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Olympic Oval

2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
+1 403-220-7954
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Go for the excitment

I attend the World Speed Skating competitions, international and Canadian each year as a volunteer... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2017
jim-in-alberta
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Calgary, Canada
Fun ice skating in winter

If you're visiting Calgary Canada in winter, this is a definite must do experience and one of my... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2017
Beaner3747
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Brisbane, Australia
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Once the training grounds of the 1988 Winter Olympics, this 450-meter indoor track is now open to the public.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

I attend the World Speed Skating competitions, international and Canadian each year as a volunteer and stay for the races when my shift is done. You are so close to the activity you can hear the skates on the ice.

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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting Calgary Canada in winter, this is a definite must do experience and one of my tops for the Calgary and Banff area. Make sure you see the Calgary Flames or an NHL game after to top off the experience. Other Canadian classics...More

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Reviewed December 12, 2016

I was up at the University of Calgary and decided to pop into the Olympic Oval. It's a truly beautiful building, inside and out. The main ice track is so huge, they have an ice hockey rink and short track speed skating track going on...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2016

We decided to be adventurous and see where the streets took us. We ended up here and its just so pretty but dont walk there at night. We saw a few questionable people here but they left us alone. Id love to come back during...More

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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...More

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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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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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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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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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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...More

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