Gangneung Ice Arena

Gangneung Ice Arena (강릉 아이스 아레나) is an indoor ice arena, built for the 2018 Winter Olympics. It is located in the coastal city of Gangneung. It was the venue for two sports: figure skating and short track speed skating.[1]

Gangneung Ice Arena
LocationGangneung, South Korea
Coordinates37°46′46″N 128°53′50″E / 37.7793056°N 128.897111°E / 37.7793056; 128.897111Coordinates: 37°46′46″N 128°53′50″E / 37.7793056°N 128.897111°E / 37.7793056; 128.897111
Capacity12,000
Construction
Opened14 December 2016
Construction cost85 million USD

The seating capacity is 12,000. The Gangneung Ice Arena is designed to house two ice rinks (60m x 30m), one for competition and one for training. The building has four floors aboveground and two underground levels. An environmentally-friendly ice cooling system was adopted, and the facility is used for local recreational purposes since the Games.

The cost of construction was 85 million USD and the facility was inaugurated on 14 December 2016.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pyeongchang Volume 2" (PDF). Newhorizons. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  2. ^ PyeongChang 2018 opens first new venue in Gangneung - International olympic committee. Retrieved on 16 December 2016.