Skate with Santa

Dec. 10, 2023
12 Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Skate with Santa on The Fastest (and the Merriest) Ice in the World™ and enjoy the Holiday season with lots of surprises, treats and special guests!

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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 shows — Learn more


Welcome to the Olympic Oval!


The Centre of Excellence

Making Ice

Find out how our Ice Technicians make ice.

Visit our 2023/2024 Competition Calendar — click here for 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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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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Faculty of Kinesiology News

Olympic Oval pivots holiday market to give UCalgary entrepreneurs a new venue

1st-ever Holiday Market & Skate for the Oval draws upward of 1,000 visitors

It’s a wrap for 30-year career in biomechanics at UCalgary

Dr. Darren Stefanyshyn prepares for retirement at the end of November 2023

It’s a wrap for 30-year career in biomechanics at UCalgary

Dr. Darren Stefanyshyn prepares for retirement at the end of November 2023

University of Calgary Land Acknowledgement

The University of Calgary, located in the heart of Southern Alberta, both acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta (districts 5 and 6).

The Olympic Oval

The Oval is an extraordinary place. It was built for the '88 Winter Olympics but it has become so much more—a place to connect with the community, the University and of course a high-performance sport. 

Catriona Le May Doan

3 x Olympic Medalist | President & CEO, Sport Calgary