The Olympic ice track

The Olympic ice track in Igls, 15 minutes by car from the Innsbruck city center, is one of the most traditional as well as modern artificial ice tracks in the world. Already in 1964 Olympic Games were held at the – back then – two separated ice tracks, which were combined to the first bobsled, luge and skeleton track for the second Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 1976.

 

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Evening mood at the "Kreisel" of the olympic ice track under the Patscherkofel cable car.
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Since the general sanitation before the World Championships in 2007, the ice track in Igls belongs to the most modern in the world.

 

Just one year later, the first luge world championships were held in Innsbruck-Igls, a major sporting event repeating every ten years ever since then. The last world championships in Innsbruck-Igls took place in 2007 right after the general sanitation of the since then highly modern ice track. In 2012 the ever first Youth Olympic Winter Games took place in Innsbruck and turned Igls into the first place with ice track ever, where Olympic fire burned for the third time.

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The 1.270 meter long compined bobsled, luge and skeleton track at the bottom of the Patscherkofel mountain.
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The highly modern men's start with its functional buildings.