If only we knew her story! Alas, she isn’t identified. Her carte-de-visite was made by John Bowles Newman, whose studio was at 5, Old Court House Street, Calcutta (Kolkata). The only information I found online about Mr. Newman was that he filed a petition of insolvency in 1879. It always makes me sad to read about early photographers who couldn’t make a go of it. At least his petition tells us that the photo was taken no later than 1879.
Our young skater’s pose conveys confidence. And she’s dressed for speed! Her outfit actually looks comfortable and relatively unrestrictive, at least compared to the long skirts that adult women would probably have had to wear. I should note that her face has some marks on it which I removed digitally (the first time I’ve tried to do such a thing). You can see the marks on her chin in the scan below.