Calgary– The Calgary Stampede is thrilled to announce some new experiences that bring increased adventure to The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Adventure Park will be an experience not to be missed this year, with three adrenaline-pumping activities never seen before at the Stampede: paintball, dueling climbing walls and axe throwing.

“We’ve sourced three amazing Canadian companies that offer new and unique ways to get active and experience excitement of the Stampede,” says James Radke, midway operations manager. “The chance to challenge friends, family and strangers in physical activities will be a welcome addition for the competitive guest.”

ROXROK are bringing their insanely-popular, competitive rock climbing out west from Ontario. Friends and family can duel on the walls, racing each other to the top. Open to all ages, ROXROK has different challenges that offer guests a chance to win up to $100 and will be a spectacle of climbing triumphs all Stampede long.

Friends can go head-to-head against each other in an epic competition brought to you by Axe Throwing Calgary. With trained axe throwers, learn how to throw an axe and hone-in on your lumberjack skills – you’ll already have your plaid.

Making the trek from Victoria, B.C., Stormin Norman paintball has three types of play for all adventurers. The first area is for the delicate players, since the paintballs won’t break and will have minimal impact. The more intense section appeals to the fearless player – where the paintballs will likely leave a mark. Finally, the shooting gallery is for the snipers who want to pepper bullseyes and see paint balls explode.

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Located on the south side of the Park by the Erlton Entrance and nearby the new Corona Zone, Adventure Park is pay-per-play at each vendor.

While at the south end of the Park, guests can relax at the beach in the all new Corona Zone. Corona Zone, formerly Bud Light Zone, is a brand new 18plus area on Stampede Park designed to be an intimate party experience under the palm trees. It will feature DJ KnowleDJ, who recently toured with The Weeknd and is the Official VIP DJ for Rihanna’s upcoming world tour, each night from 4 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. The new area opens daily at 11 a.m.

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 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 promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

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For more information, please contact:

Neil Hilts

Media Relations Coordinator

Calgary Stampede

T 403.261.0242

C 403.512.7034