East Coast Games – Only one month away - bigger and better for 2016

(June 24-27, 2016)

 
Saint John, NB – The 2016 East Coast Games is only a month away and with substantial growth in the number of sports and athlete participation, it will make for an action-packed weekend for Saint John’s sports venues. 
 
Beginning Friday, June 24, almost 2000 athletes, coaches and officials will hit the fields and courts around Saint John for the second annual East Coast Games.  The idea for the initial Games was conceived in Saint John and became the  largest multi-sports tournaments to be held in Saint John since the 1985 Canada Games. The 2016 Games will include soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, rugby, basketball, softball, track & field, lacrosse, wheelchair basketball, cycling, a kid’s triathlon and a unique four event running race called Ultimate Runner. These events will attract athletes from across Atlantic Canada.
 
This year’s Games are further strengthened by the major support of Emera New Brunswick as the Presenting Sponsor. “We are thrilled to have the support of Emera NB! Their assistance is making our work much easier as we plan for the coming games.” said event co-chair Keith Raynes. The estimated economic impact is over $400,000 and will see hotels, restaurants, retailers, and attractions reap the benefits of the event. 
 
Last year Ultimate Frisbee participated as a demonstration sport and has moved to a full sport for 2016. This year the Games are pleased to present a demonstration event of wheelchair basketball - a center court game during the main basketball tournament. The Games bring together competitors from across our province and beyond while providing young athletes a chance to test their skills in a wide variety of sports. 
 
The following venues will be active during the weekend of June 24-26 and admission is free for all. 
Location Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Emera Field & Shamrock Park Soccer Ultimate Frisbee Ultimate Frisbee
Rockwood Park Ultimate Runner (Hill Run) Ultimate Runner                          (Trail Run) Kids of Steel Triathlon
Canada Games Stadium, 
UNBSJ Track & Field
Ultimate Runner (Track 5k) Rugby 7’s 
Track & Field Soccer
Q plex Ultimate Runner                       (Road 5 km)
Athletics Center, UNBSJ Basketball Basketball Basketball
Allison Grounds Softball Softball Softball
Memorial Field Softball Softball Softball
Miller Fields, Rothesay Soccer
Lord Beaverbrook Arena Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse
Canada Games Aquatic Center Swimming Swimming Swimming
Hampton High School Cycling
Meenan's Cove Beach   Swimming (open water)
The East Coast Games – Only one month away - bigger and better for 2016 (June 24-27, 2016)
 
Saint John, NB – The 2016 East Coast Games is only a month away and with substantial growth in the number of sports and athlete participation, it will make for an action-packed weekend for Saint John’s sports venues. 
 
Beginning Friday, June 24, almost 2000 athletes, coaches and officials will hit the fields and courts around Saint John for the second annual East Coast Games.  The idea for the initial Games was conceived in Saint John and became the  largest multi-sports tournaments to be held in Saint John since the 1985 Canada Games. The 2016 Games will include soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, rugby, basketball, softball, track & field, lacrosse, wheelchair basketball, cycling, a kid’s triathlon and a unique four event running race called Ultimate Runner. These events will attract athletes from across Atlantic Canada.
 
This year’s Games are further strengthened by the major support of Emera New Brunswick as the Presenting Sponsor. “We are thrilled to have the support of Emera NB! Their assistance is making our work much easier as we plan for the coming games.” said event co-chair Keith Raynes. The estimated economic impact is over $400,000 and will see hotels, restaurants, retailers, and attractions reap the benefits of the event. 
 
Last year Ultimate Frisbee participated as a demonstration sport and has moved to a full sport for 2016. This year the Games are pleased to present a demonstration event of wheelchair basketball - a center court game during the main basketball tournament. The Games bring together competitors from across our province and beyond while providing young athletes a chance to test their skills in a wide variety of sports. 
 
The following venues will be active during the weekend of June 24-26 and admission is free for all. 
Location Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Emera Field & Shamrock Park Soccer Ultimate Frisbee Ultimate Frisbee
Rockwood Park Ultimate Runner (Hill Run) Ultimate Runner                          (Trail Run) Kids of Steel Triathlon
Canada Games Stadium, 
UNBSJ Track & Field
Ultimate Runner (Track 5k) Rugby 7’s 
Track & Field Soccer
Q plex Ultimate Runner                       (Road 5 km)
Athletics Center, UNBSJ Basketball Basketball Basketball
Allison Grounds Softball Softball Softball
Memorial Field Softball Softball Softball
Miller Fields, Rothesay Soccer
Lord Beaverbrook Arena Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse
Canada Games Aquatic Center Swimming Swimming Swimming
Hampton High School Cycling
Meenan's Cove Beach   Swimming (open water)

The 2016 East Coast Games is only a month away and with substantial growth in the number of sports and athlete participation, it will make for an action-packed weekend for Saint John’s sports venues and will include soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, rugby, basketball, softball, track & field, lacrosse, wheelchair basketball, cycling, a kid’s triathlon and a unique four event running race called Ultimate Runner. These events will attract athletes from across Atlantic Canada.

Thank you to Emera New Brunswick as the Presenting Sponsor. 

The following venues will be active during the weekend of June 24-26 and admission is free for all.

Location

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Emera Field & Shamrock Park

Soccer

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee

 

Rockwood Park

Ultimate Runner (Hill Run)

Ultimate Runner                          (Trail Run)

Kids of Steel Triathlon

 

Canada Games Stadium,

UNBSJ

Track & Field

Ultimate Runner (Track 5k)

Rugby 7’s

Track & Field

Soccer

 

Q plex

 

Ultimate Runner                       (Road 5 km)

 

 

Athletics Center, UNBSJ

Basketball

Basketball

Basketball

 

Allison Grounds

Softball

Softball

Softball

 

Memorial Field

Softball

Softball

Softball

 

Miller Fields, Rothesay

 

Soccer

 

 

Lord Beaverbrook Arena

Lacrosse

Lacrosse

Lacrosse

 

Canada Games Aquatic Center

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming

 

Hampton High School

 

 

Cycling

 

Meenan's Cove Beach 

 

 

 

Swimming (open water)

 

Countdown to event
June 24-26, 2016

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