The Richmond Olympic Oval
|Friday, September 8, 2017|
The CARHA Hockey World Cup (CHWC) is coming to the Richmond Olympic Oval in 2020. An indoor multi-sport arena in the city of Richmond, BC, this facility was built for the 2010 Winter Olympics and is used today for multiple purposes. The state of the art facility is home to many Canadian Olympic athletes as the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific also resides there.
While the Olympic Rings sit outside of the Oval, inside there are many different activities going on. The facility has two Olympic sized rinks where the CHWC games will be played, a fitness center, rock climbing wall, a paddling center, multiple courts, a track, and an Olympic Museum: the Olympic Experience at the Richmond Olympic Oval.
CHWC participants will have much to look forward to at this venue both on and off of the ice. Naturally, playing on the same ice as so many great athletes from the 2010 Winter Olympics as well as riding an elevator from the team dressing rooms to ice level will be an experience one will not soon forget! Visitors are also invited to watch the historic and emotive video that depicts the true spirit behind the Olympic Games; a must see for any sport enthusiast!
Furthermore, the Olympic Museum is a great place to go to get inspired to win the Cup. In the museum you can find historic Olympic medals, replica torches, and the uniforms from past Olympic heroes. Take on a friend or fellow teammate at the interactive challenges the museum has to offer, such as the interactive hockey nets where you can test your skills and accuracy. Or feel the speed of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic bobsleigh course, take your chances at ski jumping and much more on the museum’s simulators.
The Richmond Olympic Oval is not new to hosting International events such as the CHWC. They have held World Championships for Wheelchair rugby, volleyball, fencing, and many more. They have also hosted many friendly events and tournaments.
The Oval is well connected to the city with many sponsors and contributors. With the many activities and amenities within it, boredom will be hard to come by. Make sure to take full advantage of the Oval and its many uses during your stay in Richmond. The Richmond Olympic Oval looks forward to seeing everyone at the CHWC in 2020!