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FISE World Edmonton is back in Hawrelak Park

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FISE World Edmonton is back in Hawrelak Park

What you need to know to have a great weekend

The Festival International des Sports Extremes (FISE, pronounced fees) stops in Edmonton this weekend and transforms Hawrelak Park into an outdoor action sports arena.

Some of the best pro riders in BMX Freestyle, BMX Flatland and Mountain Bike Slopestyle will compete over three days for a spot on the podium. Amateur athletes, ages 7 and up, will have their own competitions on the same parks as the pros, showing off Edmonton’s local action sports scene.

The festival is free to attend. Activities for the whole family, beer gardens and a vendor’s village provide entertainment in between events.

The best way to learn more about FISE World Edmonton is to attend. Here’s the top three things you need to know before you go:

The Basics

Date: September 15-17, 2017

Time: Competition hours are Friday 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: William Hawrelak Park

Admission: Free

Events:

  • BMX Freestyle
  • BMX Flat
  • MTB Mountain Bike Slopestyle
  • Amateur BMX Freestyle & Flatland, Skateboard, & Freestyle Scooter
  • Family-friendly festival with activities, vendors & beer gardens

How to get there

There is no public parking at William Hawrelak Park, Emily Murphy Park or in adjacent neighbourhoods. We encourage you to walk, ride your bike or take public transit.

Park & Ride LocationsRegular ETS fares apply.

Friday, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Competitors will be allowed to bring their bikes on FISE Park & Rides. Bikes will be allowed on LRT, pending there is room to safely board and travel, except during peak hours Friday between 4 – 5:30pm.

Regular ETS routes to Hawrelak Park are 128 and 130. Bikes will need to be on racks on regular routes.

Yellow Cabs will drop off and pick up in the park. All other taxis and public drop offs will be outside the park entrance. DATS and other accessible service vehicles will drop off passengers inside Hawrelak Park in the main parking lot. There will be unmanned bike racks in the park.

How you can participate

You can compete on the same courses as the pros in all five sports. Amateur athletes, aged seven and up, at all skill levels are welcome, but you must bring your own equipment. Registration is now open.

For spectators, the park will feature viewing areas and large screens. Multiple activities for all ages will take place throughout the weekend including archery tag, bumper balls, water balls,and strider races for children aged 2-5. Beer gardens for adults and an array of food trucks and vendors will keep you entertained and fed throughout the weekend.

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