Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vancouver Olympic Centre

The Curling on February 16th was great. The Canadian team won in extra ends with a draw to the button to beat Norway 7-6. But what I found most interesting was the transformation of the stadium from before the Olympic Games compared to now. First of all, the grounds out side the building are all dressed up in fancy Vancouver 2010 covers and the original entrance is changed to a different location. The surrounding streets around the venue are blocked off to traffic. When I got into my seat, “Oh my, a seat!” Before, it was only metal benches that uncomfortable to sit on and were cold. Hopefully the seats stay for good.

On a site note, the amount of people using public transport was amazing. The wait to get on the Canada Line skytrain after the curling was about 30 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. That's great that people are off the roads, but that's a little inconvenient to have to wait 30 minutes. Well at least it's enviromentally friendly!