Free Fall Bungee Jump - Canada Olympic Park - Calgary, AB
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N 51° 04.892 W 114° 12.777
11U E 695207 N 5662587
Quick Description: Built to host events of the 1988 Winter Olympics, Canada Olympic Park remains in use as a recreational and training facility.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/10/2018 3:09:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMYYCP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GSVNoFixedAbode
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Long Description:
Still with a range of both winter and summer activities, Canada Olympic Park is now operated by Winsport, which owns and operates Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, the Bill Warren Training Centre at the Canmore Nordic Centre in Canmore Alberta, and the Beckie Scott High Performance Training Centre on Haig Glacier Alberta.

Formerly known as the Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA), WinSport was founded in 1956 to bid on behalf of Calgary to host an Olympic Winter Games. CODA successfully won the bid from the International Olympic Committee on Sept. 30, 1981, for Calgary to become the host city for the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1988.

Following the Olympics in 1988 and benefitting from endowment funds left for the Games’ legacy, CODA has evolved into a new vision with the transition to WinSport. Through WinSport, the legacy of the 1988 Games is being maintained through allowing people of all ages to discover, develop and excel at sport.
From Winsport

Essentially all of the original facilities from the '88 Olympics remain, now bolstered by the addition of still more recreational facilities and summer activities, making it a year round facility. Scare yourself witless with a ride down the bobsleigh, piloted by a professional driver, for just $74.99 per person. ZIP down North America’s Fastest Zipline. Take the Leap off the 8 storey Free Fall bungee tower. Putt like a Pro on the Mini Golf Course. Ride up the Scenic Chairlift and take in the stunning view of both the city skyline to the east and the Rocky Mountains to the west. Go Mountain Biking on miles of trails. Ride the Skyline Luge, a summertime luge track built for the amateur, even for kids, to sail down the hill. OR, if you just miss winter, go skating at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport.

In the winter, ski and snowboard, skate, slide down the hill in the tube park, play hockey or shinny.

One of the most exciting adventures in the park is the Free Fall Bungee Jump, sure to get the adrenaline flowing in all but the most jaded of adrenaline junkies. For $25 one gets two jumps, as well as training and instruction on how NOT to make a greasy spot on the ground. The bungee jump is relatively new, one of the additions made to attract even more recreation and adventure seekers to the park. See a video of the jump HERE.

Free Fall – Take the Leap

Experience our latest adrenaline-filled adventure – Free Fall! We’ll take you up to our new eight-storey platform where we’ll fit you in a bungee-type harness. Jump off the platform and you’ll feel the sensation that's the closest thing you can get to skydiving as you free fall eight metres before coming to a slow descent to the ground.
Individual: 1 Jump - $24.99/person, 2 Jumps - $34.99/person
Group (12+): 1 Jump - $22.49/person, 2 Jumps - $31.49/person

How To Book
Visit Guest Services in the Frank King Day Lodge to purchase your ticket (walk up tickets only). Free Fall operation is subject to weather and availability. Call Guest Services at 403-247-5452 (ext.4) for up-to-date information before your visit.
From Winsport


Photo goes Here

Historic or Commercial: Commercial

Jump Structure: Fixed Platform

Location:
Winsport Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB
T3B 5R5


Height of Jump: 25.00

Website: [Web Link]

Date First Jumped: Not listed

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