COP was developed as the premiere site of the XV Olympic Winter Games. It is one of the most succesful Olympic sites ever in that it is still being used as a multi-purpose competition, training and recreation area. COP was designed for year round use by both athletes and the public.
The Park is the home base to the second largest ski school in Canada, featuring lessons and programs for all ages and skill levels. The fun doesn't stop there, COP is one of the few facilities where the public can experience the thrill of bobsleigh, skeleton and luge, not to mention ski jumping.
During the summer months, Canada Olympic Park becomes a mountain bike park with 25 kilometres of single and open-track trails, obstacle courses and trials. Other activities include slo-pitch, beach volleyball and children's sport adventure camps.
Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum
This museum is devoted to the Olympic Games in Canada and is the largest of its kind in North America. Two floors of exhibits include information and items of interest focused on Canada's participation in Olympic Winter Games beginning in 1924 and continuing to present day.
Ski Jump Complex:
The ski jump complex is made up of the K18, K38, K63, K89 and K114 metre ski jump towers. Ski jumping is available year round on most towers due to the use of plastics on the runways.
Located at the top of the hill, this was the original starting area for the natural luge track. Today it is a facility catering to weddings, conferences, banquets and Sunday brunch.
Calgary Gymnastics Centre:
This is a 28,000 square foot facility originally costing $1.8 million to construct. The centre serves as a high-performance training resource for both winter and summer athletes. Included are five pits for trampoline training.
Bob Niven Training Centre:
This is a on-site short-term residence and training facility for both athletes and coaches.
The Ice House was added in February 2001 and is a indoor push-start training centre. It is the only fully-enclosed refrigerated building in the world devoted to bobsleigh, luge and skeleton.
Frank King Olympic Visitors Centre:
Formerly called the Daylodge this is the main building for visitors, information, cafeteria's etc.
Before the Olympics, the park was known as Paskapoo. The area is historically significant and environmentally sensitive. For further information on Paskapoo see www.paskapoo.com
Canada Olympic Park is a world class athletic facility and tourist destination, for more information see www.canadaolympicpark.ca