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Skating Oval


The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval is managed by the Gordie Howe Sports Complex on behalf of the City of Saskatoon. The Oval offers an exciting change of pace and scenery for skating enthusiasts. There are multiple lanes available for different speeds and plenty of room for every level of skater (and speed skates are not required to participate). A new warm-up and washroom facility is under construction and in the meantime, temporary shacks are available for skaters to change their skates. 

Facility Features

• 400 metre skating oval
• Seating for 1,850, expands to 3,500 with temporary seating
• Available for long track use
• Free public skating

Public Skating Hours

Public skating is FREE at the Oval.

Day Hours*
(Dec. 15 - Mar. 1)

12:00pm - 3:30pm

4:30pm - 8:00pm

Fri Closed to Public
Sat-Sun 10:15am - 6:00pm

*weather and ice conditions permitting

Private Rentals

Gordie Howe Sports Complex manages booking arrangements for the Oval.  Members of the public can easily view available rental times and book the Oval for events online by visiting

Fun Fact!

The Oval was named after the first coach of the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club.