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The competition season is over but the Olympic Oval must-attend ice-out events in March, April and May

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The competition season is over but the Olympic Oval has must-attend ice-out events in March, April and May

CALGARY, March 19, 2014 – The competition season is over but the Olympic Oval is set to host five must-attend major events during March, April and May.

Gluten Free Expo, March 29-30
The Gluten Free Expo is Canada’s largest gluten free event.Discover, sample and buy hundreds of gluten free products while learning from leading experts all under one roof at the Olympic Oval. Tickets are available online while quantities last. Tickets are also available at the door. Children ages 10 and under can enter for free but must be supervised by an adult. Donations of gluten-free food are being accepted onsite for the Calgary Food Bank. Donations collected at this show will go to the Calgary food bank.

$12 ONLINE
$15 AT THE DOOR

CHILDREN UNDER 10 FREE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tV02kVUIoU (Promo Video)
http://www.glutenfreeexpo.ca/

First Robotics Competition, April 5-6

The varsity Sport for the Mind," FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

FREE ADMISSION

http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc

Calgary Youth Science Fair, April 17 & 19

The mission of the Calgary Youth Science Fair Society is "to promote an appreciation for scientific principles and method in the youth of Calgary by means of an annual science competition". Every year approximately 800 students from schools in and around Calgary gather to take part in Canada's largest science fair.   The fair is open to students in grades 5 through 12.  Students normally register through the science fair coordinator at their school. If a school does not sign up for the fair, then parents have the option of registering their child directly, as an independent. The science fair is organized by the Calgary Youth Science Fair Society to encourage and promote ongoing interest in science. The Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers representing the business, scientific, and education communities of Calgary. FREE ADMISSION

http://www.cysf.org/

Cassie Campbell Street Hockey Festival (in support of Ronald McDonald House® S. Alberta), May 2-3

Cassie Campbell-Pascall is honoured to be involved with Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities.   Each year, Cassie loans her name to the Cassie Campbell Street Hockey Festival (CCSHF) in Calgary, Alberta.  The annual CCSHF has raised over $2 million, benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Southern Alberta, which provides temporary, affordable accommodation for families whose children are being treated at one of Calgary’s medical facilities. FREE ADMISSION

 http://www.ahomeawayfromhome.org/southern/signature/streethockey/2014/details/

The 2014 16U Canadian West Open Volleyball Tournament, May 17-19

Alberta Volleyball will once again be hosting the Indoor Premier Tournament series for the 13U to 18U age classes. The 16U Canadian West Open tournament takes place at the Olympic Oval. The tournament is a combined effort from the University of Calgary and Alberta Volleyball to host a massive “Volleyball Festival” where teams from across Canada and the U.S. can compete.
EVENT PASS (PRE-SALE) $25 http://shop.volleyball.ca/

EVENT PASS (ON-SITE) $30
1-DAY PASS $12
CHILDREN UNDER 13 FREE

http://www.volleyballalberta.ca/content/16u-canadian-west-open

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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.

 

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