Meet Corey Colville!
What brought you to the Oval? What made you choose the Oval?
I was drawn by the phenomenal waterfront location, inspiring architecture, exceptional staff and unparalleled total fitness offering. I don’t think there’s any other facility where I can play hockey on Olympic ice, climb to a pine-beetle wood roof, enjoy the sunset through floor to ceiling windows overlooking the river and mountains, get in a pickup game of basketball and lifts weights… and still have a dozen other activities available to enjoy!
What are your favourite activities here and why?
I particularly enjoy playing drop-in basketball. There are always a few courts open and friendly people to play with. A few pickup games are my favorite ways of warming up for a workout upstairs.
How do you find the Oval differentiates from other facilities? What makes us unique?
Well, there are very few waterfront sports facilities with a $180M construction cost that can serve as the anchor for a modern, master-planned community! But, really, what makes the Oval truly unique beyond the real estate and total fitness offering is that each time I visit I’m greeted with a sincere and welcoming hospitality by engaging staff that are genuinely proud of what they do and the company they work for.
That’s a deep question! I enjoy investing my time with my wife, family and friends enjoying the spoils that come with being blessed to lead a west coast life; hiking, basketball, cycling, real estate and dining come to mind!
You spend a lot of time at the Oval, what does a typical workout day / routine looks like for you?
If it’s one of the challenge months, I seem to make an extra effort to get to the Oval! I enjoy walking over on the dyke, warming up with a few half-court basketball games and then making underwhelming attempts to lift the weights upstairs.
I heard you are also an ASPAC resident, and there is a very nice fitness facility in your building. How do you enjoying working out there?
The fitness facilities for residents at River Green are excellent and part of the total mix of premier amenities at the property. Great place to meet and connect with friendly neighbors sharing an active lifestyle. The total fitness offering at River Green is extensive with the gym, pool, sauna, steam room, and golf simulator; definitely something there for everyone.
Is there anything that you would like to see the Oval to improve?
I’m genuinely excited for the expansion of the retail space and look forward to the museum celebrating the Olympic experience. Hard to believe that 2010 is 5 years in the rear view mirror! The Oval does a great job in constantly improving and innovating. I’d appreciate if the Oval introduced a dedicated juice bar and considered introducing towel service. Also, the excess lands fronting River Road should be developed as a pool. I’d happily volunteer as a Board member.