Upcoming Winter Sports Event in Vancouver – Preview

note to self: consider tickets some of these events – same athletes as Olympics without the crazy price and hype etc. Via Vancouver2010.com mailing list.

Hockey Canada Cup – Sledge Hockey is coming to UBC Thunderbird Arena from February 24 to March 1. It’s a fast-paced, physical game that will impress every hockey fan. Cheer on reigning champions Team Canada as they host the world’s top sledge hockey teams — Germany, Japan and the USA for the first-ever Hockey Canada Cup.

For further information and to purchase tickets to see the best sledge hockey players in the world, please visit hockeycanada.ca/hccup

Other upcoming sporting events include:

FIL Luge World Cup
February 16–21, 2009
The Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler
www.whistlerluge.com

WCF World Wheelchair Curling Championship
February 21–28, 2009
Vancouver Paralympic Centre, Vancouver
www.wwhcc2009.com

IPC Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon World Cup Final
March 4–7, 2009
Whistler Olympic Park, Whistler
www.ipcnordic-vancouver.com

World Junior Curling Championships
March 5–15, 2009
Vancouver Olympic Centre, Vancouver
www.wjcc2009.com

IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals
March 9–14, 2009
Whistler Creekside, Whistler
www.ipcalpinefinals2009.com

IBU Biathlon World Cup
March 11–15, 2009
Whistler Olympic Park
www.biathlon-vancouver.com

ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships
March 12–15, 2009
Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond
www.speedskatingrichmond2009.com

Hockey Canada Cup – Women’s Hockey
August 31–September 6, 2009
UBC Thunderbird Arena and Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
www.hockeycanada.ca