Thunderbird Arena UBC

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The University of British Columbia (UBC) is located on a sprawling oceanside campus on Vancouver’s west side. The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) secured an agreement with UBC to locate a new competition arena for the 2010 Winter Games on the site of the existing Thunderbird Winter Sport Complex. The refurbishing of one existing ice sheet and additional construction began in April 2006 and was complete by June 2008 — on budget and four months ahead of its originally scheduled completion date. Following the 2010 Winter Games, the UBC venue will become a recreational and high-performance multi-sport legacy facility. The new training arena will be easily convertible for ice sledge hockey training and competition use. Other Olympic Venues: Vancouver:  BC Place Stadium Olympic Centre Pacific Coliseum  Cypress Mountain Richmond Olympic Oval Vancouver Olympic Village Whistler: Whistler Sliding Centre Whistler Creekside Whistler Olympic Park Whistler Olympic Village