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Sports in Edmonton

Are you into sports?  Not just casual outdoor activities like tobogganing or taking a walk, but real, organized sporting matches?  Then Edmonton is a great place for you!  Edmonton has several world-class venues for both professional and amateur sporting events and regularly hosts tournaments at the provincial, national, and even international, level.  Most events are ticketed and open to the public so you can take in a game or have a sports weekend getaway.  Here are just a few of the events and venues you can check out to make your plans.

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Rogers Place, the Oilers, and the Oil Kings

In 2016, Rogers Place opened to great fanfare as the home of the Oilers and Oil Kings and anchor venue of Edmonton’s Ice District.  Hockey enthusiasts were excited to come to Edmonton and experience games in this state-of-the-art building in the heart of downtown.  Find all the upcoming Oilers games and Oil Kings games for your Edmonton getaway.

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Amateur Sports

If seeing the sports stars of tomorrow is more your thing, the thrilling world of amateur sports is alive and well in Edmonton.  Coming up this March, the Kinesiology Games will take place at the University of Alberta.  Since 1995, this undergraduate kinesiology conference has been hosted by a different school each year.  Find out more by visiting the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Student Society (KSRSS) website.

Amateur sports feature many lesser-known or sometimes less popular sports, but that doesn’t make them less exciting.  On the contrary, there is much to experience, learn about and maybe even come to love.  For instance, badminton.  From March 16 – 20, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Badminton Nationals Championships come to Edmonton.  

Basketball is a long time fan favourite and from April 1 – 3, the 2022 U Sports Men’s Basketball Championship is happening at the Saville Community Sports Centre.  This is the first time in the competition’s history that it has been held at the University of Alberta.  Get your tickets today.

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Saville Community Sports Centre

Speaking of the Saville Centre, it is a great one-stop for all kinds of sporting events and also offers drop-in sports and fitness programs.  The centre has facilities for basketball, curling, gymnastics, tennis and volleyball which is what makes it a popular choice for tournaments.

In the next month alone, the centre will be host to the Canadian Winter Games Trials for Curling, the Volleyball Alberta Premier Tournament, the Tennis Provincial Championships, and the Gymnastics Provincials 2022.  For centre more about upcoming events, visit the Events page.

What sports activities do you look forward to seeing or participating in while visiting Edmonton?  Share with us in the comments and we’ll feature some suggestions in a future blog.

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Terms and Conditions

The “1,2, 3 Pick Your Rewards”, Terms and Conditions and Blackout Dates 

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.

  • Rewards are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, have no cash value, no cash back.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
  • Reward deal is net non-commissionable.

Blackout dates

At present there are no blackout dates scheduled. 

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

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

  • $50 Gas Card or
  • $50 Prepaid Mastercard, or
  • $50 Ultimate Dining Card

Book two night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of five reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • $150 prepaid MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 Ultimate Dining Card, or

Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card

One choice of reward per stay. 

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.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

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.

Booking terms and conditions

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.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

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.

Any questions, please contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca 

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