Know Before You Go – 2021 PBR Canada National Finals – Edmonton, Alberta
By: Kacie Albert Tuesday, November 9, 2021 @ 12:16 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta – For the first time in league history, the PBR Canada National Finals will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, bucking into Rogers Place on Nov. 12-13. For two nights only, 20 of the world’s best bull riders will battle it out through four grueling rounds of competition, competing for more than $175,000 in prize money and the title of 2021 PBR Canada Champion, and accompanying $50,000 bonus.
In order to welcome fans at full capacity, the event will adopt the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program.
To ensure compliance with the public health measures, event-goers aged 12 and older will be required to:
- Provide proof of full vaccination, or
- A negative test result within 72 hours that does not originate from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories, or
- Documentation of medical exemption.
To qualify as fully vaccinated, fans must be able to verify that they have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, and both were administered at least 14 days prior to the event. Vaccinated guests will also be required to present government-issues photo I.D. matching the name on the vaccination record.
Fans aged 11 and younger are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test when accompanied by a parent or guardian that provides the above proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result.
For those fans who are not vaccinated, no-appointment-necessary COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing performed by Precede OHS will be available on-site at Rogers Place for only $40. Offering results within 15 minutes, testing at Rogers Place will be available starting at 4:00 p.m. MDT on both Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13. Any test performed on-site on Friday that yields a negative result, will also permit entry for the Saturday event in accordance with provincial requirements.
Mask use will remain mandatory inside the venue for fans, except when eating or drinking.
Rogers Place has implemented a no bag policy that prohibits all bags from being brought into the venue by fans. Small clutch bags and wallets are still permitted. Exceptions to this policy will be made for diaper bags and medically necessary items after proper x-ray inspection. For more on the policy, click here.
For more information, visit the province of Alberta’s website here.
The 2021 PBR Canada National Finals, presented by Command Tubular Products, will also be implementing digital ticketing via TicketMaster. Tickets will be delivered as TicketMaster SafeTix, and screenshots will not be accepted. For a complete guide on how to access your tickets, click here.
As the PBR Canada National Finals event approaches, here are a few other frequently asked questions to know before you go!
Q: If I am not vaccinated, where can I obtain an acceptable COVID-19 test?
A: If you are not vaccinated, proof of a negative test result within the past 72 hours that does not originate from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories must be shown to gain entry to the event.
Precede OHS will offer rapid COVID-19 testing onsite at Rogers Place on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. MDT. Tests will be available for $40 per person, and results will be returned in approximately 15 minutes. Any test performed on-site Friday or Saturday that yields a negative result, will be valid for 72 hours in accordance with provincial requirements.
Acceptable tests may also be obtained from your preferred provider prior to the event.
Q: What is acceptable proof of vaccination?
A: Proof of vaccination includes a valid paper or digital vaccine record that shows name, vaccine type and date of administration. Event-goers will also be required to show a valid photo identification that matches the vaccine record.
For the upcoming PBR event in Edmonton, all fans must be fully immunized. This includes receiving two doses of an accepted vaccine more than 14 days prior to the event.
For a complete guide on how to access your vaccine records, visit the province of Alberta’s vaccine website here.