The Professional Bull Riders Canada elite Cup Series season launching event is right around the corner in Red Deer.
For the second year in a row, the Peavey Mart Centrium will be home to the PBR Cross Country Canada Classic on Feb. 4.
Despite PBR Canada hosting multiple events in 2023 so far, the event will mark the first 2023 competition in the Cup Series where some of the world’s best bull riders will compete for points to be named the national champion later this year.
The one-day event will feature some of Canada’s best riders but also some of the top international athletes in the league who will attempt to ride eight seconds on 2,000-pound bucking bulls.
Red Deer hosted the same same competition in June 2022 where Fort St. John’s Jake Gardner won the event after an impressive two-for-two performance. The win propelled Gardner from being unranked to the second spot in pursuit of the 2022 PBR Canada Championship.
The bull riding action will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 and tickets are on sale as of November 2022. The tickets start at $20 and can be bought at the Peavey Mart Centrium or on TicketsAlberta.com.