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Olympic Plaza

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Address: 7th Ave. SE and Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1J9, Canada
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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 18 January 2017
Jay P
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Calgary, Canada
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Hazenmore
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Living in Calgary at this time and going to the Olympics was great. Olympic Medals presentations every evening, this is a must see in the history of the Olympics and Calgary.

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Thank Elmer E
Kelowna, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Olympic Plaza is located in the center of downtown Calgary and is the site where the medals were presented in the 1988 Winter Olympics. In the winter, you can ice skate and in the summer take a picnic lunch and enjoy the surroundings and soak up some Calgary flavour.

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Thank kitties1
Calgary, Canada
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448 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Calgary is a winter city, but that doesn't stop people from enjoying a great place. With its ice-making machinery, Olympic Plaza has the longest outdoor skating season in Calgary. On warmer days, people still stroll about. Call the City of Calgary at 3-1-1 (if you're in town) or 403-268-2489 if you're calling long distance if you want to know more... More 

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Thank BenLar137
Rio Grande, RS
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108 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

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.

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Thank Carlos R
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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.

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Thank Jay P
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 

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Thank Raven G
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Rita P
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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.

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Thank Laura C
Red Deer, Canada
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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.

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Thank ahsjadhagshagd1234
Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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Thank Russell P

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