Calgary – Watch the future stars of the Calgary Stampede in action as the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Finals come to Stampede Park for the first time. Western Canada’s top college rodeo athletes will compete for national titles in three exciting nights of action beginning Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Agrium Western Event Centre.    

Don’t want to wait until July to get your rodeo fix? All six major rodeo events will be featured throughout this competition, along with Team Roping, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping and Pole Bending.

To qualify for the finals, these talented young competitors must compete in student-run rodeos throughout the year while maintaining their academic standing at a post-secondary school in Western Canada. They must also be a current member of the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

More information and a detailed schedule can be found at

Tickets are available through the Stampede box office, as well as at the door.


WHAT:            Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Finals 

WHEN:           Thursday, March 30 – Saturday, April 1, 2017  

                              Doors open: 6 p.m.

                              Event start: 7 p.m.

WHERE:         Agrium Western Event Centre, Stampede Park


About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the West.  The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

For more information, please contact:

Kristina Barnes

Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

Community Engagement & Communications

T. 403.261.0382

C. 403.585.4706



Jordan Ness

President, Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association

C. 780.514.4395