Beijing National Speed Skating Oval

Speed skating arena in Beijing
40°0′57.21″N 116°22′17.09″E / 40.0158917°N 116.3714139°E / 40.0158917; 116.3714139Coordinates: 40°0′57.21″N 116°22′17.09″E / 40.0158917°N 116.3714139°E / 40.0158917; 116.3714139Public transit 8  Lincuiqiao stationCapacity12,000 seats (temporary)
6,800 (permanent)ConstructionBroke groundApril 2017[1]OpenedOctober 8, 2021[2]ArchitectPopulous
Beijing Institute of Architectural DesignTenants2022 Winter Olympics

The National Speed Skating Oval (The Ice Ribbon) is a speed skating arena which is the only new venue built on Beijing's Olympic Green for the Winter Olympics. It hosts the speed skating competitions at the 2022 Winter Olympics.[3] It was built on the location of the former Olympic Green Hockey Field used for field hockey event and the Olympic Green Archery Field used for the archery event.

It can accommodate 12,000 spectators (6,800 permanent and 5,200 temporary seats) according to the bid book. After the games it is foreseen to use it as a public skating venue and for ice hockey clubs.

Designed by Populous and Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, construction began in mid-2017, and was completed in 2019.[4] First competition was held on October 8, 2021.[2] It has an area of 12,000 square meters, being the largest speed skating venue in Asia. The facade is highlighted by 22 "ice ribbon" with a length of 622 meters each. The second floor has a Temple of Heaven-inspired curved curtain wall system.[citation needed]

Technologies

This Olympic venue is one of the few large-size ice arenas in the world that uses CO2 refrigerant. CO2 is used as both refrigerant in cooling system and secondary refrigerant in cooling distribution system, including the rink pipes. The arena has been completed with a heat recovery function, that can cover arena heating demands like ventilation, air dehumidification, hot water production, etc. The refrigeration CO2 rack, including cooling machines, has 4 MW max cooling capacity.[5]

Track records

Men

Event Time Name Country Date Meet Ref
500 metres 34.32 Gao Tingyu  China 12 February 2022 Olympic Games [6]
1000 metres 1:07.92 Thomas Krol  Netherlands 18 February 2022 Olympic Games [7]
1500 metres 1:43.21 Kjeld Nuis  Netherlands 8 February 2022 Olympic Games [8]
5000 metres 6.08.84 Nils van der Poel  Sweden 6 February 2022 Olympic Games [9]
10000 metres 12:30.74 Nils van der Poel  Sweden 11 February 2022 Olympic Games [10]
Team pursuit
(8 laps)
3:36.62 Daniil Aldoshkin
Sergey Trofimov
Ruslan Zakharov
 ROC 15 February 2022 Olympic Games [11]

Women

Event Time Name Country Date Meet Ref
500 metres 37.04 Erin Jackson  United States 13 February 2022 Olympic Games [12]
1000 metres 1:13.19 Miho Takagi  Japan 17 February 2022 Olympic Games [13]
1500 metres 1:53.28 Ireen Wüst  Netherlands 7 February 2022 Olympic Games [14]
3000 metres 3:56.93 Irene Schouten  Netherlands 5 February 2022 Olympic Games [15]
5000 metres 6:43.51 Irene Schouten  Netherlands 10 February 2022 Olympic Games [16]
Team pursuit
(6 laps)
2.53.44 Ivanie Blondin
Valérie Maltais
Isabelle Weidemann
 Canada 15 February 2022 Olympic Games [17]

References

  1. ^ "China's National Speed Skating Oval to be open all year round after Beijing 2022".
  2. ^ a b ""冰丝带"迎来首场国际比赛". beijing2022.cn. 2021-10-08.
  3. ^ Beijing Olympic bid book
  4. ^ Populous To Design Beijing’s National Speed Skating Oval For 2022 Winter Olympic Games
  5. ^ Bolteau, Simon (2022-01-03). "EKA contributes to the best possible ice for the Olympic arena in Beijing". EKA Sweden. Retrieved 2022-02-05.
  6. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's 500m – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 12 February 2022. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's 1000m – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 18 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's 1500m – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 8 February 2022. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's 5000m – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 6 February 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's 10,000m – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 11 February 2022. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's Team Pursuit – Semifinals – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 15 February 2022. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Speed Skating – Women's 500m – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 13 February 2022. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Speed Skating – Women's 1000m – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 17 February 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Speed Skating – Women's 1500m – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  15. ^ "Speed Skating – Women's 3000m – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 5 February 2022. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Speed Skating – Women's 5000m – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 10 February 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  17. ^ "Speed Skating – Women's Team Pursuit – Finals – Results" (PDF). media.isuresults.eu. 15 February 2022. Retrieved 15 February 2022.

External links

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