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Ghent

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Ghent

Venue Details

Name:Ghent
Location:East Flanders, Belgium
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Sports:Cycling, Rowing, Canoeing, Gymnastics

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Summary

The Bloso Centre, Ghent is home to an indoor centre covering cycling, trampolining and gymnastics.

The Flemish Cycling Centre Eddy Merckx is the centre piece. The BMX trail meets all the UCI standards. Consisting of 4 lanes, it is 375 metres long. 

The centre offers both a gymnastics and a trampolining hall.

The rowing course adjacent to the centre is a 2,000 metre, 6 lane course.

 

TRAVEL

By Air;
Brussels airport (BRU) 66 km
Antwerp airport (ANR) 64 km

By Train;
Eurostar to Brussels

Car Hire: To redeem your Special Discount via our partners, Rhino Car Hire, click here ….  

 

ACCOMMODATION

On Site accommodation at the Rowing course only
For a night at the sports center Bloso Ghent you can visit the sports hostel
that has 99 beds spread over 51 rooms.
Ground floor: 5 single rooms, 12 double rooms, 4 quadruples.
First Floor: 6 single rooms, 24 double rooms.
All rooms have a shower, wash basin and toilet.
Restaurant with Kitchen.
The modern kitchen can offer both self-service meals and table service. The restaurant has 120 seats, arranged as tables of 8 people.

 

Off Site accommodation;

                    see here for alternative accommodation near Ghent

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

The historic centre of Ghent is dominated by an imposing row of towers that can be admired from the St Michael's Bridge; for example St. Nicholas Church, the Belfry with its bell tower and Saint Bavo Cathedral with the famous painting "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb " by Jan van Eyck.

Many fine example of building from the Middle Ages can be seen. The old port with its guild houses on the Graslei and Korenlei are just one example of the beautiful views this town has to offer. Not far from the rowing course is the Gravensteen Castle, once the medieval castle of the Count of Flanders, now one of the biggest tourist attractions and thus a must for any visitor.

 

 

 

Training Facilities

ROWING & CANOEING

Purpose built 2k course
Narrow 6 lanes so well protected.
Cycle path for coaching.
2 rowing clubs, one either side of the course, at the finish end.  The clubs are very generous and welcoming.
Limited outside side storage and not secure.

CYCLING

Cycling track
Opened in February 2006, the Flemish Cycling Centre Eddy Merckx has a maximum spectator capacity of 4,100 people.
The cycling track is a 250 metre hardwood, internationally homologated track.

BMX track
Opened June 25, 2009.
The course meets all standards drawn up by the UCI.
It is 375 meters long and consists of four strips in
dolomite and three curves in concrete pavers. The track also features
a hill start with automatic start gates. The BMX track is accessible both
for racing and for recreational / starters.

In winter 2011/2012, the City of Ghent built a BMX practice track  
alongside the Bloso BMX track.

 

GYMNASTICS

Opened in June 2001.
Length: 50 meters, width: 33 meters, height: 6.5 meters

2 Olympic floors
4 spring jobs
3 ladies bridges
4 solid balance beams
3 pit trampolines
6 acro lounges
Run with 4 strips Pegases

The hall has four separate pitfalls:
jump landing pit: 15.5 mx 6 m - depth 1.50 m
landing pit women: 20,7 m x 3.2 m - 1.60 m depth
landing pit men: 24m x 3.2 m - depth 1.60 m to 2.07 m
trampoline pit: 5,25 m x 3,12 m - 1,20 m depth

 

TRAMPOLINING

Opened October 17, 2007.

Length: 43 meters, width: 25 meters, height: 10 meters

The hall consists of the following areas:
Zone 1: two trampolines in competitive set
Zone 2: 2 trampolines in competitive set
Zone 3: 3 exercise trampolines
Zone 4: acrobatic floor
Zone 5: rhythm floor
Zone 6: dance / ballet

 

MULIT PURPOSE HALL

33,3 m x 49,6 m polyuretane sports floor

3 volleyball courts
3 basketball courts
3 tennis courts
8 badminton courts
1 handball court 
Several units for apparatus gymnastics:
banks, baseboards, trampolines, horizontal bars, ...
Scoreboard

 

 

 

Coaching

Enhance your camp with more intensive coaching. We can put you in contact with accredited
rowing coaches, experienced in coaching at all levels from beginners through top domestic and
up to international and Olympic standard, who will work with your own coaches to further
extend the gains you make on your camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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