Montréal is a city with a track record of hosting major sporting events. Not only have we hosted the world’s biggest sporting event (the summer Olympics), we’re also a regular host city for marathons, tennis tournaments, diving events, martial art competitions, and much more. This year promises to be another busy year for sports events in Montréal.
Here are just some of the largest events, when they’re scheduled to take place, and which Montréal venues they’ll take advantage of.
2022 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships
The world’s best short track speed skaters will converge in Montréal following the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. The event was awarded by the International Skating Union (ISU) and marks the third time that Montreal will host this event.
Dates: 8 - 10 April 2022
Venue: Maurice Richard Arena
2022 FINA Diving World Series
With Olympic-level facilities, Montréal has a long history of hosting swimming and diving events. The FINA Diving World Series is a high-profile competition which offers an annual meeting opportunity for the world's brightest diving stars.
Dates: 13 - 15 May 2022
Venue: Olympic stadium
Groupe Copley 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay
More than 2,400 athletes from all over the World are expected in Montréal for the 2022 Triathlon World Championships. This year will be historic as it will be the first time the international federation has determined a mixed relay champion team.
Dates: 24 – 26 June 2022
Venue: Old Montréal (Grand Quai du Port de Montréal)
2022 NHL Draft
The 2022 event will mark the 27th time the City of Montreal will host the NHL Draft, and the first time since 2009. NHL club executives, scouts, and coaches will be present on the NHL Draft floor while thousands of fans and hundreds of print, television and radio media are expected to attend.
Dates: 7 – 8 July 2022
Venue: Bell Centre
National Bank Open: Tennis
Montréal and Toronto share the task of hosting the best men’s and women’s players in the world, with both tournaments played at the same time, during the same week. This year, the men will be in Montréal while the women will play in Toronto.
Dates: 5 – 14 August 2022
Venue: IGA Stadium
2022 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships
Dragon Boat Canada is holding the 2022 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships in Montréal. Racing is scheduled to take place from the 18th to the 21st of August, with practice taking place on the 17th.
Dates: 18 – 21 August 2022
Venue: Parc Jean Drapeau
2022 Festival Distrix & FIBA 3X3 World Tour
3x3 Basketball (pronounced three-ex-three) is a variation of basketball played three-a-side, with one backboard and in a half-court setup. According to a study commissioned by the International Olympic Committee, 3x3 is the largest urban team sport in the world.
Dates: 2 – 4 September 2022
Venue: Quartier des spectacles (Montréal’s entertainment distric)
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