Father David Bauer Olympic Arena: 1988 Winter Olympics Hockey/Figure Skating Venue - Calgary, Alberta
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N 51° 04.430 W 114° 07.590
11U E 701294 N 5661963
Quick Description: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena hosted figure skating and ice hockey events during Calgary's 1988 Winter Olympiad.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 3/4/2019 10:04:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM105X6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
With a seating capacity of less than 2,000, this was the smallest of the three arenas that hosted figure skating and ice hockey events.

I can't find a schedule that lays out which arenas hosted which hockey games, but I would presume that games that featured the lower ranking teams would have been here - perhaps Austria versus West Germany and Poland versus France.

The Figure Skating Men's and Women's Compulsories were held at the venue. Calgary was the last Olympics to hold this discipline as compulsory figures have not been a part of all international and most national competitions since 1990. It was the part of the competition where skaters had to follow circular patterns on the ice. Until 1947, for approximately the first fifty years of the existence of figure skating as a sport, compulsory figures made up 60% of the total score at most competitions around the world. This aspect steadily declined in importance until they were discontinued.
Olympic Games: Calgary Winter 1988

Sport held at venue: Skating (Winter)- Figure skating

Sport held at venue No 2: Ice Hockey (Winter)

Start and/or Finish: Not Aplicable

Web Address with Additional Details: [Web Link]

Reference Supporting Olympic Use: Website

Current Use: Ice Skating Arena

Olympic Games No 2: Not listed

Olympic Games No 3: Not listed

Additional sport(s) held at venue: Not listed

Details of Reference Supporting Olympic Use: Not listed

Parking Area: Not Listed

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