Edmonton, Alberta and Rogers Place to host 2021 PBR Canada National Finals for first time Nov. 12-13
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – Set to begin its sixth season as the nation’s premier bull riding series, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada’s nationally-televised Cup Series will hold six, two-day events throughout 2021, visiting six cities across Alberta and Saskatchewan.
In a league first, the 2021 PBR Canada National Finals will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, relocating to the state-of-the-art Rogers Place, home to the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.
The elite Cup Series features Canada’s top bull riders, alongside some of the PBR’s top international athletes, squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls in North America. Fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous riders face off against their 2,000-pound, animal-athlete opponents.
Televised on the TSN family of channels, PBR Canada’s Cup Series is also seen internationally via RidePass, the league’s Western sports digital network.
In 2021, the Canadian Cup Series will begin in Lethbridge, Alberta, at ENMAX Centre, launching the season on Aug. 27-28.
Last season, the nation’s premier series travelled to Lethbridge twice. After playing host to the last fan-attended Cup Series event prior to the onset of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in early March, Lethbridge was the site of the league’s historic return to competition with a double-header in late July 2020 following a 138-day hiatus from live events.
In front of a sold-out crowd, Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Saskatchewan) won the March 2020 event in Lethbridge, marking one of his six event victories en route to the 2020 PBR Canada Championship.
Later that season, Brock Radford (De Winton, Alberta) and Ty Ellis (Sonningdale, Saskatchewan) tied for the victory at the opening iteration of the Lethbridge double-header in July, while Garrett Green (Meeting Creek, Alberta) won the third event of the season in Lethbridge held later the evening, which also marked the first fan-attended sporting event in Canada since the onset of COVID-19.
Following the event in Lethbridge, PBR Canada’s Cup Series will buck into Grande Prairie, Alberta, and Revolution Place Oct. 1-2.
Marking the second consecutive season the nation’s elite tour has traveled to Grande Prairie, and third time in league history, last season, the city hosted the 2020 PBR Canada National Finals, a three-day quartet of season-culminating events that concluded with Buttar capturing the year’s national championship.
The 2021 season will then continue with the Cup Series’ debut in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Oct. 15-16, followed by the premier series’ return to Calgary, Alberta, and the Nutrien Western Event Centre Oct. 22-23.
The regular season will then conclude in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at SaskTel Centre, Oct. 29-30.
For the first time in league history, the PBR Canada National Finals will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, at Rogers Place. After a season-long battle, the 2021 PBR Canada Champion will be crowned following the two-day, season-culminating event on Nov. 12-13.
Adding to the prestige of the event, for the first time in league history, the 2021 PBR Canada National Finals will be broadcast LIVE on TSN.
Rogers Place has once prior hosted the PBR, welcoming the league for the first-ever PBR Global Cup, akin to the Olympics of bull riding, in November 2017.
Edmonton has twice prior hosted the elite Cup Series, with three-time PBR Canada Champion Aaron Roy (Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan) winning in 2018, and Daylon Swearingen (Piffard, New York) claiming the victory in 2019 en route to being crowned the season’s PBR Canada Champion.
2021 PBR CANADA CUP SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE CITY VENUE
August 27-28 Lethbridge Alberta ENMAX Centre
October 1-2 Grande Prairie, Alberta Revolution Place
October 15-16 Medicine Hat, Alberta Canalta Centre
October 22-23 Calgary, Alberta Nutrien Western Event Centre
October 29-30 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan SaskTel Centre
*November 12-13 Edmonton, Alberta Rogers Place
*Denotes 2021 PBR Canada National Finals.
Fans can check with PBRCanada.com for tickets to all 2021 events as well as the season’s PBR Canada National Finals at the Rogers Place in Edmonton Nov. 12-13. For more information, stay tuned to PBRCanada.com and follow the tour on Facebook (PBR Canada), Twitter (@PBRCanada), and Instagram (@PBRCanada) for the latest results.
All future PBR Canada events are subject to change, planned in accordance with directives issued by relevant government and health authorities given the evolving regulations during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
About PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada:
PBR (Professional Bull Riders), which has events in five countries, has competed in Canada since 1996 where it operates two tours. Joining the Touring Pro Division (TPD), the Cup Series debuted in 2016 as the nation’s first cross-country, nationally televised series. At PBR Canada events riders have the opportunity to earn points towards both the Canadian and world standings. For more information on PBR Canada, go to www.pbrcanada.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pbrcanada and Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBRCanada.
Courtesy of PBR Canada