Oval International

The Olympic Oval invites you to the Oval International at the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary.
October 15 - 17, 2021.

Competition Details

Oval International
October 15-17, 2021

October 14, 2021

  • TBD — Coaches Meeting, Olympic Oval

October 15, 2021

  • 9:00 a.m. — MEN 500m, 1000m
  • 9:00 a.m. — WOMEN 500m, 1000m, 3000m

October 16, 2021

  • 9:00 a.m. — MEN 500m, 1500m
  • 9:00 a.m. — WOMEN 500m, 1500m

October 17, 2021

  • 9:00 a.m. — MEN 1000m, 5000m
  • 9:00 a.m. — WOMEN 1000m

The 2021 Oval International Speed Skating competition will be held in accordance with the 2018 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 Oval 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 — i.e. Born before July 1, 2007.

Citizenship/Residence requirements and Clearance Procedure

In accordance with Rule 109 of the ISU Regulations and the current ISU Communication, 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 on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The Pairings for Day One will be available at this time.


In accordance with ISU Rule 119; the International Skating Union, Speed Skating Canada, Alberta Speed Skating Association, 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 2021 Olympic Oval International Speed Skating Competition. Each Skater is solely responsible for providing insurance coverage thereto.


Each skater is responsible for his/her own transportation.


All skaters will be charged for their ice training to the competition. The day prior to the competition is free for training.

Please contact Jonathan Guilmette to inquire about training times prior to the event.

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Entries for the 2021 Oval International must be submitted electronically.

Tests may be made in accordance with Rule 139 and the current ISU Doping Communication. Any skater breaking a World Record will be tested.

Entry Fees
The entry fee is $90 (CDN) (includes GST)
Late Fee: Double entry fee after Thursday October 7, 2021

Entry Deadline
11:59 p.m., THURSDAY, October 7, 2021
Olympic Oval Waiver Form: Skaters in their first competition of the season in the Olympic Oval must fill out the Waiver Form.

Best Western Village Park Inn

Olympic Oval Preferred Rate: $109 + GST (includes daily continental breakfast)

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