Calgary Gears Up to Host ISU World Speed Skating Championships After 26 Years

The Olympic Oval will welcome the world's top long track speed skaters for the ISU World Speed Skating Championships from February 15-18, 2024.

The ISU World Speed Skating Championships are set to take place at Calgary's Olympic Oval from February 15-18, marking the event's return to the city after more than two decades. Canadian speed skater Maddison Pearman expressed excitement for the opportunity to compete on home ice, following in the footsteps of past champions like Catriona Le May Doan. Athletes like Anders Johnson are eager to leverage the home advantage, while a fun 'Celebrity Dash on Ice' event saw participants, including Olympic alumni and emergency responders, getting a taste of the ice ahead of the official competition kick-off.