Gangneung Gymnasium

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Gangneung Gymnasium
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Location Gangneung, South Korea
Coordinates 37°46′26″N 128°53′33″E / 37.7737639°N 128.892519°E / 37.7737639; 128.892519Coordinates: 37°46′26″N 128°53′33″E / 37.7737639°N 128.892519°E / 37.7737639; 128.892519
Capacity 3,500 Olympic Mode
Opened 1998

Gangneung Gymnasium (강릉실내종합체육관) is a multi-purpose indoor arena, located in the coastal city of Gangneung, South Korea. It was opened in 1998 for ice hockey at the 1999 Asian Winter Games. The seating capacity is 3,500. It is converted into ice surface when needed, while the underground floor is a permanent ice rink.

It was used for the 2009 World Women's Curling Championships, 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, 2017 World Junior Curling Championships, and 2017 World Wheelchair Curling Championship. It was used for both the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics as the venue for curling and wheelchair curling.

It is the only Olympic venue in Gangneung which existed prior to the selection of PyeongChang as host city of the 2018 Winter Games. For the Games it was named the Gangneung Curling Centre (강릉 컬링 센터). It has been renovated between October 2015 and October 2016 in preparation for the Games.[1]

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  1. ^ "Gangneung Curling Centre". pyeongchang2018. PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. Retrieved 10 April 2016.