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 — September 21, 2021

Effective immediately, all visitors to campus, which includes the Olympic Oval, age 12 and over must present Proof of Vaccination upon entry to the Oval OR present a Proof of Negative COVID-19 test result that is privately-paid, a Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR or lab-based PCR test completed within the last 72 hours. 


UCalgary ID Card

For Students, Staff, and Faculty, your UCalgary ID card can be show at the entrance to the Oval (you will be on the THRIVE system) to be granted access.

Proof of Vaccination

Approved by the World Health Organization


A) Over 18

A piece of Government issued ID with your picture + one of the following.

  1. Paper vaccination document provided at your 2nd vaccination  appointment (Pharmacy or AHS document) with:
    i) First and Last Name
    ii) Date (must be 2+ weeks prior to entry on campus)
    iii) Dosage Status/Sequence (2 of 2)
    iv) AHS or Pharmacy logo
  2. Paper copy of vaccination/immunization report or vaccination card available from Alberta MyHealth records.
  3. Screen-shots from your mobile phone of your Alberta MyHealth vaccination showing both your name on-screen one and full immunization record on screen two.
  4. Vaccines administered outside of Alberta; Vaccine passport or Immunization Record from your home jurisdiction or, for international visitors, the ArriveCan App code + picture ID is sufficient. 

B) Youth aged 12-18

This age group is only required to show one of the following documents.

  1. Paper vaccination document provided at your 2nd vaccination  appointment (Pharmacy or AHS document) with:
    i) First and Last Name
    ii) Date (must be 2+ weeks prior to entry on campus)
    iii) Dosage Status/Sequence (2 of 2)
    iv) AHS or Pharmacy logo
  2. Paper copy of vaccination/immunization report or vaccination card available from Alberta MyHealth records.
  3. Screen-shots from your mobile phone of your Alberta MyHealth vaccination showing both your name on-screen one and full immunization record on screen two.
  4. Vaccines administered outside of Alberta; Vaccine passport or Immunization Record from your home jurisdiction or, for international visitors, the ArriveCan App code + picture ID is sufficient. 

C) Children under 12

This age group is not required to show any documentation. 

Proof of Neg COVID-19 Test

Tests must be privately paid, a Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR or lab-based PCR test completed within the last 72 hours. 


A) Over 18

A piece of Government issued ID with your picture + one of the following.

  1. A paper showing valid test results that clearly outlines:
    i) The type of test
    ii) Time of sample collection
    iii) Clear indication of a negative result and
    iv) the name/logo of the laboratory that completed the test

B) Youth aged 12-18

This age group is only required to show one of the following documents.

  1. A paper showing valid test results that clearly outlines:
    i) The type of test
    ii) Time of sample collection
    iii) Clear indication of a negative result and
    iv) the name/logo of the laboratory that completed the test

Children under 12

This age group is no required to show any documentation.

Phone versus physical copy

Proof of negative-19 test cannot be displayed on a phone — it must be a physical copy.

Photos

Photos of a home self-rapid test result taken offsite is not sufficient.

AHS or Alberta Precision

Tests cannot be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories. 

Competitors, Officials, Coaches and Parents

To: Competitors, Officials, Coaches, and Parents

 The Olympic Oval is scheduled to host several speed skating competitions over the coming months. We are looking forward to welcoming all competitors into the Olympic Oval, for these events.

  • Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit #1 (ST) — October 2 & 3, 2021
  • Canadian Championships (LT) — October 13 – 17, 2021
  • Oval International — October 15-17, 2021
  • Canada Cup #1 (ST) — November 5 – 7, 2021
  • CanAm (LT) — November 19 – 21, 2021                 

Worldwide Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, requirements for travel, facilities and social interactions continue to change. Currently, the Province of Alberta is permitting sports events to take place. At the Olympic Oval, we are keeping an eye on the situation and are working with Speed Skating Canada, the University of Calgary, and Alberta Health Services to build contingency plans, should the situation deteriorate. As of the time of writing, we are hopeful that we will be able to run all scheduled competitions.

We understand those intending to attend competition at the Oval are keen to confirm travel arrangements. Our website 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.

In advance of your arrival, please familiarize yourself with the University of Calgary policy for visitors coming to campus as it relates to proof of vaccine or provision of an approved negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. These details can be found here.

Should you have questions about the event, please send them to oval@ucalgary.ca and we will endeavour to get a response back to you within 24 hours.

Contact

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

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