Presentation on theme: "Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games Study Canada Summer Institute June 23, 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games Study Canada Summer Institute June 23, 2008
Largest Winter Event in the World 80 Participating Countries 6,000 Athletes 10,000 Media 25,000 Volunteers 250,000 Visitors (Torino) 1.8 Million Event Tickets 500-600 Million Viewers of Opening Ceremonies 3 Billion viewers worldwide More than $10 Billion in Economic Benefits
Once in a Life-time Opportunity 100 Day Torch Relay 2 Games 27 Days of Sport 60 Days of Celebration Olympic Winter Games February 12 - 28, 2010 Paralympic Winter Games March 12 - 21, 2010
Vancouvers Strategic Objectives Return on venue/infrastructure investment Leverage Citys economic, environmental and social inclusivity agenda Be an excellent host to our residents, athletes, visitors and media by creating a great Olympic and Paralympic experience
12 Competition & Practice Venues City Venues: - GM Place - Hillcrest / Nat Bailey - Pacific Coliseum - Richmond Oval - UBC Winter Sport Centre Mountain Venues - Whistler Sliding Centre - Whistler Creekside - Whistler Nordic Venue - Cypress Mountain Resort Practice Sites: - Killarney - Trout Lake Rink - Britannia Arena (to be confirmed)
Vancouver to Whistler Whistler is a two and a half hour drive north of Vancouver on the beautiful Sea-to-Sky highway.
Vancouver Olympic Centre/ Vancouver Paralympic Centre N 6,000 seat Olympic and Paralympic Curling Venue Post Games conversion to: Hockey arena Swimming pool Curling club Community centre Library
Pacific Coliseum Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Replacement of seats and widening of ice slab complete 2007 replace ice plant, dehumidification and lighting, renovate washrooms, concessions etc.
UBC Thunderbird Arena Secondary venue for hockey games and practice Venue for the ice sledge hockey tournament during the Paralympic Games 7,000 seating capacity
Practice Rinks Vancouver Park Board is building two new ice arenas with financial contributions from VANOC Killarney Figure skating practice Trout Lake Short track practice
13 Non-Competition Venues Olympic & Paralympic Family Hotels Olympic Stadium (BC Place) Celebration Plaza (lot 1/9) Main Media Centre Mountain Broadcast and Press Centre Athlete Villages – Vancouver / Whistler Vancouver International Airport Uniform & Accreditation Centres – Vancouver / Whistler Media Village (to be confirmed)
Vancouvers Olympic Commitment Sustainability Economic Social Environmental Accessibility Barrier free Participation Community Diversity Multiculturalism
Economic Sustainability Leverage 2010 to promote trade and investment 2010 Commerce Centre Business Community Communication Investment promotion BC Canada Pavilion in Beijing Promote Olympic expertise and services
Social Sustainability Vancouver City Council approved $1 million in the Olympic Legacy Reserve fund to address inner city social sustainability issues Funding can be used for: ICI Commitments Community Engagement Project Civil City
Environmental Sustainability Integrated Design Process Green Venues and Sustainable Communities Olympic venues – LEED Vancouver Olympic Village Carbon reduction
Accessibility Barrier free venues and facilities BC Legacy Now program for restaurants and hotels Paralympic movement Transit
2010 Winter Games - Success The success of the Winter Games in Vancouver will involve more than the performance of the athletes or the operation of the sport venues. Rather, this success of our Games will also be measured by the quality of the urban domain and the celebratory experience of our visitors and residents.
Celebrations Live Site – Downtown Host City Happenings - Community Celebrations Torch Relay Arts and Cultural Festival
Live City Vancouver - Vision Develop an invigorated downtown core with attractive, vibrant, entertainment Bring world class sport and culture together in one spectacular environment Create a place for residents and visitors to celebrate and share a Vancouver 2010 experience Two locations linked by an animated pedestrian corridor for the Olympic Games One location for the Paralympic Games
Live City Vancouver - Highlights Evolution of the traditional official sponsor celebration and live site experiences Government of Canada commitment of $10M One of a kind non-ticketed Games-time experience Local, national and international entertainment Over 1.1 million inspired attendees Located in the heart of the action
Community Celebrations What are Host A City Happenings? Olympic and Paralympic activities, events and legacy projects that occur in neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver in the months leading up to and including the 2010 Winter Games. Host A City Happenings indicates a City of Vancouver initiative, evokes curiosity about what the happenings are, and suggests a fun, friendly and celebratory theme.
Look Look of the Games Look of the City Public Art Street Lighting Spectaculars
Look of the Games Sport Venues Ancillary Venues Exterior and Interior Fencing Banners Building Wraps Way-finding And more…