Posted by: PPHR | March 15, 2010

Whistler’s High Performance Centre

High Performance Centre is the first-ever permanent and affordable, accessible training facility in Whistler.

The Athletes’ Village in Whistler is one of the most exciting legacies of the 2010 Winter Games.

Not only is it home to more than 3,500 athletes and officials during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the neighbourhood is home to a world-class accessible training centre, known as the High Performance Centre.

The High Performance Centre is the first-ever permanent and affordable accessible training facility in Whistler. Located in the heart of the Olympic and Paralympic Village in Whistler, it was built with the future in mind.

After the 2010 Winter Games, Whistler will become the training ground for winter and summer athletes including those with a disability.

The High Performance complex features a 4,000-square-foot strength and conditioning facility, a 5,000-square-foot gymnastics hall, human performance testing lab, recovery and regeneration rooms, change rooms, offices and a multi-purpose meeting room.

The building is fully accessible and includes amenities such as accessible washrooms/showers and an elevator. Along with the new Whistler Olympic/Paralympic Park and Whistler Sliding Centre venues, these facilities will build the capacity of sport in the region, the province and the country.

The Centre also features a four-story Athletes’ Lodge and 20 Athletes’ Townhomes that will provide a total accommodation capacity of over 300 beds — ideal for accommodating both winter and summer team training camps and competition events. This addresses the challenge of training peak season in a resort community when beds are often tough to book.

The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program, a not for profit organization for learning, therapeutic and sports excellence for individuals of all ages and a wide variety of disabilities, will also have its headquarters in the High Performance Centre.

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