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RICHMOND OLYMPIC OVAL
The Richmond Olympic Oval, commonly referred to as the Richmond Oval, is a facility in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. It will be the venue of the Speed Skating events during the 2010 Winter Olympics, and will be location for the official Olympic anti-doping lab. It has been built on a site beside the Fraser River, a few blocks away from Lansdowne Station on the Canada Line. You will see a fascinating view from the air, as it is the first Olympic venue many visitors will see flying into the Vancouver, and the roof takes the stylized native shape of a Heron’s wing, a tribute to the Salish First Nation and the large wading bird that cohabited the riverbank at first European contact 230 years ago. It is a 33,750 m² facility, including a 20,000 m² main floor that includes a 400 m refrigerated track. Oval’s refrigeration plant is designed to heat other areas of the building through the utilization of what is otherwise waste heat from cooling the ice surface. The Richmond Olympic Oval can also accommodate 8,000 spectators for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.The total cost of the project was $178 million.
As the host venue for a total of 12 medal events, to be held over 14 days of competition, the Oval will be one of the busiest venues during the Games. Get your 2010 Olympic Winter Game tickets now from Gotickets.com before these high demand 2010 Speed Skating tickets sell out! Gotickets.com specializes in the 2010 Winter Games and will certainly have Speed Skating Competition tickets at the Richmond Olympic Oval, but just remember, the stadium only accommodates 8,000 spectators!
After the Olympics, The Richmond Oval will be converted to a multi-use sport facility that will include two Olympic-sized ice rinks, up to eight hardwood ball-sport courts, a gymnasium, a 200 m track, a rubberized turf area, and a high performance center for elite athletes. The speed-skating oval will be covered with removable flooring and could still be used for competition. The Richmond Oval is intended to be the centerpiece of a new urban waterfront neighborhood featuring a mix of residential, commercial and public amenity development