Taking a Glimpse at the Athletic Side of Calgary

Posted by on Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 9:23pm.

If you love sports and athletics get to know more about Calgary's athletic venues and where they're located. Along with the many pathways and walking trails scattered throughout Calgary, there are some well-known sporting facilities where you can get your athletic fill.

Stampede Park

Not only is this park used to host the Calgary Stampede every year but it's also where you'll find the Pengrowth Saddledome where the Calgary Flames play (assuming there is no lockout of course). You'll also find the major concerts happening at this venue.

McMahon Stadium

If football is your game visit the McMahon Stadium to see the Stampeders in action. This facility is close to the University of Calgary in the northwest section of the city.

Canada Olympic Park

On the western side of Calgary you'll find the place where luge, bobsled, skeleton and ski jumping events were held during the Winter Olympics in 1988. This is a great place to visit in the winter to get your fill of luge, bobsleigh, snowboarding and skiing action. In the summer minigolf is available as well as mountain biking and riding the luge inside the ice house.

A city built around recreation

All around the city you'll find neighborhoods developed around private parks and artificial lakes. Many of these lakes provide swimming opportunities during the summer and skating in the winter. You'll also find recreational facilities available in the parks such as fishing and tennis, and residents are able to access them with a park pass. Lake Bonavista, Lake Sundance and Lake Bonaventure are just some of the communities that offer these facilities to members in the area that pay an annual fee to access them.

Calgary is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. If you're a sporting enthusiast you’ll love everything Calgary has to offer and be proud to call it your home.

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