Visit Nepal Year 2020 secretariat and Trekking Agent’s Association of Nepal (TAAN) have come up with an exciting announcement in organizing Skate Nepal, a figure skating and ice hockey performance over Gokyo lake at an altitude of 4,790 m in the Everest Region of Nepal on the 14th February 2020.
Alpine figure skaters, avid climbers, ice hockey athletes, sport trainers, film and documentary makers, some of whom are olympic gold medalists, are participating in the event.
A team of experts from USA, few weeks ago, had made a feasibility study at the famous frozen lake of Gokyo for such an event and to develop a rink, dedicated surface where ice sports are being played. Nepal. It will, probably, be the highest rink on earth.
Tourism fraternity expects that ice figure skating and ice hockey would prove to be captivating adventure tourism products for Nepal for a long time to come. These products can be promoted even during the low-tourist seasons. Athletes, during the press conference, have pledged to assist Nepal in developing the infrastructure and training the local people and athletes.