The Utah Olympic Oval was built with the purpose of hosting speed skating competitions during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games, but serves as a legacy to the State of Utah for all members of the community to enjoy. The Oval, as well as the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, is operated by the Utah Athletic Foundation. The Oval is part of a multi-purpose recreation complex that includes recreational gyms, weight facilities and swimming pools.Take a look at our Kearns family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Utah Olympic Oval and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
With an incredible 10 Olympic records and eight world records, the Utah Olympic Oval stands uncontested as the "Fastest Ice on Earth" following the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. As impressive as the record breaking performances were, it was the performance of the U.S. Olympic Speedskating Team during the Games that has generated a worldwide "buzz" surrounding the Utah Olympic Oval. The team relocated to Salt Lake City in January of 2001 to begin training in the Olympic venue 12 months before the rest of the world was expected to arrive. At the end of the 2002 Games, the U.S. Speedskating team had garnished an astonishing eight Olympic medals won by six individual team members. The depth and success of the U.S. team caused the rest of the world to take notice and attention quickly turned to the concept of home field advantage. The athletes were generous with their praise, identifying the training environment at the Utah Olympic Oval as a huge factor in helping them realize their full potential as Olympic athletes. The U.S. Speedskating team continues to use the UOO as its home training base for the men's and ladies' long track team because of the services the Oval provides and the friendly, experienced staff who works there.
The Utah Olympic Oval successfully hosted its first major international speed skating competition three weeks after the completion of the oval construction in February 2001. The success of the 2001 World Championships Speed Skating Single Distances event was overwhelming, bringing more than130 athletes from 20 countries to Salt Lake City for this prestigious competition. As a preview to the Olympics in 2002, an incredible five world records were broken in the Utah Olympic Oval's debut competition. The format of the Single Distances Championships is very similar to that of the Olympic Games making this event a great test and learning tool for the staff, volunteers and facility.
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Utah Olympic Oval Reviews
Sheila AJune 25, 2017
In between swim events we walked over to see the oval. A few people were figure skating and the club team was practicing speed skating. It's was cool to see them up close. A member of the team talked ... more »
fivegoldenringsMarch 22, 2017
When near Salt Lake City, attend the "Learn to Curl" class at the Olympic Oval. So much fun! We were complete newbies at the start and were strategizing our win by the end. Our 24 year old son and his... more »
Sherry BJanuary 6, 2017
During the Christmas season the Oval is closed but the parking lot is used for a drive through, 1 mile, 1 million+ lights show synched to music. Cost was about $25 per car. Reservations needed. All I ... more »
Caleb ScovilleMarch 25, 2017
So awesome. Very professional, well-maintained. Came for several indoor track meets and have had a great experience every time.
Amanda SoltMay 6, 2017
My main skating place. The best and smoothest ice in my opinion and I have skated at many other rinks for competition and practice.
Clark KnudsenMarch 5, 2017
Fantastic facilities. Olympic long track speed skating. Fastest ice on earth. Great community programs. The staff is a bit lackadaisical.
Trevor OlsenFebruary 8, 2017
Fun place with a great atmosphere. I went expecting just to ice skate, but there is also a track that you can use to work out on. There is TONS of space for many people. Great place to take your family or a group of friends.
Aaron PughFebruary 5, 2017
Went for curling lessons with a group and it was pretty cool. They took most of our 2 hours we paid for to explain and teach the very in depth fundamentals... I just wanted to push the rock down the ice!
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