New Delhi, June 12, 2018: Ice Skating Association of India announces Speed Skating Open Competition at iSKATE- Ice skating rink & cafe at Ambience Mall, Gurugram on June 16, 2018. The competition shall be held in under 13 age category with about 30 selected speed skaters participating from various parts of India.

The event shall culminate to an award ceremony on June 16, 2018 at 11:00 am wherein the winners will receive certificates from the Ice Skating Association of India. Winners will be adjudged by an eminent jury of experienced coaches including Gitesh Vaidya, Rahul Panderkar, Avdhut Tawade, Manpreet Mirhas and other officials from Ice Skating Association of India.

Prior to the Speed Skating Competition, a speed skating training camp is currently being held from June 11 – 15, 2018 to train speed skaters for the upcoming competition. The training camp has received participation from 30 students from states such as Telangana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi.

Dr. Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group shared, “It is an absolute pleasure to associate with Ice Skating Association of India to host one of the most prestigious sporting event – Speed Skating Competition at iSKATE. I am confident that the mass reach of the Speed Skating Competition will continue to promote ice skating and speed skating and help open the doors for talented and aspiring athletes to international events. We hope that the government and sporting bodies support infrastructure development of world class ice skating sporting venues such as iSKATE, so that players are able to perform their best”.

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, Executive Director, Bird Group 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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018