2022 Beijing Paralympics: Ice sports training center construction starts
With the 2022 Beijing Paralympics getting underway in three years, the construction works for the National Disabled Ice Sports Competition Training Center began in the Chinese capital on Sunday.
The state-of-the-art project will provide standard venues, advanced equipment, and comprehensive support services for the marquee Games, which will see Beijing being the first-ever city to host both the summer and the winter Olympics as well as Paralympics.
The construction of the 26 venues for the Games, both competition and non-competition ones, has already begun.
With the preparations for the prestigious quadrennial sporting events going on full swing, the organizers are leaving no stone unturned to build the center a world-class venue.
It will be China's first such venue for disabled winter sports athletes. The center is also one of the key projects of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
It is located in the China Disabled Sports Management Center Park in Shunyi District, with a total area of about 27,000 square meters.
It will consist of three areas – the Paralympic Ice Hockey training center, the wheelchair curling training center, and the comprehensive building.