to perform their best”.
Situated 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 all year around at 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.