Medicine Hat: Where goals are achieved, memories are made, and life is fully experienced!
With over a dozen venues that host hundreds of people, from action-packed sporting events to live entertainment and festivals, Medicine Hat is known to support stimulating events. Over the years, families and friends have cheered until their heart’s content and completely lived in the moment!
Widely known as Canada’s Sunniest City, with an average of 330 days of sunshine, Medicine Hat is the only place in all of Alberta that has a Rifle and Revolver Club, Motor Speedway, Drag Racing Association, Motocross, and Radio–Controlled Flyers all in one area. They live cohesively in an energetic hub that encourages and inspires a community connection to all these activities.
From the north to south side, venues in Medicine Hat have the foundation to anchor a comfortable and successful event. Western Canada’s largest amateur skateboarding competition, Beat the Heat, is hosted at Kinsmen Skate Plaza, where a range of skilled skaters of all ages compete throughout the day and win prizes of up to $25,000.
As excitement for Pickleball grows exponentially each year across North America, the City of Medicine Hat invested in 20 new courts near the Big Marble Go Centre, and Medicine Hat Pickleball Club hosted the 2022 Alberta Pickleball Provincials with over 400 athletes.
From National Historic Sites to newly constructed buildings, venues in Medicine Hat are versatile in hosting an array of lively events. Co-op Place seats over 7,000 people, including club seats, 22 suites, eight loge boxes, two community suites for public rental, and a lounge. With world-class entertainment and service excellence, the facility can be quickly transformed in a short time from an ice surface to a concert venue, and to a bull riding ring.
Time outside the venue can be easily spent on the 155-kilometre, paved trail system on foot or bike. Located in the South Saskatchewan River Valley, beautiful outdoor venues invite people to such events as the Rise Up Hot Air Balloon Festival. (photo)
Along with self-guided downtown tours and cultural and historic landmarks, there are diverse eateries with cuisine that spans from El Salvador, to India, Thailand, and Japan. Alberta flavours are locally sourced from neighbouring greenhouses and producers. Three breweries and one distillery, all located in the city, offer chilled drinks to celebrate the day’s end. And these local eateries are available and experienced to host and cater for large events.
Medicine Hat is a small city, with big city amenities and very little traffic. On average, it takes 20 minutes at most, to drive from one side of the city to the other.
There is energy. There is structure. There is inspiration. There is sunshine. There is time.
Medicine Hat has hosted many events at the local, regional, and national level. Some highlights include:
- Approved for 2026 Canada Special Olympics
- 2021 BMX Provincials
- 2019 Fencing Provincials
- 2019 Junior Alberta Gymnastics Championships
- 2019 Alberta 55 plus Summer Games
- 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
- 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
- 2017 Alberta Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games
- 2016 Alberta Winter Games
- 2014 CCCA Women’s Soccer National Championships
- 2008 Alberta Summer Games
- 2005/2006 Baseball Canada Cup Championships
- 2002 Alberta Winter Games
Medicine Hat is proud to be a place where goals are achieved, memories are made, and life is fully experienced.