From the establishment of McMahon Stadium in the ’60s to the Oval in ’88, UCalgary has long been the incubator of elite sport in Calgary. Champions like Karl Tilleman, Catriona Le May Doan, Mark Tewskbury and Hayley Wickenheiser have all honed their competitive edge here.
Through the years, one city shines for having the most active citizenry in Canada. Calgary’s energy and spirit of adventure can be seen among our city’s legendary bike paths, community soccer fields and rec centres. And when UCalgary’s Olympic-calibre facilities, coaches and trainers open their doors to the public, the will to achieve rolls like a red wave across every community in the city.
Constructed in 100 days, at a cost of $1.05 million, McMahon Stadium has grown from a straight football venue into a sports and cultural hub for the city
The 1988 Winter Olympics gave Calgarians a lifetime of memories and a legacy of elite training facilities
Researcher Dr. Gerald Cole and colleagues in the Faculty of Kinesiology’s Human Performance Lab help design Beckham’s new soccer shoe
Events in time inspire us all to reach for ever more distant heights, to redefine what’s possible and to keep pushing forward.
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