51738
45615

Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Sports, camping, hunting, fishing.

Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby MicSarf » Jan 19th, 2018, 11:55 pm

I am just wondering why Kelowna doesn't have a proper indoor track? When I first moved here last spring training at the Apple Bowl was great but as soon as the temperatures dropped I was disapointed at what Kelowna had to offer in terms of indoor tracks.
I am training as a competitive sprinter and the Capital News Center is just not appropriate for any sprints over 60 meters because the curves are way too tight! The surface also doesn't seem like it can handle spikes.
Kamloops has the Tournament Capital Center, it would be great if Kelowna had a similar facility!

Does anyone know if anything is in the works??
MicSarf
 
Posts: 4
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 1 post
Joined: Apr 22nd, 2017, 10:43 am

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby pbear » Jan 20th, 2018, 9:36 am

I SO agree. Not only a track, but a quality indoor walking track for everyone. The one we have is so small and extremely noisy when the two fields below are in use. It is a concrete box that echoes.
I’d love to have a larger track with longer straightways and windows! Runners in some lanes, walkers in others.
Life happens, grab tight and treasure it.
pbear
Generalissimo Postalot
 
Posts: 803
Likes: 131 posts
Liked in: 176 posts
Joined: Jul 1st, 2006, 9:55 am

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby johnny24 » Jan 20th, 2018, 10:21 am

pbear wrote:I SO agree. Not only a track, but a quality indoor walking track for everyone. The one we have is so small and extremely noisy when the two fields below are in use. It is a concrete box that echoes.
I’d love to have a larger track with longer straightways and windows! Runners in some lanes, walkers in others.


Because it's too hard to walk around curves without natural lighting?

LTD likes this post.
johnny24
Board Meister
 
Posts: 368
Likes: 84 posts
Liked in: 239 posts
Joined: Jan 25th, 2011, 8:16 am

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby LTD » Jan 20th, 2018, 10:46 am

ya lets spend 60 million so people that are to fragile to run outside can run indoors, while we're at it lets build one for the pedal bikers oh and I would like to be able to ride my dirt bike in the winter so we should have an indoor facility for that it would also be super cool if I could wakeboard year round without a dry suit ..........

2 people like this post.
LTD
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3052
Likes: 2089 posts
Liked in: 2239 posts
Joined: Mar 31st, 2010, 2:34 pm

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby GordonH » Jan 20th, 2018, 10:53 am

Maybe OP should take a look at Capital News Centre
It's Mr. Magoo

LTD likes this post.
User avatar
GordonH
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 19164
Likes: 2029 posts
Liked in: 6421 posts
Joined: Oct 4th, 2008, 6:21 pm
Location: Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby johnny24 » Jan 20th, 2018, 11:01 am

GordonH wrote:Maybe OP should take a look at Capital News Centre


..
Last edited by johnny24 on Jan 20th, 2018, 11:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
johnny24
Board Meister
 
Posts: 368
Likes: 84 posts
Liked in: 239 posts
Joined: Jan 25th, 2011, 8:16 am

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby johnny24 » Jan 20th, 2018, 11:02 am

johnny24 wrote:
GordonH wrote:Maybe OP should take a look at Capital News Centre


You mean the noisy place that has tight curves and is not appropriate for any sprints over 60M? I'm not certain, but I get the feeling the OP is a competitive sprinter, so he might not be able to use his spikes there.
johnny24
Board Meister
 
Posts: 368
Likes: 84 posts
Liked in: 239 posts
Joined: Jan 25th, 2011, 8:16 am

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby GordonH » Jan 20th, 2018, 11:05 am

GordonH wrote:Maybe OP should take a look at Capital News Centre

johnny24 wrote:You mean the noisy place that has tight curves and is not appropriate for any sprints over 60M? I'm not certain, but I get the feeling the OP is a competitive sprinter, so he might not be able to use his spikes there.


Closes thing to an indoor track in Kelowna, as of now. Hey those who what one, they are more then welcome to raise the funds to have one built.
It's Mr. Magoo

2 people like this post.
User avatar
GordonH
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 19164
Likes: 2029 posts
Liked in: 6421 posts
Joined: Oct 4th, 2008, 6:21 pm
Location: Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby MicSarf » Jan 20th, 2018, 11:06 am

LTD wrote:ya lets spend 60 million so people that are to fragile to run outside can run indoors, while we're at it lets build one for the pedal bikers oh and I would like to be able to ride my dirt bike in the winter so we should have an indoor facility for that it would also be super cool if I could wakeboard year round without a dry suit ..........


Your reply is completely out of context. What I am talking about is an IAAF indoor track where local Track and Field athletes can train properly indoors to compete both on the National and International level. Every major city in Canada has at least one or two (mostly attached to Universities), I am just saying that our region lacks this type of facility. The closest one being 2 hours away in Kamloops.
MicSarf
 
Posts: 4
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 1 post
Joined: Apr 22nd, 2017, 10:43 am

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby LTD » Jan 20th, 2018, 11:27 am

well as has been said raise the money to build it we already have a facility for running i use it regularly without a problem, if universities normally have them perhaps approach the one here maybe theres a plan to build one
LTD
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3052
Likes: 2089 posts
Liked in: 2239 posts
Joined: Mar 31st, 2010, 2:34 pm

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby johnny24 » Jan 20th, 2018, 11:46 am

MicSarf wrote:
Your reply is completely out of context. What I am talking about is an IAAF indoor track where local Track and Field athletes can train properly indoors to compete both on the National and International level. Every major city in Canada has at least one or two (mostly attached to Universities), I am just saying that our region lacks this type of facility. The closest one being 2 hours away in Kamloops.


My opinion is that two large specialized facilities in a sparsely populated area is not necessary. If you are at this level, I assume you would be training almost full time, and then wouldn't Kamloops be a more suitable city for you to live in?

2 people like this post.
johnny24
Board Meister
 
Posts: 368
Likes: 84 posts
Liked in: 239 posts
Joined: Jan 25th, 2011, 8:16 am

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby MicSarf » Jan 20th, 2018, 12:01 pm

johnny24 wrote:
MicSarf wrote:
Your reply is completely out of context. What I am talking about is an IAAF indoor track where local Track and Field athletes can train properly indoors to compete both on the National and International level. Every major city in Canada has at least one or two (mostly attached to Universities), I am just saying that our region lacks this type of facility. The closest one being 2 hours away in Kamloops.


My opinion is that two large specialized facilities in a sparsely populated area is not necessary. If you are at this level, I assume you would be training almost full time, and then wouldn't Kamloops be a more suitable city for you to live in?


I personally am too old to be at that level haha! But I can assure you that we do have international level track and field athletes in Kelowna. I lived in Kamloops for over 3 years and would not wish it on any young person, no offence to anyone, I just didn't like the place.
The facility wouldn't need to be massive multi-sport facility. This is a picture of the York University track which is basically a big hangar.
Image
All the comments about raising money and inquiring with the universities are good ideas. Kelowna is growing so fast and any Art/Sport oriented investments are in my opinion a step in the right direction.
MicSarf
 
Posts: 4
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 1 post
Joined: Apr 22nd, 2017, 10:43 am

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby johnny24 » Jan 20th, 2018, 1:20 pm

MicSarf wrote:
I personally am too old to be at that level haha! But I can assure you that we do have international level track and field athletes in Kelowna. I lived in Kamloops for over 3 years and would not wish it on any young person, no offence to anyone, I just didn't like the place.
The facility wouldn't need to be massive multi-sport facility. This is a picture of the York University track which is basically a big hangar.
Image
All the comments about raising money and inquiring with the universities are good ideas. Kelowna is growing so fast and any Art/Sport oriented investments are in my opinion a step in the right direction.


I agree that living in Kamloops is not desirable, but I know high level athletes travel a lot farther than 2 hours in Canada to do their training. I'm not sure if the new indoor facility in Rutland will have any sort of track. I think they are building that for soccer only, but putting a track around the field might have been useful.
johnny24
Board Meister
 
Posts: 368
Likes: 84 posts
Liked in: 239 posts
Joined: Jan 25th, 2011, 8:16 am

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby Bsuds » Jan 20th, 2018, 1:28 pm

If this type of facility is usually at a University then maybe you should approach UBCO and see if they are looking at building one.

Other than that I don't know if there is a large enough need for one here.
Nowadays it's almost rude to ask a question without Googling it first!
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 41659
Likes: 7758 posts
Liked in: 9831 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 9:46 am

Re: Kelowna needs an indoor track!

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 20th, 2018, 1:31 pm

LTD wrote: oh and I would like to be able to ride my dirt bike in the winter so we should have an indoor facility for that ..........



I'd buy that for a dollar !

If City Park was domed it would make a great multi- discipline dirt bike arena.

With a view !

I can see it now..

Motocross, enduro-cross, flat-track, flat drags, rhythm drags, trials, ice.
It'll be grand !
Competitors from all over the World, International events.

Lots of locals are allready doing this, many have to travel half the
Continent and Planet to train and compete.

eta; dollars to donuts more people here do these things than run around in circles.

Good luck in your search for a place to train suitable to your requirements.
The struggles are real !
"Don't 'p' down my neck then tell me it's raining!"
dirtybiker
Guru
 
Posts: 6162
Likes: 4822 posts
Liked in: 2582 posts
Joined: Mar 8th, 2008, 6:00 pm
Location: Central OK

Next

Return to Sports / Great Outdoors

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest