Trivia / Himachal Pradesh

The largest natural ice skating rink in Asia is located at _____.

  1. Shimla
  2. Kullu
  3. Manali

Shimla

The Ice-Skating Rink in Shimla is the largest natural ice skating rink in South Asia. The skating rink is operational between December to February and attracts huge swarms of people from India and abroad. During this time, an Ice Skating carnival is also held by the Himachal Tourism Department in association with the Shimla Ice Skating Club, to attract and welcome tourists and ice skating enthusiasts from all over the world. One can witness fancy dress competitions, gymkhanas, ice-hockey and dances during the carnival.

Ideally, there are two sessions of ice skating at the ice rink, in the morning and in the evening. But, the number of sessions have been decreasing every winter due to the increasing urbanisation and the effects of global warming. State and National level ice skating competitions are often held at the venue.