COVID-19 UPDATE

Yesterday, the Government of Alberta declared a state of public health emergency, announced new COVID-19 public health measures, and launched a restrictions exemption program. In follow-up communications, the province informed us it is requiring all post-secondary institutions to implement two-metre physical distancing in all indoor spaces until Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

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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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Our 2021/2022 Time Standards are now updated and published — More information

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Recreational Skating

Recreational 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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Recreational Running

Calgary can be pretty cold sometimes but we have the perfect solution — Indoor Recreational 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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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: Speed Skating Canada

Marcel Lacroix & Wilfred Mathieu Inducted into Speed Skating Canada's Hall of Fame

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In the News: Olympic.ca

Fifty-Five Olympic and Paralympic Hopefuls Awarded the 2021 Petro-Canada FACE™ Grant

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In the News: SIRC

Speed Skating Canada Announces Female Leadership Pilot Project

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In the News: Speed Skating Canada

Speed Skater Vincent de Haitre Breaks National Track Cycling Record in Tokyo 2020

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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