Union Territory of Ladakh will host the inaugural Khelo India Winter Games later this month, followed by a similar event in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir in March, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. The sports ministry will fund both the Khelo India Winter Games in Ladakh in the third week of February and Jammu and Kashmir in the first week of March. Khelo India Khelo India Ladakh Winter Games will feature an open ice hockey championship, figure skating, and speed skating, and the competition will be conducted at the block, district, and UT levels with the expected participation of about 1700 athletes. The competitions of the Khelo India J&K Winter Games will be held at Kongdori, Gulmarg, in four age categories for both boys and girls. The Athletes in the age categories of 19-21 years, 17-18 years, 15-16 years, and 13-14 years can compete in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Around 841 athletes and officials expected to participate in the Games being organized by J&K Sports Council and Winter Games Association of J&K, with 15 teams from different states and organizations.