Oval ICE Status and COVID-19 Updates

Please find below FAQ's about COVID-19, accessibility, and our ice status at the Olympic Oval.

Summer Camps 2021

The Olympic Oval has made the difficult decision not to host the Summer Speed Camp for the 2021 season.

We have seen a decline in the reported COVID-19 health metrics in the province in the last six weeks. However, this week in Alberta, we have also seen the ‘R-value’ rise over the critical ‘1’, indicating that cases are rising again. With the instability of cases and not being able to predict future guidelines and restrictions, the risks of running the camp and asking potential participants to travel from both within and out of the province far outweigh the benefits. This instability restricts our ability to run the camp safely.

We remain hopeful that 2022 will offer a return to a normal season, and we look forward to hosting another year of an amazing Summer Speed Camp.

Although the Olympic Oval has made the decision about our Summer Speed Camp, the Active Living programs are still working hard to be prepared to run their summer camps, if the provincial guidelines allow. If you’re interested in these camps please check their website for updates.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dryland Training

We acknowledge the latest update to sport and recreation activities released on Saturday 6 Feb. 2021, by the province. We realize that this might allow for increased opportunities for some user groups. We will be working through the latest announcement to understand how we can accommodate and seek approval through the University of Calgary COVID-19 approvals process. Once we have those approvals, we will be communicating with user groups. Should the latest announcement provide your group with an opportunity, and you would like to return to the Olympic Oval, please get in touch with us.

Be sure to follow our social media channels (@theolympicoval) for the latest updates and relevant information regarding the status of our ice and COVID-19 restrictions. Email for more information.

COVID-19 Updates

Q: What is the procedure for one-on-one training bookings?
For booking details or questions please contact ovalguestservices@ucalgary.ca. At present only one-on-one dryland training is permitted with one certified coach and one athlete. 

Q: What is the procedure for COVID-19 for the general public?
You will need to fill out an online Covid-19 screening questionnaire before entering the Olympic Oval.  The Guest Relations team will provide an iPad to fill out the form. This questionnaire is necessary for vendors, partners and guests who have made an appointment only.

Q: What is the procedure for COVID-19 for athletes?
Pre-Screening protocol requires all athletes to fill out COVID-19 questionnaire provided by their respective coaches (i.e. Elite Athlete Pathway, Speed Skating Canada, Calgary speed skating Association, and Varsity athletes). Please consult with your coach to ensure you have successfully filled out the questionnaire.


Oval ICE Updates

Q: What is the status of the Olympic Oval?
We are open for individual dryland training.

Q: What is the training status for athletes?
We are open for individual dryland training.

Q: Is the Olympic Oval open?
We are open for individual dryland training.

Q: What hours is the Olympic Oval open? 
Mon-Wed-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Tue-Thu 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Q: What hours is the Skate Shop open? 
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Q: My on-ice training is suspended. When will it resume?
We are working on the chillers and are hoping for a June ice-in.


The University of Calgary and the Olympic Oval are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Canada and abroad. We are continuing to follow the recommendations and guidelines outlined by Alberta Health Services.

University of Calgary