The fifth Shijingshan ice and snow festival opened at the district’s ice and snow sports center in Beijing recently. During the opening ceremony, the Shijingshan District delegation to the first winter games in Beijing was established.
The ice and snow festival was sponsored by Shijingshan District and organized by the district’s sports school, ice and snow sports association and Tus Ice & Snow Group, and the opening ceremony was attended by more than 100 ice and snow professionals and athletes.
It is learned that the first Beijing winter games is to be held between November, 2018 and January, 2019. Highlighting short-track speed skating and figure skating, Shijingshan District has registered all events of the games, with the total number of participating athletes ranking fourth among the districts in Beijing.
According to Shijingshan District’s sports authorities, the district will focus on building winter sports teams and cultivating high-level coaches and strive to achieve good results in the winter games.
As for the promotion of mass winter sports, the district will continue to give national fitness lectures and host various winter sports events so as to further increase winter sports population, popularize Winter Olympic knowledge and make a contribution to the 2022 Winter Olympics.