Responsible for three of Whistler's 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Venues: the Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler Olympic Park, and the Whistler Athletes' Centre.
Where is the Whistler Athletes' Centre Located?
The Whistler Athletes’ Centre (WAC) is located in the scenic Cheakamus Valley and offers two unique accommodation options, an Athletes’ Lodge and Athletes’ Townhomes. These two stunning properties are bordered by the Cheakamus River and forested lands. The 89- room Athletes’ Lodge and the 3 Athletes’ Townhomes provide a total accommodation capacity of over 200 beds; ideal for accommodating team training camps and competition events, any time of the year. The Whistler Athletes’ Centre is proud to offer a large number of fully accessible rooms in both the Athletes’ Lodge and the Athletes’ Townhomes. The Lodge is just 8km's south of the Whistler Village,
Who can stay at the Whistler Athletes' Centre?
As a carded athlete/coach, a member of an educational organization, or an arts & culture group, you too can enjoy this 2010 Olympic Winter Games legacy! The Athletes’ Lodge offers cozy standard rooms for short term rental and provides free designated parking as well as access to storage facilities. The Athletes’ Townhomes are configured into 2-bedroom properties. These townhomes are comfortable, partially furnished, and are a perfect home away from home.
How can teams store and tune equipment while staying at the Whistler Athletes' Centre?
The Lodge offers 5 main floor tuning and tech rooms for teams to utilize whilst at the WAC. Each room has proper ventilation for tuning skis, boards, luge, bobsleigh and skeletons (some limitations will apply to products being used). Each room is $50.00 per night of use - make sure to call in advance to book these spaces as they are first come first served! The Whistler Athlete's Centre also provides a large locked storage area for gear, additional equipment and tuning, that is only accessible to those stayin in the Lodge.
What is the High Performance Centre?
The High Performance Centre (HPC) is the focal point of the complex featuring a 4,000 square foot strength and conditioning gym, a 5,000 square foot gymnastics hall, recovery and regeneration rooms, change rooms with shower facilities, a testing room, rental offices and a 1300 sq. ft. multi purpose room. The building is fully accessible, including features such as accessible washrooms/showers and an elevator enabling access to the 2nd floor. The strength and conditioning gym is operated by one of Whistler Sport legacies partners, Canadian Sport Centre Pacific (CSC Pacific). CSC Pacific, in partnership with the national network of Canadian Sport Centres and BC network of PacificSport Centres, delivers sport performance programs to help athletes and coaches win medals for Canada. Whistler is one of the CSC Pacific's three campuses where the organization works in support of our national and provincial sport partners to create a stronger system for the development of athletes, coaches, integrated support teams and sport performance facilities.
The following athletes and teams can access the strength and conditioning gym for no charge:
• CSC Pacific carded provincial and national team athletes
• Sport Canada carded (other CSC carded) athletes from across Canada
• National Teams and Provincial teams (targeted summer and winter sports) from across Canada for training camps and/or competitions
The following athletes and teams can access the strength and conditioning gym on a fee-for-service basis:
• Local youth sport teams for dryland training
• International teams/athletes in Whistler for training camps or competition
There is no public access to the strength and conditioning gym. All team training camp gym access inquiries are to be directed to Diana Rochon, Coordinator Whistler Training Centre (email@example.com or 604-962-8891). Visiting athletes who are eligible to access the facility should also contact Diana Rochon in advance to receive a brief orientation to the facility.
Did you know?
The HPC is also the headquarters of the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program (WASP), a not-for-profit society, that provides year-around recreational programs for people of all ages with disabilities. WASP is the centre for learning and sports excellence that has a local, regional, national and international clientele and encourages independence, self-confidence and self-motivation for all athletes and participants through outdoor recreation.
Who is OROS?
The gymnastics hall is operated by Oros, the Whistler Gymnastics Centre. Oros is a not-for-profit society that focuses on community and access programs and will also rent the hall out to external sport groups wishing to use the space for training purposes.