Olympiahalle, Innsbruck, Austria


Date Built
The Olympiahalle was built in the early 1960s in preparation for the 1964 Winter Olympics when it was the venue for figure skating and ice-hockey.  It was drafted into Olympic service again 12 years later when Denver, originally awarded the 1976 games, withdrew.  The building is part of a complex of sporting venues known collectively as Olympic World.

Behind the hall is the speed-skating oval.  Audience seating for that venue is located along the rear of the Olympichalle.

When I took these images in 2016, the speed-skating oval was being refurbished.

The Olympiahalle was given a complete facelift in 2004 to maximize the seating capacity and comply with the international standards for the Universiade Games in January 2005 and the IIHF World Championships scheduled for April/May of that year.

Today, the Olympiahalle is a multi-event venue hosting ice hockey, figure skating, curling, short speed-skating, ball sports, climbing, boxing, wrestling, combat sports, shows, concerts, dance, gala, awards and more