2020 Chongqing Land Curling Open Tournament launched
Citizens throwing curling
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Land curling is a popular version of curling. Its rules are similar to curling. It is a national fitness sport for all ages and a springboard to curling for the Winter Olympics. The 2020 Chongqing Land Curling Open Tournament began recently at Bailian Shanghai Shopping Mall in Nan’an District. Land curling is a brain-consuming activity as well as a game of strategy, which requires teamwork and strategic and tactical application. Its real beauty is that it can change so quickly that you can’t tell if you're winning or losing until the last minute. “Consolidating at every step”, and taking a panoramic view of the situation, you can experience all these at this Open Tournament.
It is understood that land curling is characterized by high safety, high mass participation and low promotion cost; and it is also more suitable to be carried out in southwest China where ice and snow sports venues are scarce, and is welcomed by the vast number of ice and snow sports fans.
The reporter saw on the site of the Open Tournament that two land curling tracks conforming to the standards of the World Curling Federation were placed in the atrium area of the Shopping Mall. The organizer said that they had obvious advantages over the real ice track in terms of cost and energy saving, and also lowered the threshold for the promotion of ice and snow sports in south China.
Children of Family Group playing game
“I’ve been following the sport of curling. Some people called it as the ‘chess on ice’. I’ve played in Shanghai before and today my kids and I are here just to have a try,” said Zhang Xiaoyun, one of the parents. “I like to play with it, but my mother said that I am a little weak in strength, and asked me to practice my strength more at home.” said Wang Zixing, Zhang’s younger daughter. (Translated by Liu Hongyan, Fathom Language Limited)