COVID-19 Updates

Please find below the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary.

UPDATE — May 2, 2022

Masks will no longer be required on UCalgary campuses, starting May 1. Masks are still strongly recommended for use on campus, and everyone should feel comfortable continuing to wear a mask.

We continue to respond to the pandemic situation in the best interest of our athletes, visitors and staff. Thank you for your ongoing patience.


The university wholeheartedly embraces the value of vaccination in keeping you, and our community safe. Everyone is urged to keep up with booster vaccinations as they become available, and follow recommended health guidelines. However, evidence of vaccination is no longer required to visit Active Living or participate in our programs. 

Further Rules and Requests

  • Spitting and nose rockets are unacceptable; offenders will be asked to leave the Oval.
  • Social distancing is encouraged wherever possible; signage for closed areas is to be respected.
  • Spectator viewing is from the stands; parents are requested to leave the infield once their child is ready for the ice.

Competitors, Officials, Coaches and Parents

The Olympic Oval is scheduled to host several more speed skating competitions for the remainder of the 2021-2022 season. 

Worldwide Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change, requirements for travel, facilities and social interactions can change with little notice. 

We understand those intending to attend competitions at the Oval are keen to confirm travel arrangements. Our website and social media will maintain up-to-date details of all competitions. Should the situation change in Alberta, we will update the website and send out communications to all registered competitors as soon as possible.


Before Arrival at the Oval

In advance of your arrival, please familiarize yourself with the University of Calgary policy for visitors coming to campus. 

Should you have questions about the event, please contact us below.

Contact the Oval

Be sure to follow our social media channels (@theolympicoval) for the latest updates and relevant information regarding 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.

University of Calgary