From the ski hills to the ice rinks and bobsleigh to luge, Calgary is home to Olympic history you won’t find anywhere else. Not only did Calgary host the 1988 Olympic Games, but you can still catch athletes compete on the road to their next gold medal, and even try some of the sports yourself!

Here’s where you can see Olympians in Calgary as they prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, or else try the sport in your own quest for Olympic glory!

Watch Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team in action

Dates: Various dates until January 21, 2018
Location: Markin Macphail Centre at Winsport

Some of the world’s greatest hockey stars are showing off their skills to the public on their way to PyeongChang with the Esso Midget Series, where Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team play nine games against opponents from the Alberta Midget Hockey League.

Winter bobsleigh

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m.  - 9:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Winsport

Slide down the bobsleigh track Olympians used in the 1988 Olympics at Winsport and feel the force of this once in a lifetime experience with the fastest sport on ice. Experience more than 10 twist and turns as you slide down this exhilarating track hitting speeds of 100+ km/hr. Olympic legends raced down this track in the 1988 Olympics, including the Jamaican bobsleigh team which inspired the movie Cool Running. This track is still used for as a preeminent bobsleigh training course for athletes from around the world.

Skating at Olympic Plaza

Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. until the middle of March, weather permitting.
Location: Downtown Calgary

Enjoy outdoor skating in the place where Olympians received their medals during the ‘88 games. Who knows what Olympian you may catch a glimpse of reliving their Olympic glory, or having a romantic date in one of Calgary’s iconic city parks?

Skiing and boarding in the city where the pros train

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Winsport

Hit the slopes with the pros at WinSport, formerly known as Canada Olympic Park. Experience the largest super pipe in Western Canada as you race down the hill Olympians used in the 1988 Olympic Winter Games and still use to train today.

Freestyle Ski World Cup

Dates: January 6, 2018
Location: Winsport

Check out the world’s best moguls skiers from around the world compete right here in our city on their way to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Cross-country skiing on Olympic turf

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Canmore Nordic Centre

Initially designed and developed for the Winter Olympic Games’ cross country and biathlon events, the Canmore Nordic Centre is now a year-round sporting destination and training facility in Kananaskis Country, 60-minutes outside Calgary. Offering over 60 kilometres of exhilarating cross-country trails, this is a hot spot for athletes and Olympians training year round.

Para Nordic Skiing World Cup

Dates: December 8-18, 2017
Location: Canmore Nordic Centre

Watch 100 of the world’s best para-athletes compete at this international world-class event at the world-renowned Canmore Nordic Centre. 

Speed skating at the Olympic Oval

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Olympic Oval, University of Calgary

As one of the first indoor speed skating venues in the world, the Olympic Oval is home to many Olympic victories and world records. Champions such as Germany’s Uwe-Jens Mey broke the 500m world record at the Olympic Oval in 1988.

Long Track Speed Skating Olympic trials

Dates: January 4-6 & 8-9, 2018
Location: Olympic Oval, University of Calgary

Check out more than 250 of the world’s best long track speed skaters from over 40 countries as they compete to secure their spot at the 2018 Winter Games.

Public Luge track

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Winsport

Olympians push themselves to the limit with this ultimate winter Olympic sport. You too can live like an Olympian, racing down the Olympic Luge track at Winsport steering through twists and turns in just 40 seconds.

Hitting the slopes at Naskiska Ski Resort

Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Nakiska Ski Resort

A 60-minute drive from the city, Nakiska offers a great mix of runs for skiers and snowboarders. Catch Olympic-caliber skiing events and athlete training sessions as they prepare to take on their next Winter Games.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Hours of Operation: Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Winsport Campus

Step in from the cold into Calgary’s awe-inspiring sport’s galley featuring the largest collection of Summer and Winter Olympic Games artefacts in Canada. From the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this gallery has something for every Olympics fan! Learn more about Olympians such as Shawn Barber, Derek Drouin, Mark de Jonge, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, and many more.

 

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