International competitions coming to Canada this winter
We are on the cusp of the winter competition season, and Canadian fans will once again get to see their favourite athletes in action on home soil.
Here is the list of World Cup and World Championships competitions to be held in Canada during the 2016-17 season.
Skate Canada International | Mississauga, Ontario
October 28-30, 2016
The Grand Prix of Figure Skating series will conduct its second of six stops in the Toronto area in late October. World champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford as well as 2010 Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will join three-time world champion Patrick Chan in Mississauga to compete with the world’s elite. For details on the competition or to attend, click here.
ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating | Calgary, Alberta
November 4-6, 2016
Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais, Samuel Girard and the rest of the Canadian short track team will have the home-ice advantage for their first World Cup of the season. The world’s best will be in action in Calgary for the first of six stops on the World Cup circuit. For details on the competition or to attend, click here.
FIS Ski World Cup | Lake Louise, Alberta
November 23-December 4, 2016
The fastest racers in the world will kick-off the season in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the Lake Louise FIS World Cup in Banff National Park. This is the only World Cup stop outside of Europe this season. For details on the competition or to attend, click here.
IBSF World Cup Bobsleigh & Skeleton | Whistler, British Columbia
November 28-December 3, 2016
Catch one of the fastest sports on ice! Double Olympic gold medalist bobsledder Kaillie Humphries will hit the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games track on the first stop of the IBSF World Cup circuit. Competitions will alternate with the Skeleton World Cup. For details on the competition or to attend, click here.
Viessmann Luge World Cup | Whistler, British Columbia
December 9-10, 2016
The world’s best lugers will descend upon the Whistler track at the third World Cup stop of the season. The Canadian team, bronze medallists of the team relay at the 2016 FIL World Luge Championships, will be on hand. For details on the competition or to attend, click here.
IIHF World Junior Championship | Montréal, Québec & Toronto, Ontario
December 26, 2016-January 5, 2017
As is tradition, the top hockey players under 20 will help welcome you into the holiday season at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. This year, the ten nations will compete in Canada with the finals played in Montreal. For details on the competition or to attend, click here.
FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup | Val St Côme, Québec
January 21, 2017
Chloe, Justine, and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe will attempt to repeat their podium sweep at the World Cup in Val St. Come for a second consecutive year. Mikael Kingsbury and Philippe Marquis will also be in action in front of the home crowd during the third World Cup of the season. Details of the competition will be announced soon.
Snowboard Jamboree | Québec City, Québec
February 9-12, 2017
Extreme sports enthusiasts are in luck; in February they can catch Snowboard Jamboree which will also host World Cup events in Big Air and Slopestyle. Defending Champion of Big Air, Max Parrot is likely to offer a breathtaking performance. For details on the competition or to attend, click here.
ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championship | Calgary, Alberta
February 25-26, 2017
The leading long track speed skaters will head to Calgary for one of three World Championships of the season. During the sprint World Championships, each participant must take part in the 500m and 1000m events. The time on these distances are then translated using the samalog system to calculate points and rank the participants. The competitor with the highest number of points will be crowned the champion. For details on the competition or to attend, click here.
FIS Ski Cross World Cup | Blue Mountain, Ontario
March 3-4, 2017
This Ski Cross World Cup event will return to Blue Mountain Ski Center in March 2017. It will be the last World Cup stop of the season, which means the prestigious Crystal Globes will be awarded to the skiers who have accumulated the most points to finish atop the men’s and women’s rankings. Details of the competition will be posted soon on the ski center website.
World Men’s Curling Championship | Edmonton, Alberta
April 1-9, 2017
Canada’s curling masters will have the chance to defend their championship title at home when Edmonton, Alberta hosts the World Men’s Curling Championships. Team Kevin Koe will feed off the home crowd energy to try to win a second consecutive title. For details on the competition or to attend, click here.