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Graphic shows how the swimming pool was converted into a four-sheet curling rink.


Curling op de Winterspelen

By Phil Bainbridge

February 4, 2022 - February 20, 2022 - The 2022 winter Olympic Games, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, take place in Beijing, China.

Olympic Curling will take place at the Beijing National Aquatics Centre, or “Ice Cube”. The pool at the Summer Olympics swimming venue has been converted into a four-sheet curling rink, requiring tolerances of just millimetres in the construction of the temporary structure to ensure there was no deformation or cracking of the ice. Three separate climate controlled zones to control temperature and humidity are utilised to meet World Curling Federation standards above the ice rink.

PUBLISHED: 01/12/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images