2022 Winter Games Venues
2022 Winter Games venues will include a combination of existing buildings and brand new structures that are being constructed specifically for the event. Beijing has the unique advantage of having recently hosted the 2008 Summer Games and as a result, the city already has some incredible venues that will be reused for the 2022 Winter Games. The National Stadium (aka Birds’ Nest Stadium) will once again host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and the memorable National Aquatics Center, dubbed the Water Cube, will be repurposed into the curling venue.
The venues for the Winter Games in 2022 have been divided into three zones, or clusters: Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou.
Located in central Beijing, this cluster is expected to be home to 12 venues including a number of existing structures from the 2008 Summer Games. Many of the venues are located in the Olympic Green area — the hub of the action in 2008. Winter Games events in the Beijing cluster will primarily be the ice sports: skating, hockey, and curling. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also take place here.
Yangqing is a mountainous suburb of Beijing, located approximately 75 kilometers northwest of the city center. Yangqing is a scenic area, with ski resorts, hot springs, national parks, and one of the most popular sections of the Great Wall: Badaling. In 2022, it will also host the alpine skiing events as well as the sliding events: bobsled, luge, and skeleton.
Located in a burgeoning tourist area, Zhangjiakou is well known as a popular Chinese ski destination with plenty of other activities and cultural attractions for visitors to enjoy. Zhangjiakou is approximately 180 kilometers northwest of Beijing, but a newly constructed high-speed train route will transfer guests between the two cities in just 50 minutes. The Zhanjiakou Cluster will feature the majority of the ski and snowboard events at the 2022 Winter Games, including freestyle, cross country, ski jumping, nordic combined, and biathlon.
Winter Games Ticketing Notice
Roadtrips is in no way affiliated or associated with the IOC, the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, or the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games. The Beijing 2022 Olympic Games’ official site is beijing2022.cn. When available, tickets can be ordered separately, direct from the Beijing 2022 website. Roadtrips base packages do not include tickets.
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We were very grateful to have the attentive, available and informative assistance that Samantha and Raphael gave to us. We must also acknowledge one of our delightful hosts – Abby. We can’t imagine managing this very overwhelming event without them.
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