Montréal welcomes these major sports events in 2020

published on January 9, 2020
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Any visitor to Montréal will notice immediately just how important sports are to the city and those who call it home. Montréalers keep active 12 months a year, from biking and urban sports all spring and summer long to snowshoeing, neighbourhood hockey leagues and sledding down Mount Royal in the winter months. Our love of sport has been noticed by no less than the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA), who once again named Montréal the Top Sports City for 2019, and 2020 is sure to be another champion year. Here’s a look at a few of the major sporting events coming to Montréal in 2020 – and we can’t wait.

Sabre Grand Prix

A major step in qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the International Fencing Federation brings its Sabre Grand Prix to Montréal’s IGA Stadium for the first time in the history of Canadian fencing. En garde!

Dates: January 10 to 12, 2020
Location: IGA Stadium

ISU Four Continents Championships

Bringing together the top short track speed skating competitors from America, Asia and Oceania, the ISU Four Continents Championships promises skating so fast the ice might melt.

Dates: January 10 to 12, 2020
Location: Aréna Maurice-Richard

IBSA Judo Pan-American Championships

Talk about a double-header! Combining for the first time the Pan-American Championships with the National Elite Championships for visually-impaired competitors, the Pierre-Charbonneau Centre will be the place to be for judo fans.

Dates: January 11 to 12, 2020
Location: Pierre-Charbonneau Centre

2020 FINA Diving World Series

Hosted in the same pool as the legendary 1976 Olympics, the 2020 FINA Diving World Series brings eight Olympic events to the diving board, including the crowd favourite synchronized diving categories.

Dates: February 28 to March 1, 2020
Location: Oympic Park Sports Centre

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020

One of the most exciting sporting events of the year (known simply as “Worlds” to figure skating fans), the ISU World Figure Skating Championships will thrill fans inside of a packed Bell Centre for a week’s worth of top-notch competition. Montréal previously hosted the Worlds in 1932 – 88 years later we’re beyond hyped to welcome them back.

Dates: March 16 to 22, 2020
Location: Bell Centre

2020 Senior Pan American Judo Championship

Having already hosted both the Grand Prix and Canada Cup, Montréal’s Pierre-Charbonneau Centre welcomes 200 of the top Judo competitors from over 20 countries for the Senior Pan American Judo Championship in April 2020.

Dates: April 16 to 19, 2020
Location: Pierre-Charbonneau Centre

Grand Prix F1

Got the need for speed? The best Formula 1 drivers on the planet meet in Montréal to race along the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Parc Jean-Drapeau at speeds of over 300 km/h. But more than just a race, the Grand Prix F1 brings the city streets alive with activities and sights aplenty for all ages.

Dates: June 12 to 14, 2020
Location: Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Canadian Track and Field Championships

Part of the selection trials for the IAAF World Championships and the World Para Athletics Championships – not to mention the Olympics and Paralympics – the Canadian Track and Field Championships promise the fastest sights on two feet this summer.

Dates: June 25 to 28, 2020
Location: Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard

2020 NHL Draft

Expect nothing less than excitement at a fever pitch at the Bell Centre as the best young hockey players in the world assemble for a once in a lifetime experience: the 2020 NHL Draft hosted by the Montréal Canadiens hockey club.

Dates: June 26 and 27, 2020
Location: Bell Centre

ITU World Triathlon Series

An ITU World Triathon Series event presented by Triathlon International de Montréal, this fifth edition takes place at the heart of Montréal’s historic district and features elite competitors racing at the Olympic level. (Non-competitors who also want to run the course are welcome the evening before!)

Dates: June 27 and 28, 2020
Location: Jacques-Cartier Pier

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank

Since 1881, one of the longest running events in tennis, the Rogers Cup is a leading big-ticket competition in international tennis and classified as a WTA Premier 5 tournament and US Open Series tournament.

Dates: August 7 to 16, 2020
Location: IGA Stadium

Psicobloc Open Series

Dangling high over open waters, Psicobloc competitors literally hang by their fingertips on a difficult overhang course. Entrants from around the world show off their agility, speed and endurance without ropes, equipment or a safety net leaving spectators on the edge of their seats.

Dates: August 2020
Location: Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex

2020 FIBA 3X3 World Tour

The world’s top 3X3 basketball players will go head-to-head vying for first place in one of the hottest new sports from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Whoosh – nothing but net!

Dates: September 4 to 7, 2020
Location: TBC

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal

Some of the world’s top cyclists climb the summits of Mount Royal for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, part of the UCI World Tour. Think of it as our Tour de France – and get ready to cheer for the peloton.

Dates: September 13, 2020
Location: Parc du Mont-Royal

Oasis Rock ‘n’ Roll Montréal

Coursing through the streets of Montréal, the Oasis Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon brings the added bonus of rocking live bands distributed throughout the course. Combined with the vistas and viewpoints of Montréal, there’s no other marathon quite like it.

Dates: September 19 and 20, 2020
Location: Route TBC

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