(MENAFN - Arab Times) The ice rink built by the Public Authority for Sport and Kuwait Winter Games Club
Separate ice rink for players being built
KUWAIT CITY, April 21,
(KUNA): Winter sports are very
popular and attract many fans from around the world, and the International
Olympic Committee (IOC) is organizing the Winter Olympic Games every four
The winter sports are attracting a growing number of boys
and girls in Kuwait who play ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating and
curling ice, under supervision of Kuwait Winter Games Club.
Kuwaitis began practicing ice hockey and have formed an
amateur team in 1980s.
But, the challenge was lack of an separate ice rink for
players to exercise and play games, but the Club and the Public Authority for
Sport joined hands to build an rink with IOC standards in Bayan Area.
Feheid Al-Ajmi, Club chairman, said the new rink would
contribute to development of winter games in Kuwait.
Speaking to KUNA, Al-Ajmi said the first three stages of the
contribution of the rink were supervised by a team from Finland, while the
fourth phase, which would be supervised by a German team, would include
installation of ice machines.
Vice-Chairman Khaled Al-Mutairi said the new facility would
organize the training timings for the teams, who would play in a safe
Jassem Al-Awadhi, Kuwait National Ice Hockey men team player,
said they were eager to see completion of the rink because it would contribute
to improvement of their game and endurance.
Yara Al-Kharji, Kuwait
Figure Skating women team player, said the new facility would ensure
sustainability of practices.
By Fahad Al-Enizi