Winter Asian Games Sports Complex Yyong Pyong Arena and Speedskating Oval

Winter Asian Games Sports Complex Yyong Pyong Arena and Speedskating Oval
In anticipation of a unified Korean bid for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the complex has been master planned and conceptually designed to include a long-span roof enclosure over the Oval.

Working as a principal with Sports Management in association with ROMA Design, Joel Leider was retained by the Ssang Yong Corporation to program, master plan and design a new sports facilities complex to host the 1999 Winter Asian Games. Leider was responsible for programming, space planning, event planning, sightline analysis and all sports components of the project. Leider also helped produce the computer generated design of the seating bowl and worked with Ove Arup on the structural concept.

The Yong Pyong Sports Complex includes a 6,000 seat Ice Arena and a 5,000 seat outdoor 400 meter Speed Skating Oval. The Ice Arena provides Winter Asian Games facilities for ice hockey, figure skating, ice dancing and short track speed skating and will host other activities such as trade shows, conventions, exhibitions, concerts, and sports events.

The master plan for the entire resort and sports complex will include a championship golf course, a 200-bed hotel, hostel, retail and entertainment village and an International Ceremonies Park.

Services

Feasibility Study
Programming
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

6,000-seat Figure Skating/Hockey Arena
5,000-seat Speed Skating Arena
Four Olympic Ice Sheets
Broadcast Compound
National Team Training Facilities
400 Meter Speed Skating Oval
Venue Management Compound
Sports Medicine Areas
Project Manager: Joel Leider
Architect of Record: ROMA Design
Project Cost: $76 million
Owner Reference: In Soon Park
Completion Date: 1999
Winter Asian Games Sports Complex Yyong Pyong Arena and Speedskating OvalWinter Asian Games Sports Complex Yyong Pyong Arena and Speedskating Oval