WHAT: 2023 Pride Cup
The second annual Pride Cup is set to take place in ICE District Plaza on August 27, with another thrilling edition of the Battle of Alberta in support of diversity, equity and inclusion. In partnership with the Edmonton Oilers and Pride Tape, this year’s event will feature multiple games including a media vs community leader game, an Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings alumni game, and the main event will see the Edmonton Rage defend their Pride Cup championship title against the Calgary Pioneers. There may even be some surprise guests from the current Oilers organization in attendance.
Mark your calendars for this OEG Sports & Entertainment signature event with gates to ICE District Plaza opening at 10:00 AM, and puck drop at 1:15 PM on Sunday, August 27. Don’t miss out on the celebration of diversity and inclusivity, and love for the sport!
- 10:00 AM Drag Brunch
- 11:00 AM Local Community Leaders Game
- 12:00 PM Alumni Game
- 1:15 PM Pride Cup Game
Celebrating Pride 365 in Edmonton in true ICE District fashion, the Pride Cup ball hockey championship proudly supports diversity, equity and inclusion through sport. In addition to the three feature games, the event will feature a Drag Brunch, live entertainment, Oilers alumni, food, cold beverages, and more!
Tickets for the Drag Brunch are on sale now, see below for more information. Admission to the Pride Cup and all other Summer SolstICE events in ICE District Plaza is free of charge, but space is limited so arrive early.
“OEG and the Edmonton Oilers are proud to once again partner with the Pride Tape team, the Edmonton Rage and the Calgary Pioneers to show our unwavering support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community as we host the second-annual Pride Cup ball hockey championship in ICE District Plaza,” said Tim Shipton, Executive Vice President, OEGSE. “We share the deep belief that everyone has the right to live, learn, work and play in a safe environment and we hope Edmontonians will join us in the plaza on August 27 to send a strong message to the sports world that diversity and inclusion should be celebrated and respected every day and every month of the year—and that hockey is for everyone.”
Admission to the Pride Cup and all other Summer SolstICE events in ICE District Plaza is free of charge, but space is limited so arrive early.
Go to icedistrict.com for additional information on Pride Cup and all other Summer SoltsICE events.
About ICE District
ICE District is the largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Canada that is delivering an energy and feeling unlike anything Edmonton has seen before. ICE District has ushered in a new era of entertainment in the form of epic concerts, heart-stopping NHL and WHL hockey and world-class gaming, boutique shopping, trendy dining and more. The home of the Edmonton Oilers and a shining jewel in the live entertainment industry, Rogers Place is the award-winning venue of choice in Western Canada—with a capacity for up to 20,000 fans. ICE District Plaza and Fan Park @ ICE District host year-round outdoor events from concerts and festivals to major sporting events and community programming. All of this, just steps from sophisticated residences and premium office space.
This is ICE District. Live, Work, Play, Stay. Learn more at icedistrict.com.
About Pride Tape
Pride Tape is a badge of support from teammates, coaches, parents and pros to young LGBTQ+ players. It shows every player that they belong playing the sports they love. That we’re all on the same team. Our sole purpose is to promote diversity, equality and inclusion through sport. In fact, we created Pride Tape, so one day we won’t need Pride Tape.
Learn more at Pridetape.com
About Edmonton Rage
The Edmonton Rage was formed in July 2019. Our Mission Statement is to provide a safe, inclusive space for ice hockey in the Edmonton Area. We have a team and a community focused on inclusivity in sport for LGBT+ athletes and allies. Whether you are playing on our team or just want to get out and skate and maybe shoot a puck around on the ice, we have a space for everyone!
Learn more at edmontonrage.ca
About Calgary Pioneers
The Calgary Pioneers is part of the Calgary Inclusive Hockey Association (CIHA) and was formed to foster, grow, and promote an LGBTQ focused hockey community with an emphasis on equality in sport at all levels. We thrive to demonstrate mutual respect of every team member and opponent in the locker room, on the ice and in the community, ultimately promoting LGBTQ equality and being recognized as leaders in acceptance.