ALBANY — The world’s best female athletes from around the world will come to compete in a “World” vs. “Americas” showdown. With six-days of sport, culture and entertainment, you don’t want to miss this inaugural year of the Aurora Games, where women take center stage.
With competition already underway, we highlight some of the remaining events left on the schedule.
Times Union Center — Thursday, Aug. 22
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.
Times Union Center — Friday, Aug. 23
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.
Times Union Center — Saturday, Aug. 24
Team World and Team Americas will square off on the ice in a team competition that will include skaters from around the world, including three-time U.S. National Champion, Ashley Wagner.
Times Union Center — Sunday, Aug. 25
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.
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