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 — January 12, 2022

The Olympic Oval will stay open with limited hours and capacity through at least January 29, 2022. We are currently open for groups training with a provincial exemption as well as for high-performance University Programs.  We continue to work with the University to gain approval for phased re-opening to sport partners and the general public on or after January 29, 2022.

Our COVID-19 protocols are designed to protect athletes, guests and staff and keep the University campus community safe. Given the transmissibility of the Omicron variant, the University has implemented measures to keep the number of cases on campus to a minimum. Any decision to reduce operations is not taken lightly and not without consideration for the health and safety of all.

All visitors to campus, which includes the Olympic Oval, age 12 and over must show Proof of Vaccination. Alberta-issued #COVID19AB vaccine records must have a QR code to be accepted for admittance. Records issued by other jurisdictions are still accepted.


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. 

Competitors, Officials, Coaches and Parents

To: 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 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.

Contact

Before Arrival at the Oval

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.

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