A skating rink on every campus
Jilin should seize the opportunity presented by the 2020 Winter Olympic Games, which will be held in China, and promote ice sports culture to more people, suggested a Jilin deputy during a group discussion on March 5.
Ice and snow can be count as one of the special symbols of Jilin province -- ice and snow tourism and ice sports.
Yang Yang, a Jilin deputy and athlete who won China's first Winter Olympic golden medal, said "Ice and snow sports are always a traditional event in Jilin province and the rich ice resources should provide a good opportunity to offer professional guidance for people, particularly young people, to enjoy the sport."
Yang's career as a professional athlete was triggered when she took part in an adolescent ice-snow sports initiative. She stressed that every campus should have a skating rink.
Yang hopes that the government can further promote ice-snow activities and ensure every school has an ice arena, allowing every child in the province a chance to find their passion.
“Only by making sports and games a part of people's lives can we truly reflect the vitality of sports,” Yang added. "More sports games should be held to better promote the culture of Jilin."