West Edmonton Mall’s Ice Palace will become a court kingdom in September with two major international 3×3 basketball tournament arranged at the shopping center.3×3 basketball fans can book their Olympic 3×3 basketball Tickets at economical prices from our reliable online ticketing place.
The International Basketball Federation, or FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series, will make its Western Canada inauguration on 21 and 22 September ahead of the second annual FIBA 3×3 Challenger men’s tournament planned the next weekend.
“Team Edmonton is comprised of men and women who have loyal themselves to battle for a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It is ABA’s goal to offer two weekends that invite and involve the community as well as showcasing the finest 3×3 basketball talent in the world”.
The tournament will have Olympic inferences, as teams contest to make a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying tournament in the spring. The tournaments will feature many Edmonton Olympic hopefuls, including Steve Sir and Katherine
“I have no experience of doing the first-ever game. Being at the Olympic Games in Rio, it’s an amazing environment and I can’t imagine how excited it’s going to be to qualify for the first-ever games.”
The ABA said it’s focusing on making Edmonton the opening destination for 3×3 basketball. The organization was enjoyably surprised to find out Edmonton would be introducing the women’s event only two weeks ago, as the event was initially supposed to be held in Italy. Team Edmonton’s Sir Steve said
“From going overseas every time to play in a tournament to have it in my birthplace is pretty exciting. The event last year with the men’s was bizarre. Adding the women’s element shows just how 3×3 basketball is becoming in the world.”
The ABA said the two events will feel like a small festival, as there is also a FIBA 3×3 satellite event featuring 12 Canadian teams competing for the chance to qualify for a tournament in South Korea in October.
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