The Municipality of Gjøvik have the pleasure of presenting Gjøvik Olympic Mountain Hall, built for accommodating ice-hockeymatches of the 17th Olympic Winter Games in 1994.
There was a choice between an underground arena and a ordinary outdoor arena. The Municipality chose to build an underground cavern, in the center of town, at the end of our High street. We already had a sports hall here; One of the worlds first underground swimming pools, completed in 1974.
Valuable experience was gained from this. We wanted to stimulate activity and create a better environment in the centre of town, to put Gjøvik on the world map and lay the foundations for increased tourism and trade.