Updates: May 3, 2021

We are pleased to confirm that Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary have continued allowing high-performance exemptions issued before last week’s Provincial announcement on restrictions.

For more information, visit the link below.

*Note: All photos are pre-pandemic

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T: (403) 220-7954
E: oval@ucalgary.ca

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T: (403) 220-7917
E: ovalshop@ucalgary.ca

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Did you know the Olympic Oval was built for the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games? But it's more than just a Speed Skating venue — everyone can enjoy indoor public skating and running, ice-out events, competitions, major sporting events, and so much more.

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Welcome to the Olympic Oval!

Public Skating

Family Day at the Oval

The Skate Shop

Visit our Skate Shop for amazing sales and service.

Upcoming Events and Competitions

Come Skate With Us

Public Skating

Public skating is more than just fun - its amazing for your cardiovascular health. Your legs are in continuous motion and your core is constantly engaged, helping to get your heart rate up and boost your blood circulation. With its focus on lower-body movement, skating workouts are a great way to boost your leg muscles, helping to strengthen your calves, quads, and hamstrings. It’s also fantastic for your abdominal muscles, so if you get good enough, a six-pack might be in your future?

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Come Run With Us

Public Running

Calgary can be pretty cold sometimes but we have the perfect solution — Indoor Running.

Running can significantly improve physical and mental health. As a form of aerobic exercise, running can reduce stress, improve heart health, and even help alleviate symptoms of depression. Some researchers think running may be so good for us because it's something we evolved to do.

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Try Speed Skating

Speed Skating

Have you ever thought about speed skating for your family? Speed Skating is an amazing sport — there are so many amazing reasons why its great for kids.

Click below and find out why speed skating might be the perfect sport for your kids!

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In the News


In the News: Olympic.ca

OLY Canada Commission created to empower Team Canada Olympians

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In the News: Olympic.ca

OLY Canada Commission created to empower Team Canada Olympians

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In the News: The Globe and Mail

Global recognition for UCalgary’s sport science research

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UCalgary celebrates research and discovery at 2021 Calgary Youth Science Fair

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The Fastest Ice in the World™

The Oval is an important and integral part of the Faculty of Kinesiology. As a direct result of the 1988 Olympics, we have superb, world-class training facilities for coaches and athletes at the community, varsity and Olympic level and we are able to create an excellent environment for research and learning.

Dr. Penny Werthner, PhD

Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology, The University of Calgary