More winter sports landed in Chongqing
Young hockey players showing off their skills at the Mix City Rink in Jiulongpo District.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- A series of wonderful shows on the ice, like figure skating and ice hockey for children, performed on the spot for the launching ceremony of National Fitness Week in Chongqing held in the Mix City Rink.
In fact, the winter sports that citizens used to enjoy on TV have quietly occurred as live performance in Chongqing. The "Ice in North, Performance in South" event kicked off in Chongqing, which aims to attract more citizens to join the development of winter sports, arouse the public enthusiasm in winter sports, promote the mass winter activities in our city, as well as contribute to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
In recent years, our city has constructed more hardware facilities for winter sports, and promoted winter sports actively. At present, there are 7 indoor rinks in the main urban area of Chongqing, including Mix City Rink, Shijixing Rink in Times Paradise Walk and Dongyuan Xinxin PARK. The great natural ski venues have been built in the alpine areas like Wulong Xiannv Mountain and Nanchuan Gold Budda Mountain. Huaxi Gym, with a volume of 16,000 audiences, is planned to be opened this year and the indoor skiing hall of Jihua Park, the largest indoor skiing hall in Southwest China, located in Liangjiang New Area, is also to be opened.
In the talent development of ice-snow sports, our city has carried out youth training in ice hockey, figure skating, team skating and other projects based on the existing ice-snow venues. Besides, Chongqing has cooperated with Qiqihar City to build Chongqing Ice Hockey Team who is actively gear up for the 14th National Winter Games and the National Ice Hockey Championship in 2020. Chongqing players who passed the cross-boundary, cross-project and cross-season snowboarding test organized by General Administration of Sport of China in Chongqing are also expected to enter the national team after special training and prepare for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Translated by Jiang Yuling, Fathom Language Limited)