Richmond Speed Skating Oval
Client:  The City of Richmond, B.C.
Prime Consultant:  Cannon Johnson Architecture Inc.
Value:  $23.6 million
Concrete Formwork & Placement:  Self-Performed


The Richmond Speed Skating Oval project involves the construction of the foundations and concrete structure for the 8,000 seat facility for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  The cast-in-place scope of the work included pouring over 30,000m³ of concrete, erecting over 45,000m² of formwork and finishing over 35,000m² of slabs.  Among the many unique features of the project are the 30 buttress walls, with exposed concrete, supporting the steel arches framing the roof structure; 16 buttresses feature aboriginal and contemporary cultural art work. 

The project has won the following awards: The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada - Innovation in Architecture Award, 2009; Grand CONNIE Award - Excellence in Concrete Construction, 2009; Institution of Structural Engineers - Sports or Leisure Structure Award, 2010; Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Canada Awards- Award of Excellence, 2010; and Vancouver Organizing Committee - Sustainability Star Award Design.

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