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Olympic Oval

2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
+1 403-220-7954
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A great facility

An excellent training facility, it also has public skating at select hours. University parking can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
crazyhorse2007
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Kalispell, Montana
Hard to find

It was extremely difficult to find how to park and get there. When we finally found the parking... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
lholne
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Once the training grounds of the 1988 Winter Olympics, this 450-meter indoor track is now open to the public.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“speed skating” (19 reviews)
“short track” (2 reviews)
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2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
Northwest Calgary
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+1 403-220-7954
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"public skating"
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"short track"
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"volleyball tournament"
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"great facility"
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"rink"
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"boating"
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"hockey"
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"legacy"
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"canadian"
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"gyms"
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"competition"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent training facility, it also has public skating at select hours. University parking can be an issue at times.

Thank crazyhorse2007
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

It was extremely difficult to find how to park and get there. When we finally found the parking garage, you had to pay to park and walk through the snow so we just gave up going in. Disappointed!!

Thank lholne
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

a legacy from the '88 Olympics on the University of Calgary campus. A huge building that is big enough for two hockey rinks inside of the speed sating track. A marvelous multi purpose building that still houses the speed skating world cups

Thank Nick D
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Nothing outstanding. it performed its function and has continued to be useful for many activities that are part of the sports centre in this part of Canada. Speed and figure skating contests? Sure. Much else? Well, go check it out for yourself.

Thank danerobb
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

It doesn't look it's age, it's a modern as anything built today. And it doesn't act its age, it's still a critical training venue for many athletes. It's heart is the speed skating track which is still ranked one of the best in the world...More

Thank BenLar137
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We are here visiting family and wanted to have a go at skating. Going on a Monday night from 6-8 is an affordable family outing, especially when you have your own gear. For inexperienced skater like us, it is a bit more intimidating because it...More

Thank uninspiredbea
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a nice stop off while visiting Uni of Calgary. Brings home the Olympic feeling. Also gives you a chance to see Olympians practicing!!!

Thank D N
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Attended with a volleyball tournament. This was the speed skating track at the Olympics, now its a multi-use facility. Nice facility.

Thank BrianArabsky
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a popular place for public skating; especially for students who are new to skating. Or even a student date. However if you are not a student it is a bit expensive: $9 + $7 for parking.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

ITS JUST AWESOME if you go to the oval during your trip to Calgary you might see Olympic champions such as Molly J and Zoe L

Thank Nicolas G
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