Oval ICE Status and COVID-19 Updates

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

COVID-19 - Jan. 12, 2021

In response to the Government of Alberta’s restrictions, the Olympic Oval will be closed effective 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 13, 2020, for at least four weeks. We will continue to review the restrictions and provide updates as information becomes available. On behalf of all the Olympic Oval team, we would like to thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the facility at the earliest opportunity. Stay safe and Happy Holidays.

Ice Status - Jan. 18, 2021

The Olympic Oval suffered a significant mechanical failure in September 2020. In December 2020, we provided all stakeholders with an update stating that the earliest we could expect to have ice in the Olympic Oval would be late May 2021. Today, we wanted to provide you with an update on the replacement equipment delivery schedule. We have received notification from our supply partners that the estimated arrival date for the equipment mentioned above will be early April 2021. Upon arrival, we will need to install and test the equipment. Assuming the equipment testing is successful, we estimate that we will be on track to meet the late May 2021 timeline. We will, of course, update you as we get closer to the time. 

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 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?
Please see the above COIVD-19 statement regarding building closure.

Q: What is the training status for athletes?
Please see the above COIVD-19 statement regarding building closure.

Q: Is the Olympic Oval open?
Please see the above COIVD-19 statement regarding building closure.

Q: What hours is the Olympic Oval open? 
Please see the above COIVD-19 statement regarding building closure.

Q: What hours is the Skate Shop open? 
Please see the above COIVD-19 statement regarding building closure.

Q: Where do I change and leave my belongings?
Please see the above COIVD-19 statement regarding building closure.

Q: My on-ice training is suspended. When will it resume? 
Please see the above COIVD-19 statement regarding building closure.

COVID-19

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.

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