Live: A national skating marathon kicks off in Shanxi全国大众速度滑冰马拉松(老牛湾站)开赛

The Laoniu Bay in N China’s Shanxi Province is a stop in the 2017-2018 National Mass Speed Skating Marathon Series on Jan, 28. The speed skating marathon and other skating relay events welcome hundreds of athletes and skating enthusiasts.
Laoniu Bay is located at the intersection of the Yellow River and the Great Wall. It’s naturally ideal for winter sports as the ice there exceeds 40 centimeters during the event, much thicker than the national safety standard of 15 centimeters. Also, its water course is 450 to 600 meters wide and turns into a large closed loop track when frozen.

(Source: CGTN,