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Welcome to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s largest city! Situated on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, the “Bridge City” (nicknamed for the eight bridges that span the river), is a four season destination. The city’s youthful vitality and cultural richness are evident in every neighbourhood, thanks in part to the University of Saskatchewan, where leading-edge technology such as the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron draws the best minds from around the world. A vibrant, sophisticated arts community is more evident than ever with the opening of the Remai Modern Art Gallery, home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Picasso linocuts in the world. Boutique shopping, challenging golf courses, and fresh local cuisine round out Saskatoon’s appeal.
World Class Facilities
Whatever the sport, Saskatoon has the facility to host! From SaskTel Centre (15,000 capacity) to Merlis Belsher Place (3,500 capacity), these facilities can host a wide range of hockey, curling, figure skating, and ringette events. Indoor events such as basketball and volleyball can make their home at the University of Saskatchewan’s Physical Activity Complex (2,500 capacity). Football and soccer are king at Griffiths Stadium (6,100 capacity) and Saskatoon Minor Football Field (5,200 capacity). Whatever your needs are, Saskatoon has the perfect fit for you.
Passion for Sports
Sports are the heart of Saskatoon, from the beloved Saskatoon Blades Western Hockey League franchise to the Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League, Saskatoon attracts hundreds of volunteers and thousands of fans to the numerous sport events hosted in the city each year. Saskatoon’s sports scene is supported by a number of competitive, world class sports venues and dedicated volunteers.
Event Hosting Resume
Saskatoon has considerable experience hosting major sport events, each proving to be incredibly successful. From the smallest hockey tournament, to the largest curling events, Saskatoon has proven to be a great sport event host city. Check out some noteworthy events that have been held in the city.
- IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship
- Tim Hortons Brier
- MasterCard Memorial Cup
- Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championship
- WBSC World Men’s Softball Championship
- FIVB World League Volleyball
- FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters Basketball
- Canada Summer Games
- Senior National Diving Championship
- Canadian Swimming Championship
- National Lacrosse League Champion’s Cup
- USports Vanier Cup
- USports University Cup Men’s Hockey Championship
Saskatoon Sports Tourism’s team is ready to help you host your next event. From the start of the bid to the end of your championship, the team is ready to help. We offer an array of services including bid assistance, hotel and venue selection, event marketing assistance, volunteer recruitment, grand writing assistance, and whatever else you may need to ensure your event is a success.