The Palazzo a Vela photographed in 1961 by Paolo Monti
|Former names||Palazzo delle Mostre
Palazzo a vela
|Location||Via Ventimiglia, 145, 10127 Turin TO, Italy|
|Owner||City of Turin|
Figure skating and Short track: 8,285
|Renovated||October 2003 - December 2004|
|Construction cost||110 Million lire|
Palavela, formerly known as Palazzo delle Mostre and Palazzo a Vela is an arena in Turin, Italy, on the bank of the River Po. It was designed by engineer Franco Levi and architects Annibale and Giorgio Rigotti. The arena is 130 metres in diameter. Originally built for the Italia '61 Expo, Palavela was renovated for the figure skating and short track speed skating events at the 2006 Winter Olympics. It also hosted some events of the XXIII Winter Universiade in 2007. In 2008 the Palavela hosted the 24th European Rhythmic Gymnastics. It hosted the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships in March 2010.
It has a seating capacity for a maximum 12,000 people, and 9,200 when configured for basketball games. The arena hosted the 2008 ULEB Cup Final Eight and also the same event under the competition's new name of the Eurocup in the 2008-09 season.
- 2005 European Figure Skating Championships
- 2006 Winter Olympics (Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating)
- 2007 Winter Universiade (Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating)
- 2007–2008 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final
- 2008 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships
- 2010 World Figure Skating Championships
- 2017 European Short Track Speed Skating Championships
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- The Palavela arena[dead link]
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