Richmond Olympic Experience

Richmond Olympic Experience

Richmond Olympic Experience
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4Mindfulness
Edmonton, Canada85 contributions
Went to the oval for a reception. We really enjoyed the simulators...bobsledding, skiing, kayaking and driving.
Written October 7, 2019
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STAN49_12
Powell River, Canada479 contributions
Family
There is so much to see and also do on a visit. There are many simulations one can try from ski jumping to riding a race car. It's a lot of fun going with a family of kids as we were able to challenge each other.
Written June 3, 2018
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Ross B
Melbourne, Australia191 contributions
Couples
This is a great place to visit but best to do during the week. Lots of under cover parking ($1.00 per hour) provided no events are on so check before hand. During the week entry cost is $13.50 but only $5.00 for seniors ! Great value. There are plenty of guides ( all volunteers) who are really helpful and step you through both the exhibits and the simulators. The simultors are really fun and allow you to drive a formula 1 racing car, do a bobsled run, go ski jumping and also learn to be a sports reporter. To do everything will take 1.5-2 hours. The entire facility has many areas such as ice skating rinks, fitness areas ( ie exercise bikes etc) and more. It was of course the venue for speed skating during the 2010 Winter Olympics. There is a nice cafe there as well. Definitely worth a visit.
Written November 3, 2017
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Joel P
Vancouver, Canada119 contributions
Friends
This is the museum in the large sports complex. It is all about the history of the Olympics, with an extra focus on Vancouver 2010. Everything looked very fancy but I found it not very intuitive to find interesting stuff, with basically just a dead end with nothing interesting in it, and a few of the interactive games OOO. I had higher expectations.
Written May 20, 2018
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KVoyageur
Houston, TX31 contributions
Family
This was our family's first visit to an Olympic building. The simulators were fun for the boys aged 6 through 16. There are only about 8 simulators, so not a lot of time is needed. There are displays of Olympic torches and some Olympic uniforms, gear, and videos.
Written July 16, 2016
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caged_explorer
nj339 contributions
Family
I wasn't sure what to expect from the ROX but I'm glad I had the opportunity to go. The intention of the place is to inspire the next generation of high perorming athletes through video and interactive displays. The tour starts on the ground floor with a video, then moves to the second floor where a mural celebrates the many shapes and sizes of athletes. That wall should be on display everywhere for all those self conscious young girls who worry that they're not beautiful enough. There are also a few exhibits on the second level that showcase some of the history of the Olympic. The last floor has all the interactive exhibits. There is this neat installation that describes participation of various countries in the winter Olympics. Kids can try simulated kayaking, test their reaction time in various games, try to score a goal in soccer or hockey, man a bobsleigh, try their hands at the long jump. Some of the rides have height restrictions but there is something for everyone. It wasn't crowded when we went so the kids got to spend as long as they wanted at each interactive exhibit. The ROX is educational, inspirational and promotes an active lifestyle, so naturally, I loved it!
Written December 26, 2015
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bollucks
Vancouver, Canada156 contributions
Couples
The ROX is an interactive museum located inside the Richmond Olympic Oval dedicated to illustrating the Olympic experience. I highly recommend this as a great place for both kids and adults especially on a rainy day. The main attraction for me was the interactive displays on the 3rd floor where you can experience hurtling down a slalom on a sit ski, run the rapids in a kayak, or race down a bobsled run in a two person sleigh with the person in front controlling the ride ( a real relationship builder!). In another display, you are in complete control of a race car - gears, brakes, accelerator - on a race track - I had trouble making it out of the pit lane! I also discovered it was probably not the best experience if you're subject to motion sickness. But kids will have a blast! There are other interactive displays as well on the three floors. There's a coffee shop and store on the first floor and pay parking. The side benefit is you also see inside the Olympic Oval which is a spectacular building on the banks of the Fraser River where the speed skating events took place.
Written December 15, 2015
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RS A
5 contributions
Great place to visit, especially as I have been a lifelong Olympic fan. Very friendly employees. Reasonably priced. Fun simulators.
Written September 15, 2018
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CalgaryGirl26
Sarasota, FL334 contributions
Friends
If you love the Olympics make the trek to visit this place. This place is off the beaten path. I had the priviledge of living in a city that hosted the Olympics and since have always been obsessed with them. The museum is a little limited. The interactive exhibits are fun. On the negative side, there isn't that much to do. Maybe some more monitors showing scenes from previous games. Maybe testimonials from the different athletes. Maybe a podium and mock medals where you could stand and have your picture taken. Even some information on the training that the athletes go through. Some of the commercials that have played during the games? Information on the production of the opening ceremonies. And the only other negative is that the young staff that were there seemed totally bored and more interested in talking with each other then with the guests.
Written August 8, 2018
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Lorraine M
Ladner, Canada36 contributions
Our 2010 Olympics were held here & you'll experience paddling down a turbulent white water kayaking course, sit in a bobsled taking you at tremendous speeds, fly off the Olympic ski jump, tour the museum which gives you information you'd not know unless you were in these sports. Peruse the area where they have the medals & other pertinent information. You could spend a long time in here. Staff are most helpful & personable. A great place to take children who are interested in these sports....
Written May 27, 2018
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