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 2022/2023

We are looking forward to the start of a new speed skating season at the Olympic Oval in August 2023. All volunteer positions for the season will be post in July 2023. Please ensure you follow the steps below in advance so you can register for positions when they become available.

Find a Role

There are a variety of positions including:

a) Timing Computer
b) Webcast
c) Clerk of the Course
d) Lap Counters
e) Announcer
f) Doping Control
g) Photo Finish


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

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 or event

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.

Volunteers are the heart of speed skating — without them, there are no competitions. They truly make the difference and we are eternally grateful.

Dustin Miller

Team Lead Competitions