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2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – Vancouver, BC

  • Winter Olympic Rings - Cypress Mountain
Client / Vancouver Organizing Committee – VANOC
Location / Whistler Olympic Park, Whistler Creekside & Cypress Mountain, BC
Project Type / Legacy Public Art
Materials / Aluminium, Steel, Industrial Coatings

We were honored to have been approached and awarded by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) to design, manufacture and install four sets of Olympic Rings.  The venues included Whistler Creekside, Whistler Olympic Park and Cypress Mountain.

The Rings were constructed in three sections for ease of shipping and onsite assembly by our installation team.  Due to the extreme weather and installation conditions at Whistler Creekside and Cypress Mountain, we arranged for further assistance by means of a helicopter to lift the Rings into place. At both locations a helicopter pilot flew the Rings up to the designated site and hovered cautiously as our installation team carefully and quickly lined up the Rings to the brackets on our installed HSS poles. Whistler Olympic Park was a little less worrisome as we arranged for a Hijab crane truck to lift the Rings onto site as our installation attached them to the brackets on our HSS poles.

The Olympic Rings are now iconic public art installations at each location.

Article: Olympic Rings Installed at Cypress Mountain