The third and final phase of ticket sales for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games begins Saturday, November 7 at 10:00 am (Pacific Time) with more than 100,000 tickets to all city events including gold medal hockey, curling, opening and closing and nightly victory ceremonies events available to the Canadian public on a first-come, first served basis. Paralympic tickets for high-demand events such as the opening ceremony, ice sledge hockey and alpine skiing will also be available.
“The best winter athletes in the world will be here starting next February and the time to buy your Olympic and Paralympic tickets is now. This is the final major release of tickets to the Games and we expect demand will be high,” said Caley Denton, vice president, ticketing and consumer marketing for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).
VANOC recommends that first-time buyers register for a ticket account before November 7th. Returning customers who want to purchase additional tickets are encouraged to log into their account ahead of the November 7th ticket release to ensure their information is up-to-date.
The competition schedule, including the draws for the hockey tournaments for the Games and ticket prices, is posted on www.vancouver2010.com to make it easier for customers to plan their ticket buying strategy ahead of time.
This final phase of ticket sales will also include a major sale of tickets to the nightly victory ceremonies. Further details on nightly victory ceremonies at BC Place will be released on Thursday, November 5.
VANOC will implement it’s “virtual waiting room” as in they have in past ticket sales, where ticket customers will be randomly selected to enter the Vancouver 2010 ticketing website. Once signed into their account, customers will be able to purchase up to four separate events, with a limit of either four or eight tickets per event. If a customer wants to order more than the limit of four events, they will need to start a new transaction.
Tickets to Whistler events will not be on sale during Phase 3 because the Olympic bus network, the transportation system that will move spectators from Vancouver to Whistler has reached its maximum capacity.