It was opened in May 17, 2009 and has capacity for 2,000 seats. It is a multifuncional space that includes a play area over 1,000 m2 with a main court and two courts in the sides, and retractable stands.
It is structurated on two floors: the ground floor includes the reception, the administration, locker rooms, the court and health facilities. On the first floor, there's a lobby, the stands and a bar.
HOW TO GET TO VIC
The city of Vic is in the heart of Catalonia, about 69 km north of Barcelona, 60 km west of Girona and 164 km east of Lleida.
Main roads to Vic are C-17 (Barcelona-Puigcerdà), Eix Transversal C-25 (Girona-Lleida) and Eix Vic-Olot C-37. There's also a rail Barcelona-VIC-Ripoll-Puigcerdà.
Vic is a city of almost 40,000 inhabitants located in a plain of inland Catalonia, about 485 meters above sea level, midway between Barcelona and the Pyrenees. The municipality covers an area of 30'92 km2 and is the capital of the county of Osona.
Historically the city has been important for the organization of fairs and markets that have attracted many visitors, as Mercat del Ram, el Mercat de Música Viva, Vicantic, the Medieval Market or the Mostra Gastronòmica, in addition to the weekly markets in the Plaça Major. Its economy is diversified in many sectors including industries, cattle raising, agriculture and the processing of raw materials. Vic also hosts a University Campus.
First references about Vic are on the fourth century BC, when it was called Ausa. It was later occupied by Romans, remaining the Roman Temple as a legacy. In 826 the city was destroyed and after the introduction of Osona County by Wilfred the Hairy in 878 one of the districts was rebuilt with the name of Vicus Ausonae. During the medieval period the city grew around the old Romanesque cathedral that had been consecrated by bishop Oliva. After the War of Succession Vic suffered a decline, but over the years managed to recover, becoming the city that is today.
Its urban scheme is the result of concentric growth around the old town square. The city has a very interesting medieval part, and a remarkable number of gothic, baroque and Art Nouveau buildings. The cathedral and the Roman temple are two of the most famous buildings of Vic.
In the 1992 Olympic Games, Vic hosted the roller hockey competition. The most important sports club in the city is Club Patí Vic, twice runner-up of the European Champions League (2009 and 2010) and winner of the 2001 CERS Cup.
The Federació Catalana de Patinatge was stablished in 1930 and its president is Ramon Basiana i Vers. Is an associate member of Confederación Sudamericana del Patín since 2006, participating in several competitions organized by the Confederación Sudamericana, where has achieved good results in rink hockey, roller speed skating and roller figure skating.
The Secretaria General de l'Esport, chaired by Anna Pruna, develops the exclusive powers of the Catalan Government in sports and is the governing body of Sports Administration of the Generalitat de Catalunya, under the Department of Vicepresidence.
Vic City council is often involved in organizing sports competitions. The city hosted the roller hockey competition in the 1992 Olympic Games. The mayor is Josep Maria Vila d'Abadal and the sports councillor, Montserrat Rovira. Vic held Copa America for its tradition in hockey.
The chairman of the Confederación Sudamericana del Patín is Mr. Armando Quintanilla. The headquarter is in Santiago de Chile and currently has 10 member federations. Their work focuses on the development of the south american hockey, roller speed skating and roller figure skating, with the patronage of competitions like Copa America.
The Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Roser Clavell, is responsible for coordinating and promoting the Government of Catalonia's foreign policy. Among her responsabilities is also included to promote and raise the profile of Catalonia's entities and federations abroad.
The Unió de Federacións Esportives de Catalunya, chaired by David Moner, represents and promotes the federated sport in Catalonia, collaborates and participates with public agencies and private entities in the development and improvement of sport in general, encourages and promotes the activities of the catalonia national sports teams or the sports clubs and works to project Catalonia as a sports country. Also bradcasts sports competitions at www.ufec.tv
The Plataforma Pro Seleccions Esportives Catalanes is an association that aims to achieve the international recognition of the Catalonia sports federations.
INT. OPEN COPA AMÈRICA 2010
Portal de la Federació Catalana de Patinatge sobre l'Open Internacional Copa Amèrica 2010