The clear sky and low temperatures of Shimla were perfect for an outdoor Ice-Skating rink, almost like a made-to-order skating rink! What with the thickly forested hillside to keep it shaded. The ice is formed with the help of a special technique; the British trained the Garhwali highlanders in these techniques, and even today they work to ensure that the skating rink is swathed by sheets of ice good to skate. Look out for the balloon adjacent to the Municipal Building; as soon as its up, you know it is time for the next session.
Depending on the weather Ice-Skating club conducts two sessions per day one in the morning and the other in the evening from December to February. Though in the warmer months members happily settle for billiards, cards, and table tennis and Gymnasium at the club.