The Oval Program in Calgary is the Oval's highest level training program with provincial, national and international athletes comprising the training groups. To gain admission, athletes must have recently achieved a performance time standard for their age classification. Athletes who do not meet a time standard will not be accepted to this program, and will be recommended to join either the Calgary Speed Skating Association.
2010-2011 Oval Program and Oval Entry Program Time Standards:
|Senior Women (>21)||41.07||1:21.88||2:05.20||4:23.67||7:42.40|
|Neo Sr Women (19-21)||41.81||1:23.35||2:07.44||4:28.34||7:50.51|
|Junior Women (<19)||42.55||1:24.81||2:09.68||4:33.01|
|Junior Women (first year)||43.29||1:26.27||2:11.91||4:37.67|
|Senior Men (>21)||37.43||1:13.73||1:52.15||6:50.55||14:28.33|
|Neo Sr Men (19-21)||38.11||1:15.05||1:54.18||6:57.82||14:43.56|
|Junior Men (<19)||38.79||1:16.38||1:56.20||4:07.60||7:05.08|
|Junior Men (first year)||39.47||1:17.71||1:58.22||4:11.87||7:12.35|
|Women (Oval Entry)||45.14||1:29.93||2:17.50||4:49.34|
|Men (Oval Entry)||41.18||1:21.03||2:03.27||4:22.54||7:30.52|
Athletes must be 16 years or older (as of June 30th) in order to enter the Oval Program.
To train as part of the Oval Program athletes must pay a $3,500 annual fee.