The Alberta government is providing $1 million in funding through its Major Cultural and Sport Event grant to support six upcoming winter sports events.

They include ski-cross, cross-country skiing, biathlon, snowboard half pipe, speed skating and curling. 

The six events feature over 800 athletes and are estimated to have a total global viewership in the tens of millions across 80 countries.

The first is the International Ski and Snowboard Federation Ski Cross World Cup, which goes Thursday to Sunday at Nakiska in Kananaskis Country.

Canada boasts an outstanding track record in Olympic ski cross. 

This one event will feature about 100 athletes from more than 15 countries and will have an estimated 2.2 million viewers watching the global broadcast.

Upcoming international and national sporting events:

  • FIS Ski Cross World Cup - Kananaskis - Jan. 18-21
  • FIS Cross-Country World Cup - Canmore - Feb. 8-13
  • FIS Snowboard Half Pipe World Cup - Calgary - Feb. 15-17
  • International Speed Skating Union Speed Skating Championships, single distances - Calgary – Feb. 15-18
  • Scotties Tournament of Hearts - Calgary - Feb. 16-25
  • BMW International Biathlon Union World Cup Final - Canmore - March 14-17