The go-to place for ice skating and sports events in Turin
Palavela, also known as the Palazzo a Vela (Sail Building) because of its unmistakable shape, is one of Turin’s multi-purpose buildings. Inaugurated in 1961 for the celebrations marking one hundred years since the Unification of Italy, it was restructured by Gae Aulenti for the 20th Winter Olympic Games held in Piedmont in 2006.
Over its 60 years of use, Turin’s Palavela has become one of the main reference points for sporting events in the city, particularly those requiring a large ice rink, such as the World Ice Skating Championships and the Italian Figure Skating Championships.
The large facility also periodically hosts snooker championships and basketball and volleyball matches, as well as entertainment events. But that’s not all. CUS Torino Pattinaggio organises skating courses that are available for anyone aged 3 and above. There are courses suitable for any skill level, from people who are venturing into this world for the first time to those who already have a lot of experience on the ice and want to build on their abilities.