The announcement of the opening up of Kashmir’s favorite winter destination Gulmarg for the 12th National Ice skating Championship has been made. The Government hopes to make this event a huge success with an eye on the 2018 Winter Olympics as well. Around 150 athletes from 17 states are expected to take part in the events which include Short Track Speed Skating, Dancing and Figure Skating in the Golden meadows of Kashmir.
Gulmarg, must go place for the tourists visiting Kashmir, is also known for its deep and dry curry powder snow during winter. As per the experts, the snow quality here is a unique one due to its high altitude and southern exposure of the continent at around 35° degrees latitude.
These types of events can definitely boost up the confidence of professional skaters across the country and hopefully India can get a good number of representations in the next Winter Olympics which is to be held in South Korea on 2018.