Whistler’s Olympic Rings, sitting in the resort’s Olympic Plaza, will be replaced in December. The Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) will be covering the costs of nearly $90,000 for new Olympic rings and refurbished Paralympic Agitos. Prior to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the Olympic Rings in Whistler were built on short notice at a cost of $64,000 and were only designed for the lifespan of the Winter Games.
The replacement of the rings will cost $57,420, while the Agitos refurbishment will cost $30,200. The replacement of the rings in the Whistler Olympic Plaza will take place Dec. 14-16th, while the Agitos will be removed on Nov. 26th for refurbishment and re-installed on Dec. 14th. Unfortunately, attendees of the Whistler Film Festival will miss out on seeing the Paralympic Agitos.