Commercial Filming

The Olympic Oval is one of Calgary's top indoor filming locations. Large surface areas of ice make the Oval an ideal and unique place for ice-themed shoots. The Oval is available for night-time shoots throughout the ice-in season (typically June - March of any given year). We also offer some day-time filming via special request.

Filming at the Olympic Oval

Filming at the Olympic Oval is dependant on the type, size, footprint, and requirements. You must contact our event specialist with these details to determine both availability and pricing. Also, note that as a University facility, liabilities such as drones will need to be cleared by UCalgary Risk management. This process can take some time, so we suggest starting this process well in advance of your shoot.

Date(s) Request

The Olympic Oval is happy to accommodate filming requests depending on availability and our competition schedule. Typically filming at any time is permitted during April and May (our ice-out season). If, however, you require filming from June - March, we tend to grant bookings during after hours (10:00 pm - 7:00 am) to allow for regular programming, training and competitions. 


Footprint and Details

We encourage prospective film crews to visit the Olympic Oval to determine if the space meets your filming requirements. Upon approval, we then require the following pieces of information:

a) Signed agreement
b) Invoicing information
c) Certificate of Insurance Liability for $2 Million
c) Production schedule
d) Cast and crew footprint

Production Details

Please provide our events team with a production schedule outlining your load-in times, shooting schedule, load-out times and any issues that our Risk Management team may need to approve (i.e. Drones)


The University of Calgary has an agreement that all clients must sign. We then require a 50% non-refundable deposit. The agreement is sent to University Legal services for approval.

See below a few commercial spots filmed at the Olympic Oval.

Sport Chek

Commercial filmed at the Olympic Oval

Sport Chek

Team Canada Sochi

Commercial filmed at the Olympic Oval

Team Canada

Nature of Things

Television episode filmed at the Olympic Oval

CBC The Nature of Things

Wolf Blass Wine

Commercial filmed at the Olympic Oval

Wolf Blass Wines

PGA Tour Canada

Television episode filmed at the Olympic Oval

PGA Canada

Miss Chinese Cosmos

Television episode filmed at the Olympic Oval

Zaw Studios

Sony Electronics

The Olympic Oval was the perfect space for us to shoot multiple shots for our Sony Camera a9 series. We filmed numerous athletes on the ice and the footage turned out extremely well. We had the whole building to ourselves.

Mitsu Hagiwara

Producer, Hideoki Productions