Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University
2231 Banff Trail
Calgary, AB T2M 4L2
Phone: (403) 289-1921
Fax: (403) 282-2149
McMahon Stadium is a large outdoor sports and concert venue in Calgary, with a seating capacity of 35,650. Located between the University of Calgary and the Banff Trail LRT station, it was used in the 1988 Olympics. Over the years, the stadium has played host to many concerts by notable artists like Ozzy Osbourne. Whatever the weather, the stands are packed with maniacal fans, often in varying degrees of drunkenness.
Are you into softball or baseball? One of the biggest sport in the world, baseball, has one of the biggest clubs in Canada in Calgary known as the Foothills Stadium. The Foothills Stadium otherwise formerly known as the Burns Stadium is the home ground for the Calgary Vipers. To catch them in action, do call ahead.
large facility at the University of Calgary, the Murray Fraser Hall is well-equipped for student events. Tom Oliver Lecture Theater, also known as Earth Sciences 162, is a spacious lecture hall. Several university lectures, guest lectures and events are held here.
The University Theatre is specifically designed and created for drama and dance with seating for over five-hundred people. It is a facility provided by the University of Calgary. Different types of plays and various forms of dance have a platform in this theatre.
Located in the University of Calgary, the Eckhardt-Gramatte Concert Hall is a popular venue for concerts and events. With state-of-art sound and light systems, the regal ambiance adds to the whole awe-inspiring experience. The main highlights are concerts by eminent performers, orchestra singers and artistes.
Nestled within the University of Calgary, the Science Theatres is a building that dates back to 1970. This space is an important event venue and hosts lectures, seminars, workshops and similar events. Featuring 20 classrooms and two large lecture halls, it can accommodate 2202 visitors approximately. For more details, check website.
With 341 seating capacity, Orpheus Theatre (Sait) is one of the most sought after places in town. It hosts various events like plays, musical shows, and much more. Drive down with your family for a perfect day out.
The MacEwan Ballroom is a beautiful auditorium-cum-hall at the MacEwan Event & Conference Centre in the University of Calgary. A prime venue for concerts, plays, bands, lectures and more; the MacEwan Ballroom throbs with cultural activity throughout the year. Along with the MacEwan Hall, also housed in the same student center, the MacEwan Ballroom is a seat of students' events in Calgary. Call ahead for more information.
All forms of art, such as musicals, ballets, plays and concerts have been performed at the grand Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. This state of the art auditorium annually welcomes national as well as international artists and also hosts the Calgary Opera and Alberta Ballet. School graduations, community galas, trade shows and other special events are its other offerings. Check the website for more information.
Olympic Oval, one of the sites of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, continues to be a solid attraction for tourists. The massive silvery-white roof that covers this huge building on the University of Calgary campus is an engineering and architectural marvel. The facility remains the fastest speed skating track in the world, with records routinely shattered at World Cup competitions staged each year. Several national teams, including Canada's, train here, offering fans a chance to have very close brushes with the skating elite. The track is regularly open to the public for skating on regular or rental speed skates. Visit website for more details.
Serving the community would be an understated fact about the Triwood Community Centre. This organization has a host of ideas and programs that provide a safe leisure outlet for the locals as well as visiting people. This community center also has venues that it rents out for a range of occasions and events. The community hall can be rented for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, wedding receptions and other such events. The center provides catering services as well. There is also an arena in the center which is used for skating, ice skating, basketball, and other sports events. Please see the website for further information.
Housed within the famous Vocational & Rehabilitation Research Institute Leisure Center, the Vecova Recreation Centre is a popular place in the neighborhood. The place includes a well equipped gym, studio, big and a clean swimming pool. Varied family gatherings, parties, camps, lectures and classes are organized by the center. Call ahead for varying dates