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The Olympic Oval hosts Intact Insurance Family Fun Day public skating special event in celebration of provincial Family Day holi

Submitted by dvink on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:35pm

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Friday, February 14, 2014

The Olympic Oval hosts Intact Insurance Family Fun Day public skating special event in celebration of provincial Family Day holiday, February 17.

Calgary, AB, February 14, 2014 - Calgary's Olympic Oval is pleased to once again host Intact Insurance Family Fun Day, in celebration of the provincial Family Day holiday. This multi-faceted event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, February 17, and features FREE public skating (with a non-perishable food donation), along with family-friendly activities including bounce houses, face-painting, arts and crafts, as well as speed skating and precision skating demonstrations.

Olympic Oval athletes will be on handing selling Papa John's Pizza, with 100% of the proceeds from the sales going towards Oval High Performance Programs. A silent auction will be one of the highlights of the day, with fantastic items up for bid, including: Flames tickets, Lady Antebellum tickets and hotel packages from Hotel Alma. In addition, The RE/MAX Autograph Area will feature two-time Olympic Speed Skating Gold Medalist, Catriona Le May Doan and Calgary Stampeders' Alvin Bowen, Keenan MacDougall and Corey Mace. Ralph the Dog, Rex the Dinosaur and Ollie the Penguin will also be on hand for the day.

 

All funds raised from the silent auction also go to support Oval High Performance Programs.

 

HELMETS RULE! It is mandatory that all skaters wear an accepted helmet (CSA

approved) during public skating sessions. This policy is implemented as a proactive safety measure to help protect skaters and ensure all users of the Olympic Oval enjoy their time skating. Bring or borrow (while supplies last)! Skaters who do not have their own helmet can borrow one from the Olympic Oval Skate Shop at no charge on a first come first served basis.

Bring your own helmet (to avoid running out). Please note that any CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved helmet (hockey, cycling, skiing, skating etc.) is acceptable.

 

Protect your brain, skate smart!

 

Visit  <http://www.oval.ucalgary.ca> oval.ucalgary.ca/familyday for additional information.

When:      Monday, February 17, 2014 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:     Olympic Oval 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB

What:       Intact Family Day

Skate at the Olympic Oval - "The Fastest Ice in the World"

Bounce Houses

                  Face-painting

                  Arts and crafts

                  Papa John's Pizza

                  Silent Auction

                  Skating Demos

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The Olympic Oval, located on the University of Calgary campus, is a world class speed skating and high performance sport facility dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and health and wellness for all. Home to the fastest ice in the world, 287 world records have been set at the Oval in both long and short track speed skating in the past 25 years. Every year, the best athletes from Canada and around the world train and compete at the Oval facility, and thousands of visitors, public skaters, and students benefit from the building's amenities. Always working to maintain the facility's legacy as being "The Best Ever" the Olympic Oval continues to invest in the venue, including recent upgrades to the air flow system, the installation of a new roof in 2010, and the refurbishment of the Oval artwork and cauldron.

 

David Vink, Olympic Oval

Marketing and Communications

Work: 403-220-5190

Cell: 587-896-7724

david.vink@ucalgary.ca

 

 

 

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