The Idea Begins

Rob Good and Albert Coulier presented the idea of an indoor track to be built in the south end of London. Albert Coulier designed the track. The track was to be located in the former Ice House hockey arena in the south end of London. Coulier's company, Apollo Velodrome Systems, has constructed dozens of tracks over the decades, including Olympic and world championship tracks in Montreal, Pan Am tracks in Winnipeg and other temporary tracks in arenas in Canada and the United States. Apollo Systems set out to build a 138m track. The Forest City Velodrome Association, a non-profit organization, was created to operate the track with the idea of holding races, clinics and other activities at the track.