Exhibitions - Events - Collections - Gift Shop - Links - All About The Nickle - Education


The Olympic Oval

 


Bob Boyce
Spire, 1987
Steel

Located at The Olympic Oval, main entrance.

This sculpture was the winner of a competition to provide a focal point for the entrance to the Olympic Speed Skating Oval (constructed for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games). The structure is 19.88 metres in height. The original proposal and drawings for the sculpture are housed at The Nickle Arts Museum.

Germain Bergeron
La Patineur de Vitess 84, 1987
Steel

Located at The Olympic Oval, South entrance.

John Weaver
The Speed Skater, 1984
Bronze

Located at The Olympic Oval, lobby.
Part of the series Spirit of the Winter Olympics. Several other works by this artist are housed in the permanent collection at The Nickle Arts Museum.

Robert Tait McKenzie
Brothers of the Wind, 1925
Bronze

Located at The Olympic Oval, stairwell
Originally created for The Philadelphia Skating Club

Robert Tait McKenzie
The Athlete, 1903
Bronze

Located at The Olympic Oval, lobby
Created for the Society of Directors of Physical Education in Colleges.

The work of Dr. Robert Tait McKenzie stands as a hallmark in the depiction of the athletic form. Graduating as a medical doctor in 1892, McKenzie is also considered the father of modern sports medicine.

A catalogue of works by Mckenzie is available in The Nickle Arts Museum gift shop.

Brian Baxter
Pagoglyphs (Marks on Ice), 1987
Leaded Art Glass

Located at The Olympic Oval, North and South windows

Barbara Astman
Heroic Entrance, 1987
Marmoleum Tiles

Two other works by this artist are housed in the permanent collection at The Nickle Arts Museum.