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Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift kicks-off a brand new season with a much anticipated debut in Canada. Montreal has a rich history in triathlon, and now looks to the future as the Parc Olympique Sports Centre hosts the greatest athletes in the world, as they battle it out for the chance to be crowned the Triathlon Esports World Champion, thanks to Super League’s unique partnership with World Triathlon.
Each Arena Games Triathlon regular Series event is competed over heats and a final. Heats will see two stages of swim-bike-run, while, come the final, the fastest 10 pros of the day will race Super League’s unique Arena Games Triathlon format to decide a victor. That means 3 short, sharp and unpredictable stages that all feature swim, bike and run. There is no respite for the athletes, and an added challenge is that the order of the disciplines is shuffled each time. A pursuit style start is adopted for the final stage each time they race. The swim (200m) takes place in an Olympic sized pool, and the bike (4km), and run (1km), legs on static equipment with the racing realised in the virtual world of Zwift, the world’s leading online training and racing platform. This provides real-time, detailed data insights, allowing you to get closer than ever before to the competitors.
The SLT Arena Games was born during the COVID- 19 pandemic, and has gone from strength to strength, drawing a huge audience thanks to its innovative and exciting indoor race concept. With Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift, Super League Triathlon and World Triathlon have taken this concept to the next level. In 2023, the Arena Games Triathlon Championship Series will be held across three events, in a host of iconic cities. At the Grand Finale, held in London, the overall winners of the series will be named the new Esports Triathlon World Champions.
Arena Games Triathlon Montreal Powered by Zwift will be hosted at the Olympic pool at Centre sportif du Parc Olympique in Montreal, which was purpose built to host the swimming, diving, and water polo events of the 1976 Olympics.
At Arena Games Triathlon Montreal, you’ll see the world’s best triathletes battle it out in the fastest, most exciting and brutal racing. At the event, there will be live on the ground MCs, taking you through the action as it unfolds, and BIG Screens so you can follow every second of the racing.
Join us at the first ever North American edition of Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift.
Tickets start from just $14 and all children under 10 years go FREE.
To enquire about disabled access please contact the venue directly.
The Venue for Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift Montreal is the Parc Olympique Sports Centre, Montreal
3200 Viau St, Montreal, Quebec H1V 0A7, Canada
Underground parking for the venue is located at 3200 rue Viau.
See the Parking section for rates
Parc Olympique Sports Centre is a five-minute walk from the Viau metro station, on the green line, and from the bus stop 34, 125 and 136.
Heat 1 Women (2 Stage Race)
Heat 2 Women (2 Stage Race)
Heat 1 Men (2 Stage Race)
Heat 2 Men (2 Stage Race)
Grand Prix Series Women
Grand Prix Series Men
Venue Gates Open
Women's Final (3 Stage Race)
Men's Final (3 Stage Race)
What is Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift?
Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift is an innovative concept that blends in real life and virtual racing to deliver a new level of the im-mersive viewing experience. The format took the triathlon world by storm with the debut of the SLT Arena Games in Rotterdam 2020 be-fore successful follow-up events in London and Rotterdam in 2021. Then, in partnership with World Triathlon, it developed into a World Championship Series format for 2022, with Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift which went on to crown the world’s first es-ports triathlon World Champions.
Now, Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift is back, bigger and better than ever be-fore, with a 4 event series spread across 3 continents in 2023. With further innovations, more live data, and in your face cameras, these events will get closer to the athletes than ever before.
When and where will the Arena Games Triath-lon Powered by Zwift Montreal 2023 take place?
Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift Mon-treal 2023 will be the first event of the 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift World Championship Series.
The event will be hosted on 25th February 2023 at Parc Olympique Sports Centre, Mon-treal.
The other events in the 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift series are:
March 12, 2023: Sursee, Switzerland
April 8, 2023: London, UK, Grand Finale
What is the concept?
Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift is an amalgamation of real-life and virtual racing. It provides an immersive viewing experience that allows fans to get up close and personal with the best triathletes in the world and enjoy live data.
The swim leg takes place in an Olympic sized pool, or in Singapore open water, while the bike and run disciplines are completed on smart trainers and self-powered curved tread-mills with the power and speed of the athletes turned into a visual race via Zwift’s online plat-form.
The TV broadcast brings together the best of all these elements to produce a captivating event, with in-your-face cameras bringing you closer than ever to the athletes and an en-closed environment showing their effort and raw suffering like never before.
How does the Arena Games Triathlon World Championship Series powered by Zwift work?
The Championship Series events will consist of both heats and finals. At each event athletes will need to qualify for the final race via a heat which will consist of 2 Stages (Swim – Bike – Run / Swim – Bike – Run). The second stage will be held in a pursuit format. Athletes will start in reverse order of their result in stage 1. The athlete with the fastest time will start first, every other athlete will follow with a time gap as per the result of stage 1.
Just 8-10 athletes from the heats (venue de-pendant) will then progress to the final. The final will consist of 3 Stages over Super League’s unique Arena Games Triathlon for-mat (Swim – Bike – Run // Run – Bike – Swim // Swim – Bike – Run).
How does the point scoring work?
The World Champions will be decided via a points system combining the results of the final in London plus each athlete’s best result at one additional Arena Games event. The re-sults also contribute to World Triathlon’s world rankings.
The Series race winners will each receive 250 points, the Championship Finals winners 500 points, decreasing by 7.5% for each position thereafter. The Arena Games Triathlon World Champions will be the man and woman with the highest combined score from the Finals and one Series event.
Who is racing?
Official start lists for the Arena Games Triath-lon powered by Zwift events will be announced in the run-up to each event.
There will be between 16-20 female athletes and 16-20 male athletes racing the events in Montreal, Sursee and Singapore. The Finals, in London, will see that number grow to 30 female and 30 male athletes.
Is there prize money?
Yes, the Pros will be racing for cash to add extra incentive to race at full throttle through-out. However, there is not only money at stake, the Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift will also crown the world’s first triathlon esports World Champions in 2023.
The winners of the Series events will get $5,000, while for the Finals it is $7,500. All ath-letes reaching the final of any event will earn prize money.
In addition, the World Champions will also re-ceive $8,000 on top of what was earned in the races, with $6,000 going to the overall second-placed athletes and $4,000 overall third.
Where can I watch Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift Montreal?
Our broadcast partners will be showing unin-terrupted coverage of the Finals of each event and are being regularly updated on our web-site. You will also be able to watch all the ac-tion, live, on our Website and YouTube Channel.
Where can I find Arena Games Triathlon Pow-ered by Zwift tickets/ merchandise?
Official Super League Triathlon merchandise is available from the SLT Dryworld store HERE.
For information on how to spectate at Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift, go to the ‘Come to the Event’ tab for the event that you wish to attend.
Are the events COVID secure?
Yes. As elite sports events, Arena Games Tri-athlon Powered by Zwift events fully comply with all applicable local and national regula-tions.
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