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Olympic Plaza

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Address: 7th Ave. SE and Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1J9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 403-268-2300
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00

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Free winter skating

Great place to spend a few hours skating, there is a rental desk for skates if you don't have your own. The only problem is when it starts to get dark there is a lot of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jay P
Calgary, Canada
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Rio Grande, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This plaza, in the downtown, is very beautiful. It was built for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, but has its own identity now. We went in the winter, and my daughters spend a nice time skiing in the plaza, while we were enjoying the view of the surroundings.

Thank Carlos R
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours skating, there is a rental desk for skates if you don't have your own. The only problem is when it starts to get dark there is a lot of undesirables hang round the area.

Thank Jay P
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for business meetings and got to take advantage of some chinook winds and warmer than normal weather. Walked through the plaza and enjoyed all of the people and activity. Not much in terms of "to do" but enjoyable being outside and seeing so many people mid week. I have also been in the plaza in the... More 

Thank Raven G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to skate and enjoy the city but we visited on New Years' day and the rink was not cleaned. It made it very hard to skate as the rink had a think layer of snow. They did clear everyone off the ice for about 20 mins for a quick cleaning but it didn't do much to improve the... More 

Thank Rita P
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Olympic plaza is a great place to feel and see some of the Christmas spirit. The ice skating rink surrounded by Christmas lights and the Calgary tower in the back is perfect. They offer rentals for $12 and sharpening if you need for your own skates. They shovel in a snowy day.

Thank Laura C
Red Deer, Canada
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50 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This plaza is nothing but outside. If it's raining, you can't go here. I would appreciate it if they put a roof over this plaza.

Thank ahsjadhagshagd1234
Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

hey if you love homelessness and being bothered for money, this is the place for you. throw in a few religious freaks yelling into bullhorns and some obvious prostitution... great place. pride of calgary.

Thank Russell P
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333 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

It is fun to go down and spent time watching the skaters at this time of year. There is plenty of space to sit and relax.

Thank grassislander
Calgary, Canada
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285 reviews
141 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Too bad, but any time I pass this area it appears to be a place to avoid. This Central Park could be lovely for a walk, but I have always walked around it.

Thank Malone2
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It is a beautiful plaza built for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. Located downtown, you can see workers relaxing there during lunch time or by the end of the day. It has nice feminist sculptures. If you are walking on Stephen Ave, it is worth passing by.

Thank MarinaMR

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