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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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What a nice facility

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Calgary, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 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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32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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