The curling venue of the National Aquatics Center’s underground Ice Sports Center opened to the public on Jan. 14, ahead of the Spring Festival, the most important festival of the Chinese people.
The particular venue has since its opening seen many curling enthusiasts try their hand at ice sports on the rinks made by Chinese Olympic ice technicians.
To offer visitors an Olympic-standard styling experience, the venue has made arrangements to keep its humidity and temperature within specific parameters and added many traditional Chinese elements towards the arenas.
The venue has also made the most of its Winter Olympic legacy by giving customers access to the original curling facilities and decor used during the Games.
Located 11 meters underground, at the Nationwide Aquatics Center’s south square, the Ice Sports Center encompasses an ice rink and an Olympic-standard four-track curling rink covering about 900 square meters.
To better popularize curling sports, the venue also offers a variety of customized services and provides professional training courses for curling enthusiasts of different ages.
It has also built a strategic partnership with the World Curling Federation (WCF) to establish the first World Curling Academy training center in China. The venue is expected to further cooperate with WCF and the China Curling Association to train professionals plus promote curling activities among the public.
Looking ahead, the Ice Sports Center will continue to promote Winter Olympic culture and winter sports across China via its curling and ice-skating venues, upgrade its supporting facilities, and provide professional services in the field.