New and impactful
Several new events were hosted at the Edmonton EXPO Centre in 2018. In May, the venue hosted Volleyball Canada
Nationals, which was brought to Edmonton through close collaboration with EEDC’s Edmonton Tourism division. Over
10,000 athletes and 12,000 spectators converged on the venue from all over the country. Generating over $30
million in direct economic impact, the competition saw a whopping 864 teams play 3,184 games on 55 sprawling
volleyball courts throughout the entire venue.
In October, the PBR Monster Energy Tour Edmonton Classic took to Hall D along with 60 tons of dirt. The event
featured Canada’s elite athletes, alongside some of the league’s top international athletes, squaring off
against the rankest bucking bulls from across the nation. Fans witnessed exhilarating eight-second rides and
wrecks throughout the action-packed event.
By December, dirt gave way to ice as the venue team hosted over 20,000 excited fans over 11 performances for
Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream, which was the first time in 14 years an ice event had been held in in Hall