With a proud sports heritage, we’re always ready to get in the game.
Over the years, our region has hosted numerous sporting events, creating a winning experience for organizers, participants and spectators alike. From regional tournaments to major international competitions and championships, Windsor Essex can accommodate it all with our world-class venues, state-of-the-art facilities, stellar accommodations and amenities, as well as the experience and knowledge in managing and coordinating virtually any type of event. Choose Windsor Essex and score big time! For more info please contact kracine@tourismwindsoressex.com
Windsor Essex has extensive experience in welcoming athletes, coaches, delegates, and visitors to our community. The following examples illustrate not only the ability of the region to plan, host and conduct mass events for large numbers of people, but more importantly, they are a testimony to the spirit, the willingness and the generosity of the local community to do so. A few of our past and future events are highlighted below:

Proud Hosts:

2014 – Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)/NVA Diving World Series
2014 – Eastern Canadian Swim Championships
2014 – Ontario Masters Swimming Provincial Championships
2013 – International Children’s Games (ICG)
2013/2014 – Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Woman’s Basketball Championships
2012 – Skate Canada International Figure Skating Championships
2012 – World Under-17 Hockey
2012 – Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championship
2011 – Canadian Tour Golf Championships
2010, 2011– Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Women’s Basketball Championships
2010 – National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Frozen Four – Division Ice Hockey Tournament (Canadian Host City)
2010 – Grey Power World Cup of Curling (Host city)
2010 – Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Prospects Game
2010 – Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Badminton Provincial Championships
2010 – Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association (CIBA) Men’s Baseball National Championships
2009, 2010– Red Bull Air Race World Championship (exclusive Canadian site)
2009 – Ontario Hockey League (OHL) All-Star Game
2009 – National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Final Four – Division 1 Basketball (Canadian Host City)
2009 – Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Golf Championships
2009 – Subway Super Series
2009 – Provincial Special Olympics Summer Games
2008 – Canadian Olympic & Paralympics Athletics Trials
2007-2014 – Hocktoberfest International Female Hockey Festival
2006 – National Football League (NFL) Superbowl XL (40) – (Canadian Host City)

Proud to be Hosting:

2016 – Canadian Adult Recreation Hockey Association (CARHA) Hockey World Cup
2016 – Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) World Swimming Championships
2014 – Ontario 55+ Summer Games
2014 – Ontario Summer Games

City of Windsor – Recreation, Culture & Parks

The City of Windsor Parks and Recreation offers hundreds of leisure programs for people of all ages in its network of community centres, pools and arenas, plus quality facilities…

University of Windsor – Athletics & Rec. Services

The St. Denis Centre is the home to the University of Windsor Lancers varsity teams and Campus Recreation. The St. Denis Centre facilities are available for rental to external…

Windsor International Aquatic & Training Centre

The Windsor International Aquatic & Training Centre (WIATC) is the City of Windsor’s state-of-the-art aquatics facility. This 71m x 25m, 10-lane pool features two moveable…


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