Richmond Olympic Oval
The Richmond Olympic Oval officially opened December 12, 2008, on time and on budget. The Oval was built for the City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The Richmond Olympic Oval project, which also includes a waterfront plaza and park and a parkade was budgeted for $178 million (Canadian).
After the Games, the Oval will become an international centre of excellence for sports and wellness. The Oval’s flexible design will allow it to be used for a wide variety of different sport and community uses.
In typical use, the Oval’s main activity floor will have three primary activity areas offering ice, hardwood courts and an indoor track area. This will offer a full range of training and competition opportunities for both summer and winter sports, ranging from developmental and recreational to elite levels of sports.
The Richmond Olympic Oval is located within 32 acres of land along the banks of the Fraser River, just minutes from Vancouver International Airport.