Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics


Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Ice Hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics will be held at General Motors Place, home of the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks, and at UBC Winter Sports Centre, home of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport's UBC Thunderbirds. Ice Hockey will differ from previous Winter Olympic Games in that both men's and women's hockey will be played on a narrower, NHL-sized ice rink, measuring 200 ft × 85 ft (61 m × 26 m), instead of the international size of 200 ft × 98.5 ft (61 m × 30 m). This change is expected to save $10 million (CAD) in construction costs and allow more than 35,000 more spectators to attend Olympic hockey games. [http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Olympics/2010Vancouver/2006/06/08/1620669-sun.html VANOC shrinks Olympic ice] [http://www.canada.com/topics/sports/story.html?id=8bbd29a3-1b09-411f-8efc-21c1ca6ca823&k=72793 VANOC saves $10 million by having Olympic hockey tourney played on NHL ice]

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