Aurora Games

Aurora Games


The Times Union Center will host the Aurora Games - a multi-sport, multi-country,multi-day event showcasing the best in women’s sports, entertainment and culture - August 20-25, 2019. Tickets | $19-$134 (youth pricing is available for children 12 and younger) | Purchase tickets 

Designed to celebrate the best in women’s sports, entertainment and culture, the Aurora Games will welcome all-star athletes, as well as coaches and trainers, representing more than 15 countries to downtown Albany to compete in an international competition of teams comprised of the Americas vs. the World. The six-day event will include team and individual competitions in basketball, tennis, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey and beach volleyball. Fans will also enjoy musical performances, food tastings, sports clinics, autograph sessions and seminars in the Aurora Games Fan Zone at the Albany Capital Center, as well as Conversations with Champions, also at the Capital Center. For the most up-to-date information about the Aurora Games, visit AuroraGamesFestival.com or follow the Games on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

8/19:
Fan Zone – 3:00pm – 11:00pm

Session 1 (8/20):
Opening Ceremony & Tennis 
The Aurora Games will get underway with Wimbledon and French Open Champion Garbine Muguruza leading Team World along with Bianca Andreescu against Team Americas headed by Puerto Rico’s Olympic Champion Monica Puig and six-time Grand Slam champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands from the United States. The international competition will feature three singles and two doubles matches utilizing fast paced “no ad” scoring.

Daily Press Conference – 11:00am
Fan Zone – 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Conversations with Champions Seminar – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Tennis (& Opening Ceremonies) – 7:00pm

Session 2 (8/21):
Gymnastics 
In a modified format competition, six athletes from Team World will compete against six athletes from Team Americas in floor exercise, beam and bars.

Ice Hockey Practices & Meet & Greet (Glens Falls) – Time TBD
Daily Press Conference – 11:00am
Fan Zone – 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Conversations with Champions Seminar – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Gymnastics – 7:00pm

Session 3 (8/22):
Basketball 
Lindsay Whalen, the five-time WNBA all-star, leads Team Americas into battle against Team World coached by Australian Legend and former WNBA star Michelle Timms.

Ice Hockey Practices (Glens Falls) – Time TBD
Daily Press Conference – 11:00am
Conversations with Champions Seminar – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Fan Zone – 3:00pm – 11:00pm
Basketball – 7:00pm
Ice Hockey Scrimmage (Glens Falls) – 7:00pm

Session 4 (8/23):
Ice Hockey
Legendary coach Digit Murphy leads a star-studded Team Americas roster featuring Haley Skarupa, Lisa Chesson and Blake Bolden against Team World coached by Sarah Murray and led by Finland's Venla Hovi, Japan's Yuka Hirano and Sweden’s Rebecca Sternberg. The Aurora Games introduces a two-shot line which could be decisive in a close game.

Daily Press Conference – 11:00am
Conversations with Champions Seminar – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Fan Zone – 3:00pm – 11:00pm
Ice Hockey – 7:00pm

Session 5 (8/24):
Figure Skating
Team World and Team Americas will square off on the ice in a team competition that will include skaters from around the world, inlcuding 3-time U.S. National Champion, Ashley Wagner.

Fan Zone – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Daily Press Conference – 11:00am
Figure Skating – 1:00pm

Session 6 (8/25):
Beach Volleyball & Closing Ceremony
Teams from the United States and Canada will take to the sand against two teams to be named for Team World in a straight knockout format competition that will see them battle for Gold Medal bragging rights as volleyball comes indoors for a one-day beach party to conclude the competition. The Gold Medal match will be followed by a closing ceremonies celebration championing women’s empowerment.

Fan Zone – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Daily Press Conference – 11:00am
Beach Volleyball – 11:00am

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