(Beijing Winter Olympics) 300 million people participate in ice and snow sports: "cold" ice and snow become "hot" fashion

  China News Service, Beijing, January 4th, title: 300 million people participate in ice and snow sports: "cold" ice and snow become "hot" fashion

  Author Chen Hang Xu Jing

  Kang Jiahui, who went to middle school in Beijing, became involved in short track speed skating four years ago and is now a member of the short track speed skating team in Changping District, Beijing.

"As the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing are approaching, I find that more and more students are exposed to ice and snow events and learning short track speed skating."

  "Short track speed skating has improved my physical fitness," Kang Jiahui said. With the gradual improvement of exercise level, she found that short track speed skating is not only a racing sport, but also requires strong brainpower and teamwork ability. It also made her love this sport even more.

Data map: Children enjoy ice and snow sports at a ski resort in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhai Yujia

  Kang Jiahui's love for short track speed skating is the epitome of the rising ice and snow boom in China in recent years.

The "Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Legacy Report (2020)" issued by the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee shows that the preparation of the Winter Olympics has a huge leading role in China's ice and snow sports, "driving 300 million people to participate in ice and snow sports. "Gradually move from vision to reality.

  According to data from the Winter Games Center of the State General Administration of Sports, as of the beginning of 2021, 654 standard ice rinks and 803 indoor and outdoor ski resorts have been built across China, an increase of 317% and 41% respectively from 2015.

  After getting involved in ice and snow sports with friends six years ago, Zhang Yaqin, who works in Beijing, began to buy ski equipment, helmets and other ski equipment, and checked in the ski resorts of all sizes in Beijing. “Skiing is a sport that makes people forget their worries. , Enjoy the close contact with nature, the blue sky and white clouds seem to be within reach."

  In the new year, Zhang Yaqin is planning to experience the Badaling Ski Resort with friends. "Although my friends don't know how to ski yet, they especially want to experience the fun of skiing."

  "Skiing can exercise your body well and bring happiness to the body and mind." Xu Zhensheng, a ski enthusiast, mentioned that during the New Year's Day holiday he specifically went to the ski resort to check in and experience the charm of the "Ice and Snow World".

The Beijing Winter Olympics are about to be held at the "home door". He expects that more and more people will participate in ice and snow sports like him and cheer for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  Beijing, the "Double Olympic City", also uses the "East Wind" of the successful bid for the Beijing Winter Olympics to increase the supply of ice and snow facilities year by year, igniting an upsurge of ice and snow sports.

  Ge Jun, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports, said that the Beijing ice and snow venues have developed from the 42 ice rinks, 44 ice rinks, and 22 ice rinks before the Winter Olympics bid to 82 ice rinks, 97 ice rinks, and 32 snow rinks. .

  Yao Yu, general manager of Badaling Ski Resort, said that as a popular ski resort in Yanqing District, Beijing, in addition to creating good conditions for skiing "enthusiasts", it also pays more attention to the skiing experience of junior skiers.

Next, we will make every effort to promote ice and snow sports to create a strong ice and snow atmosphere for the arrival of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  As a "golden name card" for the Beijing campus ice and snow sports events, the elementary and middle school winter sports games have gradually developed from fun events such as ice puzzles and snow climbing to short track speed skating, figure skating, curling, and ice hockey. , Alpine skiing, snowboarding and other professional events; the competition period has also lasted for nearly two months from the first one month.

  In the short track speed skating team of Changping District, Beijing where Kang Jiahui belongs, more and more new players are joining.

According to statistics, Beijing has established 200 characteristic schools for ice and snow sports and 200 demonstration schools for Olympic education. The number of elementary and middle school students in the city has reached 2.1 million on ice and snow.

  "In 2022, my biggest wish is to watch the Beijing Winter Olympics and continue to cheer for the Winter Olympics!" Kang Jiahui said.