The Fans of HockeyNewsHockey stadium at high-altitude Shilaroo inaugurated…A nice step by sports ministry and SAI
I think now players can practice in Shilaroo for the tournament which are played in such extreme conditions like low temperatures, that is very common in Europe and North American countries like Canada.

Few points about Shilaroo SAI Centre:

>> It is located at an altitude of 8,000 feet and surrounded by picturesque Narkanda and Hatu peaks and some 52 km from Shimla, the capital Himachal Pradesh (India).

>> It has excellent indoor facilities for handball, volleyball, badminton, basketball, table tennis, fencing and wrestling apart from gymnasium and hostel facilities.

The construction of the hockey stadium has drawn a lot of criticism, especially from the sport fraternity, for such a huge investment in an area where the temperatures remains below freezing point from mid-October to February. Three times Olympian Pragat Singh thinks otherwise and said: “It is scientifically proven that training in an oxygen-deficient environment increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Practicing at such a high-altitude helps the players to utilise greater amounts of oxygen that will enhance their capabilities.”

Hockey stadium at high-altitude Shilaroo inaugurated- Hindustan Times

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