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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 #23 of 231 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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Calgary, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Even if you are starting to learn how to ice skate, the Olympic Oval has all the tools you need to get started, you can rent the skates, helpers and helmets are provided for free. There is always fun music, the facilities are kept clean and the staff is very friendly. Is very family oriented. Check their website to see... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Best. Field. Trip. Ever. It was amazing watching the olympic choosing round in 2010. what was even cooler was we got cheer for some of these people later on TV. So so cool.

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Edmonton, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 reviews
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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231 reviews 231 reviews
38 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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104 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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