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About the Utah Olympic Oval
Built in 2001 just in time for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Utah Olympic Oval is located in the community of Kearns, just 16 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. The five-acre venue houses Utah’s only 400-meter speed skating oval and two international-sized ice sheets as well as a state-of-the-art four-lane 442-meter running track. Today, Utah Olympic Oval is a dynamic multi-use facility focused on developing and growing participation in ice sports in the state of Utah.
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I’m a big fan of this place. Skating never feels boring because it’s a huge place and might take a while before you finish a round! The facility is clean and bright, plenty of parking spots. You can sometimes see icehockey players having their games or speed skating class going on – kinda awesome how they move. Also, their open hour for public skating is so generous (more than half a day) so you are more flexible on how you plan your visit.
One thing that you should notice is that they have events pretty often, so please check their schedule before making any plans.
I went here with my husband and six year old sun to ice skate with a church group. It wasn’t expensive to rent a pair of skates and go out on the ice for as long as we wanted. There were a lot of people there but the oval is so large that it wasn’t like a crowded mess of people or anything. They had a snack bar with over priced food and drinks if you get hungry. What I appreciated was the scooter/walker thing they have for young children to use that can’t skate yet. My son used one for most of our time there until he felt confident enough to try skating without it. We all had a great time and will be back!
This place is great. I speed skate there every day and
The facility is great. It is a better temperature than most ice rinks so you don’t get cold when you are in it. The ice is incredible. There is a running track around the rink and people are always running on it.
I like my ice rink like I like my men – ceap and fun. 😉 This gigantic fun-zone is…well….fun! Public ice skating is always a blast, and I see the Utah Flying Trapeze group going at it every time I’m there. They have a running track that goes along the perimeter of the ice rink, and they have interior rinks INSIDE the giant oval rink for hockey games. Also…they have a friggen’ pole vault area. I feel like an Olympic athlete every time I come here!