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Address: 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403 220 7954
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Jogging
Description: Once the training grounds of the 1988 Winter Olympics, this 450-meter...
Once the training grounds of the 1988 Winter Olympics, this 450-meter indoor track is now open to the public.
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Wonderful for Skating

Possibly one of the best places in entire North America that you can enjoy ice skating. Addmistion for public skating is a little bit too high but maintenance of the ice is costly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada

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Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Possibly one of the best places in entire North America that you can enjoy ice skating. Addmistion for public skating is a little bit too high but maintenance of the ice is costly as well.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great place to learn to ski and ample amount of space. Admission is reasonable and a fun day out! The centre of the rink is used for raqulette ( if that's how you spell it)?!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

skating at the oval was super fun and nice would recommend to try it out.If you dont have skates you can rent it as there is place to rent it out or you can bring your own skates as well

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

On winter time the place is used as speed racing skating and regular skating rink. On summer it is used as a bike lane along with many other sport activities.

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Rock Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You came to the right place to cheer on all Canadian superstar you may even get to meet one of them while they are here training for their events. From skiing to bobsledding this place has it all covered . It also has a sports museum . Summertime the ski hills are closed down but other events are still going... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The OVAL is where the Olympics took place back in 1988!!! They were a sight to behold!!! ITS a lovely building for sure, lots of seating and the skating itself is something to watch!!! It holds world events there I believe and a lot are worth going to see!!!! Its quite something!!!!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went there on the weekend to watch some volleyball teams play from all over Canada. What a great facility, I had no idea it was that big. (could have built more washrooms) It is great to have this in Calgary, and walked through the U of C and it was great.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The event was great, staff very friendly. Atmosphere in the stadium could be better, only half of the oval is available for seating. Bad catering, hard to get any food during the World Cup all round skating. Service for beers is pretty slow.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Olympic Oval is for sure one good legacy that the Olympics left to the university of Calgary and to the city itself.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you are looking for a world class skate, then come here.. not many Calgarian's take advantage of a world class facility.. You should!

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