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Richmond Olympic Oval at 2020 IAKS Study Trip

26-27 May 2020 to Vancouver BC, Canada

The signature venue of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, the Richmond Olympic Oval, has been transformed into a multipurpose international centre for sports competitions, recreation, health, wellness, and entertainment. Ten years after the Winter Games, it is one of the eight facilities to be visited during the 2020 IAKS Study Trip. A unique opportunity to visit eight innovative sports and leisure facilities in Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada over two days from 26 to 27 May 2020.

The travel package costs 265 euros for IAKS members (315 euros for non-members) and includes:

  • A two-day tour by coach
  • Lunches on both days at identified venues on the tour
  • Evening dinner on May 26th at Piva Modern Italian Restaurant at Anvil Centre


The architects and/or operators of these facilities will be on site for the guided tour:

Edmonds Community Center (multi-generational and multi-service recreation centre), Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre (world-class aquatic centre for competition and recreation with inclusive and universal access), Clayton Community Centre (futuristic community centre, combining recreation, library, arts and parks), Westminster Pier Park (downtown waterfront park and public space), Hillcrest Centre (rejuvenation of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Curling Venue), Delbrook Community Recreation Centre (healthy space with views to nature: pools, racquet sport courts, fitness centre), University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre (serving athletic training, competition, and neighbourhood leisure needs) as well as the Richmond Olympic Oval (signature venue of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games turned into multipurpose international centre for sports competitions, recreation, health, wellness, and entertainment).

Richmond Olympic Oval RICHOVLHK16 _ Cannon Design  Hubert Kang

photo: CannonDesign / Hubert Kang

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This is what the participants of former IAKS Study Trips say:

“I found the program very interesting, and your company and tour guide was an absolute pleasure“

Jens Øyås Møller from Denmark
LOA Lokale & Anlaegsfonden (Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities)


“Had a great time in Hamburg, saw a lot of interesting and new things and it aroused the desire for ‘more’".

Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Richter from Germany
RICHTER Sportstättenkonzepte GmbH


„We had very interesting days in Hamburg, the trip was very well planned. Each day offered many stimulating themes in the programme as well as in the city itself.”

Ricard Balcells from Spain
Consell Català de l’Esport (Catalan Sports Council)