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Richmond Olympic Oval

Address: 6111 River Rd. Richmond BC, V7C 0A2

Tel: 778-296-1400

Website: www.richmondoval.ca

 

We found these features accessible…

  • Parking
    • 12 marked accessible stalls in the underground pay parking lot
  • Sidewalks
    • All surrounding walkways are accessible with curb cuts at crosswalks
  • Entrance
    • All 3 major entrances have automatic double sliding glass doors
  • Lobby
    • Lobby and information desk is very accessible
  • Elevators
    • Both elevators are accessible
  • Public Washroom
    • All washrooms and change rooms are accessible including separate unisex accessible washroom on the Activity floor.
  • Dining Areas
    • Coffee/Snack bar on Fitness level has accessible seating close by.
  • Recreation Areas (are on 2nd and 3rd level)
    • Fitness Centre on 3rd level overlooks Activity Floor
    • Special Accessible Equipment:
      • Rowing Machine
      • Pulley Machine
      • Shoulder Press Machine
      • Chest Press Machine
      • Cardio Exercise (Hand cycle)
    • Regular Fitness Equipment
      • Weight Machines
      • Rowing Machines
      • Stationary Bikes
      • Free Weights
      • Other Exercise Equipment
    • Activity Rooms are accessible on both 2nd and 3rd floor
    • Basketball/Sport Courts on 2nd level are accessible, and used frequently for wheelchair sports
    • 2 Full size ice rinks

     

     

Our take…

The landmark Richmond Olympic Oval was constructed for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. This state of the art venue is very accessible, and has been transformed from the Speed Skating Oval for the Olympics, to multi activity/sports facility overlooking the Fraser River and the very popular dyke path connecting Garry Point Park in Steveston to Terra Nova, and along the middle arm of the Fraser. Inside the Oval is a fitness centre on the third floor with viewing to the huge second floor, which features ice rinks, play courts, running track, with a few large rooms for activities, parties or meetings. The Italian Picnic is a Coffee/Snack bar also on the second level. All levels are accessible by elevators from the ground floor reception area. The Oval is only minutes from hotels, shopping centres, and the centre of Richmond, and is very close to transit. All major entrances are very accessible, with sidewalks and ramp allowing full viewing of the outside of the building and surrounding area. Tours of the facility are available. Contact the friendly staff who will be glad to answer your questions or help in any way they can.