L'Anneau de Vitesse

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This article is about the speed skating oval in Grenoble, France. For the speed skating oval in Albertville, France, see L'anneau de vitesse.
Speed circuit today

L'Anneau de Vitesse (English: The Speed Circuit) is an outdoor speed skating venue located in Grenoble, France. It hosted the speed skating events for the 1968 Winter Olympics. This Speed Circuit is located in a park of 27 hectares, the Park Paul Mistral. The park also hosts the Palais des sports was the main Olympic site in the city in 1968.

The venue seated 2500 during the games, and was cooled to −7 °C (19 °F) using 125 km (78 mi) of ammonia refrigeration over a total skating surface of 9,000 m2 (97,000 sq ft).


Coordinates: 45°11′04″N 5°44′15″E / 45.18444°N 5.73750°E / 45.18444; 5.73750