Torino Esposizioni is an exhibition hall and convention centre in Turin, Italy which was completed in 1949, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi.
2006 Olympics [ edit ]
Torino Esposizioni was converted into a temporary ice rink to host a number of ice hockey events at the 2006 Winter Olympics along with Palasport Olimpico. The temporary [1 ] arena holds 4,320 people.
The boards in the hockey rink are stiffer than in a permanent facility, while the glass has more give. The facility was converted into an ice rink by laying a sand base and refrigeration pipes into the base, and then freezing water ice atop the substrate. This is similar to the temporary outdoor rink the NHL used for its
Heritage Classic game in Edmonton.
After the Olympics were complete, the arena returned to hosting fairs and exhibitions.
References [ edit ]
1920: Palais de Glace d'Anvers
1924: Stade Olympique de Chamonix
1928: St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink
1932: Olympic Arena (final), Olympic Stadium
1936: Olympia-Kunsteisstadion (final), Riessersee
1948: Kulm, Olympic Stadium (final), Suvretta
1952: Dæhlenenga, Jordal Amfi (final), Kadettangen, Lillestrøm stadion, Marienlyst stadion
1956: Apollonio Stadium, Stadio Olimpico Del Ghiaccio
1960: Blyth Arena (final), Squaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink
1964: Messehalle, Olympiahalle
1968: La Patinoire Municipale, Le Stade de Glace
1972: Makomanai Ice Arena (final), Tsukisamu Indoor Skating Rink
1976: Messehalle, Olympiahalle (final)
1980: Olympic Center
1984: Skenderija II Hall, Zetra Ice Hall (final)
1988: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena, Olympic Saddledome (final), Stampede Corral
1992: Méribel Ice Palace
1994: Gjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, Håkon Hall (final)
1998: Aqua Wing, Big Hat (final)
2002: E Center (final), Peaks Ice Arena
2006: Palasport Olimpico (final), Torino Esposizioni
2010: Rogers Arena (final), UBC Thunderbird Arena
2014: Bolshoy Ice Dome (final), Shayba Arena
2018: Union Hockey Centre (final), Kwandong University Arena NOTE: During the Olympic Games, venues that have naming rights sold may not use their name during the Olympic Games.
Coordinates: 45°02′55″N 7°40′56″E / 45.04861°N 7.68222°E