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Olympic Plaza, Calgary

(3.8/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
The Olympic Plaza is an urban park and gathering place in downtown. It was created as the venue for the medal ceremonies at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.
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  • 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 are...  more »
  • 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 ter...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Went to the "Arabic" festival to check it out. The fountain had water in it, music was playing on the stage, but couldn't enjoy the show because it was too far to appreciate. Turn the fountain off, drain the water, and let the people (not high or drunk) dance and enjoy the festivities! Oh, and more vendors! 4 vendors isn't sufficient for attractions. You need more to draw in more people!
  • Olympic plaza is very beautiful. Come here in the winter to skate on high quality ice. Even if the weather is just above zero. Come here in the summer to splash in the water or see a free festival. The park can be very empty with little life at times though. Better programing and major site layout changes need to be cosidered so that life and activity in the plaza increases and larger events like xfest can be hosted here.
  • Love the splash park, always neat entertainment. HATE the fact that there are homeless people sleeping EVERYWHERE down there. My little daughter needs to be changed into a swim diaper and I refuse to do it without someone holding up her towel around the stroller as there's nowhere accessible to do it. And waaay too many drunk/belligerent/weird men. Hate getting mooched off for money, hate when they want to have drunk conversations with me. Beautiful area, ruined by a lack of any sense of security.
  • An excellent public square across from city hall. Yes there might be some "homeless people" around, but everyone generally keeps to themselves. (A simple "Sorry, no" to a "spare change?" request usually suffices)
  • My favourite public spot in town. Pretty cool year round - ice-skating on winter time or just sitting and relaxing on summer, maybe some music going on... Definitely a must see block in Calgary, close to City Hall, Teatro and Epcor Centre at the door to Stephen Ave.