WinSport Canada Olympic Park is the perfect place to share Instagram moments of our adrenaline-fueled activities or to snap photos capturing the living Legacy from the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. Fall eight stories on our Free Fall activity, ride North America’s fastest zipline or jump into a bobsleigh with our professional pilot where you’ll hit up to 80 km/h riding down the historical track. As one of the key venues from the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, visitors can take in the rich history of the Legacy facilities while also seeing how it has evolved into a world-class training mecca for athletes from around the world. Cap off your visit by taking The Scenic Chairlift where you’ll see the iconic ski jump tower and a stunning view of both the Calgary city skyline and the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
MacDonald Island Park continues to evolve as a location for one of Canada's premier recreation experiences. Included in that evolution is the newly opened Shell Place that includes SMS Equipment Stadium (sport and performance stadium), a Baseball Stadium, a badminton centre, indoor turf field house, and conference spaces. The Aquatic Centre features five water slides, lazy river, spray park, Olympic-sized swimming pool and two hot tubs. Workout in the state-of-the-art Total Fitness Centre, or go for a skate on one of two NHL-sized hockey arenas. Don't forget to check out the new climbing wall and the indoor playground.
Join a public skating session on the Fastest Ice in the World™! The Olympic Oval, located on the University of Calgary campus, is a world class speed skating and high performance sport facility dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and health and wellness for all. Home to the Fastest Ice in the World™, about 300 world records have been set at the Oval in both long and short track speed skating since opening day in 1987. Aside from playing host to numerous speed skating competitions every year, the Oval also offers high performance training, public skating, and public running to be enjoyed by residents, visitors, and students alike. The facility acts mainly as a winter sport establishment, but opens its doors as an ice-out venue during the spring months.
Experience hockey, the iconic and beloved winter sport of Canada. Hear what it takes to be a hockey player. Put on all the layers of hockey gear. With skates, helmets, puck and stick, step onto the ice rink and experience the thrill of playing hockey. Score your first goal! All equipment and coaching is provided in this two-hour experience.
Celebrating its 26th year, Silver Skate is an extravaganza of art, culture, recreation and sport! Edmonton’s oldest winter festival returns and it is free for the whole family.
The annual SnowDays Festival is the highlight of the winter season in Banff and Lake Louise. A month-long celebration held during January and February, the festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture and winter adventure.