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Olympic Oval

2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
+1 403 220 7954
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Ranked #18 of 227 attractions in Calgary
Type: Sports Complexes, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Health Clubs
Activities: Jogging
Description: Once the training grounds of the 1988 Winter Olympics, this 450-meter indoor track is now open to the public.
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Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The 2014 U16 Canadian National Open Volleyball Championship was held at the Olympic Oval and the venue was fantastic! There was ample seating and the view was great from wherever you were. Considering there were 20 courts playing at the same time, it did not feel overcrowded. That's about 400 athletes, not including spectators and other teams all watching. There... More

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Sun City, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Lots to see even in the off season. The history and various venues were really interesting. Do this with someone who knows the venue.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

excellent Venue for volleyball. 20 courts set up all at once in the same area. They needed a canteen as the machines ran out of products fairly early in the day

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

A lot of people don't know how awesome the Oval is to go skating in the summer. It's not only a Speed Skating venue, but also a great place to take my family skating! It's huge and they claim to be the Fastest Ice in the World!

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De Winton
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Calgary's Olympic Oval is a speed skaters mecca and is a world-class facility. All of the seats have a great view and the speed skating is fabulous to watch. If you are a speed skating fan this is one venue that you will not want to miss.

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Calgary, Canada
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26 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The Olympic oval was built for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Speedskaters from many countries train at the Oval as it has some of the fastest ice in the world. You too can skate on the Oval. There are skate rentals and regular public skating times. Pretend to be Clara Hughes or Denny Morrison as you glide around the... More

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San Francisco
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92 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A few nights a week the Olympic Oval is open to the public for skating. At other times the Oval is used for training speed skaters. Check out their webpage for dates. It's an amazing and unique experience. Where on earth can you skate for less than $10 including skate rental on a 400 meter ice track. If you're not... More

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LORAIN
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The flowers were in full bloom and created such interesting and unusual displays with the pool and fountains. The baskets of tuberous begonias were breath-taking!

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Calgary
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27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Hard to make it around 3 times without medical attention. Xmas party for kids held yearly pretty neat being and U of C.

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Calgary, Canada
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I had some time to kill at the University of Calgary earlier this week. Since it was a hot day, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the ice was still on the Olympic Oval. (A lot of arenas don’t keep ice on in the summer months.) I wasn’t planning on skating, so I took the stairs up to the... More

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