Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 03-13-2019, 07:38 AM   #1
Superflyer
Close, but no banana.
 
Superflyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Airdrie\Calgary
Exp:
Default X Games Coming to Calgary?

Global is reporting that the city is in serious talks about bringing the X Games to Calgary. They are also saying that they are looking at making it a permanent setup on the Stampede grounds so it would be more than just a one of thing.

If this is true it would be a huge event here for the city. Hoping this comes through.
Superflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 07:49 AM   #2
TheScorpion
First round-bust
 
TheScorpion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ottawa
Exp:
Default

That would be cool, although I had no idea that the X Games still existed.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashasx View Post
donald macdonald
TheScorpion is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to TheScorpion For This Useful Post:
Old 03-13-2019, 07:50 AM   #3
surferguy
Monster Storm
 
surferguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

This would be a significant event
__________________
Shameless self promotion

surferguy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 07:54 AM   #4
GC91
Backup Goalie
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Exp:
Default

This is a huge announcement! I'm not even really into extreme sports in any kind of way but to have such an event here in the dead of winter will be a big tourist draw to the city and bring some life to the city in January!
GC91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 07:55 AM   #5
KTrain
ALL ABOARD!
 
KTrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Exp:
Default

It would be a big event for Calgary. Especially if we can get it on a recurring basis.

Time to stock up on Monster Energy Drink and Red Bull.
KTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 07:56 AM   #6
CorsiHockeyLeague
Franchise Player
 
CorsiHockeyLeague's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GC91 View Post
This is a huge announcement! I'm not even really into extreme sports in any kind of way but to have such an event here in the dead of winter will be a big tourist draw to the city and bring some life to the city in January!
You're confusing this with the Winter X Games. The X Games take place in July. If it was Winter X, it wouldn't be happening at the Stampede Grounds (they'd have to do some of it at COP and some at Lake Louise, probably, for the ski / boarder cross).
__________________
"The great promise of the Internet was that more information would automatically yield better decisions. The great disappointment is that more information actually yields more possibilities to confirm what you already believed anyway." - Brian Eno
CorsiHockeyLeague is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CorsiHockeyLeague For This Useful Post:
Old 03-13-2019, 08:09 AM   #7
GC91
Backup Goalie
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Exp:
Default

I was under the impressions that this is for the Winter X Games and I still think it is. We will find out soon.
GC91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 08:11 AM   #8
CorsiHockeyLeague
Franchise Player
 
CorsiHockeyLeague's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

What Winter X events could conceivably be held at the Stampede Grounds?
__________________
"The great promise of the Internet was that more information would automatically yield better decisions. The great disappointment is that more information actually yields more possibilities to confirm what you already believed anyway." - Brian Eno
CorsiHockeyLeague is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 08:11 AM   #9
transplant99
Fearmongerer
 
transplant99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Wondering when # became hashtag and not a number sign.
Exp:
Default

Confirmed by the guys on fan.

Announcement at 8 30 this AM.
__________________
Quote:
Tkachuk is more like Marchand than the other guys though. He's really ****ing good. He's just a total butthole.
Unknown Kings fan
transplant99 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to transplant99 For This Useful Post:
Old 03-13-2019, 08:13 AM   #10
transplant99
Fearmongerer
 
transplant99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Wondering when # became hashtag and not a number sign.
Exp:
Default

Combination of the stampede grounds and winsport.

As for what could take place at the grounds? Snowmobile races and flips etc.
__________________
Quote:
Tkachuk is more like Marchand than the other guys though. He's really ****ing good. He's just a total butthole.
Unknown Kings fan
transplant99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 08:20 AM   #11
bob-loblaw
First Line Centre
 
bob-loblaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

That BMO expansion is already paying off.
bob-loblaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 08:20 AM   #12
GC91
Backup Goalie
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Exp:
Default

Yea I think most events will take place at COP but Stampede grounds could host some of the events plus be a festival ground. I think with this event we can expect to see some concerts and festival events along with the competition sports. This is going to be a fun event to have in the city especially if it is annual! A mini winter Stampede?!
GC91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 09:05 AM   #13
Superflyer
Close, but no banana.
 
Superflyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Airdrie\Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Officials say exclusive Canadian rights have been secured by the city to host X Games for a minimum three year run and the city is hoping to hold events in 2020, 2021 and 2022.


The deal is contingent on securing corporate sponsorship and officials say they are talking with potential partners.
https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/city-secu...gary-1.4334139

I would think that it should not be to hard to get partners to sign on for this.
Superflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 09:11 AM   #14
Nufy
First Line Centre
 
Nufy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Exp:
Default

Your Big Rock X Games...
__________________
Nufy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 09:14 AM   #15
Wormius
Franchise Player
 
Wormius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Somewhere down the crazy river.
Exp:
Default

Maybe XS Cargo.



It could be the XSX Games.


*giggle*
Wormius is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Wormius For This Useful Post:
Old 03-13-2019, 10:08 AM   #16
TheScorpion
First round-bust
 
TheScorpion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ottawa
Exp:
Default

can't get that Olympics chick? might as well get with your X
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashasx View Post
donald macdonald
TheScorpion is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to TheScorpion For This Useful Post:
Old 03-13-2019, 10:45 AM   #17
Nufy
First Line Centre
 
Nufy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Exp:
Default

Hearing Sutherland saying "Narly" on Global this morning was just wrong...
__________________
Nufy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 10:50 AM   #18
CorsiHockeyLeague
Franchise Player
 
CorsiHockeyLeague's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default


That appears to be a mock up of how they might do big air at the stampede grandstand. Is there enough room for the inrun, jump and landing? I'm not sure.
__________________
"The great promise of the Internet was that more information would automatically yield better decisions. The great disappointment is that more information actually yields more possibilities to confirm what you already believed anyway." - Brian Eno
CorsiHockeyLeague is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 11:01 AM   #19
wookster
Powerplay Quarterback
 
wookster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: right here of course
Exp:
Default

Would be pretty cool to land this for 3 years. Hope they can pull it off. Olympics on a small scale I guess.
wookster is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to wookster For This Useful Post:
Old 03-13-2019, 11:02 AM   #20
Muffins
Powerplay Quarterback
 
Muffins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: In Gaudreau's luggage...shhhh
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nufy View Post
Hearing Sutherland saying "Narly" on Global this morning was just wrong...
Was he super stoked that this sick event was coming here?
__________________
"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity" -Abraham Lincoln
Muffins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 AM.

Calgary Flames
2017-18




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2016