Volunteer at the Olympic Oval

The Olympic Oval has some amazing
volunteers. They are the lifeblood of
our competitions and we are always
looking for dedicated volunteers
throughout the competition season.

Volunteering 2021/2022

We are happy to share that we will be resuming competitions at the Olympic Oval later this month.  As someone who has previously helped at our events, we are reaching out to advise of the new University of Calgary volunteer registration system. 

Find a Role

There are a variety of positions including:

a) Manual Timers
b) Manual Recorders
c) Clerk of the Course
d) Lap Counters
e) Doping Control
f) Lounge Host


New for this season, anyone who is working as an official or in any other volunteer capacity will need to complete the UCalgary Volunteer Registration form.

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Occupational Health and Safety

New for this season, anyone who is working as an official or in any other volunteer capacity will need to complete an Occupational Health & Safety Orientation form.

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Sign-up & Volunteer

Once registration is completed, you can use your log-in to search and sign-up for available competition volunteer roles.

Sign-up for a competition

Volunteers are Our Lifeblood

Volunteers matter. Without our AMAZING volunteers, the Olympic Oval would not be able to put on world-class competitions like we do. One of the more well-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the speed skating community. Volunteering allows you to connect to the sport and make it a better experience for all. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills. 

Volunteering Fun facts

  1. It takes 40 volunteers torun a SHORT TRACK competition.
  2. It takes 25 volunteers to run a LONG TRACK competition.
  3. There are over 100 TECHNICAL VOLUNTEERS who assist the Oval over the course of a competition season.
  4. The Olympic Oval hosts at least 20 MAJOR COMPETITIONS a year.
  5. The Oval has volunteers from over 10 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.
  6. Volunteers have been running competitions for over 34 years.

Upcoming Events and Competitions

Volunteer Signup

The full competition/volunteer schedule for the 2021-2022 season. Be sure to REGISTER first, and complete the required OHS Orientation.

Single Distance Series

August 21, 2021


Summer Classic

August 27, 2021


Our volunteers are the heart of our competitions. Without them we simply could not run a competition at the world class level that we do.

Sean Ireland & Gregg Planert

Olympic Oval Competitions Team