Ice Rink Piné

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Ice Rink Piné
Ghiaccio dei Campioni (Champions Ice)
Miola da Costalta 2.jpg
LocationMiola, Baselga di Piné, Italy
CoordinatesCoordinates: 46°7′36.92″N 11°15′4.76″E / 46.1269222°N 11.2513222°E / 46.1269222; 11.2513222
OwnerCity of Baselga di Piné

Ice Rink Piné (Italian: Stadio del ghiaccio di Piné) is a speed skating oval in Miola, Baselga di Piné, Italy which is a permanent speed skating training facility in Italy.

Federal centre of the Italian national speed skating team, it will host the competitions of the 2026 Winter Olympics of Milano-Cortina d'Ampezzo.

History[edit]

Ice Rink Piné

The construction of the ice rink began in 1984 and was completed the following year. The official opening took place in January 1986 during an international ice speed skating competition.[1]

The Piné ice rink hosted the speed skating and curling competitions of the XXVI Winter Universiade of Trentino 2013 and the Junior Speed Skating World Championships in February 2019.

Among the local skaters who grew up on the Piné oval are Roberto Sighel (first Italian winner of a world title) and Matteo Anesi (gold medal in team pursuit at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin).

The facility will host the XXV Winter Olympics of Milano-Cortina d'Ampezzo 2026. To this end, the oval will be subject to a radical redevelopment that will lead to the construction of a total coverage of the oval, with capacity to accommodate up to 5,000 spectators (3,000 people on the permanent stands and 2,000 people on the grandstands temponranee). The works, which will start in June 2021 and will end in October 2024, have an estimated cost of about 36.000.000 USD. Located on the Piné plateau at an altitude of 1030 m above sea level, it will be the highest oval in Europe, giving Olympic athletes the opportunity to conquer new records of speed on ice.

Characteristics[edit]

The facility has an ice speed skating rink, known as Miola di Piné Oval, made of concrete with artificial refrigeration system (which can therefore be used both in winter and in summer with roller skates), consisting of two 113.58 metre long straight lines, connected by two 180° curves, and a total linear length of 400 metres. The width of the track is 12 metres.[1]

Next to the oval, a sports hall has been built which houses a 60 x 30 metre ice rink, used for winter sports such as ice skating, ice hockey, broomball and curling.[1]

Main events hosted[edit]

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Miola". Comune di Baselga di Piné. Retrieved 2019-06-25.

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