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Address: 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403 220 7954
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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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Awesome for running, skating or watching

A great place to run miles and miles when it is too cold outside. Also - you can rent racing skated and try your hand at the Olympic Oval - good times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
bruce_in_toronto
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Toronto

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Toronto
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to run miles and miles when it is too cold outside. Also - you can rent racing skated and try your hand at the Olympic Oval - good times.

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Calgary
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Love this location to read and chill my mind in the well conditioned atmosphere. A great place to view not just some famous Canadians practice their speed skate but also several international stars. Bring a cushion to make the seating a little longer term and possibly a blanket to prevent a chill. Personally I prefer the brisk air as it... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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91 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a great venue to watch speed skating. You can view some of the world's best speed skaters perform and practice here, and most of the time it is free. Sometimes there is a hockey game going on in the center ice surface and there may also be action on the short track ice surface. Lots of great entertainment... More 

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Thank James Z
Bussum, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

As a real Dutch girl I had to see the Olympic Oval. An Oval where a lot of Dutch speed skaters did very well! Very nice that you can see the oval for free.

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Thank Esther082
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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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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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89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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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273 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
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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Thank vvdantas
Rock Creek, Canada
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379 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 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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Thank Marie J
Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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