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“Lovely wading pool”
Review of Olympic Plaza

Olympic Plaza
Reviewed 8 August 2014

My kids just loved wading around and messing with the fountain parts. A lovely escape from the city heat. I just sat in the sunshine and people watched. It was peaceful and pleasant. Very nice right in the centre of a big city.

1  Thank Heather O
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

It's a little oasis in the city. It's located just off Stephens Ave. When we stumbled upon it there was an outdoor concert going on. It was Calgary Youth Theater they were singing and dancing. There was kids paddling in the fountain which I've read is an ice skating ring in the winter. Lovely place to just sit and take it all in. The sun was shining, the young people were entertaining it was a great afternoon.

Thank divaniamh
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Visited this twice once in the evening and once in the daytime. really nice tasteful plaza, which has fountain water features weather permitting.

its great to view all the plaques with the Olympic winners from eras gone by

get the free train here alighting at City hall

move to the other end and find an odd set of theatrical statues outside teatro

Thank M M
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Neat place to visit. Went last month and the plaza was filled with people ice skating (free of charge). Then I went again last week, but the ice had all melted. Have to wait till summer when they turn it into a wadding pool for kids to play (also free of charge)

Tip #1: late night is not very safe, as many homeless people visit the plaza.

Tip #2: come visit during the week of the Calgary Stampede (www.cs.calgarystampede.com) and they serve free pancake breakfast every morning at the Olympic Plaza plus noon time entertainment, all free!

2  Thank Alvin C
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Olympic Plaza, centrally located downtown, near the Performing Centre, is a gathering place where free special events often take place. During the summer and fall you will find festivals, buskers and people just enjoying sitting on the steps eating lunch. Often times there is some sort singing and dancing going on and during the winter the plaza is turned into a skating rink. Calgarians often gather for here for New Years Eve festivities.

Thank wlmcdonald
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