The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games' icon1 venue2-Water Cube, has transformed into "Ice Cube", which is the world's first Winter Olympic Stadium to create curling ice in a swimming pool.
In the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, "Water Cube" is set to serve as the curling venue.
The construction of the convertible3 structure of the Water Cube was completed on Tuesday.
Following on from the completion of the major construction, the Water Cube will now finish the renovation4 of sports lighting5, ice-______, and air-conditioning systems in the curling competition venues6 in October, and will hold the China Youth Curling Championship in December to debut7.
With the convertible structure of the ice rink and the removable ice-______ system, the venue in the future will have both water and ice functions.
After the ice-______ equipment and ice layer are removed, the ice rink can be reduced to a swimming pool.
According to the plan, water sports will take place in spring, summer, and autumn, and ice sports will happen during winter.
After the renovation, the venue will receive an intelligent system upgrade as well. The new intelligence system will effectively monitor the changes in the thermal8, humid and lighting environment in the competition hall.