MONTREAL, (February 7, 2019) — The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) invites families and the public at large to take advantage of the school break, March 4-8, 2019, to visit the Canadian Olympic Experience.

The Experience will be open extended hours the week of March Break, from Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The first 50 visitors to enter the Experience that week will receive a free pair of Team Canada official mittens.

Located inside Canadian Olympic House (500, Rene-Levesque W. Blvd) in downtown Montreal, the interactive journey will give fans, young and old, the chance to completely immerse themselves into the world of Canadian Olympic athletes.

One journey, three zones to discover

In the first zone, visitors can discover their own personal athletic profiles before embarking on interactive experiences in Olympic sports such as bobsleigh, track and field, fencing, and freestyle skiing.

In the second zone, visitors will be taken back through more than a century of Canadian Olympic history. Uncover the stories behind some of the most unforgettable moments by the country’s greatest athletes through images, video, and audio. As an example, you can hear all about the behind-the-scenes challenges that Nancy Greene had to overcome en route to her double podium performance at Grenoble 1968.

The third zone is in the Salle Lausanne. The panoramic screen and state-of-the-art technology within will transport visitors into an exhilarating visual experience of the many moments of glory in Canadian Olympic history. The panoramic screen and the state-of-the-art technology virtually transport visitors to experience the trepidation and the intensity of an Olympic Games’ opening ceremony. Over 200 Canadian athletes are presented in this breathtaking montage.

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

Address: 500, Rene-Levesque W. Blvd (right next to Côte du Beaver Hall)
Admission: Children (7 to 17 years old) – $9 per person; Regular rate – $13; Family package – $39 (Two adults and two children).
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit experience.olympic.ca.
This project was made possible with the financial contribution of the Government of Canada, the Quebec Government and the City of Montreal.

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MEDIA CONTACTS

Josh Su, Specialist, Public Relations
c: 647-464-4060
e: jsu@olympic.ca

Photi Sotiropoulos, Director, Communications and Media Relations
t: 416-324-4298 / c: 416-476-9174
e: psotiropoulos@olympic.ca