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On 11 March 2017 at 09:03 | updated on 01 May 2017 at 19:27

Guided Tour of the 2017 Roller Games Facilities in Nanjing, China (1/3)

Guided Tour of the 2017 Roller Games Facilities in Nanjing, China (1/3)

The Annual General Ordinary Congress of the FIRS took place on March 11th, 2017, in Nanjing. The participants had the opportunity to visit the facilities of the next Roller Games. The OLS Team was there and presents you a preview showing of the facilities that will host the events of Rink Hockey, Roller Hockey, Speed Skating and Freestyle Slalom...

By  Alexandre LEBRUN

Part One

Plan des installations des World Roller Games 2017

A Quick Presentation of the City

Nanjing, literally the "capital of the South" (while Beijing is the "capital of the North") is located directly above the Yangze River Delta, the first Chinese river, and is the capital of the Chinese province of Jiangsu. The city has now over 8 million inhabitants and is 265 km north-west of Shanghai and 900 km south of Beijing.
On the sports side, Nanjing hosted the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2014 (where speed skating was one of the 4 demo sports), as well as the Speed Skating World Championships in 2016.
The city is presented as being the world capital of Roller Sports by the FIRS, thanks to its involvement in the discipline, especially with the creation of the first museum of skating, that opened in 2016.

Salle principale du roller hockey

 

Salle secondaire du roller hockey

Roller Hockey & Freestyle Slalom: Yo Park

These facilities are located in a growing area. Indeed, long avenues devoid of traffic lead to those facilities, and many buildings are at work.

Located near the Youth Olympics Stadium, the part destined to roller hockey is in its final construction phase. A first main hall of 20.000 seats is being finalized and will host the main games of roller hockey. The Roller Games will be the first event to take place in this hall, before the World Championships of Basketball in 2019.

A second hall will host the second part of the roller hockey event. It is also still at work, and will have a 350-seat capacity.

Roller freestyle - World Roller Games 2017

Freestyle Slalom Skating on the forecourt

As for Freestyle Slalom, the event will take place on the sheltered court in front of the main hall of roller hockey. In terms of viewability, the freestyle event will be at the forefront for the spectators arriving on the spot. A specific floor will be set for the event.

Roller freestyle - World Roller Games 2017

Speed Skating: Track, Road, and Marathon

Nanjing Sports Training Center: The Track

The track (with bank turns) is the one that was used last September for the Speed Skating World Championships.
An additional platform will be built to host more seats during the track events.

Piste de Roller Course 2017 aux World Roller Games 2017 à Nankin (Chine)

Piste de Roller Course 2017 aux World Roller Games 2017 à Nankin (Chine)

The Skating Marathon

The marathon event will take place on the avenues nearby, on a dozen-kilometer circuit. Last year, it was in the center of Nanjing.

Marathon des World Roller Games 2017Marathon des World Roller Games 2017

The Road

The road events will take place on a circuit of about 500 meters, on the side of the Nanjing Training Center.

Circuit routier des World Roller Games 2017

Circuit routier des World Roller Games 2017

Rink Hockey: Nanjing Tech University

Rink hockey au World Roller Games 2017

Rink hockey au World Roller Games 2017

Located next to a business park and within the technology university, the hall hosting the events of rink hockey has a base of 2.700 seats, as well as 1.700 additional movable seats, for a total capacity of 4.400, with a height of 23.8 m and a volume of 12.500 m2.

The second and third parts of the facilities presentation for the other skating disciplines are coming soon!

Useful Links

Rink hockey au World Roller Games 2017

Rink hockey au World Roller Games 2017

Links

Guided Tour of the 2017 Roller Games Facilities in Nanjing, China (2/3)

2017 Annual General Ordinary Congress of the International Federation of Roller Sports (FIRS) in Nanjing (China)

Our Page on the 2017 Roller Games in Nanjing, China

Released  on 11 March 2017 - Read 14873 times

Text and photos: :
Dirigeant de Lyon Roller, Président de l'International Inline Downhill Association (IIDA), Vice-président du Roller Alpine and Downhill (RAD) FIRS Committee, organisateur de divers événements sur Lyon en freestyle. Je travaille à promouvoir le rolelr à Lyon ainsi que le roller freestyle et descente.

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