CanAm International

The Olympic Oval invites you to the CanAm International at the University of Calgary.
December 1-3, 2023.

Competition Details

The CanAm International has been on the calendar for over 20 years. It dates back to the early 1990s.  It had been hosted in Butte, Montana and Calgary each year until the Butte Oval closed.  Competitors from Canada and the United States of America plus athletes from around the World compete in this event.

Thursday, November 30, 2023
Coaches Meeting at 7:00 PM Oval Lounge AND ONLINE

Friday, December 1, 2023

  • Women 500m (1)
  • Men 500m (1)
  • Women 1000m (1)
  • Men 1000m (1)

Saturday, December 2, 2023

  • Women 500m (2)
  • Men 500m (2)
  • Women 1500m
  • Men 1500m

Sunday, December 3, 2023

  • Women 1000m (2)
  • Men 1000m (2)
  • Women 3000m*
  • Men's 14-15 3000m*
  • Men's 5000m*

*Restricted entry

No time standards for the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m.

Women 3000m – 5:05.00 or 1500m 2:22.00

Junior 14-15 3000m – 4:45.00 or 1500m 2:12.00

Men 5000m – 7:45.00 or 1500m 2:12.00

General Regulations

The CanAm International Speed Skating competition will be held in accordance with the 2023 International Skating Union Regulations and updates and is open to all skaters who belong to an ISU member country.  It is listed on the International Skating Union Calendar and sanctioned by Speed Skating Canada and Alberta Speed Skating.

The Track

The Olympic Oval is a standard speed skating track of 400 meters to the lap.  The refrigerated ice track has a 5 meter wide warmup lane.  The radii of the inner and outer competition lanes are 26 and 30 meters respectively.  The width of the racing track is 4 meters.


Any bonafide member of the International Skating Union may compete in the CanAm International Competition, provided that the member is properly registered with the Olympic Oval approved by their member country.

Skaters must be Junior C2 or older to compete.  Ie. Born before July 1, 2009.

Citizenship/Residence requirements and Clearance Procedure

In accordance with Rule 109 of the ISU Regulations and ISU Communication No. 2526, all skaters who do not have the nationality of the Member by which they have been entered or who, although having such nationality, have in the past represented another Member, must produce an ISU Clearance Certificate.

Composition and the Starting Order of Pairs

The draw is conducted under the current SSC rules and ISU rules where applicable. The Coaches Meeting will be held at the Olympic Oval Lounge on Thursday, November 30, 2023. The Pairings for Day One will be available at this time.


In accordance with ISU Rule 119; the International Skating Union, Speed Skating Canada, Speed Skating Alberta, the Olympic Oval, and the University of Calgary assume no responsibility for, or liability with respect to bodily or personal injury or loss of property or damage incurred in connection with the 2023 CanAm International Speed Skating Competition. Each Skater is solely responsible for providing insurance coverage thereto.


Each skater is responsible for his/her own transportation.

Entries for the CanAm International must be submitted electronically.

Entry Fees
The entry fee is $21.00 CDN per race (includes GST)
Late Fee: Double entry fee after the Entry Deadline.
*Note: An entry cannot be guaranteed if entered after the Deadline.

Entry Deadline
11:59 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2023

Olympic Oval Waiver Form
Skaters in their first competition of the season in the Olympic Oval must fill out the Waiver Form.

All Skaters will be charged for their ice training prior to the competition with the exception of the day prior to the competition where training is free of charge. For training times and fees, please check our website at or contact Oval Guest Services at

Streaming live on the Olympic Oval YouTube channel.

Best Western PLUS Village Park Inn AND Aloft Calgary University

Link to all archived Olympic Oval Long Track results.

The CanAm International is brought to you in part by Best Western Village Park Inn, Aloft at the University of Calgary, Speed Skating Canada and the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary — click below to learn more.

Best Western Village Park Inn

Olympic Oval Preferred Rate: $129 + GST (includes daily continental breakfast) (Valid through April 30, 2024)

Aloft University of Calgary

Olympic Oval Preferred Rate: $129 + GST (includes daily continental breakfast) (Valid through April 30, 2024)

Speed Skating Alberta

Learn more about Speed Skating Alberta.

Faculty of Kinesiology

Find our more about the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.