Posted by: PPHR | March 1, 2010

The party continues at the Paralympics in 11 days!

Sport competitions and Whistler Live! events keep Whistler buzzing

Been inspired by the athletes you’ve seen perform in the last few weeks? Well, you’re in for another real treat. The strength, skill, courage and endurance of the Paralympians, who begin competing on March 12, will blow you away.

The 2010 Paralympic Winter Games run from March 12 to 21 with 1,350 athletes and officials from more than 80 countries.

The official Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics will take place in BC Place Stadium on Friday, March 12. Did you know that 62 out of 64 medals being awarded right here in Whistler? The Closing Ceremony will also take place at the Whistler Medals Plaza so get ready to celebrate.

The Paralympic Winter Games includes 64 medal events in five sports—Alpine Skiing, Cross– Country Skiing, Biathlon, Ice Sledge Hockey and Wheelchair Curling. Wheelchair Curling and Ice Sledge Hockey will both be held in Vancouver but the remaining events will be in Whistler.

Don’t miss the Whistler Live! Paralympic line up with a great selection of visual and performing artists. Nightly medals and concerts will take place at Whistler Medals Plaza, March 13 to 18.

To buy tickets for Paralympic events, fans with an existing VANOC ticketing account are welcome to sign in and purchase Paralympic tickets online at

New accounts can be created starting March 1 and account holders can purchase tickets online at that time.

You can also go to the ticket centres in Whistler (at Whistler Medals Plaza) or Vancouver (at Robson Square or Tourism Vancouver Office on Burrard Street) or call the ticket line on 1-800-TICKETS (1-800-842-5387).



  1. Though Vancouver’s Olympic enthusiasm seems to be as out as the torch, some of us are still fired up by the thought that the best is yet to come! See you at Creekside!

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