Inaugural Aurora Games Being Held August 20-25

Inaugural Aurora Games Being Held August 20-25


Times Union Center Hosting All-women International Sports Competition

Downtown Albany will host the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women international sports competition that will pit teams the Americas and the World against each other in six events from August 20-25, 2019. A first-of-its-kind sports and entertainment festival featuring world class athletes from 15 countries competing in tennis, gymnastics, basketball, figure skating, ice hockey, and beach volleyball, the teams will be led by honorary captains 6-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee and 5-time Olympic medalist Nadia Comaneci as they compete for the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Trophy. In addition to the games, there will also be a Fan Zone, seminars, and more - tickets, $15 to $129, for all events can be purchased here. (Use code DOWNTOWN for 20% off your tickets, excluding half price kids tickets.)

The full schedule of events can be viewed here

Aurora Games social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Hashtags #AuroraGames #JoinTheMovement

Related specials, events, and extended hours in Downtown:
ama cocina is offering happy hour house margarita pricing for the duration of the Aurora Games with your ticket or badge | 4-6 Sheridan Avenue | 518.776.4550
Cider Belly Doughnuts is offering $2 off per dozen for ticketholders | 25 N Pearl Street | 518.253.4640
The City Beer Hall is offering Aurora Games athletes 15% off their entire check (valid on seated table service only, must present valid athlete credentials) | 42 Howard Street | 518.449.2337
The Excelsior Pub will debut their women-only pinball league on August 19 | 54 Philip Street | 518.462.0690
Fort Orange General Store is offering 10% off purchase with your ticket or badge | 412 Broadway | 518.818.0105
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is offering $2 off Saratoga Sparkling Rose with your Aurora Games ticket or badge (cannot be combined with any offers; valid August 20-25, 2019) | 79 N Pearl Street | 518.426.8550
La Serre Restaurant is offering a complimentary Aurora Pink Spritzer with lunch or dinner purchase with your ticket or badge | 14 Green Street | 518.463.6056
Parish Public House will keep their kitchen open until 11:00 PM for the duration of the Aurora Games, and will host capital region female musicians Carolyn Shapiro w/Angelina Valente on August 23 (full info here) and Jules Olson Band on August 24 (full info here) | 388 Broadway | 518.465.0444
Pearl Street Diner will be open until 7:00 PM each day of the Aurora Games | 40 N Pearl Street | 518.463.4829
The Taverna will be open until 7:00 PM each day of the Aurora Games and will be offering dinner specials | 38 S Pearl Street | 518.434.4200

Capital City Trolley:
The free CDTA trolley (stop information here) will operate during the following hours August 20-25:
August 20-21 | 5:30 PM-11:30 PM
August 22-23 | 5:30 PM-12:30 AM
August 24 | Noon - 12:30 AM
August 25 | 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Recent news from the Games
Katelyn Ohashi caps career with perfect finish
SEEN: Aurora Games Opening Ceremonies
Conversations with Champions, Fan Zone made free and open to the public 
Former U.S. collegiate and WNBA stars Lindsay Whalen and Barbara Turner will lead Team Americas 
Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi joins Team Americas
American beach volleyball stars April Ross and Alix Klineman commit to Aurora Games 
Aurora Games kick-off with free A League of Their Own screening August 19
Tennis and gymnastics clinics sold out 
Actress, author and activist Olivia Munn will host Opening Ceremonies 
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who presided over sentencing of Larry Nassar, named keynote speaker