Richmond Olympic Oval

Venue Overview

Richmond Oval Exterior Roof and Sign ViewRichmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Road
Richmond, BC V7C 0A2
Phone: 778-296-1406
Websites: www.richmondoval.ca, www.OvalHP.ca, www.theROX.ca
Google Maps Richmond Olympic Oval Location Map

The Richmond Olympic Oval is a world-class centre for sport, health, wellness, entertainment and culture serving all members of our community and is a global benchmark for the transition of an Olympic Venue to a post-Games community legacy.

As the premier venue of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Richmond Olympic Oval hosted 12 medal events in long track speed skating. These events attracted over 100,000 spectators to the venue and saw three Olympic records set - in the Men’s 5,000m, 10,000m and Team Pursuit races. The Oval also played an important role in achieving a drug-free 2010 Olympic Winter Games as the location of the official Olympic doping control laboratory.

Officially opened in December 2008, pre-Games events included the 2008 and 2009 Canadian Single Distance Championships and the 2009 World Single Distance Championships, among other national and international speed skating and sport events.

Since the 2010 Games, the Oval has hosted elite level competition in a wide variety of summer, winter and wheelchair sports and events including the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships, 2014 TAFISA World Martial Arts Games, 2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, 2015 Powerlifting Commonwealth Championships, and 2015 Fencing World Cup Men’s Epee. The Oval has also hosted elite level competition in table tennis, speed skating, volleyball, basketball, wheelchair basketball, athletics, taekwondo, karate, floorball, cheerleading, ice hockey and more.

The Olympic Oval’s unique and innovative design has made it one of the most awarded buildings of its kind with over 30 international, national and regional awards to its credit, including the Institution of Structural Engineers top award for Sports or Leisure structures and the International Association for Sport and Leisure Facilities All-Time award, reserved for the top 10 landmark sports facilities in the world built within the last 50 years. The Oval is also certified at LEED Silver status for its environmentally-friendly design and sustainability measures.

Home to a robust array of community sport, health and wellness programs, two Yyoga studios, several national team training centres (women’s volleyball (2017), women’s table tennis, and short track speed skating) and on-site support services (Canadian Sport Institute laboratory and administration, LifeMark Sport Medicine, pharmacy, doctor’s office, cafe), the Olympic Oval is now a one stop shop for all ages and skill levels, from members of our community looking to try an activity for the first time to athletes representing our country on the international stage.

Seeking to bolster Richmond’s position as the ‘Healthiest Community in Canada’, the Olympic Oval has welcomed over 5 million guests since opening, registered over 35,000 in sport and fitness programs, 10,000 youth in sport camp programs, and currently serves over 5,000 members.

Inspiring guests to the Oval and attracting visitors to the region is the newly opened Olympic Experience at the Richmond Olympic Oval: the first official member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) Olympic Museums Network in North America and one of the most interactive sports attractions in the world. Recipient of Where Magazine’s award as the Best New or Improved Attraction for 2016, the Olympic Experience features five state-of-the-art sport simulators – including bobsleigh, sit-ski, white water kayak, F1 race car and ski jump – a forty-four seat theatre, dozens of sport and activity challenges and over 500 Olympic and sport artefacts.

Overall, the Olympic Oval has found its place within the market, serving the region as a culture, entertainment and tourism hub as well as complementing the City’s excellent network of community centres and other recreation facilities, which continue to thrive.

The Richmond Olympic Oval is a 32,000 square metre facility located at 6111 River Road in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and contains the following features: 

  • The Olympic Experience: part of the Olympic Museums Network
  • ROX Shop Retail Store
  • 20,000 sq ft fitness centre featuring over 100 pieces of strength and cardio equipment
  • 4-storey climbing Wall
  • 2 Olympic-sized ice rinks
  • 18 badminton courts
  • 13 FIVB regulation volleyball courts
  • 10 FIBA regulation basketball courts
  • 3 FIFA regulation indoor soccer fields
  • 16 international-sized table tennis tables
  • 200m, 5-lane training track
  • 110m, 5-lane sprint track
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • 2 Yyoga studios and infrared sauna
  • Indoor rowing and paddling centre
  • Group rowing and spinning studio
  • Kinesis core conditioning room
  • Mind/body studio
  • Group fitness studio
  • Performance training centre
  • Personal training studio
  • Batting and golf cages
  • LifeMark Sport: the largest and most comprehensive personal rehabilitation care and sport medicine clinic in British Columbia
  • Canadian Sport Institute laboratory and administration offices
  • O Café restaurant and on site catering
  • Pharmacy
  • Family practice medical clinic
  • Child minding room
  • Legacy Hosting Suite
  • Event support spaces
  • Olympic Riverside Plaza
  • Beach Volleyball Courts
  • Children’s Outdoor Adventure Play Structure
  • Water Sky Garden
  • 3 Exterior Digital Video Screens

    Background Information
  • Richmond Olympic Oval Project Vision
  • Where to Find Us
  • Richmond Oval Corporation
  • Accessibility 
  • Council and Committee Resolutions, Minutes and Reports

Additional information
To view the building and construction of the Richmond Oval, please visit the Oval Construction page.

The Richmond Oval Precinct and Surrounding Area Public Art Plan, approved by Richmond City Council as a guideline for developing art opportunities for in and around the Oval, is available by searching the Olympic Oval Precinct area in the Public Art Collection Artwork Search.