Niagara is a year-round hotbed of sports leagues, events, games, and tournaments. And with good reason. It’s within easy driving distance of the Greater Toronto Area and Western New York and filled with state-of-the-art facilities. Businesses have ample opportunity to boost awareness and revenue with a partnership or sponsorship at a well-attended event. And players of all skill levels (and their family and friends) will all love the memories they make in Niagara, whether it’s on the ice, field, or water – or after the game in a destination offering a vast array of leisure options and accommodations.
Sport Event Hosting
The Meridian Centre is a multi-purpose 5,300-seat arena in downtown St. Catharines, and is home to both the IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League and the Niagara River Lions of the National Basketball League of Canada. It also plays host to the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and big musical talent like Canadian favourites The Tragically Hip and Metric. Got an event to host? Contact the experienced event team which handles set up, catering for up to 700, sound and light and marketing, and ask about renting the facility for anything from banquets to meetings to full ice rink rentals, concerts, and more.
Welland Flatwater Centre
Playing host to the prestigious Pan Am Games in 2015, the WIFC is a fully accessible flatwater training and racing venue among the top facilities in the world. Partners, vendors, and sponsors will appreciate the results-oriented approach at WIFC, which is designed to be mutually beneficial for all parties. The open concept Reception Hall, ample parking for over 500 vehicles, growing number of clubs, and an engaged team of volunteers all make this the ideal venue for your next competitive canoe, kayak, dragon boat, triathalon, or rowing event.
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
Got an amateur rowing club? Don’t miss the opportunity to join hundreds of participants and thousands of fans and visitors in the City of St. Catharines, which has been proudly running this event for 134 years. Touted as the top amateur rowing event in North America, the international competition and tradition continues and the city is ready to host! There are plenty of local restaurants, accommodations, camping grounds, a discount program, and of course, team memories that will last a lifetime.