Why Start this Fundraising Initiative?
The Olympic Oval is one of Canada’s most successful sport and cultural heritage and legacy buildings, that has served high-performance sport, university athletes and the sport and recreation community as a venue for training and competition for 35 years. However, the Olympic Oval is in urgent need of renovation. At the same time, we continue to operate today as a world-class speed skating facility. Capital investment is needed to secure the Olympic Oval's long-term future. The Oval is currently positioned as the number one priority on the University of Calgary's Capital Projects list, thus acknowledging the critical need for renovations. The University is actively pursuing Provincial and Federal governments for capital funds.
We have kicked off a private fundraising campaign and a community campaign. Scroll down to see our Gold, Silver and Bronze Silent Auction for some incredible Olympic Oval items including a framed Brothers of the Wind by Robert Tait McKenzie. While we are a small but mighty team, we are seeking your help with this critical initiative.