The Calgary Stampede is the most exciting annual festival in Canada. It is a 10-day event containing rodeos, cultural exhibitions, music festivals, and more. The 2022 iteration of the event is currently going on in Calgary, Alberta.
The event is dubbed “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. Every year, over a million visitors, participate in the festival. The rodeo is Calgary Stampede’s main attraction. This article goes into detail about the prize money distribution, date & time, and other details of the event.
Calgary Stampede Rodeo 2022 Preview
The Rodeo is Calgary Stampede’s biggest attraction. This year is no different. The event is regarded as the biggest rodeo competition worldwide. It runs concurrently with the event for ten days. The rodeo event is divided into two categories. One is for the major disciplines; another is the novice category. Each Category has its unique discipline based on the skill level. They are listed below-
- Barrel Racing
- Bull Riding
- Tie-Down Roping
- Steer Wrestling
- Saddle Bronc
- Novice Saddle Bronc
- Novice Bareback
- Junior Steer Riding
- Wild Pony Racing
Every event has its management committee. The players are split into two groups or pools. For the first four nights, the first group competes. As opposed to the second group, which competes the following night. The top four finishers from each pool subsequently advance to the championship. The remaining players battle for a wild card position in the championship game.
Calgary Rodeo 2022: Prize Pool and Distribution
The Rodeo competition this year has a huge $1.5 million listed as the total prize fund. Each major discipline’s champion will get a prize check for $50,000. Additionally, the best time or score from the participant scoreboard is used to determine the winner. Each of the top four finishers who qualified for the championship will also get $12,500. Additionally, winners of the novice discipline and other high scorers are given a sizeable reward.
Calgary Rodeo 2022 Date, Time & Ticket Price
- Date: July 8, 2022 – July 17, 2022
- Time: Daily 01:30 PM
- Location: GMC Stadium
- City: Calgary, Alberta
The GMC Stadium in Calgary is hosting the rodeo event this year. It will run from July 8 to July 17. General Tickets are listed at $23.00 for the event. Additionally, people aged over 65 and under 12 will receive an additional discount. Senior tickets are sold for $15.00 and Child tickets are sold for $14.00. Moreover, any children under 7 will have free access to the event.
The Calgary Stampede is Canada’s most popular annual festival. Both the people and government utilize the festival to spread their cultural and artistic values and views among all visitors. In addition to the rodeo, the festival features all-day long music tours, agricultural sports, kid’s shows, various local food-related events, and more. Don’t forget to participate in the festival if you are nearby. Keep an eye on our website for the most updated news and information on the ongoing event.
Why are top prizes now $50,000 and not $100,000 like prior years?