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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skatingImage taken by Boris Kasimov.

Are you thinking of visiting Medicine Hat? You’re not the only one. The circus is in town on Oct. 7 and Canadian skating champions stop by on Oct. 20 during their national tour. These events don’t happen every day so be sure to mark your calendar and plan your trip!

Thank You Canada Tour

You watched them on the Olympics, now it’s your chance to see Canadian figure skating superstars live on the ice. See Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, along with Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, Elvis Stojko, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford skate their hearts out for their home country during their “Thank You Canada” tour. The rare opportunity to see this cluster of champions comes to the Canalta Centre on October 20, 2018. Buy tickets in advance and meet and greet packages are also available.

Cirque Eloize Saloon

The circus is coming to town! On October 7, 2018 catch a Wild Wild West inspired circus at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre. The Cirque Eloize Saloon doors “swing open to reveal a motley cast of individuals, each with a tale to tell.” The show is a feast for the eyes and fun for the whole family. A soundtrack of country and folk music complement western themed decor and energetic performances. You won’t be able to pull your eyes away from the stage and the magic of the circus! Buy tickets for Cirque Eloize Saloon online

Conquer the Ridge

When you’re not sitting back and taking in the sights, challenge yourself with Medicine Hat’s half marathon! The half marathon starts at Echo Dale Regional Park, running to Gas City Campground and back. In addition to the half marathon, there are 5km and 10km distances. There’s a race for everyone! Test your strength on October 13, 2018, at 10 am. Proceeds from the event help support youth athletics in the community. Visit Conquer the Ridge’s website to learn more and register. 

Downtown Medicine Hat Art Walk 

Keep your running shoes on for Medicine Hat’s Art Walk! On September 28, 2018, local galleries and art-focused businesses are opening their doors and delighting guests with art, live music, and fun activities. Walk from location to location, taking in local art, painting, photography, pottery and much more. You never know what you mind find. Check the Art Walk Facebook page for all event updates.

Finally, whether you’re chasing the circus or skating champions, plan for a place to stay to take in the excitement from the day. Your future room could be at Home Inn Express, with a comfy bed, free wifi and a complimentary breakfast to prepare you for the adventure ahead. 

Do not miss the events coming to Medicine Hat! Buy your tickets in advance and book a room ahead of time so you’re ready to make the most of your trip.