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Richmond Olympic Oval first opened three years ago today

The Richmond Olympic Oval opened three years ago on Dec. 12, 2008. - file photo
The Richmond Olympic Oval opened three years ago on Dec. 12, 2008.
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It's been three years since the Richmond Olympic Oval opened, and despite early success, there's "room to grow."

That's according to John Mills, the oval's general manager, who provided a third-quarter financial update to city council Monday.

The oval, which opened Dec. 12, 2008, now boasts 4,000 members and attracts 43,000 visits per month, according to a report.

Mills said staff are still in "learning mode," as the facility nears the end of its first full year of operations. Olympic organizers controlled much of the facility for significant portions of 2009 and 2010.

The oval is receiving $3 million from city coffers and $2.5 million from the 2010 Games Operating Trust Fund to offset operating costs this year.

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