Extra folks take part in ice and snow sports activities as 2022 Winter Olympics attracts close to

Zhou Xiaoyu prepares for his training session at the starting point of a halfpipe at Shenyang Sport University, in Shenyang of northeast China’s Liaoning Province, on Jan. 23, 2019. There are some 30 children from 8 to 16 years old studying snowboard halfpipe in Shenyang Sport University. Some of them want to become professional athletes, and some of them just want to have a taste of this sport. As the Beijing 2022 winter games drew near, more and more people in China, including young students, began to learn and participate in the ice and snow sports. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)

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