Athletes use the renovated rowing-specific gym at the NEW Jockey Club Sha Tin Rowing Centre on May 15, 2023. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

The Jockey Club Sha Tin Rowing Centre opened on Monday with new training facilities to make rowing more visible and accessible in Hong Kong.

The new center will become the training base for the Hong Kong Rowing Team. It will also open to the public as a community hub for rowing, making good use of the expanded facilities to encourage a wide range of participation and host activities for all age groups and sectors of the society.

There is also a renovated rowing-specific gym, ergometer training room, competition management room and upgraded changing rooms, which together provide a first-rate environment and user experience for athletes and other center users.

Training rooms for coaches and umpires are also features of the extended center, and will provide strong future technical support for the Association’s activities.

China Daily’s Calvin Ng took the photos.