The Winter World Masters Games 2015 in Québec City
The City of Québec, Canada, is proud to welcome the Winter World Masters Games 2015, an International Masters Games Association (IMGA) event. Athletes of all levels will compete in some 40 sporting events January 31 to February 8, 2015. The only eligibility criteria is age. Participants must be 30 years and older.
Nine official sports are on the program as well as one sport in demonstration sport.
• Alpine skiing
• Cross country skiing
• Ice hockey
• Long track skating
• Marathon skating
• Short track skating
• Showshoeing – Demo sport
The summer Masters Games have been presented for the last 20 years. Québec City will host the second edition of the winter event, following the Games held in Bled, Slovenia, in 2010.
Québec City, perfect backdrop for the Games
Québec City is the perfect backdrop for the Winter World Masters Games. Québec City is a UNESCO world heritage treasure, the only fortified city north of Mexico. Its European charm and modern, North American appeal, set off by a blend of history and culture, shape its distinctive character.
The Québec City World Masters Winter Games will take place in the festive atmosphere of the Québec Winter Carnival, the biggest winter carnival in the world!
A world-class sports destination
By hosting numerous international sporting events, Québec City is carving out an enviable position internationally. Apart from recurring events such as the Coupe Banque Nationale (tennis), Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, SSQ Québec City Marathon, Snowboard Jamboree, and Québec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, the capital has hosted a number of top level events over the years:
– Junior Alpine Ski World Championships
– World Police and Fire Games
– World Tumbling and Trampoline Championships
– World Ice Hockey Championship
– UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships
– World Beach Volleyball Circuit
– FIS Cross Country World Cup in the streets of Québec City, a first in North America
– Red Bull Crashed Ice
– Snowboard World Championships
– Big Air FIS World Cup
– Pentathlon des neiges
– Québec Triathlon ITU – Winter
All of this is now topped off by the prestigious World Masters Games, coming January 31 to February 8, 2015.
Learn more at www.mastersgamesquebec2015.com.