PESHAWAR: Showcasing some extraordinary performance, the Gilgit-Baltistan clinched the trophy of the Sadia Khan Ski Cup 2018 played at Naltar Skiing Resort on Sunday. Base Commander PAF Base Kalabagh Air Commodore Asim Ijaz was the chief guest at the closing ceremony held at PAF Ski Resort Naltar. A large number of Civil and Military officials were present at the ceremony.
The chief guest Base Commander PAF Base Kalabagh Air Commodore Asim Ijaz distributed medals and trophies among the coveted winners of the tournament in different disciplines.
Another important event was the introduction of the sport of Figure Skating for the first time in the history of Pakistan. Eleven-year-old girl Mallar from Dubai showcased some extremely elegant and swift moves of figure skating, surprising the audience with her jaw-dropping performance.
A foreign coach has also been hired by the winter sports federation to teach the basics of figure skating to the local kids and university and college students of the country.
At this stage, WSF announced to open a full-scale indoor simulator in Karachi to facilitate the skiers and enthusiasts from Southern chapter and develop ice skating rings over all the frozen lakes in Gilgit, Skardu and KP region.
Skiers of different Ski Associations, from all across Pakistan participated in the Championship. A large number of skiers and ski enthusiasts from different parts of the country came to witness the Championship in an icy cold environment.