FAQ

Where can I purchase tickets for CFR?

All Event, Mini Pack, and single day tickets will be available late summer. Check back regularly for updates. You will be able to purchase your tickets by phone at 1.855.780.3000, at any Ticketmaster location or on-line.

What are the 2016 dates and times for CFR?

CFR takes place at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton on:

Date Performance Start Doors
Wednesday, November 9 7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 10 7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Friday, November 11 7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 1 p.m. Noon
Saturday, November 12 7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 1 p.m. Noon

You can purchase your tickets by phone at 1.855.780.3000, at any Ticketmaster location or on-line.

Where to park?

Parking rates: $20

Edmonton EXPO Centre
Entrances at 116 Avenue & Wayne Gretzky Drive and73 Street & 112 Avenue

Northlands Coliseum
Entrance via 119 Avenue & Wayne Gretzky Drive

Mountlawn
Entrances at 120 Avenue & 75 Street

What is the CFR Six Pack?

With the CFR Six Pack you receive the same seats for each performance of CFR at a reduced rate. Also included are unique commemorative tickets, a Six Pack souvenir pin and more!

What events take place at each performance?

At CFR you see all the major pro-rodeo events at every performance. The first event is Bareback, then Steer Wrestling, Novice Events, Boys Steer Riding, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc, Tie-Down Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

Do you have group ticket rates for Canadian Finals Rodeo?

Yes. Discounts are available for groups of 25 or more at any performance of CFR. Should you wish to order group tickets please contact the Group Sales Office at 1.888.800.7275 or 780.491.3406, or download our Group Sales Order Form.

How does a contestant qualify for the CFR?

The top 10 point earners at the end of the Pro Rodeo Canada season, and the top two qualifiers from the Canadian Rodeo Tour compete.

What happens to the hockey ice?

The ice plant is turned off, allowing the concrete slab to warm up and then the ice starts to melt. As the ice melts it is broken up and moved into a pit. Next, 500 cubic yards of dirt is brought in. The dirt is packed down to create a foundation, then a top layer of loose dirt is worked in until the ideal texture is formed.

How are the bullfighters selected?

The bullfighters, the pick-up men, and the timers are all voted on by the contestants.

How is the stock selected?

Stock lists are provided by the 12 different stock contractors. The event reps then review the stock list and selects which animals should be at the finals. Each night in the rough stock events a draw is made to see which contestant rides on which animal.

When did CFR start in Edmonton?

The Canadian Finals Rodeo started in 1974, and was originally hosted in the Edmonton Gardens.

What does the number on the back of each CFR contestant represent?

The number on the back of each CFR contestant signifies their order in the overall rankings.

Are pets permitted on the Northlands grounds?

No, pets are not permitted on the Northlands grounds.

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