Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, March 20 (Reporters Xia Zilin, Zhang Xiao) Some venues for the Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games are scheduled to open to the public before the "May Day" this year.

At present, the removal of personnel and equipment from the "Ice Cube" of the National Aquatics Center is progressing smoothly, and will be the first to meet with the public in April to fully open the scene experience of the Winter Olympics.

  Yang Qiyong, general manager of the National Swimming Center, said in an interview with reporters on the 20th that after the Winter Olympics curling and Winter Paralympic wheelchair curling events, in order to meet the needs of the public for punch-in experience, the "Ice Cube" competition hall will be open for post-competition visits from April. experience.

In the hall, the image landscape of the Winter Olympics, the stands, and the curling track are fully preserved; the sports display performances during the competition continue to be staged; the mascots "Bing Dun Dun", "Xue Rong Rong" and "Continue to work" restore the "sense of the stadium" to the audience.

  Not only taking pictures, but also the operation of the venue during the game is designed to be open to the public as an experience project.

The public can immerse themselves into the "athlete identity", walk into the equipment area and locker room where athletes' clothing, messages, and self-motivation slogans are kept, throw curling at the track, award awards during the mock competition, and accept rights-holding broadcasters in the media area Interview and video link with family members, etc.

  Yang Qiyong said that the core of the venue's post-match opening is "an all-round presentation of the original scenes of the Winter Olympics, focusing on the original flavor".

At the same time, the venues take advantage of the opportunity of opening to convey the Winter Olympics culture and humanistic spirit to more public.

  For example, the venue team has specially collected and sorted out the posters, work materials, and promotional videos of volunteer service during the competition to continue to pay tribute to the spirit of volunteer service; the venue will also open an Olympic badge market to let the public experience the fun of badge collection, exchange and sharing.

  The reporter learned that after the closing of the Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympics, the long-term business activities of the National Aquatics Center have been fully resumed, and the new sustainable development model of "two-wheel drive for ice and water sports" has been fully implemented.

  In terms of water sports, after the post-match visit to the competition hall, the curling track plans to return to the pool track in June and transform into a "Water Cube" to undertake water events; the water park and the renovated warm-up pool will also be open to the public before the summer. Meet.

Commercial activities such as venue meetings, exhibitions, and performances will also resume.

  In terms of ice sports, the "Ice Cube" ice sports center located in the underground space on the south side of the stadium will open to the public for the first time in May.

Two ice rinks in the center will make ice year-round.

The 1,000-square-meter ice rink will be permanently used as a curling competition and training venue; the 1,830-square-meter ice rink features curling, and various performances such as figure skating, ice hockey, and ice performances are carried out.

At the end of this year, the venue will introduce international curling competitions, which will be held in the competition hall or center as needed.

  Before the closing of the Beijing Winter Olympics, Beijing State-owned Assets Corporation, the owner of the National Aquatics Center, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the World Curling Federation and the China Curling Association, and will set up a World Curling Academy in the "Ice Cube" ice sports center for training. Center, hold international curling competitions and a series of curling training to jointly promote the development of curling in China and the world.

  "Curling is very popular in Canada and other countries, and there are also mature cases of marketization in South Korea and Japan. We hope to continue to invest resources to find a new way of curling industrialization with Chinese characteristics." He revealed that the venue is bringing the World Curling Federation to the world. The mature curling training system is localized, and the training content suitable for Chinese teenagers has been developed.

  "The elements and heritage of the Winter Olympics are very precious. We don't want them to pass away easily, but hope that these facilities, knowledge and culture will continue to bring value to the public." Yang Qiyong said that the work of the venue team is not over yet, and the closed-loop isolation of personnel and non-closed loops The staff are still working closely together, continuing to organize the Winter Olympics heritage and preparations for the opening, hoping to bring a better experience to the public.

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