On July 2, 2003, the International Olympic Committee selected Vancouver as the host city for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Athletes and spectators from around the world will gather in Vancouver and the alpine resort of Whistler in February and March 2010 to celebrate winter sporting excellence. The Games, along with the region’s spectacular natural playground and its vibrant venues, will put Vancouver in the spotlight as a premier sporting destination.

Vancouver will host the following Olympic and Paralympic events in February and March of 2010:

* Opening and Closing ceremonies (BC Place Stadium)
* Ice hockey (Canada Hockey Place and UBC Thunderbird Arena)
* Figure skating (Pacific Coliseum)
* Speed skating and short track speed skating (Richmond Olympic Oval and Pacific Coliseum)
* Freestyle skiing (Cypress Mountain)
* Snowboard (Cypress Mountain)
* Curling (Vancouver Olympic Centre)
* Ice sledge hockey (UBC Thunderbird Arena)
* Wheelchair curling (Vancouver Paralympic Centre)

Advance Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games ticket purchases

Canadian residents: Canadian residents can purchase advance tickets to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games through vancouver2010.com or by calling the Vancouver 2010 Ticketing Call Centre at 1-800-TICKETS (1-800-842-5387). Ticket and hospitality packages for the Olympic Winter Games are also available through CoSport. Tickets are on sale now.

US and International visitors: US and international visitors must purchase their advance tickets from the National Olympic Committee or official ticket agent for their specific country. Click here for the list of National Olympic Committees that have chosen to participate in the Vancouver 2010 ticketing program.

Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Venue Box Offices and Ticket Centres

Canadian and international visitors can purchase available tickets in-person at the Vancouver 2010 Main Ticket Centres and Venue Box Offices, or from the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre.

The Vancouver 2010 Main Ticket Centres in downtown Vancouver and Whistler are already open. In Vancouver, the Main Ticket Centre is located at Robson Square (Robson Street, between Hornby and Howe Streets). Click here for hours of operation.

In addition, each Olympic Winter Games venue will have an on-site Venue Box Office opening on the first day of competition at each venue. Box offices will open two hours prior to competition for Vancouver venues.

You can also purchase available Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games tickets in-person through Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre located in downtown Vancouver at 200 Burrard Street.

Questions:

Customer service representatives at the Vancouver 2010 Ticketing Call Centre are available to answer any questions about ticketing for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

By phone (from within Canada): call 1.800.TICKETS (1.800.842.5387)
For persons who are deaf or hard of hearing: TDD/TTY 1-604-629-7140

By email: Submit your Vancouver 2010 ticketing question by e-mail to customercare@tickets.vancouver2010.com

In person: Main Ticket Centre – Vancouver
Robson Square (Robson Street between Hornby Street and Howe Street, downtown Vancouver)

www.vancouver2010.com

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