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.

UPDATE: COVID-19, July 5, 2021

Effective TODAY — July 5, 2021:

  1. Online COVID screening is no longer required. 
  2. The mask bylaw remains in effect; this will be reviewed in conjunction with an announcement of repeal by the City of Calgary.
  3. Recreational Public Skating is scheduled to start later this month.
  4. Athletes have, once again, been given permission to enter the building through the west operations entrance for bike storage.
  5. Athlete friends and family may access the facility to watch training sessions.
  6. The Skate Shop is open and accessible to the public for sales and services.

    Skate Shop Hours:
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Tuesday, and Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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.


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