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ICE SKATING CARNIVAL IN SHIMLA - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Shimla is known for many things — for its charming Himalayan locales, alluring colonial buildings, pretty cafes, toy train rides, hand-woven shawls and woollens, and snowy winters. During wintertime, Shimla experiences heavy snowfall that creates several frozen grounds for ice skating, and thus, the hill station is also well-known for its annual Ice Skating Carnival. It that has been organised since the last six decades. With activities such as ice skating in Shimla, snowboarding, ice-hockey, and ice carving, the ski town successfully attracts adrenaline junkies and families during the chilly months.


The Ice Skating Carnival, Shimla is organized by the city’s Ice Skating Club. It ideally starts from the first week of December and ends around the last week of February, every year. It is also the best time to visit the hill station as it offers a magical, snow-covered winter with slopes, trees, rooftops and mountain peaks dusted in pristine sheets of white.

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The ice skating rink, Shimla is the largest and only natural rink in Asia where one can expect oodles of fun and excitement. For sports enthusiasts, this high-altitude playground is a haven for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. One can attain memberships at the Ice Skating Rink and avail basic equipment like skates, caps and knee pads for the winter activities.

Shimla Ice Skating Carnival is a gala event that transports the entire city into a cheerful and elated mood. Apart from skiing activities, dance performances, fun contests and entertainment shows take place throughout the carnival season. This coupled with the festive lights and decorations make it an even more idyllic holiday destination, whether you are here to be a part of the thrills or a laid back spectator of all the fun that goes around!

FAQ

Q. Where is the Ice Skating Carnival, Shimla celebrated?
A. The carnival is celebrated at the Ice Skating Rink of Shimla, Lakkar Bazaar.

Q. When does the Ice Skating Carnival, Shimla take place?
A. From the first week of December through to the last week of February.

Q. What is the cost of participating in the Ice Skating Carnival, Shimla?
A. INR 200 per person per hour (subject to changes)

Q. How is the Ice Skating Carnival in Shimla celebrated?
A. Sessions are organized twice a day, in the morning, and in the evening. Several fun and entertaining activities and competitions are also held during the carnival.

 

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