Five things to do this weekend in Ottawa, March 11-13
This weekend there’s a lot of sport action in the capital: fight night boxing, mogul tricks, women’s hockey and the Briar playoffs.
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1. Big Fight Night (Friday)
Head to Little Italy for Big Fight Night Round 9 on Friday night. The amateur boxing night starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Soccer Club, 523 St. Anthony Street. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at Beaver Boxing Club in advance or $20 at the door at 6:30 p.m.
2. Camp Fortune moguls (all weekend)
Prepare for some impressive skiing this weekend if you head to Camp Fortune for the 40th Canadian Mogul Championships. You can ski and watch the event, since the trails will still be open during the competition, which takes place on the Heggtveit on the Skyline side. A full schedule of competitions, medal presentations and autograph sessions is available at campfortune.com
3. Irish Festival (all weekend)
Ottawa’s Irish Festival kicks off Friday at City Hall for the week leading up to St Patrick’s Day. On Saturday head to St. Patrick’s Basilica from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for friendly-focused live entertainment, games, raffles and refreshments. Tickets are $20 for a family of four. On Sunday head to Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts at 310 St. Patrick Street for live Celtic music and breakfast. Adults are $6 and children are $4.
4. 2016 Clarkson Cup
How would you like Stanley Cup tickets for $20? If you still haven’t had your fill of winter sports by Sunday evening head to the Canadian Tire Centre to see the best women’s hockey teams on the continent compete for their version of the cup. Ceremonies take place all weekend but the puck drops at 4 p.m. for the final game at the Canadian Tire Centre. Tickets at thecwhl.com and yes, they only cost $20.
5. Tim Horton’s Brier continues
Curling mania continues at Lansdowne Park this weekend. The Brier men’s curling championship continues until Sunday. Playoffs are Saturday and Sunday, with teams competing for bronze, gold and silver. Qualifying tickets start at $29.50 and are available at curling.ca/2016brier.