In this undated photo, barrier-free stands are installed at the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the Water Cube, which was transformed into the Ice Cube for curling and wheelchair curling events at Beijing 2022. (ZHANG BOWEN / XINHUA)
BEIJING - The National Aquatics Center, also known as the Ice Cube, will open to the public on April 16 during a Winter Olympic culture experience that will last for a month, according to Beijing State-Owned Assets Management Co,Ltd.
With some authentic Winter Olympic image landscape, visitors can experience the charm of curling, buy Winter Olympics souvenirs, and visit athletes' facilities like the athletes' locker rooms, award podium, and media mixed zone in the Ice Cube.
Visitors can also attend a curling experience program, listening to the sport introduction, skill explanation, and throwing 6 stones in the half of the rink under the coach's guidance with an expense of 90 yuan (about $14).
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This undated photo shows "Ice Cube", known formerly as "Water Cube", in Beijing. (LIU XU / XINHUA)
The venue is also open to group building activities: 3500 yuan per hour for the whole rink and 2000 yuan per hour for the half rink, providing shoe covers, ice brushes and other equipment required for the experience, and equipped with professional coaches for guidance.
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