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Olympic Oval Classic Series

The Olympic Oval Classic Series is designed to create fun and meaningful racing opportunities across multiple age categories throughout a full competition season. The Classic Series utilizes a point system to award the winners of each event. Awards will also be presented to the top 3 overall athletes from their best combined Olympic Oval Classic Series Points from the 4 competitions. A leaderboard of each category and distance will be updated throughout the season.

Events

Summer Classic

August 23-24, 2024

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Fall Classic

September 20-22, 2024

Oktoberfest Classic

October 11-13, 2024

Winter Classic

February 7-9, 2025

Details

Summer Classic
Friday – W/M 500m – W/M 1500m
Saturday – W/M 1000m – W/M14-15 3000m - M 5000m

Fall / Oktoberfest / Winter Classic
Friday – W/M 500m(1) – W/M 1000m(1)
Saturday – W/M 500m(2) - W/M 1500m
Sunday – W/M 1000m(2) – W/M14-15 3000m / M 5000m

Coaches Meeting Day 1 Racing 7:30am Oval Lounge

The Olympic Oval Classic Series will consist of four age categories based on levels of development in the SSC Pathway.

  1. Senior 23+
  2. Neo Senior
  3. Junior 16-18
  4. Neo Junior 14-15

Individual Competition Awards

Awards will be presented to the winner of each gender age category in each distance at each competition, with the exception of the 500m and 1000m distances, which will be awarded based on combined Olympic Oval Classic Series Points after skating 2x500m and 2x1000m, with the exception of Summer Classic which will be awarded after one distance.

Senior 23+
2 x 500m (M/W) - 1st*
2 x 1000m (M/W) - 1st*
1500m (M/W) - 1st
3000m (W) - 1st
5000m (M) - 1st

Neo Senior
2 x 500m (M/W) - 1st*
2 x 1000m (M/W) - 1st*
1500m (M/W) - 1st
3000m (W) - 1st
5000m (M) - 1st

Junior 16-18
2 x 500m (M/W) - 1st*
2 x 1000m (M/W) - 1st*
1500m (M/W) - 1st
3000m (W) - 1st
5000m (M) - 1st

Junior 14-15
2 x 500m (M/W) - 1st*
2 x 1000m (M/W) - 1st*
1500m (M/W) - 1st
3000m (W) - 1st
3000m (M) - 1st

* Tie breakers will go to the skater with the fastest 500m or 1000m time skated in the event.

 

Olympic Oval Classic Series Overall Awards

Overall awards will be presented based on the total combined Olympic Oval Classic Series Points from the following.

Best 5 of 7 500m points (M/W) 1st 2nd 3rd

Best 5 of 7 1000m points (M/W) 1st 2nd 3rd

Best 3 of 4 1500m points (M/W) 1st 2nd 3rd

Best 3 of 4 3000m points (W) 1st 2nd 3rd

Best 3 of 4 5000m (Junior 14-15 3000m) points (M) 1st 2nd 3rd 


***Overall Olympic Oval Classic Series Points tie breakers go to the fastest time skated in the distance in question from an Olympic Oval Classic Series event this season.

The Olympic Oval Classic Series Points will be awarded as per the chart below.

Rank Points

1st - 60

2nd - 54

3rd - 48

4th - 43

5th - 40

6th - 38

7th - 36

8th - 34

9th - 32

10th - 31

11th - 30

12th - 29

13th - 28

14th - 27

15th - 26

16th - 25

17th - 24

18th - 23

19th - 22

20th - 21

21st - 20

22nd - 19

23rd - 18

24th - 17

25th - 16

26th - 15

27th - 14

28th - 13

29th - 12

30th - 11

31st - 10

32nd - 9

33rd - 8

34th - 7

35th - 6

36th - 5

37th - 4

38th - 3

39th - 2

40th - 1

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

Entries for the for all Classic Series Competitions must be submitted electronically.

Entry Fees
The entry fee is $21.50 CDN per race (includes GST)
Late Fee: Double entry fee after the registration cutoff date.
*Note: An entry cannot be guaranteed if entered after the Deadline.

Entry Deadline
Summer Classic - 11:59pm MT, Thursday, August 8, 2024
Fall Classic - 11:59pm MT, Thursday, September 5, 2024
Oktoberfest Classic - 11:59pm MT, Thursday, September 26, 2024
Winter Classic - 11:59pm MT, Thursday, January 23, 2025

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

General Regulations

The Summer Classic/Fall Classic/Oktoberfest Classic/Winter Classic Speed Skating competition will be held in accordance with the 2024 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.

Entries

Any bonafide member of the International Skating Union may compete in the Summer Classic/Fall Classic/Oktoberfest Classic/Winter Classic 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, 2010.
SUMMER CLASSIC ONLY C1 or older. Ie. Born before July 1, 2011.

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 Pairings for Day One will be available by 3:00pm MT on the day prior to day one of racing.

Liability

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 2024 Summer Classic/Fall Classic/Oktoberfest Classic/Winter Classic Speed Skating Competition. Each Skater is solely responsible for providing insurance coverage thereto.

Transportation

Each skater is responsible for his/her own transportation.

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 https://oval.ucalgary.ca/speed-skating/schedules-rates/schedules or contact Oval Guest Services at ovalguestservices@ucalgary.ca

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Link to all archived Olympic Oval Long Track results.

Women's Overall Ranking

  1. Senior

    RANK   Athlete Name          Points

     

  2. Neo Senior

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  3. Junior 16-18

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  4. Neo Junior 14-15

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  1. Senior

    RANK    Athlete Name    Points

     

  2. Neo Senior

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  3. Junior 16-18

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  4. Neo Junior 14-15

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  1. Senior

    RANK    Athlete Name    Points

     

  2. Neo Senior

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  3. Junior 16-18

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  4. Neo Junior 14-15

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  1. Senior

    RANK    Athlete Name    Points

     

  2. Neo Senior

    RANK    Athlete Name    Points

     

  3. Junior 16-18

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  4. Neo Junior 14-15

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

Men's Overall Ranking

  1. Senior

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  2. Neo Senior

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  3. Junior 16-18

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  4. Neo Junior 14-15

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  1. Senior

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  2. Neo Senior

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  3. Junior 16-18

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  4. Neo Junior 14-15

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  1. Senior

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  2. Neo Senior

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  3. Junior 16-18

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  4. Neo Junior 14-15

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  1. Senior

    RANK    Athlete Name    Points

     

  2. Neo Senior

    RANK    Athlete Name    Points

     

  3. Junior 16-18

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

  1. Junior 14-15

    RANK   Athlete Name   Points

     

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The Olympic Oval

The Oval is an important and integral part of the Faculty of Kinesiology. As a direct result of the 1988 Olympics, we have superb, world-class training facilities for coaches and athletes at the community, varsity and Olympic level and we are able to create an excellent environment for research and learning.

Dr. Penny Werthner

Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology