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!
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
This is worth a walk-through even if all you do is gawk at the building. However, it's also a great place to skate -- lots of room! If you really want to understand what it's about, attend a speed-skating competition; these are surprisingly interesting and you are likely to see world-class athletes, including many locals.
The Olympic Oval houses the olympic sized skating rink for speed skaters and sometimes public use. Most of the time the gyms beside this rink are used for convocations and graduations. It's a rink. Nothing spectacular. I liked the enormous sculpture (called the Paper Clip), an enormous red paperclip.
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