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Father David Bauer Olympic Arena

The Father David Bauer Olympic Arena is an ice hockey arena in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It seats about 1,750 for hockey with a standing room capacity of over 2,000. It is named after Father David Bauer, a Hockey Hall of Famer and hockey pioneer.

Canada's defunct national touring team, the brainchild of Bauer, also staged tryouts there.

The arena uses the 200 ft by 100 ft (or Olympic) sized ice surface. A second arena, the Norma Bush Arena is attached to the facility, and has a 185 ft by 85 ft artificial ice surface.

The arena is the home of the Calgary Royals of the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Calgary Dinos men's university hockey team. It is also the home of Hockey Canada, the AAA Midget Flames and is often used as the training facility for the Canadian Olympic and junior national teams.

FDB also hosts games for the annual Mac's AAA midget hockey tournament.

The arena was used for a few ice hockey games at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

The arena is located in the same complex as McMahon Stadium and Foothills Stadium, adjacent to the University of Calgary.