Richmond Olympic Oval

Project Value: $178 million
Contractor: Dominion Construction
Architects: Cannon Design
Project Status: Completed 2008

The Richmond Olympic Oval is an indoor multi-sports arena that was built for the 2010 Winter Olympics and was originally configured with a speed skating rink. The venue has since been reconfigured and now serves as a community multi-sport park and includes two ice hockey rinks, two running tracks, a climbing wall, rowing tank, and a flexible area which can be used for basketball, volleyball, and other indoor sports. The facility also boasts a 23,000 sf high-tech fitness training facility and a 660 ft. running track.

The innovative WoodWave panel roof, using pine-beetle-kill wood was invented for this building, answering the need for both structural efficiency and acoustical absorption. 

The Richmond Olympic Oval was built to both high Olympic standards as well as green building development initiatives, receiving a Silver LEED certification. Construction was fast-tracked through substantial overlap with design work. For more information, please go to:

Photo by: Cannon Design