PH to host international ice skating competition


Posted at Apr 16 2014 03:55 PM | Updated as of Apr 16 2014 11:55 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The International Skating Union (ISU) World Development Trophy will be held at the SM Skating Rink at the SM Megamall from April 21 to 26, with a total of 56 skaters from 15 countries vying from the championship.

The World Development Trophy, which is organized by the ISU in partnership with the Philippine Skating Union (PhSU), will welcome skaters from the following countries: the Philippines, Argentina, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Korea DPR, Singapore, South Africa, Chinese-Taipei, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan.

Six skaters will represent the Philippines in the juniors, Novice A and Novice B categories: Sofia Guidote, Audrey Alcaraz, Alyssa Comia, Elia Mendoza, Keith Stephanie Angeles and Dominique Katigbak.

The PhSU also hosted the 2013 ISU Development Trophy in April of last year at the SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink, where 53 skaters from 11 countries took part.

During the competition, the skating rink at the SM Megamall will only be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and will be closed on April 26 to give way to the competition.