Together, we will energize the next generation of Canadian Olympians
Winning athletes come from great training grounds. And great training grounds need a winning team behind them.
The Olympic Oval has always drawn its power from the community. Now we look to energize the future — with new skaters, a new pathway to excellence and a recharged facility.
The Oval is the only indoor long track national training centre in Canada.
Maintaining this great community asset as The Fastest Ice in the World™ gives young Canadian skaters an edge, and will position the Oval as the go-to facility for world competition — for long track and short track speed skating.
Fulfilling its mandate, the Oval has been generating excellence since 1988 and now seeks to build on the legacy.
As an iconic training, learning and competition space at the university, the Oval aspires to an even brighter future — unleashing potential, benefiting society and strengthening ties to the community.
Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High — our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date — closes in June 2020. Get ready to be a part of our history!
Active hub for the community
The Oval is a popular learn-to-skate and family-skate destination. It is a hub for active living and a place for family memories.
In addition to skating, hundreds of Calgarians use the newly installed running track at the facility.
During summertime, the Oval is used for corporate events, sports tournaments, Calgary’s science fair and as the convocation rallying point for the university’s graduating class.
For sport enthusiasts, the Oval offers up World Championship and international speed skating competitions for the broader community.