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Address: 2500 University Dr 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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A Great Skate

It has been 14 years since the last time that I have gone for a skate at the Olympic Oval. The four of us throughly enjoyed a 2 hour skate on a Sunday afternoon. Because of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2016
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

It has been 14 years since the last time that I have gone for a skate at the Olympic Oval. The four of us throughly enjoyed a 2 hour skate on a Sunday afternoon. Because of the enormous track there was never a time when it seemed crowded. The $7.00 admission was very reasonable. I am not a big fan... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This place has wonderful programes for kids in the summer and winter months like skating lessons and MINI U Camps. Swimming lessons also. beautiful place.

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Calgary
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The Olympic Oval wins points in my books due to free public access to a large walking/running track. (Too bad you have to pay for parking)

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Vernon
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My son participated in Taekwondo Nationals at the Oval. Very large area and great for viewing! A great variety of food close by!

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

It was good to see the Winter Olympic Ski Jump, the Flags and the Olympic Torch. Plenty of photo opportunities on the podium and in a bob sleigh

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Ice is well kept and it is very affordable. I go there when it is not outdoor skating season or the the weather is too miserable outside and me and my wife always have a pleasant experience. It is specially convenient for us that work at the University of Calgary.

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Thank victorero
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The Olympic Oval is a great facility for training and recreation. The running track, stairs and ice surface are well maintained.

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Thank athistle
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Went here on the weekend for a couple of hours of skating. Ice was in pretty good condition, facility is clean, bright and welcoming. There are two rinks inside the larger oval to provide a range of activities and options for people.

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Thank BritInCalgary
Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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