The curling venue, Vancouver Olympic Centre is brand new. It is located near the King Edward stop on the new Canada Line, so it's really easy to get to from downtown. After the Olympics, the venue will be converted into a multi-purpose rec centre that will include a hockey rink, gymnasium, library, eight sheets of curling ice and a lounge for the curlers.
Insider Tips on Grub and an update about Cypress Mountain
Where to Eat: The downtown area with several sports venues and many of the main celebration sites can get quite crowded. It is tough to find places to eat, but there is an easy solution. Walk down Robson Street – or any other north-south street – towards Stanley Park till you hit Denman Street.
Denman is absolutely full of great little restaurants all the way from Georgia Street to Davie Street. Denman has everything from sushi, Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Korean, Indian, Mongolian to pizza, burgers, pancakes, cupcake shops and dessert places, and it has some fast-food outlets, too.
You will find several options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Denman Street is not an expensive area and most of the restaurants are small and locally operated.
Cypress Mountain: A clarification for the Cypress Mountain standing-room tickets was issued on Thursday. Standing room only general admission tickets for Aerials are still valid – the standing area cancellations that have occurred at Cypress Mountain DO NOT include the Aerials stadium. Also note that the ONLY way to reach Cypress is on the Olympic bus network.
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