Finch Match My Donation Spotlight: Forest City Velodrome

This week's spotlight Finch Match My Donation is the

Forest City Velodrome

The Forest City Velodrome is one of only three indoor velodromes in North America. Designed by Albert Coulier, the track is located in the former Ice House hockey arena in the south end of London. A not-for-profit organization, the Forest City Velodrome Association, operates the races, clinics and other activities at the track. Businesses and members of the public can become involved by donating to the not-for-profit corporation; becoming a partner; or volunteering time to help run learn-to-race and other development programs.

From the beginner to the elite level, track cycling offers thrills and excitement for both athletes and spectators alike. Development programs are offered to bring new, young Canadian talent into the sport, while elite athletes can train indoors during the winter to prepare for an international competitive schedule that culminates in the World Championships in February of each year. The FCV offers various races and other programs for riders of all abilities. The Forest City Velodrome is a not for profit corporation that runs on volunteers staff. The track was built by volunteers and continues to be maintained by volunteers over the years.

"FCV supports youth and senior physical activity through cycling, and others that are not comfortable riding on the roads. There are coached sessions to teach children to ride. There are youth training sessions with goals to get kids to provincial, national, world and Olympic competitions. FCV is run solely by volunteers and receives no support from any form of government."

- Amy W.

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