Olympic Oval Arena – University of Calgary – Calgary Rink Review

Large red artwork outside of the Olympic Oval

The University Olympic Oval has a full sized hockey rink and short track speed skating rink inside a full sized long track speed skating rink. The long speed skating track (used in the 1988 Olympics) has public skating times.

Location: University of Calgary – 288 Collegiate Blvd NW
University of Calgary rink
Parking: Lot #9, #10, #11 and #16 are the closest paid, on-campus options located near the North entrance. Lot 10 is the largest lot and likely to be the cheapest but it will require a bit of a walk to the arena.

View of the inside of the Olympic Oval - running track, speed skating track and hockey rink


Nearby Amenities: The rink is located at the University of Calgary campus (services include: convenience store, food court). The campus is adjacent to the C-train line but it is a significant walk to the Oval from the station.

Also at this location: Skate shop (includes sharpening, skate rentals and helmet rentals. Running track. Olympic Oval speed skating track, smaller ice surface used for speed skating and figure skating.

Skate shop at the Olympic Oval

Concession: limited. More options are available at the University (Macewan Hall) but they are not conveniently located to the arena.

Drop-in Activities: The Olympic Oval hosts public skating times on it’s long track speed skating oval and public running on the adjacent indoor track.


Seating: The arena has flexible seating that can open out to increase as needed. Typically the seating along the length of the arena will not be open as it interferes with the speed skating track.

flexible tiered seating at the Olympic Oval Arena

Dressing rooms:

View of the Olympic Oval Arena from the seating

Good to Know

  • to get to the arena you need to go underneath the speed skating track.
  • The arena is a longer walk than usual from the dressing rooms.
Olympic Oval arena with UofC Dinos and PWHPA players on the ice

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2 thoughts on “Olympic Oval Arena – University of Calgary – Calgary Rink Review”

  1. Hi is there underground parking on lower levels of the univirsity campus that is available for staff and visiters if it’s cold other then the lots around the entire campus?


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