Summer Classic

The Olympic Oval invites you to the Summer Classic at the University of Calgary.

August 23-24, 2024.

Competition Details

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 as well as the top 3 overall from the best combined results from the 4 events in the Classic Series. A leaderboard of each category and distance will be updated throughout the season. All 4 of these events are listed on the ISU Calendar.

Friday, August 23, 2024
AM Before Racing Coaches Meeting - Oval Lounge

Friday, August 23, 2024

  • Women's 500m 
  • Men's 500m 
  • Women's 1500m
  • Men's 1500m

Saturday, August 24, 2024

  • Women's 1000m 
  • Men's 1000m 
  • Women's 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 Men 14-15 3000m – 4:45.00 or 1500m 2:12.00

Men 5000m – 7:45.00 or 1500m 2:12.00

General Regulations

The Summer 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 Competition, provided that the member is properly registered with the Olympic Oval approved by their member country.

Skaters must be Junior C1 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. 2030, 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 Friday, August 23, 2024. The Pairings for Day One will be available at this time and on Sportity.

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 Olympic Oval Summer Classic Speed Skating Competition. Each Skater is solely responsible for providing insurance coverage thereto.

Transportation

Each skater is responsible for his/her own transportation.

Entries for the Summer Classic must be submitted electronically.

Skaters must be Junior C1 or older to compete.  Ie. Born before July 1, 2011.

Entry Fees
The entry fee is $21.50 (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, August 8, 2024

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: Long Track Schedule or contact Oval Guest Services at ovalguestservices@ucalgary.ca

Streaming live on the Olympic Oval YouTube channel.

The Olympic Oval is partnered with a selection of preferred hotels: Alt Hotel, Best Western Village Park Inn, Aloft, and Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Suites Calgary West. Select a hotel for your preferred OVAL rate.

Link to all archived Olympic Oval Long Track results.

The Olympic Oval is partnered with a selection of preferred hotels: Alt Hotel, Best Western Village Park Inn, Aloft, and Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Suites Calgary West. Select a hotel for your preferred OVAL rate.