ROLLER SKIING SET TO RISE IN CHINA
14th August 2019
The Chinese Ski Association has formed a new Roller Skiing Development Committee as the sport catches the imagination of the country.
The aim is is to promote and develop the sport of roller skiing in China.
Not content with trying to get 300m people skiing on snow the Chinese now want to get people skiing on tarmac too.
It comes as preparations continue for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
So, what exactly is roller skiing?
We have reported on roller skiing in the past on PlanetSKI.
“Roller Skiing is one of the best ways to practice Cross-Country skiing in summer time, allowing people to have one more way to stay fit,” said Executive Deputy Director Ding Dong of the Chinese Winter Sports Administration.
“The variety of the committee members will enable us to motivate a wide range of people to participate in the sport and lay a solid foundation in the direction of Chinese snow sport development” added Ding Dong.
Roller skiing will be added to popular city running marathons throughout China.
The races are shown on TV and will therefore increase the visibility of the sport.
Last month, July 2019, a first FIS Roller Skiing World Cup was organised in Beijing.
The second Chinese Youth National Summer Games; and 14th China National Winter Games have also included Roller Skiing as one of disciplines.
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