Oval Finale / Canada Cup 5

The Olympic Oval invites you to the Oval Finale / Canada Cup 5 at the University of Calgary.
March 16-19, 2023.

Competition Details

The Oval Finale is the last competition of the season! It is a culmination of a season’s hard work where athletes put their training to the test as they chase goals, dreams, and personal bests. Canada Cup 5 runs simultaneously as athletes look to qualify for the National Team and NextGen Team. The combination of these events is a weekend full of fun, glory, and fireworks!

The Olympic Oval is utilizing the Sportity App for seamless and efficient communication during events. The app can be downloaded on the Apple Store or Google Play Store for free. Ensure your notifications are turned on to receive event communications in a timely manner. Each event has its own password. Oval Finale / Canada Cup 5 password is OFCC5.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Coaches Meeting at 7:00 PM Oval Boardroom

Meeting ID: 990 1706 5158

Passcode: 955338

Thursday, March 16, 2023

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

Friday, March 17, 2023

  • Women's 500m (2)
  • Women's 3000m*
  • Men's 5000m*

Saturday, March 18, 2023

  • Men's 500m (2)
  • Women's 1000m (2)
  • Men's 1000m (2)
  • Women's 5000m*
  • Men's 10000m*


  • Women's 1500m
  • Men's 1500m
  • Women's Mass Start
  • Men's Mass Start
  • Women's Team Sprint
  • Men's Team Sprint

*Restricted entry

Oval Finale Time Standards are the same as Canada Cup Qualifying Times***


Canada Cup Qualifying Times (High Performance Bulletin 202)

The HPAC-LT has determined qualifying times required for participation in Canada Cups. The following qualifying time limits apply for all Canada Cups and SSC Events.

                  Senior      Senior        Senior       Junior       Junior          Junior
                  Inside       Inside        Outside      Inside       Inside          Outside
                                 (low land)                                    (low land)

500m       0:44.00    0:44.75      0:46.90      0:46.20    0:46.95       0:50.60
1000m      1:27.20     1:28.70       1:33.00       1:31.60      1:33.10         1:40.30
1500m      2:15.30     2:17.55       2:24.20     2:22.00     2:24.25      2:35.40
3000m     4:44.70    4:49.20      5:03.30      4:58.70     5:03.20      5:26.70
5000m     7:30.0      7:37.50        N/A            N/A           N/A            N/A

500m       0:40.20    0:40.95      0:42.90      0:42.20    0:42.95      0:46.30
1000m      1:19.00     1:20.50       1:24.40       1:23.00     1:24.50       1:31.00
1500m      2:01.20    2:03.45      2:09.30      2:07.30     2:09.55      2:19.40
3000m     N/A          N/A             N/A            4:35.90     4:40.40      5:02.00
5000m     7:19.60     7:27.10        7:48.70       7:45.00    7:52.50      8:28.60
10000m   14:00.00   14:15.00     N/A             N/A           N/A            N/A

Women must have the time standard from the 1500m or 3000m to be eligible to compete in the 3000m. Women with a standard in any distance are eligible to compete in the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m.

Men must have the time standard from the 1500m, 3000m, or 5000m to be eligible to compete in the 5000m. Men with a standard in any distance are eligible to compete in the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m.

Athletes without a 5000m (Women) or 10000m (Men) qualifying time may qualify if such athlete achieves the 3000m (Women or 5000m (Men) qualifying time at Canada Cup 5.

In order for a result to be a valid Qualifying Time, it must have been achieved in ISU or SSC Events and National Championships, CC3, CC4, CC5) / July 1, 2022 (World Speed Skating Championships Skate-off) and the entry deadline for the Event. For the Mass Start and Team Events, any of the listed Qualifying Times will apply.

Inside times include all times achieved in a covered Oval. Outside times include all times achieved in an outdoor, uncovered Oval. The slower qualifying time (low land) applies for results achieved outside the high altitude Ovals in Calgary (Olympic Oval), Salt Lake City (Utah Olympic Oval) and Urumqi (Xinjiang Ice Sports Center).

General Regulations

The Oval Finale / Canada Cup 5 Speed Skating competition will be held in accordance with the 2022 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 Finale / Canada Cup 5 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, 2008.

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 Lounge on Wednesday, March 15, 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 2022 Oval Finale / Canada Cup 5 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 Oval Finale / Canada Cup 5 must be submitted electronically.

Entry Fees
The entry fee is $110.00 CDN (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., Wednesday, March 8, 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

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