Time Trials

The Olympic Oval invites you to the Time Trials Speed Skating Races at the University of Calgary.

Competition Details

Olympic Oval Time Trials are mostly run on Saturdays and designed to provide practice racing opportunities for skaters to develop outside of larger competitions. Skaters typically race one or two distances as the Time Trials’ schedule operates in a condensed time frame based on the number of participants.

Time Trials 1 - Saturday, September 16, 2023
500m - 1000m - 1500m - 3000m - 5000m

Time Trials 2 - Friday, September 29, 2023
500m - 1000m - 1500m - 3000m - 5000m

Time Trials 3 - Saturday, November 25, 2023
500m - 1000m - 1500m - 3000m - 5000m

Time Trials 4 - Saturday, December 30, 2023
500m - 1000m - 1500m - 3000m - 5000m

Time Trials 5 - Saturday, March 2, 2024
500m - 1000m - 1500m - 3000m - 5000m

*Distances subject to change.

Women - 46.20
Men - 42.20

Women - 1:31.60
Men - 1:23.00

Women - 2:22.00
Men - 2:07.30

Women - 4:58.70 or 1500m 2:22.00
Men - 4:30.00 or 1500m 2:12.00

Women - 8:00.00 or 3000m 4:58.70
Men - 7:45.00 or 1500m 2:07.30


Any bonafide member of the International Skating Union may compete in the Time Trials, 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, 2009.

Citizenship/Residence requirements and Clearance Procedure

In accordance with Rule 109 of the ISU Regulations and ISU Communication No. 2526, 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.


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 Time Trials. Each Skater is solely responsible for providing insurance coverage thereto.


Each skater is responsible for his/her own transportation.

Entries for the Time Trials must be submitted electronically.

Entry Fees
The entry fee is $21.00 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., Thursday two weeks prior to the race date.

Olympic Oval Waiver Form
Skaters in their first competition of the season in the Olympic Oval must fill out the Waiver Form.

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