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Winter Olympics 2022 Location: Map, Venues, Sports [Full  TravelGuide]

Winter Olympics 2022 Location: Map, Venues, Sports [Full TravelGuide]

Written by Sunny XieUpdated Jan. 30, 2022

The Winter Olympics 2022 is due to take place from February 4 to 20, 2022 in Beijing and its co-host city, Zhangjiakou. 25 Olympics venues in three competition zones (Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou Clusters) will be put on this world-attention-grabbing Winter Games.  

The 2022 Olympics ski venues are mainly in Zhangjiakou, a paradise of high-quality snow and high-end ski resorts while Beijing will host all the ice events. Continue to read and find out the location map, sports hosting in each venue, legacy plans, and possible tours after the 2022 Winter Games

Winter Olympics 2022 Location Map

The events of the 2022 Winter Games are scheduled to be staged in three competition zones or clusters: central Beijing, Yanqing District of Beijing, and neighboring Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province.

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Venues Map

Why Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou clusters?

Beijing, the world's first dual Olympic city to host both the Winter and Summer Olympics, will host all the ice events and four snow events.

Yanqing is a suburb of Beijing, where the Badaling section of the Great Wall is located. It features an excellent ecological environment, surrounded by mountains on three sides, also known as Beijing's "Summer Capital". Events of alpine skiing, luge, and bobsleigh disciplines will be staged at Xiaohaituo Mountain in Yanqing, due to its natural terrain advantages of high drops and long slopes.

Zhangjiakou, a skiing paradise with many high-end ski resorts in its Chongli District, is cooperating with Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The snow events mainly take place in the Zhangjiakou Cluster.

How many competition venues and what sports be staged for Olympics 2022?

Beijing Olympic TowerBeijing Olympic Tower

Beijing 2022’s winter games will take place in 25 venues — 12 competition venues, 3 training venues, 3 Olympic villages, 3 medals plazas, 3 media centers, and 1 ceremony venue — spread over the three clusters.

Of the 12 competition venues, 6 are in the Beijing Cluster, 2 are in the Yanqing Cluster, and 4 are in the Zhangjiakou Cluster.

Following the Games, most of the venues will be used as training centers, sports competition venues, and civic activities centers to promote China’s winter sports.

Cluster Venue Sport/Discipline
Beijing Cluster Capital Indoor Stadium Short Track Speed Skating
Figure Skating
National Speed Skating Oval (newly built) Speed Skating
National Indoor Stadium Ice Hockey
Wukesong Sports Centre
National Aquatics Center Curling
Shougang Big Air (newly built) Freestyle Skiing
Yanqing Cluster Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre (newly built) Alpine Skiing
Yanqing National Sliding Centre (newly built) Bobsleigh
Zhangjiakou Cluster Zhangjiakou Genting Snow Park Freestyle Skiing
Zhangjiakou National Ski Jumping Centre (newly built) Ski Jumping Nordic Combined
Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre (newly built) Cross-Country Skiing
Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Centre (newly built) Biathlon
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Zhangjiakou Cluster for Biathlon and Skiing (4 Venues)

The Zhangjiakou Cluster is located in Chongli District of Zhangjiakou Prefecture in Hebei Province, 220 kilometers (140 miles) northwest from the Beijing Cluster and 130 kilometers (80 miles) west from the Yanqing Cluster.

During the 2022 Winter Games, 7 competition and non-competition venues will put into use, of which 4 are new venues, 1 is an existing venue, and 2 are temporary venues.

The 4 competition venues listed below will undertake 51 events in 6 disciplines (freestyle skiing, snowboard, ski jumping, Nordic combined, cross-country skiing, and biathlon) of 2 sports (skiing and biathlon).

After the Winter Olympics, the Zhangjiakou Cluster will be reformed into an Olympic Park to be permanently preserved as a 2022 Olympic legacy site.

1. Genting Snow Park

Genting Snow Park (云顶滑雪公园 Yúndǐng Huáxuě Gōngyuán /ywnn-ding hwaa-sshwair gong-ywen/) used to be a ski resort and has now been transformed and expanded to host freestyle skiing and snowboard during the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The park consists of two separate venues: Park A for freestyle skiing and Park B for the snowboard.

Legacy Plan: After the Games, this temporary venue will be returned to the owner to be a ski resort.

Address: Chongli District, Zhangjiakou, Hebei

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2. National Ski Jumping Centre

Being the first ski jumping venue to meet international standards in China, the National Ski Jumping Centre (国家跳台滑雪中心 Guójiā Tiàotáihuáxuě Zhōngxīn /gwor-jyaa tyao-teye-hwaa-sshwair jong-sshin/) will host the ski jumping and co-host the Nordic combined event during the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The National Ski Jumping Center is composed of 3 parts, a Club at the top of the mountain, two tracks, and the audience area at the bottom of the mountain. The design of the venue resembles a ruyi sceptre (a Chinese talisman like a decorative spoon with a raised head), hence its nickname "Snow Ruyi".

Legacy Plan: Following Beijing 2022, the venue will be used as a national training center and a tourist resort.

Address: Chongli District, Zhangjiakou, Hebei

National Ski Jumping CentreNational Ski Jumping Centre 

3. National Cross-Country Skiing Centre

The newly built National Cross-Country Skiing Center (国家越野滑雪中心 Guójiā Yuèyěhuáxuě Zhōngxīn /gwor-jyaa yhwere-yeah-hwaa-sshwair jong-sshin/) is to stage the cross-country skiing competition and co-host the Nordic combined with the National Ski Jumping Centre (above) during the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Legacy Plan: After the Winter Games, this venue is planned to be remodeled as a park and an outdoor ice and snow center to host sports events and entertainment.

Address: Chongli District, Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province

Cross-Country Skiing Cross-Country Skiing

4. National Biathlon Centre

The National Biathlon Center (国家冬季两项中心 Guójiā Dōngjìliǎngxiàng Zhōngxīn /gwor-jyaa dong-jee-lyang-sshyen jong-sshin/), also known as “Ice Jade Ring” for its unique design, will stage the biathlon event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Legacy Plan: Following the Games, the center will be used as a training center for Chinese national teams and a resort for tourists.

Address: Chongli District, Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province

National Biathlon CentreNational Biathlon Centre

Beijing Cluster for Curling, Ice Hockey, Skating and Skiing (6 Venues)

The Beijing Cluster is planned to undertake all the ice events of the 2022 Winter Olympics, using a total of 13 competition and non-competition venues, including 8 existing venues, 4 newly built venues, and 1 temporary venue.

The 6 competition venues in the Beijing Cluster listed below will undertake 32 events in 5 disciplines (curling, ice hockey, short track speed skating, figure skating, speed skating) of 3 sports (curling, ice hockey, skating).

The Olympic Green, an important legacy of the 2008 Summer Olympics, will once again become the core area, this time for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Olympic GreenOlympic Green

1. Capital Indoor Stadium

Capital Indoor Stadium (首都体育馆 Shǒudū Tǐyùguǎn /shoh-doo tee-yoo-gwan/), built in 1968, has hosted many important sports events, including the Sino-US table tennis match in 1971, known as “ping pong diplomacy”, and one of the first NBA games in China in 2004.

The volleyball tournaments for Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics took place there, and it is destined to continue its career in the limelight by hosting the figure skating and short-track speed skating for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Address: 56 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing

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2. National Speed Skating Oval

The newly built National Speed Skating Oval (国家速滑馆 Guójiā Sùhuáguǎn /gwor-jyaa soo-hwaa-gwan/), also known as the ‘Ice Ribbon’, is one of the iconic venues in the Beijing Cluster and the only newly built venue on the Olympic Green.

It was formerly the site of the temporary venue for hockey and archery events during the 2008 Olympics, and now it is the largest speed skating venue in Asia, equipped with three 400-meter speed skating racetracks, one practice track, two multifunctional ice rinks, and one ice rink for other ice activities.

Legacy Plan: After the Winter Olympics, it will become a permanent training venue for Chinese athletes and will also be opened to local residents for winter sports.

Address: Olympic Green, Beijing

National Speed Skating OvalNational Speed Skating Oval

3. National Indoor Stadium

As one of the Beijing 2008 legacy venues, the National Indoor Stadium (国家体育馆 Guójiā Tǐyùguǎn /gwor-jyaa tee-yoo-gwan/) was used for rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, and handball competitions during the 2008 Summer Games. Alongside Wukesong Sports Centre, it will stage the ice hockey competitions of Beijing 2022.

The design of this stadium looks like a traditional Chinese folding fan, hence its nickname “the Fan”.

Address: Olympic Green, Beijing

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4. Wukesong Sports Centre

Wukesong Sports Centre (五棵松体育馆 Wǔkēsōng Tǐyùguǎn /woo-ker-song tee-yoo-gwan/) is probably the most used multipurpose indoor arena in Beijing. It is the Beijing 2008 legacy venue once used for Olympic basketball preliminaries and finals and will stage some of the ice hockey events for the 2022 Winter Games.

Address: 69 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing

Wukesong Sports Centre for Ice HockeyWukesong Sports Centre for Ice Hockey

5. National Aquatics Centre

With its box-like design, the National Aquatics Centre (国家游泳中心 Guójiā Yóuyǒng Zhōngxīn /gwor-jyaa yoh-yong jong-sshin/) is nicknamed “Water Cube”, an iconic Beijing 2008 legacy venue for aquatics competitions, with over 25 world records broken there.

To host the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, it has been transformed into an “Ice Cube” and will host the curling events. Let's see if any new records are made there during the Winter Olympics.

Address: Olympic Green, Beijing

National Aquatics CentreNational Aquatics Centre

6. Shougang Big Air

Another newly built competition venue, Shougang Big Air (首钢滑雪大跳台中心 Shǒugāng Huáxuě Dàtiàotái Zhōngxīn /shoh-gung hwaa-sshwair daa-tyao-teye jong-sshin/), is the only snow-based competition venue in the Beijing Cluster. It is to host the freestyle skiing and snowboard big air events.

Shougang Big Air was built inside a former steel mill site, with four industrial cooling towers as its backdrop. The design is like a ribbon floating in the sky.

This unique venue consists of three parts: the track, the referee tower, and the audience area. The track is 164 meters (538 feet) long, 34 meters (112 feet) at its widest part, and 60 meters (197 feet) tall at its highest point.

Legacy Plan: Following the Games, it will become the world's first permanent venue for Big Air, acting as a training venue for national athletes, hosting major sports competitions, and serving as a sports theme park for the public.

Address: Shougang Industrial Park, 68 Shijingshan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing

Shougang Big AirShougang Big Air
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Yanqing Cluster for Bobsleigh, Luge, and Skiing (2 Venues)

The Yanqing Cluster is located in Beijing’s Yanqing District, 90 kilometers (56 miles) northwest of central Beijing.

A total of 5 competition and non-competition venues are there to host steeply sloping mountainside events of the 2022 Winter Games, of which 3 are newly built venues and 2 are temporary venues.

The 2 competition venues in the Yanqing Cluster listed below are all newly built and will stage 20 events over 4 disciplines (alpine skiing, bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge) in 3 sports (alpine skiing, bobsleigh, and luge).

1. National Sliding Centre

The National Sliding Centre (国家雪车雪橇中心 Guójiā Xuěchē Xuěqiāo Zhōngxīn /gwor-jyaa sshwair-cher sshwair-chyao jong-sshin/) in the Yanqing Cluster is a newly-built venue ready to host the bobsleighskeleton, and luge events during the Games.

Covering by a wooden roof, the venue has 16 curves with different angles and slopes with a total length of 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles), and it is one of the most complex venues ever built in terms of design and construction.

Legacy Plan: It is the first sliding track in China, and following the Games, it will be opened to the public for iced track activities. 

Address: Southwest of Yanqing District, Beijing

National Sliding CentreNational Sliding Centre

2. National Alpine Skiing Centre

Utilizing the natural mountain shape of Xiaohaituo Mountain in Yanqing District, National Alpine Skiing Centre (国家高山滑雪中心 Guójiā Gāoshānhuáxuě Zhōngxīn /gwor-jyaa gao-shan-hwaa-sshwair jong-sshin/) was built to host the alpine skiing competition.

With a total piste length of 21 kilometers (13 miles) and runs with vertical drops up to 900 meters (3,000 feet), it is the highest-level alpine skiing center in China and China’s only venue that meets the alpine skiing standards set for the Winter Games in China. It is known as "the pearl on the crown of the Winter Games".

Legacy Plan: After the Winter Olympics, it will become a training center for national athletes and a venue for international competitions.

Address: Northwest of Yanqing District, Beijing

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2022 Winter Olympics Non-Competition Venues

1 Ceremonies Venue

The opening and closing ceremonies of an Olympics will once again take place at the National Stadium (Bird's Nest) in central Beijing, which hosted the ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Ceremony at the Bird's NestCeremony at the Bird's Nest

3 Training Venues

Three training centers, Capital Skating Oval, Capital Indoor Stadium Training Hall, and Capital Short Track Speed Skating Hall will be used for training before and during the Games.

3 Olympic Villages

Three Olympic Villages, one in each of the three competition clusters, have been built to accommodate over 6,370 athletes and officials. 

Beijing Winter Olympic Village has around 2,300 beds and will become public housing open for rent after the Games.

Yanqing Winter Olympic Village has around 1,430 beds and will be transformed into a hot spring resort.

Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village has around 2,640 beds and will be remodeled into a business center.

2022 Winter Olympics2022 Winter Olympics

3 Media Centers

The China National Convention Center will be used as the Main Press Center (MPC) and International Broadcasting Center (IBC). The other two media venues are the Mountain Media Centers (MMCs) in Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.

3 Medals Plazas

The three medals plazas are all temporary venues, one each in the Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou clusters, where the medals will be awarded.

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Transportation between Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Venues

complementary transportation system, including aviation, high-speed railways, expressways, local roads, and other transportation infrastructures, has been provided and enhanced to support the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

The locations of the three Olympic villages minimize the travel time to each competition venue and training center, only 15 minutes within the Beijing Cluster, 10 minutes within the Yanqing Cluster, and 5 minutes within the Zhangjiakou Cluster.

A Flight with Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics MascotA Flight with Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Mascot

Transportation between Clusters

A newly constructed intercity railway, the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-Speed Railway has shortened the travel time between the three clusters to within an hour. Departing from Beijing North Railway Station, it takes only 20 minutes to reach Yanqing Railway Station, and only 50 minutes to reach Zhangjiakou Railway Station.

A branch railway from Beijing Qinghe Railway Station to Zhangjiakou Taizichen Railway Station makes it more convenient to reach the Zhangjiakou Cluster since the location of the station is only 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) south of the Zhangjiakou Olympic Village. See more on Beijing-Zhangjiakou train schedules>>>

Three expressways (Jingxin Expressway, Jingzang Expressway, and Yanchong Expressway) between Beijing and Zhangjiakou will act as supplementary transport routes to support the 2022 Winter Games.

Yanchong ExpresswayYanchong Expressway

Transportation between Venues

According to experience gained from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, special Olympic lanes on major roads, Olympic bus lines, and Olympic bus stations will be set up to serve the Winter Games.  

Around 30 subway lines will be in operation to reduce the travel time between venues.

You can take the subway (in Beijing only) and public buses to travel to each venue. Some hotels may offer fixed-time shuttle buses between venues. However, for a worry-free transfer to the right venue on time, you should consider our private transfer with an English-speaking guiding service.

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Enjoy Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Venues with China Highlights

Attending the Games can bring exciting sporting moments, but the unique architectural styles of each venue and the general atmosphere can also be a great enjoyment. We can customize a Winter Olympic Venues tour combining other highlights of Beijing city to enhance your Winter Games trip.

Here are some tour plans that lend themselves to enjoying the venues of Beijing 2022 and more (they’re fully customizable):

Tell us your travel needs and we will design a unique Winter Olympics trip for you covering the locations and venues you want to visit while relishing Beijing 2022.

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