Admission to the four days of intense Competition at Stampede Park is FREE.
The skill competitions run all day every day for all skills. As well as watching 900 Competitors participate in 45 skills on the international stage, visitors can also explore:
Skill City: Visitors can try their hand at events ranging from landscape gardening to beauty therapy and carpentry to computer animation.
Global Skills Village: A hub of activity and learning, with over 120 exhibitors including industry leaders, educational institutions, WorldSkills International Member organizations and sponsors, Global Skills Village will be a one-stop shop for visitors considering new career paths.
Canada House: A full sensory experience; you will be able to see, touch, smell, hear, and taste how skills, trades, and technologies impact our daily lives. Interactive, educational and fun displays within the 5000 sq. ft. tent offer information about the technology, manufacturing, construction, transportation and hospitality fields for both potential students and workers and their parents, educators and influencers.
Alberta House: Showcases Alberta's key strengths - learning, working, innovating, living and visiting. Each themed area will feature displays, demonstrations, youth ambassadors, websites and interactive resources about post-secondary options, how to start a career in skills, trades and technologies and even where to plan your next vacation in the province.
Tuesday, September 1st
One School, One Country (10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) - Various Schools throughout Calgary
- Presented by EnCana
Opening Ceremony (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) - Ticketed Event, Stampede Grandstand
- Presented by Samsung
Wednesday, September 2nd
Global Skills Marketplace (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) - Invitation only, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Viewing Hours (9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - Stampede Park, Free Admission, Open to the Public
Competition Day 1 (10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - Stampede Park, Free Admission, Open to the Public
Thursday, September 3rd
Viewing Hours (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.) - Stampede Park, Free Admission, Open to the Public
Competition Day 2 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.) - Stampede Park, Free Admission, Open to the Public
WorldSkills Leader's Forum (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) - Invitation only, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Friday, September 4th
WorldSkills Calgary 2009 Information Technology Forum (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.) - Invitation Only, Boyce Theatre
Viewing Hours (9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.) - Stampede Park, Free Admission, Open to the Public
Competition Day 3 (9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.) - Stampede Park, Free Admission, Open to the Public
Saturday, September 5th
Competition Day 4 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) - Stampede Park, Free Admission, Open to the Public
Viewing Hours (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - Stampede Park, Free Admission, Open to the Public
Sunday, September 6th
Awards and Closing Ceremony (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) - Ticketed Event, Stampede Corral
- Presented by Samsung
Monday, September 7th
Tailgate Party (3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
-Hosted by Tourism Calgary
Celebration of WorldSkills Champions halftime show during the CFL Labour Day Classic football game, Ticketed Event, McMahon Stadium (5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
* Schedule subject to change