GURUGRAM The 15th National Ice Figure Skating Championship concluded on 13th October 2018 which was held at iSkate, Ambience Mall, Gurugram. The event took place in association with Ice Skating Association of India with 80 participants spread from all across the country which were categorized under several age groups viz below 10, 10-13, 13-15, 15-19 and 19 and above.
This has brought in a fruitful new learning experience under the mentorship of Legend Mentor Jagraj Singh Sahney, Anup Kumar Yama and Vasudev Tandi.ISAI had also invited an All Time National Champion since 2010 who has won Double Gold in Solo and Pair Ice Figure Skating, Nishchay Luthra to be a part of the Coaches.
The championship declared and concluded the results depending upon the skating skills, body movements, postures, elements, jumps, flexibility and spins of the participants. The results for the Solo Performances, Pair Dance and Synchronization were declared respective as follows:
A special performance of Ice Dance had been done by Aaditabh Gupta and TanzilSoni under 13 age category which was highly appreciated and applauded.
A Press Conference was also followed to conclude the event at Indian Womens Press Corps (IWPC) to motivate the young and future Ice Skaters of the nation. The Winners of this National Championship also get to represent India in the Asian and International Ice Figure Skating Games. This event undoubtedly boosted the morale of the young figure skaters.
Talking to R K Gupta; President, ISAI (The Ice Skating Association of India) said, We are experiencing an increase preference and awareness for Ice Skating in India and yet to hear an adequate support from the government of our country. The parents have full-fledged involvement with their children in the activity and the association appeals them to consider the sport more as a career than a hobby.
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