Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Venues

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, also known as Beijing 2022, is the 24th winter Olympics scheduled to take place from February 4 to 20 2020. There are 109 events over 15 disciplines in seven sports which will be held in three clusters or zones in Beijing, Yanqing, a suburban district of Beijing, and Zhangjiakou, a city in the neighboring Hebei Province.

16 Olympics venues in three clusters will be put into use for the 2022 Winter Games. The table below shows general information about venues in three clusters:

Cluster Venue Discipline
Beijing Cluster National Stadium Opening, Closing Ceremonies
National Speed Skating Oval Speed Skating
Big Air Shougang Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard
National Aquatics Center Curling
Wukesong Sports Center Ice Hockey
National Indoor Stadium Ice Hockey
Capital Indoor Stadium Short Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating
Yanqing Cluster Yanqing National Sliding Center Bobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge
National Alpine Ski Center Alpine Skiing
Zhangjiakou Cluster National Winter Biathlon Center Biathlon
National Cross-Country Skiing Center Cross-Country Skiing
Genting Snow Park Freestyle Skiing, Snowboard
National Ski Jumping Center Ski Jumping
ice hockey event

Beijing Cluster

The Beijing Cluster has seven venues for all the ice events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. They are National Stadium, National Speed Skating Oval, Big Air Shougang, National Swimming Center, Wukesong Sports Center, National Indoor Stadium and Capital Indoor Stadium.

National Stadium

Located in the center of the Olympic Green, the National Stadium (国家体育场), also known as the Bird’s Nest, is the biggest stadium in Beijing as well as the main stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

During the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the National Stadium will not hold any sports events but the opening and closing ceremonies.

beijing national stadium

Address: 1 Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang Road, Beijing (北京市朝阳区国家体育场南路1号)

National Speed Skating Oval

The National Speed Skating Oval (国家速滑馆), also called the Ice Ribbon, is the only newly-built speed-skating venue on the Olympic Green for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The National Speed Skating Oval will serve as the venue for the Beijing Winter Olympics’ skating events. Being the largest speed-skating venue in Asia, this iconic venue has an area of 12,000 square meters, with a capacity that can accommodate 12,000 spectators.

National Speed Skating Oval

Address: 2 Lincui Road, Olympic Green, Chaoyang District, Beijing (北京市朝阳区近奥林匹克公园林萃路2号)

Big Air Shougang

The Big Air Shougang (首钢滑雪大跳台中心) is the first permanent jumping platform of Big Air in the world, and it is also the first competition venue in the history of Winter Olympics that is directly combined with the reuse of industrial heritage.

During the 2022 Winter Olympics, the Big Air Shougang will be holding events of freestyle skiing and snowboard. After the Olympic Games, the Big Air will become the world's first permanently reserved and used skiing venue, which can host domestic and foreign ski-jumping competitions, as well as be the training base for athletes and sports teams.

Address: Shougang Industrial Park, 68 Shijingshan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing (北京石景山路68号首钢工业园)

ski jumping

National Aquatics Center

The National Aquatics Center (国家游泳中心) is also known as the “Water Cube”. It is an aquatics center constructed for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to host swimming, diving and synchronized swimming events. Its structure features a rectangular box or cuboid with bubble walls, being one of the iconic venues in the Olympic Green.

During Beijing 2022, the “Water Cube” will become an “Ice Cube” as part of it was renovated to be able to host curling events and accommodate more than 4,000 spectators. Curling tracks and ice-making equipment were added to meet the needs of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics.

the national aquatics center

Address: Olympic Green, Chaoyang District, Beijing (北京市朝阳区近奥林匹克公园)

Wukesong Sports Center

The Wukesong Sports Center (五棵松体育中心), also called the Cadillac Center, was the venue for the basketball games of the 2008 Summer Olympics. The stadium covers an area of 63,000 square meters with a capacity that can accommodate 19,000 spectators.

During the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the Wukesong Sports Center will be hosting events of ice hockey.

Address: 69 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing (北京市海淀区复兴路69号)

National Indoor Stadium

The National Indoor Stadium (国家体育馆) is located in the south of the Olympic Green in Beijing, China. It covers an area of more than 8,0000 square meters with a capacity of 20,000 people. The stadium’s design resembles a traditional Chinese folding fan, hence its nickname “the Fan”.

The National Indoor Stadium was one of the main venues hosting handball, trampolining and gymnastics events at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. During the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the National Stadium will be hosting all the ice hockey events along with the Wukesong Sports Center.

Address: 9 Tiancheng East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing (北京市朝阳区天辰东路9号)

Capital Indoor stadium

The Capital Indoor Stadium (首都体育馆)is Beijing’s largest, most functional and widely used stadium. It has a long history dating back to the 1960s. In order to meet the requirements of international competitions, the capital Stadium updated the lighting and sound timing and scoring system in 1985. In decades, the stadium has seen many international competitions and large-scale events.

As the main volleyball venue in the 2008 Summer Olympics, the Capital Indoor Stadium was rebuilt to meet the needs of the Olympic Games. The building area increased to 54,600 square meters. The stadium was renovated again in 2018 to be able to host some of the ice events for Beijing 2022. It will be hosting short-track speed skating and figure skating events.

Address: 56 Zhongguancun South Street, Haidian District, Beijing (北京市海淀区中关村南大街56号)

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Village

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Village (北京冬奥村) is located in the Olympic Green, as one of the venues for the Beijing Winter Olympics. Covering an area of 333,000 square meters, the Olympic Village has the capacity to accommodate more than 2,000 athletes participating in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

The Winter Olympic Village for Beijing 2022 is expected to open on January 27, 2022. After the Olympics, the village will be opened to public use.

Address: Olympic Green, Chaoyang District, Beijing (北京市朝阳区近奥林匹克公园)

Yangqing Cluster

The Yanqing Cluster will be hosting some of the ice events along with the Zhangjiakou Cluster. There are two competition venues and a Winter Olympic Village in the Yanqing Cluster for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

National Sliding Center

national sliding center

The newly-built National Sliding Center (国家雪车雪橇中心) is located in the northwest of the Yanqing Cluster, about one kilometer or a 5-minute drive from the Yanqing Winter Olympic Village. It will host the bobsleigh, skeleton and luge events during the 2022 Winter Olympics.  

The National Sliding Center is the first sliding track in China. It has 16 curves with different angles and slopes, including the 360-degree roundabout track which is rarely seen through the world. The National Sliding Center is one of the most complex venues ever built in terms of its design and construction.

Address: Southwest of Yanqing District, Beijing (北京市延庆区西大庄科村)

National Alpine Ski Center

The National Alpine Ski Center (国家高山滑雪中心) is the venue for alpine skiing competition for Beijing 2022. It will offer a seating capacity of 5,000 and a standing capacity of 3,500 to the spectators.

Situating on the natural mountain shape of Xiaohaituo Mountain in Yanqing District, the National Alpine Ski Center is about 8 kilometers or a 10-minute ride from the Olympic Village.

Address: Southwest of Yanqing District, Beijing (北京市延庆区西大庄科村)

Yanqing Olympic Village

Located at the foot of Xiaohaituo Mountain, Yanqing Olympic Village (延庆冬奥村) is one of the venues in the Yanqing Cluster for Beijing 2022. The main structure uses ultra-low power technology to maintain the indoor temperature between 20 and 26 degrees Celsius for a comfortable environment. By applying advanced technologies, rooms in the village are warm, cozy and green. After the Games, the village will be transformed into a resort open to the public.

Address: Southwest of Yanqing District, Beijing (北京市延庆区西大庄科村)

Bobsleigh

Zhangjiakou Cluster

Zhangjiakou Cluster is located in Zhangjiakou City of Hebei Province, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) from the Beijing Cluster and 130 kilometers (80 miles) from the Yanqing Cluster.

As one of the main clusters for ice events of the 2022 Winter Olympics, four competition venues and one Olympic Village have been built in the Zhangjiakou Cluster. It will host 51 events in 6 disciplines.

National Ski Jumping Center

The newly-built National Ski Jumping Center (国家跳台滑雪中心) is the first ski jumping venue in China. Equipped with an S-shaped curve with international standards, this venue will host the ski jumping and co-host the Nordic combined event during the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The architectural design of the National Ski Jumping Center is resembling a Ruyi scepter, a traditional Chinese ornament, which is why the venue is also called “Snow Ruyi”.

Address: Guqi Road, Chongli District, Zhangjiakou张家口市崇礼区古棋路

National Winter Biathlon Center

The National Biathlon Center (国家冬季两项中心) will hold 11 biathlon events of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. The venue consists of two parts, the track and the technical building. The track is divided into three parts, including the competition track in the middle, the training track in the east and the competition track for the Winter Paralympics in the valley in the north. The total length of the competition track is 8.7 kilometers.

National Winter Biathlon Center

Address: Chongli District, Zhangjiakou

National Cross-Country Skiing Center

The National Cross-Country Skiing Center (国家越野滑雪中心) will host cross-country skiing and Nordic combined events of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

It is located in the valley on the southeast side of Taizicheng Area, Chongli District, Zhangjiakou, which consists of a venue complex, athletes complex, venue technology building, media center and broadcasting complex. The total length of the track is 9.7 kilometers, which is divided into the competition track in the east valley and the training track in the south valley.

Address: Chongli District, Zhangjiakou

Genting Snow Park

The Genting Snow Park (云顶滑雪公园) will host freestyle skiing and snowboard events during the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. After the Games, this venue will reopen as a ski resort to the public for sightseeing.

Address: Chongli District, Zhangjiakou

Zhangjiakou Olympic Village

Located in the Chongli District of Zhangjiajie City, Zhangjiajie Olympic Village (张家口冬奥村) is about a 10-minute ride from the Genting Snow Park. There are over 2,000 beds to accommodate athletes and coaches during the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Address: Chongli District, Zhangjiakou

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Transportation between the Three Clusters

The most convenient way of traveling between the three clusters is by high-speed train. The newly built Beijing – Zhangjiakou High-Speed Railway was officially opened at the end of 2019, making the travel time from Beijing to Yanqing only 20 minutes and from Beijing to Zhangjiakou only 50 minutes.

In addition to the high-speed railway, expressways linking the three clusters of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou will be built to ensure transportation services between the venues of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. It takes about 20 minutes from Beijing to Yanqing via Jingzang Expressway, 40 minutes from Yanqing to Zhangjiakou via Jingxin Expressway and 60 minutes from Beijing to Zhangjiakou.

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