As the 2016 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank draws closer, the world’s top ATP World Tour players are gearing up to keep fans entertained on the court – but there are countless activities that are sure to take care of anyone and everyone’s needs off the court as well. Check out these six things to do to bring you closer to the action at Rogers Cup.
There will be plenty of chances to check out your favourite tennis talent up close and personal, with various autograph sessions and events planned throughout the week. And it’s not just tennis players, as the NHL’s biggest stars are also descending upon Aviva Centre for Pizzaville Free Community Weekend on July 24. Connor McDavid, Tyler Seguin, and Dominic Moore are just some of the names set to compete in the annual Sportsnet Ball Hockey Challenge.
Get a sneak peak of Cirque du Soleil’s latest creation, Luzia, before it hits the big-top in Toronto this summer! Performers from the much-anticipated show will be walking the grounds and on Centre Court to show off impressive acrobatics and colourful costumes from the spectacle running from July 28 – October 16 in Toronto.
Make sure your battery is fully charged, because the improved Rogers Cup app has plenty of exciting features to use without leaving your seat. In addition to important tools like live scores, results, and parking directions, there are three fun new games. Put your prediction skills to test and see if you can correctly pick a perfect bracket with the Bracket Challenge. If you can pull it off, you pocket a cool million dollars!
The Streak Challenge, presented by Fila, also tests your tennis I.Q. with three daily questions based on the matches of the day. If you have the longest streak of correct answers at the end of the tournament, you could win an all-inclusive trip to the 2017 Indian Wells event. Finally, the Fan Challenge will have guests stretching their legs by dashing around the grounds in order to complete challenges for on-the-spot prizing, and a very exciting grand prize trip to London for the ATP World Tour Finals.
After enduring months of dreary winter weather, Canadians sure know how to appreciate the summer. What better way to enjoy the beautiful sunshine than on a breezy patio with a refreshing beverage. There are several spots where you and your crew can soak up the sun, while enjoying a refreshing beverage. The Peroni Terrace offers full-service dining, drinks, and a perfect spot to lounge with friends. Also check out the Tennis Canada Zone, complete with comfortable seating, plenty of shade, and a huge TV to watch live matches. You can also pack yourself into Pizzaville’s patio for a slice in the sunshine.
With the recent success of Canada’s junior stars, there’s no better time for kids to get introduced to the sport of tennis. Earlier this year, a grassroots campaign aimed to increase participation in the sport amongst children was launched as Tennis Canada encourages parents and children to “Find their Moment”. Stop by the Kids Tennis Zone for more information, and to give your kids the chance to try some tennis for themselves on mini courts!
While watching the sport’s premier players battling on the court may be motivation to elevate your game – it might also inspire you to update your own on-court apparel. The wide selection of retail options located around the grounds have you covered – including Sporting Life’s 5,000 square foot retail space set up to mimic the experience customers receive when they visit one of the renowned chain’s off-site stores.