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.
• 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
(Open December 15 to March 1)
Public skating is FREE at the Oval.
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
|Fri||Closed to Public|
|Sat & Sun||10:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
*weather and ice conditions permitting
COVID-19 Response: Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval
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 app.bookking.ca/gordiehowesportscomplexpub.
The Oval was named after the first coach of the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club.