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Main structure of ‘Ice Altar’ sealed off

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The main structure of the Comprehensive Training Hall of Winter Sports Management Center, dubbed as “Ice Altar”, was sealed off on the morning of December 5, 2018.

The structure’s rudiment in a shape of a curling’s transverse section appears on the Zhongguancun South Street, Haidian district, Beijing.

The hall will be put into service at the end of 2019 as the training place for the short track speed skating projects of Beijing 2022.

Covering 33,200 square meters, the Comprehensive Training Hall, lying at the north side of Capital Gymnasium, will consist of two pieces of standard skating rinks, medical rehabilitation rooms for scientific research, sportsman dormitory and catering hall etc, upon its completion.

After the Beijing 2022, the “Ice Altar” will continue to be the training place for national teams, meanwhile, it will be used as a place for nationwide fitness programs and promoting ice-sports, said a head at Winter Sports Management Center, General Administration of Sport of China.

The project of Comprehensive Training Hall of Winter Sports Management Center is one of the first batch of projects to be newly built for Beijing 2022.

For the 18 venues projects in Beijing Competition Zone of Beijing 2022, five are newly-built ones, eight renovated ones, two winter Olympic villages as non-competition venues, and three temporary venues for medal presentation and news reports.

Source: Xinhua
Date: 2018-12-06