[Explanation] "The North Ice expands southward, expands westward, and advances eastward." China's strategy for advancing the development of ice and snow sports is inseparable from the extensive participation of the people.
With the approach of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the upsurge of the whole society to participate in ice and snow sports is also increasing.
As the host of the Winter Olympics a year later, Beijing has a strong atmosphere of ice and snow.
At the Air Skating Hall of the Capital Institute of Physical Education, the ice maker Zhou Jun, who has been in ice making for 6 years, has long been accustomed to dealing with ice.
Although he had little contact with ice and snow since he was a child, he has been interested in ice and snow since he saw speed skaters running on TV during a competition.
[Concurrent] Zhou Jun, Ice Maker, Air Skating Hall, Capital Institute of Physical Education
It may be more of a sense of pride. It is also an honor to serve our national athletes.
Although an individual may not be able to participate in the competition like an athlete, I feel that being able to serve the athletes and make a contribution to the ice and snow industry is also quite honorable.
[Explanation] In Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province, 2000 kilometers away from Beijing, the local Yushe Ski Resort welcomed 70 student athletes this winter. They were selected from many middle schools in Guizhou and came to the ski resort to participate in cross-country skiing. Camp.
In 2019, the Guizhou Provincial Sports Bureau formulated and issued relevant policies to promote the development of local ice and snow sports in terms of accelerating the popularization of mass ice and snow sports and widely developing youth ice and snow sports.
[Concurrent] Zhao Zeyuan, a student from the Third Middle School in Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province
I usually pay attention to the Winter Olympics and skiing projects, and I am very interested in this project.
With the guidance of professional teachers and the guidance of teachers, I have been better cultivated in terms of physical fitness and movement. I am much better than before. I have trained well and (hopefully) can enter a higher field.
[Explanation] In Xining, a city in western China, ice hockey coach Fu Lei witnessed the continuous heat of the local ice and snow sports through the growth of his team.
In the early days of the formation of the ice hockey team, Fu Lei only recruited 19 players. During the series, players of the same age group could not make up a team.
Nowadays, the ice and snow atmosphere in Xining is getting stronger, and more and more young people are exposed to ice hockey. Now his team has 130 players.
[Concurrent] Xining ice hockey coach Fu Lei
The advantage of the Xining ice hockey team lies in the vital capacity of the children, because this place belongs to the high (original) area, and the children have been eating since childhood, eating beef and mutton is very strong and has high physical fitness.
I hope that my team members can make a little contribution to the 2022 Winter Olympics, and I also hope that they can make a contribution to every Winter Olympics, and also show a bit of strength for the future of China's ice hockey development.
[Explanation] Qinghai Province, the province where Xining is located, where the Yangtze River originated, flows eastward to Shanghai and into the sea. At both ends of the Yangtze River, snow and ice sports are equally active.
At the end of each year, the Shanghai Skating Games for Primary and Middle School Students will attract local students to participate actively.
As the only school ice event in Shanghai, the Games will set up three major events, figure skating, ice hockey, and short track speed skating. The competition events combine team and individual, skill and fun.
[Concurrent] Yang Yang, Chairman of the Athletes Committee of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee
(Preliminary of the Games) At that time, everyone just came to experience ice. It hadn't started yet, just started ice sports, so you didn't see professional players.
After five years, you can see that today we have figure skating, short track speed skating, and ice hockey performances and competitions, and it feels a little bit fruitful.
[Explanation] It is reported that as of October 2018, more than 800 ski resorts have been built across the country, and 50 million people directly participate in ice and snow sports.
Approximately 150 million people across the country participated in ice and snow sports in the winter of 2019-2020.
Under the east wind of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the vision of "driving 300 million people to participate in ice and snow sports" is gradually becoming a reality.
Comprehensive report by reporter Xu Pengpeng
Editor in charge: [Liu Pai]