Calgary to host four elite sport competitions in February

Calgary National Bank Challenger
Calgary National Bank Challenger
Speed and synchronized skating championships, freestyle ski and snowboard world cups and the Calgary National Bank Challenger all set to take place in Calgary from Feb. 7 – March 1

Calgary to host four elite sport competitions in February

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Calgary to host four elite sport competitions in February

Speed and synchronized skating championships, freestyle ski and snowboard world cups and the Calgary National Bank Challenger all set to take place in Calgary from Feb. 7 – March 1

Feb. 4, 2020 – This month, Calgary is gearing up to host a series of high-performance sporting events that highlight top local, national and international athletes. From competitions on the rinks and slopes at WinSport to the world’s fastest ice at the Olympic Oval and the courts at the OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre, February is a great month for fans of all ages to enjoy a wide-range of sporting events.

“With four elite sporting events being hosted across multiple venues in our city this month, there’s no shortage of opportunities for Calgarians to get out to watch top-performing athletes compete live,” said Jeff Daniels, Executive Director of Sport, Culture and Major Events, Tourism Calgary. “Tourism Calgary is proud to support these noteworthy competitions and to showcase our city’s hosting abilities to event organizers, athletes and fans from around the globe.”

Calgary is a city with hosting in its DNA, and throughout the next month, it will serve as the ultimate host city for the following events:

  • ISU Long Track Speed Skating World Cup: Hosted at the Olympic Oval from Feb. 7 - 8, the fastest speed skaters in the world will compete for the 500, 1000, 1500, 3000 and 5000 metre titles. General admission day passes are $15 for adults and $5 for juniors.
  • FIS Freestyle and Snowboard World Cups: Part of Snow Rodeo hosted at WinSport from Feb. 12 – 16, this FREE event features the world’s best ski and snowboard athletes who will compete in slopestyle and halfpipe events.
  • Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships: Hosted at WinSport from Feb. 21 – 23, 60 teams will compete for the chance to represent Canada at the 2020 ISU World Skating Championships. General admission day passes are $32.30 for adults and $26.25 for children.
  • Calgary National Bank Challenger: Hosted at the OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre from Feb. 24 – March 1, top tennis players including Vasek Pospisil will come to Calgary to compete in the largest indoor professional tennis tournament in Canada. Tickets start as low as $20 per day.

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About Tourism Calgary

Tourism Calgary is the official destination marketing, sales and development organization for Calgary's tourism industry. For more than 50 years, the organization’s primary purpose has been to promote Calgary and area as the destination of choice. With a vision of making Calgary the ultimate host city, Tourism Calgary markets the city locally, nationally and internationally and advocates for its ongoing development as a destination. The organization hosts and attracts visitors, events, meetings and conventions and activates the city by fostering the growth of shareable, memorable experiences. Calgary’s tourism industry contributes more than $2 billion in visitor spending by nearly 8 million visitors annually.

For more information about Tourism Calgary, please visit www.visitcalgary.com.

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