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WinSport Canada Olympic Park

Calgary, Alberta View map

About

Celebrate your wedding day at the WinSport Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Along with the historic 1988 Winter Olympic Games site in the background, the venue offers remarkable cuisine and superior services, creating a special experience for your big day. In addition, executive chef Ronnie Gillman, and his culinary team present delicious cuisine, guaranteed to delight every palate. Couples can choose from a wide selection of cocktail reception items, buffet spreads, or full plated meals.

Facilities and capacity

WinSport features the newest wedding venue in the Markin MacPhail Centre on the second floor of the building. The elevated floor to ceiling windows surrounding the space offer stunning views of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, the iconic ski jump towers, and lavish greenery. The different event spaces include:

  • Meeting Room: Guests can have views of the International Ice Arena from the spacious 4,760-square-foot Meeting Room. It has the capacity for 500 guests for a reception. For intimate gatherings, it can be divided into smaller rooms.
  • International Ice Arena: Host your grand reception in the beautiful International Ice Arena. Featuring floor deck laid over the ice, staging, and decor, it is perfect for your special day. The 20,000-square-foot arena can accommodate up to 1,200 guests with stadium seating for 3,000 guests.
  • Molson Canadian Hockey Hall: Located on the second floor, Molson Canadian Hockey Hall is ideal for receptions with up to 125 guests. Guests can mingle and relax on the balcony and have drinks in the pub.
  • Canada鈥檚 Sports Hall of Fame: Experience the nation's inspiring sports history in this state-of-art facility. It includes the 40,000-square-foott Grand Hall, which can host a reception of 225 guests. The entire event space has the capacity for 350 guests. It also features more spaces, such as the Changing Gallery, the Boardroom, the Riddell Family Theatre, and the Pepsi Caf茅.
  • Additional areas include the Multipurpose Room, with capacity for 800 guests, the Eighty-eight Lounge for intimate parties, and the Festival Tent for larger events. Couples can also host their ceremony in an outdoor ceremony space.

Services offered

The on-site wedding coordinator will assist couples in booking and planning the entire event. The coordinator will also recommend preferred partners for floral, decor, DJ services, and more. To ensure a flawless and perfect event, the staff will help couples on the day of your wedding. The wedding services include the following:

  • Setup/takedown of the room
  • Tables and chairs
  • All glassware, flatware and plate ware
  • Standard white or black table linen
  • Choice of standard centerpiece
  • Complimentary parking for guests

Location

Less than 20 minutes from the downtown core, WinSport Canada Olympic Park is just off the TransCanada Highway (16th Avenue SW) at the Bowfort Road intersection. It is half an hour from Calgary International Airport.

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall, historic, museum

Style

City, modern

Event Services

Cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$995

Plated Service (per head)

$47

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4 primary venues

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Dance floor
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$52

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$18

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$10

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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    Katie M. Married on 31/12/2018
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    So-So Set-up

    We booked in with Winsport in August - was working with one lady when one day to the next she was no longer working with our wedding. There was no fore warning and no pass on to the next coordinator - despite her still being employed at Winsport. We had to start our planning all over. We were never offered a tasting for the menu, even though we requested. The food was an hour and a half late - but sooo good! They were flexible with changing our menu options and gave us freedom to change the ballroom however we liked. But, there was never any clear direction on when we could be there to set-up. They charged an 18% auto-gratuity - when we didn't eat out main course till 9pm - it would've been nice to meet the Service manager ahead of time, as she was the one who did all the set-up and coordinating on the day-of.
    But! like I said - the food was sooo good! And they were very flexible, allowing us to make our dream reception come true despite the hiccups
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    Jaymee F. Married on 30/06/2018
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    Food was Amazing.. Staff was less to be desired

    Food was amazing- Hands down the best ive ever had. Bar Staff was rude, had issues with them right from the start. The two bartenders would rather chat then do their job. We had So many complaints from our guests about the bar/ waitstaff. We specialty ordered in a type of booze and they ordered the wrong stuff after double checking.
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    Mike Married on 20/02/2016
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    Ceremony - Winsport
    Reception - Canada Sports Hall of Fame

    Everything went great. Food was great and prices were fair considering the cost increase for 2016. Chef Liana was awesome! Only concern of ours was the beverage pricing and counting because of open bar. Other than that, great venue for 200 people where you can have a ceremony immediately followed by a reception in the same place with no wasted time between!
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    Sarah Y. Married on 06/08/2016
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    We had a large wedding of approx 270 guests and WinSport was the perfect venue for it.
    Kari Youmans is the venue coordinator, and she is absolutely great to work with. She is very prompt, gets back to you within hours, and is on the ball. We were also impressed because there was a large fundraising event on the same day of our wedding and she was there since 4:30 am, yet was still extremely alert, available and attentive. She took charge of the consultation piece (layout of the tables, buffet, etc.) and made our wedding day perfect. The rest of the staff were very professional (and lots of fun!), including bartenders and kitchen staff.
    The food is also excellent. We ordered appetizers, dinner, and late night snacks - all of our guests were very impressed with the food and we got lots of great compliments on the quality of the dinner service.

    They're very accommodating to your schedule and they do what they can to give you the most time to prepare in their venue. Thanks WinSport, and Kari.
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    Cheryl S. Married on 11/10/2014
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    Win sport far and beyond exceed our expectations with the venue and the food! All our guests were extremely impressed with it all. We couldn't have asked for anything more and everyone we dealt with was more than helpful and extremely friendly. Recommend Win sport for anyone who is having a function
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    S D'mello Married on 20/09/2014
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    We hosted our wedding reception at WinSport in September 2014. The accessible location and the newly built hall had already won our hearts. Our contact at WinSport was Tara. She promptly replied to all of our questions, went out of her way by meeting with us during the weekends and was a sweetheart overall to communicate with. Tara arranged for us to meet with the onsite chefs and taste the various main courses WinSport catered. We were torn by the yummy options. Finally, we made the decision and our guests were blown away by the dinner. Not only was the food impeccable but Winsport's staff was helpful during our reception as well. We hosted a buffet style dinner along with mid-night snacks. We have no complaints with our experience. In fact if we could do it all over again, we would.
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    Nicole M. Married on 21/09/2013
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    Winsport provided THE best service and venue for our wedding day. Our reception was held in the new Markin MacPhail Centre, and the entire team at Winsport (especially Jodie, our coordinator) made the experience exceptional. From beginning to end, they helped ensure every detail was in place and helped find solutions for all of our ideas - big and small! From popcorn machines to fireworks, Winsport helped us coordinate the perfect evening. Check out the venue and meet the team - you won't be disappointed!
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    Katherine C. Married on 30/10/2010
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    The venue was great, we had stunning pictures for both the ceremony and the reception.

    I did experience a little bit of anxiety coming down to the wire because there was a lack of adequate communication. There were a few times when I needed questions answered and I had to ask more than a couple of times before there was a reply.

    There was also a lot of turnover with staff, and therefore we dealt with quite a few people. Which can be a big source of anxiety and frustration, as we needed to explain ourselves and our needs a number of times for the same event...
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    I will be using the win sport for my wedding and what I love most about this venue is the openness. The big windows, lots of natural light, and plenty of things for the guests to do while we go take pictures. I am very excited!
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    Was a great venue for our large wedding! It was hard to find a place that would hold a large amount of ppl. Kari was excellent to work with - super easygoing and sweet!

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