2020 Canada Cup Freestyle Ski is Coming to Greater Madawaska

Published on August 26, 2019

Ontario’s government is making investments to make sure our province is the best place to play sport, be an athlete and compete. Ontario Sport Hosting Program funding is helping to bring the 2020 Canada Cup Freestyle Ski to Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.

From January 16th to January 19th, 2020, Greater Madawaska will host this event, which will bring together athletes and coaches, and generate approximately $75,000 for the local economy.

“Ontario is the best place to be an athlete and play sports. Through the Ontario Sport Hosting Program, our government is pleased to support 15 sport events to help our athletes develop their skills and boost local tourism,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “It is anticipated that these events will generate a total of $26.5 million in economic activity.”

On August 23rd, Minister MacLeod announced that applications for the program’s second intake are now being accepted. The Intake II application period runs from August 23 to September 30.

“By bringing more world-class sporting events like 2020 Canada Cup Freestyle Ski to Greater Madawaska, we can showcase all that Ontario has to offer,” said John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. “I’m excited to cheer on our top amateur athletes as they compete on the international stage, right here at home.”


  • Events supported through Ontario’s Sport Hosting Program have generated approximately $87 million in economic activity since the re-launch of the program in 2015.
  • The Sport Hosting Program includes funding for a variety of winter and summer sports, and a legacy plan including sport infrastructure investment for the benefit of amateur sport in Ontario.
  • The province is providing $798,372 for 15 events funded through the first intake of this year’s program — these events are expected to feature more than 4,800 athletes from 114 countries.