Vancouver 2010 Olympic Curling Facility Undergoing Conversion to Community Centre
During the 2010 Winter Games the Vancouver Olympic Centre, at Hillcrest Park was home to curling and wheelchair curling events.
This state‐of‐the‐art legacy facility is currently undergoing conversion from its role as curling and wheelchair curling competition venue. Once complete it will boast a new community centre, ice rink, curling club, library, preschool, field house and offices. Being built at the same time and attached to the curling venue is a new destination aquatic centre with indoor and outdoor pools.
The indoor/outdoor aquatic centre opened in summer 2010 while the remainder of the facility will open in 2011.
The facility features a 50 meter lap pool, swim and dive tanks and moveable floor, a leisure pool, seasonal outdoor pool, 70‐person hot pool, steam room and sauna. It replaces the existing community centre, rink and pool at Riley Park. The Centre is expected to attract more than 800,000 visitors a year.
At Garibaldi Glass we were especially proud to be part of this project. The building has a great look inside and out, and is another great addition to the Vancouver community.
General Contractor: Stuart Olson Contractors
Architect: Hughes Condon Marler
Fabricator: Garibaldi Glass Industries Inc.
Glass Type: Guardian SN68/clear
About Garibaldi Glass Industries Inc.
Garibaldi Glass Industries Inc. (est. 1966) is a leading architectural glass fabricator in the Pacific Northwest. GGii’s custom fabrication and high‐performance architectural glass products include quality insulated units, spandrel, tempered glass, laminated glass, Ceramic frit application according to your specific design pattern, colour, and glass type request (Silk‐screen or hand‐applied), structural doors and entrances. The family‐owned glass business is located in Burnaby, B.C., Canada.