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The Olympic Oval is home to the fastest ice in the world, attracting the best athletes from Canada and around the world to train and compete in our world class facility. Every year we welcome thousands of visitors, public skaters, athletes and coaches to our building, located on the University of Calgary campus.
Ice Surfaces

The Olympic Oval has three ice surfaces, one long track speed skating oval and two Olympic-size hockey rinks, which fit inside the oval ice.

Long Track Speed Skating

The large oval ice track is used for long track speed skating training and competition and public skating. It is 400m around by 13m wide.

North Rink

This rink is used primarily for short track speed skating training competitions. It's an International size rink measuring at 30m by 60m. The Centurian ST-2000 safety mat system surrounds the north rink to reduce the chance and severity of injury. Other sports such as figure skating, power skating and hockey can use the rink for training as well.

South Rink

The University of Calgary men's and women's Dino hockey teams train and compete on this rink. It is also an international size rink measuring at 30m by 60m. This rink is also used for hockey and figure skating.

Making The Fastest Ice in the World

The fastest ice in the world is made with demineralized water. This type of water reduces the amount of dirt and mineral build-up that increases friction between the ice and skate blades. Olympic Oval ice is laid directly onto concrete, and then painted according to the needs of the sport. The ice is generally one inch thick.

The temperatures of the three ice surfaces are independently controlled and can range from -2 to -7 degrees Celsius, depending on the needs of the activity...

4 Events

Speed Skating LT-C Group

Date : Every mon, tue, thu, sat
High Performance Speed Skating LT-C Group @ OLYMPIC OVAL. No skating on August ...

Speed Skating LT-B Group

Date : Every mon, tue, wed, thu, fri
High Performance Speed Skating LT-B Group @ OLYMPIC OVAL.

Speed Skating LT-A/B Group

Date : Every sat, sun
High Performance Speed Skating LT-A/B Group @ OLYMPIC OVAL. With a full week sk...

1 Location(s)

2500 UNIVERSITY DR NW, Calgary, T2N 1N4

403-220-7954 | 403-284-4815 | Email

1 Location(s)

2500 UNIVERSITY DR NW, Calgary, T2N 1N4

403-220-7954 | 403-284-4815 | Email


Speed Skating LT-C Group

Speed Skating LT-C Group

Event Date Every mon, tue, thu, sat Event Time 5:40pm Type Sport and Rec - Play

High Performance Speed Skating LT-C Group @ OLYMPIC OVAL. No skating on August 1, 2016 |

Listed by OLYMPIC OVAL
Speed Skating LT-B Group

Speed Skating LT-B Group

Event Date Every mon, tue, wed, thu, fri Event Time 7am Type Sport and Rec - Play

High Performance Speed Skating LT-B Group @ OLYMPIC OVAL.

Listed by OLYMPIC OVAL
Speed Skating LT-A/B Group

Speed Skating LT-A/B Group

Event Date Every sat, sun Event Time 8:45am Type Sport and Rec - Play

High Performance Speed Skating LT-A/B Group @ OLYMPIC OVAL. With a full week skating on July 1...

Listed by OLYMPIC OVAL
High Performance Speed Skating A-Group

High Performance Speed Skating A-Group

Event Date Every mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun Event Time Varies Type Sport and Rec - Play

High Performance Speed Skating A-Group @ OLYMPIC OVAL.

Listed by OLYMPIC OVAL

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