Tagged Olympic Oval

Frosh 2017: Fitness

By Christie Melhorn Finding time to workout with a busy student schedule can be tricky. But the stress relief and endorphin kick of exercise enhances both physical health and academic performance. Between the Active Living Center and student clubs, the University of Calgary offers tons of ways to get active. Here are a few fun options….

How to compete like a short track speed skater

By Anneke Pederson, September 6 2016 — Competition season is the time when an athlete’s training is put to the test. Strategies are honed as each athlete battles their way to the top over the course of seven months. This year at the Olympic Oval, the top speed skaters in Canada will be competing at…

Balancing life as a competitive short track speed skater

By Anneke Pederson, July 26 2016 — On the far side of campus, through the hallways of the Kinesiology complex and beyond the Outdoor Centre, lies one of the University of Calgary’s most decorated athletics facilities. Here stands the Calgary Olympic Oval, a building that has housed many of Canada’s top Olympic athletes. Catriona Le…

Oval hosts final event of speed skating season

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, March 22 2016 — The Olympic Oval hosted its inaugural international speed skating competition, the Oval Finale, on March 17–20. Skaters from Japan, Norway, Canada and the United States competed in long track speed skating events at the Oval’s final event of the year. Four-time Olympic medalist Denny Morrison competed at the…

Walking away from high-performance sport

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, February 23 2016 — The day I knew I was ready to move on from long track speed skating stands out more to me than my best races. I remember skating alone in circles, wrestling with a year-long depression I couldn’t shake. I remember stepping off the ice and knowing I was…

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