The 2010 Olympic Winter Games ice hockey tournaments will be staged in two venues: Canada Hockey Place and the UBC Thunderbird Arena.
In addition to being home to the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, the 18,630-capacity Canada Hockey Place (normally known as General Motors Place) is one of the most active entertainment venues in North America. Since its opening in September 1995, it has attracted the biggest names in show business to its stage and welcomed more than 10 million visitors.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is located on a sprawling oceanside campus on Vancouver’s west side. The Organizing Committee secured an agreement with UBC to locate a new competition arena for 7,200 spectators for the Olympics on the site of the existing Thunderbird Winter Sport Complex.
With files from the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC)