Guinness World Record Attempted for Playing Ice Hockey at Highest Altitude (Download PDF)

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Attempting a Guinness Book of World record for playing ice hockey at the highest altitude, a two-day tournament was organized at Chibra Kargyam in Ladakh’s Changthang region. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture.

Map of Chibra Kargyam in Ladakh’s Changthang region

Map of Chibra Kargyam in Ladakh’s Changthang Region

Map of Chibra Kargyam in Ladakh’s Changthang region

Six teams, including five international teams from Canada, Germany, Russia, the USA, and India, participated in the tournament.

Guinness World Record Attempted for Playing Ice Hockey

Guinness World Record Attempted for Playing Ice Hockey

Guinness World Record Attempted for Playing Ice Hockey

Organizers of The Tournament

The tournament on 7th February, was jointly organised by

  • Ladakh Winter Sports Club (LWSC)

  • Hockey Foundation

  • Lalok Winter Sports Association.

Specialty of the Hockey Ring

  • The altitude of the hockey ring is 14, 050 feet. Therefore, it is the highest world hockey rink in the world.

  • This International standard ice hockey rink is certified by Geological Survey of India.

Ice Hockey in India

  • Ice hockey is a sport that is gaining popularity in India. Ice hockey is played mostly in places like Shimla, Ladakh, and Kashmir in the north of India, where due to cold weather the game can be played outdoors.

  • There are a few artificial indoor ice skating rinks in the rest of the country including the Doon Ice Rink in Dehradun- which has an international-sized rink.

  • The Indian National Ice Hockey team has been competing at the international level since 2009.

Where is Ladakh?

  • Ladakh (“land of high passes”) is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • It is inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent.

  • Most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir with culture and history closely related to Tibet.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 21, 2018

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