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WinSport Facts and Figures
About WinSport

WinSport is a not-for-profit community-based organization that owns and operates Canada Olympic Park. Our vision is to be a world-leading centre for athletic development.

We inspire human potential through the spirit of sport by introducing people to winter and mountain sports, helping them develop their skills and thereby igniting a passion for sport and lifelong learning.

WinSport does not receive any direct government funding for our operations and we support our purpose by building on the legacy of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games and by delivering exceptional value and experiences to our guests.

WinSport Key Points

  • 171 of Canada’s 225-member Olympic team, have trained or competed at WinSport facilities at Canada Olympic Park or Canmore.
  • 23 of Canada’s 29 medals in Pyeongchang were won by athletes that have trained or competed at WinSport facilities at Canada Olympic Park or Canmore. These events include bobsleigh, curling, moguls, ski cross, halfpipe skiing speed skating, short track speed skating, slopestyle, women’s hockey and figure skating.
  • Since 1988, more than 100 Canadian Olympic medallists have trained or competed at WinSport facilities or the Olympic Oval
  • 44 of Canada’s 55-member Paralympic team, have trained or competed at WinSport facilities at Canada Olympic Park or Canmore.
  • On average, 1.2 million people visit WinSport annually to learn sport and to participate in recreation on our campus.
  • Our endowment fund has resulted in an investment of approximately $235 million into the community.
  • During our last fiscal year 27,627 school children came to WinSport to participate in sports.
  • Last summer, 5,814 children attended our camps
  • 28,518 people of all ages to learned to ski or snowboard last winter.
  • WinSport contributes $7.5 million to high performance sport through investment and support to most of Canada’s winter national and provincial sports organizations
  • A recent economic impact study indicates that WinSport Canada Olympic Park contributes $120 million to the Calgary economy every year and provides the equivalent of 1,200 full time jobs.
  • Approximately 180 students are enrolled at the WinSport-based National Sport School
  • Approximately 600 athletes are supported by WinSport through the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
  • WinSport hires more than 1,000 seasonal staff each year
  • WinSport has a data base of more than 500 active volunteers – a direct correlation to the volunteer spirit of the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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I came to Calgary because of the facilities and the resources at our disposal here. All of that is in place because of the ’88 Olympics. It has been turned into the one the best, if not the best, training facilities in the world for winter sport. ”

- Justin Kripps

Gold medallist in two-man bobsleigh, 2018 Winter Olympics, March 2018

“We are lucky in Canada to have this (facility). People in Calgary are pretty lucky. I wish we had one in Montreal, too.”

- Mikael Kingsbury

Two-time World Champion, Olympic silver medallist, freestyle moguls, January 2015

“ Having this kind of world-class facility in Canada is such a significant asset to Canadian halfpipe skiing and snowboarding, not only in regards to high-performance programs, but in sport development areas as well.”

- Trennon Paynter

Canadian national halfpipe coach, January 2015

“We’re so fortunate to have (WinSport) for the development of athletes but it’s also a place to have a social connection where you can train and make friends at the same time.”

- Rosalind Groenwoud

Two-time X-Games gold medallist, 2014 Olympian, halfpipe skiing, February 2017