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The person in charge of the Water Cube stated that the Water Cube infield competition hall will be transformed into a standard curling arena with 4 ice lanes before 2022, and some supporting facilities for the competition, such as temporary auditoriums, athletes’ locker rooms, barrier-free transportation facilities, Overlay rooms, etc., will be completed in due course according to future needs.
"The original indoor environment of the infield competition hall is suitable for swimming events, and cannot better meet the temperature regulations of various regions in curling competitions." The person in charge said that for this reason they actively demonstrated with experts in related fields and universities and research institutes and passed CFD Simulation analysis, upgrade the air conditioning system to achieve regional temperature control, reaching the ice surface temperature of -8.5℃, the height of 1.5 meters above the ice surface +10℃, and the stand temperature of 16℃-18℃, so that the athletes and spectators can be in a comfortable competition environment; The dehumidification function will be added, the artificial lighting mode will be adjusted, and the sound-absorbing screen will be added to ensure the quality of the ice surface and the TV broadcast effect, and improve the acoustic environment of the venue.
In terms of structural conversion, it is planned to adopt steel-wood structural support system and mobile ice-making equipment. After the conversion is completed, it can not only host the world's top curling events, but also have the ability to undertake figure skating, short-track speed skating and other events; and realize ice events, The flexible conversion between swimming events and venues enables the National Swimming Center to have both water cube and ice cube attributes.
At the same time, in order to promote the popularization and development of ice and snow sports and provide good training and warm-up conditions for ice events, the Water Cube plans to build an underground ice rink in South Square. The Water Cube South Square ice rink has a construction area of about 8453 square meters, with a reserved curling track, mainly underground. The ice rink is expected to open to the outside world in the fourth quarter of next year.
The curling track of the South Square Ice Rink can provide a warm-up venue during the game, alleviate the scarcity of curling venues in Beijing, and help Chinese athletes improve their competitive level; after the game, the curling track will be permanently retained as an Olympic heritage for the masses to experience and open to the masses Skating promotes the popularization of ice and snow sports.
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