On February 11, 2011, the eve of the one year anniversary marking the opening of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Richmond Olympic Oval Community Legacy Program announced a new partnership with Aspac Developments, ensuring a wide variety of sport and fitness activities are available to community members of all ages and skill sets.

“We are delighted today to announce that Aspac has become a partner in the Richmond Olympic Oval Community Legacy Program. It’s a natural fit that benefits everyone,” said City of Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

“With this fantastic facility just steps away from their homes, we hope River Green residents will be inspired to participate in sport and healthy living,” said Raymond Li of Aspac Developments. “Our company builds healthy and sustainable communities – just like the Oval Community Legacy Program is providing opportunities for health, sport, and fitness. We are excited to be a long-term partner of this great legacy program and community development for Richmond.”

To encourage participation in the Oval’s programs, Aspac has purchased approximately 1,000 memberships that will be offered to River Green residents.

After the announcement, 36 children and youth from Richmond, Vancouver, and Burnaby speed skating clubs had the thrill of skating with their Olympic heroes Denny Morrison and Kristina Groves who were on hand to help celebrate the announcement.

The Richmond Olympic Oval Community Legacy Program provides sport, health and fitness activities, skill development pathways and role-model leadership to all ages and skill levels, contributing to the improved health and wellness of the community and to the international success of athletes wearing the maple leaf.