Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge

WHAT: Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge
WHEN: July 20-23, 2023
WHERE: Fan Park @ ICE District

Excitement builds as tickets go on sale: Edmonton to host Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge in summer 2023

A city renowned for its love of sports is gearing up to welcome the Beach Pro Tour for the first time.

Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge

Edmonton, Canada – May 29, 2023 – The city is getting ready to welcome some of the best beach volleyball players in the world as host of the Beach Pro Tour (BPT) Challenge. This exciting event, which will bring the beach to the city will take place from 20 – 23 July. With the participation of some of the world’s top players, attendees are guaranteed to witness spectacular displays of skill and athleticism.

Tickets will be available to purchase beginning Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 AM at ticketmaster.ca.

The Volleyball World BPT is a unique event that combines sports, entertainment, and fun. Offering outstanding beach volleyball matches, live music, and a festival-like atmosphere, the tournament promises to keep fans entertained day and night. Adding to the excitement, the Fan Park ICE District, located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, will serve as the epicenter of the event.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the world’s best beach volleyball tournament and athletes in Fan Park at ICE District this July,” said Stu Ballantyne, President and Chief Operating Officer, Rogers Place and ICE District. “The beach is coming to downtown Edmonton and we encourage volleyball fans across Alberta and anyone else looking for a truly unique experience to come down to Fan Park for the elite excitement of the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour. A special thanks goes to our partners at Explore Edmonton and the City of Edmonton for helping make this event a reality.”

Among the notable teams to watch out for in the tournament are Brandie Wilkerson and Melissa Humana-Paredes from Canada. This dynamic duo, both Tokyo 2020 Olympians, has a track record of success and aims to secure their first BPT podium finish as a team. With previous notable achievements before joining forces at the end of 2022, they are sure to be a formidable force on the sand.

Another Canadian pair to watch is Daniel Dearing and Samuel Schachter. Having joined forces recently, they have already achieved impressive results, including a podium finish at the NORCECA Tour Finals and a strong showing at the Commonwealth Games. Their fifth-place finish at the La Paz Challenge propelled them into the top 30 of the FIVB World Ranking, making them contenders to watch in Edmonton.

“We are excited to have Edmonton as a featured stop on the Beach Pro Tour,” stated Finn Taylor, CEO of Volleyball World. “Edmonton’s top-tier volleyball community, along with the passionate and dedicated fans of Alberta and Canada, make it an ideal location to unite and celebrate the sport. This event offers a unique opportunity for spectators to witness the world’s top teams competing at a highest level.”

Media professionals and journalists from around the world can now apply for accreditation to cover the Volleyball World BPT 2023. The accreditation system is now open, offering a convenient way to register and request accreditation for this prestigious event. Apply here.