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Ice Skating Carnival in Shimla

Mountains and hills are famous for their scenic beauty and many adventure sports that they offer to the visitors and Shimla, the “Queen of the Hills” is no exception. Apart from amazing panoramic landscapes of Shimla, visitors keep coming here to enjoy great moments of adventure during the various festivals and carnivals that are held in Shimla.

Festivals and fairs are organized in Shimla throughout the year. As per the season, the carnivals or festivals are held. Shimla has its own beauty in each season. During summer and spring, visitors enjoy colorful flowers and pleasant and cool weather.

The celebration of Ice Skating Carnival

During winter months, Shimla gets flocked with many visitors who have great time watching snowfall in Shimla and many winter sports held during winter months from December to February.

About Ice Skating Carnival Shimla

Shimla attracts thousands of visitors towards it for its wonderful landscapes especially during winters when snow-capped mountains make the surrounding very mesmerizing. Continuous snowfall during the winter months make the place appropriate for various types of snow sports e.g. skiing and skating. During winter months from December to February, Winter Carnival is organized in Shimla.

The Ice-skating carnival in Shimla is organized by the Ice-Skating Club. It is organized in the month of January. Shimla prides itself with the biggest and natural ice-rink in the whole of India and the winter carnival here is considered as one of the most popular events of Shimla. Tourists from all over the world plan their Shimla holidays during winters so that they could enjoy all types of snow-activities in Shimla along with wonderful sightseeing.

Time of Ice Skating Carnival

The starting of Ice Skating Carnival happens in the month of December when the ice-rink is ready with hard snow for various kinds of activities. The carnival continues till the end of February. The carnival has been organized by the Ice Skating Club for more than 60 years.

Ice Skating Carnival Shimla

The carnival is not restricted to various types of snow activities but there are many more events and activities organized during this period.

Celebration of Ice Skating Carnival

During the Ice Skating Carnival in Shimla, events like skiing, ice-skating, ice hockey etc. are common. Dance and fancy dress competitions are also held during the occasion. Skaters of different levels can participate in the carnival. For the novice skaters, there are well-trained trainers available in the rink. These trainers provide required help to the beginners. At the rink, all types of basic requirements are available on hire.

Skates, caps, kneecaps, and other gears for winter sports are available at nominal charges at this ice-rink.  Short term membership is also offered to the tourists or visitors. Long term membership is also available for the people who are planning to stay at Shimla for some extended period. Daily passes are also available for the visitors of ice-skating rink.

Ice Skating Club, Shimla

Not only ice skating carnival but during these months beauty of Shimla reaches to a different height. Visitors can enjoy hiking, camping and trailing activities during winter months. Nearby places like Vice Regal Lodge, Christ Church, State Museum, Jakhoo Temple, Kali Bari Temple, Sanctuaries in Shimla etc. are also visited by the tourists during their stay in Shimla.

Accessing Ice Skating Rink

Ice Skating Rink is located in Shimla and it is visited by thousands of visitors every year during the winter months. Accommodation facilities around Ice Skating Rink and rest of Shimla are plenty in numbers to offer comfortable and reasonable staying facilities to the visitors. Shimla can be reached by road from other parts of Himachal Pradesh and also from major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Amabla, Amritsar etc. For the overseas visitors, Shimla Airport has domestic flights connecting Delhi. Shimla-Kalka heritage railway is also there to help visitors access Shimla easily. From Kalka, numerous train services are available connecting rest of India.

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