Pyeongchang Rinks

Pyeongchang Rinks
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The rinks for the 2018 Pyeongchang South Korea Olympic Games are almost all brand new. Oval in shape, they sit a moderate to a high number of fans. The ice is laid by Olympic workers and the seats in the stands are ensured for all that come to watch. The building of the arenas is currently going on, and should be open in advance of the Games and used for practice. The Gangneung Science Oval is going to have two stories, with a rink on each level so that Olympians will be able to use two rinks to train. As a speed skating track, the rink has a double track of 400 meters. There are seats available for 8,000 spectators.

Track speed skating and figure skating are going to be held at Gyeongpo Ice Hall, another indoor ice arena. Construction of the Hall started in September 2013. The Gyeongpo and Gangnueng rinks are located not too far from each other. The ice rinks are going to be heated and cooled using green energy in the form of ocean water, the first rinks to do so at the Winter Olympic Games. The temperature of this water is very cold, and it helps to save costs for Korea. The temperature of the ice is going to be kept at 15 degrees below zero and the salt water comes to the rescue when the temperature needs to be maintained. The system requires about 6,300 tons of water to be pumped daily. As well as being healthy for the environment, it is expected to save about W810 million a year.

 

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