We are very excited to announce that the Stampede Showdown, Canada’s first Signature Event, will be hosted in Calgary, Alberta, from February 3-5. We look forward to welcoming the best teams from all over the world to compete for a chance at becoming Canada’s first Signature Event Champion.
Registration for the event is already open! The RobotEvents page can be found here: Stampede Showdown Signature Event | HS & MS Blended : Robot Events.
Check out the event trailer here: Stampede Showdown Trailer - YouTube
Here’s a bit of important information regarding the event.
This 120-team tournament is open to both MS and HS teams. The event is three days long; please check the robot events agenda for a detailed itinerary.
Despite COVID plaguing events for the past two years, we are confident that this event will proceed. As of right now, travelling to Canada is open to all foreign, fully vaccinated citizens (check this link to see if you can travel to Canada: travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/wizard-start). HOWEVER, this restriction will likely be lifted soon, so check back at the robotevents page frequently. We will keep both this post and the Robotevents page updated with the latest travel restrictions from the Canadian Government.
The tournament will be hosted at the BMO Centre, Calgary’s largest convention centre and home of the Calgary Stampede (A world-famous 10-day outdoor festival). We will have plenty of space for competitors, audiences, and booths for local companies, similar to the World Championship.
We are currently working on a hotel group plan for the event. Updates and information regarding hotels and food will be found on the robot events page.
Calgary is located in the heart of the Rockies. We are only a 1-hour drive away from Banff and Lake Louise. In addition, there are several attractions to visit in the Calgary area, and we’re working hard to provide teams with the best experience possible. Canada has a very diverse and rich history, and we look forward to sharing it with you!
Please feel free to leave questions or concerns below; we will get back to them as soon as possible!
Finally, Calgary is renowned for its unpredictable weather. The competition days could be a warm summer day or a blizzard or both. Please dress and pack accordingly.
Western Mechatronics and 210Y Robotics.