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Olympic Oval, Calgary

Olympic Oval, Calgary (must see)

During the 1988 Winter Olympics, the speed skating event was held at the Olympic Oval. Located at the University of Calgary campus, this venue is today one of the most popular training center for the Canadian National Speed Skating team and Speed Skate Canada.

Olympic Oval features two Zamboni ice resurfacers that operate on propane. Other prominent features of this skating rink include high altitude and state of art facility to control climate.

Celebrations and exciting activities will be held at the Olympic Ova in 2012 to commemorate its 25th year of service. One of the first facilities to be completely covered, this skating oval allowed for effective climate control and great quality ice.

At the 1988 Winter Olympics, Olympic Oval saw skaters setting world records in at least seven events. Olympic records were set in an additional three events. Fast ice surface is predominantly due to the high altitude and climate control feature. Since the time of its establishment fourteen years ago, this facility has seen skaters setting many speed records.

Today it is popularly referred to as “The fastest ice in the world”. 12 world records are currently being held here. Make sure you pay a visit to this premier skating venue on your trip to Calgary.

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Sight Name: Olympic Oval
Sight Location: Calgary, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Calgary, Alberta

Create Your Own Walk in Calgary

Create Your Own Walk in Calgary

Creating your own self-guided walk in Calgary is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sculptures in Calgary Walking Tour

Sculptures in Calgary Walking Tour

This tour is all about Calgary's outdoor sculptures: some of them weird, some of them outstanding, some of them merely amusing. You won't find imposing grey monuments with tones of history behind them. It's all about those small unrevealed sites in tourist handbooks, those colourful places captured in photos. Take this tour and discover Calgary's creative spirit.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
University Heights Walking Tour in Calgary

University Heights Walking Tour in Calgary

Officially founded in 1963, University Heights is a rather small residential district in Canada. However, the neighbourhood has its share of interesting attractions, from important landmarks that hosted the Winter Olympics of '88 to the renowned University of Calgary. Take this walking tour and enjoy the best of University Heights and its surroundings.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Downtown Calgary, Part 2

Downtown Calgary, Part 2

Let's continue our walk in downtown Calgary. Awaiting you here are such major attractions as Chinatown with its unique Cultural Center and the alluring Prince's Island Park. If you are interested in shopping, look for the Dragon Mall and Eau Clair Market. Enjoy this walking tour as it takes you to the Western part of downtown.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Downtown Calgary, Part 3

Downtown Calgary, Part 3

Another walk in downtown Calgary, this time mostly focused on the historic aspects of the city. The Stampede Corral will take you back in time to the glorious moments of the '88 Winter Olympics, the beautiful Stephen street will reveal its rich architecture of the past century, and the museums and the historic buildings on your way will unveil the stories Calgary has to tell. Take this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Calgary Introduction Walk

Calgary Introduction Walk

Calgary is a cosmopolitan city in Canada's Alberta province, renowned for its high-rising skyline, symbol of wealth earned by the local oil industry, and the famous Calgary Stampede, massive annual rodeo festival. Among the city's main landmarks are Olympic Plaza, Calgary Tower, Stephen Avenue and more. To find your way around these and other key local attractions, follow this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Inglewood Walking Tour in Calgary

Inglewood Walking Tour in Calgary

This walking tour will be mostly about Inglewood, a friendly and picturesque neighbourhood on the bank of Elbow River. Explore the natural pearls of Calgary by visiting the Bird Sanctuary or the Bow Habitat Station, and learn about the history of the city at Fort Calgary. Take this tour and enjoy a stroll in central Calgary.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles