Richmond Olympic Oval

Richmond Olympic Oval

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Richmond Olympic Oval

Richmond, British Columbia

Project Facts

Construction cost: $178 million
Concrete Volume: 35,000 cubic meters
Unique Entrance Buttresses: Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC)
Speed Skating Capacity: 8000

Unique Facts

This iconic structure of the 2010 Winter Olympics has won over 30 design and innovation awards. The construction process required close collaboration to ensure that this spectacular vision was realized and ready for opening day. Designed to resemble a bird’s wings in flight, this facility, with its unique construction challenges, was completed on time and on budget.

Project Overview

The Richmond Olympic Oval is a breathtaking venue on the banks of the Fraser River and winner of the Institution of Structural Engineers top award for Sports or Leisure Structures.

Home to long track speed skating during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Oval offers an inspiring environment for all ages and skill levels to progress towards their own personal podiums.