A Run Through Some of Edmonton’s Top Sporting Events of 2022

If there’s something we love almost as much as festivals here in Edmonton, it’s sports. Every year, our city is host to numerous sporting events that attract athletes, fans, and visitors from around the world. From extreme sports to summertime hockey, gymnastics to track and field, we see a bit of everything for the casual fan to the most die-hard enthusiast. And 2022 was a year like no other, hosting several exciting and high-profile events that showcased the incredible skills and athleticism of some of the world’s best athletes.
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The Style Experience/FIS Snowboarding Big Air World Cup

The Style Experience was an unforgettable event that took place in Edmonton last December. Hosted at the Commonwealth Stadium – Canada’s largest outdoor stadium – it was the first stop on the 2022/2023 Shred the North Series of major events run by Canada Snowboard. The event featured two nights of live music, extreme sports, and action sport demos, creating a fun-filled atmosphere for all attendees. 

The Style Experience opted for a unique format that incorporated both an FIS Big Air World Cup and an event within the event that focused primarily on style. This interactive entertainment-focused event allowed competitors and the live audience to connect, with head-to-head battles between the sport’s biggest names. Creativity and style were rewarded over fast rotations, providing loads of entertainment for both the riders and the audience. All in all, it was a fun, engaging way to showcase the best of what snowboarding has to offer.

Taking place under the Northern Lights, the Style Experience FIS Snowboarding Big Air World Cup athletes showed their skill against a stunning backdrop that just couldn’t be beat, and the scaffold spectacular allowed for incredible jumps and tricks that left the crowd in awe.

In the end, Canada’s own Jasmine Baird took home gold in the women’s event, while Australian snowboarding prodigy, Valentino Guseli, took gold in the men’s.

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IIHF Summer World Juniors Hockey

In August 2022, Edmonton hosted the Summer World Juniors, a major international hockey event featuring the top under-20 teams from around the world. Why in the summer, you might ask? Originally slated for the usual World Juniors timeslot in December/January, COVID-19 forced a postponement, meaning a unique opportunity for a summertime tourney! The event was held at Rogers Place, a state-of-the-art arena home to the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. 

The Summer World Juniors drew teams from Canada, the United States, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Austria, Czechia, and Slovakia, each vying for a chance to take home the gold medal. The competition was fierce, with many of the world’s top young hockey players showcasing their skills on the ice.

One of the standout performances of the event was by Canadian forward, Mason McTavish, who was just shy of overtaking the Canadian record for most points in a tournament by scoring an incredible four goals in Canada’s 11-1 win against Slovakia. McTavish, who snagged the gold at the 2021 U18 World Juniors, demonstrated incredible skill and poise, earning him recognition as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and Best Forward.

At the end of a tense 11 days of games, Canada came out on top, claiming the gold over Finland, while Sweden rounded out the podium with their bronze medal win over Czechia.

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The Canadian Gymnaestrada

The Canadian Gymnaestrada is a celebration of gymnastics that brings together athletes of all ages and skill levels from across the country. It takes place every four years and focuses on showcasing movement and physical activity. Participants aged 10 to 90+ are invited to take part in a non-competitive environment that embodies the “Gymnastics for All” and “Active for Life” philosophies of sport. The event is designed to celebrate the joy of movement and promote physical activity for all, without the pressure of competition. In 2022, the Canadian Gymnaestrada was held in Edmonton and featured over 1,500 participants from more than 60 clubs.

The event took place at the University of Alberta Butterdome and was a true spectacle of athleticism and artistry. Gymnasts of all ages and backgrounds came together to showcase their skills and creativity, performing intricate routines set to music. 

The Gymnaestrada featured several different disciplines, including group performances, acrobatic displays, and rhythmic gymnastics. Each performance was unique, with gymnasts using everything from hoops and ribbons to trampolines and balance beams to create stunning displays of athleticism.

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The Servus Edmonton Marathon

The Edmonton Marathon is an annual running event that takes place in August of each year. The race offers runners the opportunity to take on a full marathon, half marathon, or Army 10k race through the scenic streets of Edmonton.

The event is open to runners of all skill levels, from seasoned veterans to first-time racers. The course is designed to showcase some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, from the Edmonton Convention Centre, all the way to Glenora.

The Edmonton Marathon is more than just a running event, however. It is a celebration of fitness, health, and community. The race brings together thousands of runners, volunteers, and spectators who share a passion for active living and a commitment to living their best lives. DJs situated around the route provided lively music for the runners and walkers throughout the day.

The event has grown in popularity in recent years, attracting runners from across Canada and around the world. The Edmonton Marathon is now recognized as one of the premier running events in Western Canada, offering participants a truly unique and memorable race experience.

These events, and many others that we didn’t have the space to name, not only brought together athletes from around the world but also provided an opportunity for Edmontonians to come together and celebrate their love of sports and active living. The passion and commitment displayed by both the participants and the fans were truly inspiring and demonstrated the power of sports to bring people together. 

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By booking your hotel through Edmonton’s Best Hotels, you’ll have access to a wide range of options to suit every budget and preference. And with the added bonus of rewards, you’ll have even more reason to enjoy your stay in Edmonton.

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Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2024 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

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In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

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Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

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Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

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Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

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Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

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