As the premiere site of the XV Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, WinSport's Canada Olympic Park is the most visible legacy of the 1988 games. Many of Canada's high performance winter sport athletes train at the park, which also functions as a recreation, comptetion, tourism and hospitality area. Activities at the park:Summer Bobsleigh RideZipline at the ParkDownhill Mountain BikeMini GolfSki... more
i'm not a skier but i did find touring this facility very interesting especially after enjoying the Olympics
a ski hill that's great for family and for learning, COP has always provided a good environment for beginners. the prices are good and you can get a season's pass, and the lifts aren't slow like they used to be 10 years ago. worth going back if you haven't been lately.
The lasting memento of Calgary's role as host of the 1988 Winter Olympics stands in Olympic Park, which was the site for ski jumping, luge, and bobsledding during the Games. The Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum features the world's largest collection of Olympic artifacts, including the torch used to bring the flame from Greece; costumes and equipment used by the athletes; superb photographs; and... more
So, I have been to COP a few times to watch hockey.. That is all good, but I had an interesting experience the other day.
I went with intentions of checking out the gym there. I went to guest services to inquire about pricing for memberships and drop in fees.
I was told about the yearly, monthly and daily options. I was looking for daily for now. They kept telling me that the prices were... more
We went on the bobsleigh experience and here are the things that stuck out for me.
1. Bob sleighing is not so much of a thrill ride but an experience. You don't ever get scared , because it's over in 1 minute.
2. Depending on where you sit, you'll get different amounts of whiplash. I was placed in the back because I was tallest.....and got the most whiplash. My poor neck!
3. It's worth doing... more
I was at the COP for the FIBT International Bobsleigh & Skeleton competition Dec 15-20 this year.
First of all the good thing about this event and venue: once you are there you have the chance to get very close to the track. Be prepared to get in contact with the athletes, trainers, photographs and have a real hands-on experience of these sports.
Sadly there were some huge disappointments as... more
Canada Olympic Park offers these services: ski, station.
Canada Olympic Park was the venue for the 1998 Winter Olympics and offers a variety of adventure sports facilities. These facilities are used both by high-performance winter athletes and by ordinary, adventurous, Calgarians. The bobsled track immortalized by four crazed Jamaican sledders continues to be used for World Cup events. The downhill ski slope is a popular entry-level spot for skiers,... more
These facilities are used both by high-performance winter athletes and by ordinary, adventurous, Calgarians. The bobsled track immortalized by four crazed Jamaican sledders continues to be used for World Cup events. The downhill ski slope is a popular entry-level spot for skiers, while the half-pipe area crawls with local snowboarders. The park also gets steady summer use by cross-country and... more