Olympic venues in Canada

Olympic venues in Canada

Canada is another country where the Olympics took place. The best evidence of strength and endurance worthy of gold awards has been preserved here.

Vancouver Olympic / Paralympic Center Vancouver Olympic / Paralympic Center will host Olympic and Paralympic curling competitions. The center is located next to Queen Elizabeth Park. After the 2010 Olympics, there will be a sports and fitness center with a hockey rink, a sports hall, a library and 6-8 ice curling grounds.

Canada Hockey Place

One of the ice arenas (opened in 1995), where the matches of the Olympic hockey tournament will be held. One of the most popular venues for not only hockey matches, but also the performances of the «stars» of the world show business. In addition, the NHC Vancouver Canucks team is constantly training here.

Pacific Coliseum

Ice Palace, where competitions of skaters and short track masters will take place. Located at Hastings Park. After the Olympics, various sports and cultural events will be held here.

Thunderbird Arena (UBC Thunderbird Arena)

One of the arenas of Olympic and Para-Olympic hockey tournaments. Located at the University of British Columbia (UBC). It was built on the site of the winter university sports complex that existed here.

Whistler Sliding Center

Built specifically for the Olympics for bobsled, sledding and skeleton competitions. Located on the side of Blackcomb Mountain. After the Games, the center will be used for competitions, training for athletes, bobsledding and sledding.

Cypress Mountain (Cypress Mountain)

There will be freestyle and snowboarding competitions. Mount Cypress is located in Cypress Provincial Park. This is one of British Columbia’s most popular skiing spots.

Whistler Creekside

Competition site for skiers-Olympic and Paralympic. Whistler Creekside is the number one ski resort in North America. After the Games, the resort will continue to receive guests. It will become the training site for the Canada Alpine Ski Team.

Whistler Olympic / Paralympic Park

Competitions for biathletes and skiers (Olympians and Paralympics), biathletes and ski jumpers will be held here. The Olympic zone of the park includes a ski run, a biathlon stadium and ski jumps. About 15 km of slopes for competitions between skiers and biathletes were built. A unique snow freezing system has been created for two ski jumps. After the Games, the park will become one of the main places for ski lovers.

Richmond Olympic Oval

Ice Palace, where there will be competitions in speed skating. The oval is located on the banks of the Fraser River, 14 km south of downtown Vancouver. After the Games, Oval will become an international sports and fitness center.