PyeongChan 2018 PyeongChan 2018 PARALYMPIC GAMES

Ice Sports


General Overview of Competition Venues

Five venues (one refurbishing venue and four new venues) located in Gangneung will be used for ice sports.

  • One refurbishing venue : Gangneung Curling Centre
  • Four new venues : Gyeongpo Oval, Gangneung Ice Arena, Yulgok Hockey Centre, Kwandong Hockey Centre

Competition Venues

Section Venues Sports Present Cluster Specifics
Ice Sports Gyeongpo Oval Speed Skating New Gangneung Coastal Cluster 400m Double Track, 8,000 seats
Gangneung Ice Arena Figure Skating/Short Track New Gangneung Coastal Cluster 60m x 30m rink x2, 12,000 seats
Yulgok Hockey Centre Ice HockeyⅠ New Gangneung Coastal Cluster 60m x 30m rink, 10,000 seats
Kwandong Hockey Centre Ice HockeyⅡ New Gangneung Coastal Cluster 60m x 30m rink, 6,000 seats
Gangneung Curling Centre Curling Refurbishing Gangneung Coastal Cluster 44.5m x 4.75m x 4, 3,500 seats

Curling will be held in the existing Gangneung Curling Centre and 4 new venues will be constructed in Gangneung Coastal Cluster. After the Games, the city of Gangneung will be responsible for the operation and management of the venues.

Gangneung Curling Centre, where the Curling event will take place, has been used as a multi-sports facility since it opened in 1999. It has staged the 2005 ISU Four Continent Figure Skating Championships, the 2008 ISU Short Track World Championships, and the 2009 WCF Women's Curling World Championships.

The basic design for the Gangneung Ice Arena was developed in both the Olympic and Legacy modes. The venue is designed to house two ice rinks for competition and training respectively. An environmentally-friendly system will be adopted, and it will be used for the community's recreational purposes after the Games.

The Yulgok Hockey Centre will be designed for possible easy dismantling and reassembling in another city. After the Games, it will be moved to Wonju, which is the largest city in the region of Gangwon with a population of 300,000, and will be used for professional Ice Hockey teams.

Speed Skating Figure/Short-Track Ice Hockey I Ice Hockey Ⅱ Curling