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Facility Operations Support, Olympic Oval

Job ID: 27495

Updated: November 24, 2022

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The Olympic Oval in the Faculty of Kinesiology is currently seeking a Recurring Part-time Facility Operations Support.

The Olympic Oval is the premier Winter Olympic legacy facility from the 1988 Winter Olympic Games as part of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Kinesiology. The facility provides programs and services for a number of local, national, and international stakeholders and is home to high performance athletes, world-class high performance programs, and excellent research. The Oval provides a dynamic environment for Faculty of Kinesiology programs including Dino Athletics, Active Living, and various Faculty courses and research initiatives.  The Olympic Oval brings international recognition to the University of Calgary through the hosting of major international world class events, the training of Olympic athletes, and ongoing development of high performance programs. Additionally, the Olympic Oval is recognized locally as a major part of the Calgary community providing public skating, events and bookable spaces for various public user groups and entities.

The Facility Operation Support (part time) reports to the Olympic Oval’s Maintenance Supervisor.  The work requires a high level of physical demand in maintaining the facilities.  This position requires the ability to think and react quickly in emergency situations, and at times can be a highly stressful position.  During peak competition season (October-March), volume of work increases substantially.

Primary duty is to support full time Facility Operators in the creation, maintenance, and manipulation of three ice surfaces, within the Olympic Oval. Position is responsible to assist in ensuring the facility and equipment are being maintained at a world-class level to ensure that all users are provided with a safe and high quality environment. This position is the first responder in the event of injuries to users while in the facility.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Equipment and Ice Maintenance:

  • Responsible for the safe and proper use of all equipment and tools, including, but not limited to ice resurfacers, forklifts, edgers
  • Ensures that all required safety procedures are followed when carrying out tasks.
  • Ensures that immediate supervisor is kept informed of activities and progress of work
  • Expected to be in attendance for ice making, maintenance, and ice related events throughout the season.
  • Responsible for Artificial ice plant PMs and log sheets.
  • Communicates with the Operations team and other Oval staff any requirements needing to be followed to maintain the high quality product expected


  • Pleasantly and respectfully interacts with co-workers, clients, supervisors, coaches and athletes.
  • Attends all relevant meetings as outlined by the supervisor.


  • Responsible to administer first aid as necessary and to carry out emergency procedures, according to policies set out by Risk Management, to ensure safety for all users.
  • Ensures that all duties assigned are carried out in a timely manner, according to set schedules and task timelines.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of any deficiencies, issues, changing equipment / building conditions, and other information to maintain a safe and user-friendly building.


  • Ensures regular work attendance and punctuality for start and finish of shifts.
  • Personal appearance and grooming must reflect the World Class environment of the Olympic Oval

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Minimum Grade 12 education.
  • Current certification in both First Aid and CPR and  you are qualified, comfortable and competent regarding all first aid decisions
  • Your extensive experience and knowledge within a large speed skating/arena environment ensures accurate input to your supervisor regarding changing ice and building conditions.
  • You have some experience and/or ice making and maintenance certification.
  • Must be able to perform heavy lifting, and manual labour and willing to work at extreme heights
  • A valid Alberta driver’s license is required.

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2022

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase 3.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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