World’s Best Taekwondo Athletes to Square off at Richmond Olympic Oval for 2018 Canada Open

RICHMOND, B.C.—The top black belt taekwondo athletes on the planet are coming to the Richmond Olympic Oval, September 14-16, 2018.

Taekwondo Canada will host more than 800 athletes along with 165coaches/support staff representing 31 countries at the sixth annual Canada Open and Canada Para Open in Richmond, B.C.

Athletes in youth (ages 10-11), cadet (ages 12-14), junior (ages 15-17), and senior (ages 17+) will battle for prestigious points towards their world, Olympic and Paralympic rankings in Kyorugi, Poomsae and Para Taekwondo competition formats.

A record number of participants in the event’s short history have booked their tickets to Canada’s west coast. The matches for the 2018 Canada Open will take place September 14-16 starting at 9 a.m. PST each day. The Opening Ceremony will take place on the main track area of the Richmond Olympic Oval, September 14 at 1 p.m. PST.



The following tickets are available at the door only:


                                              Adult                         Kids 5-12                 Under 5 Years Old

Three Day Event Pass:         $50                             $25                             FREE


Two Day Event Pass              $35                             $20                            FREE


One Day Pass                        $20                              $10                           FREE



Complete Event Schedule:


September 14

9 a.m. – Competition Begins

1 p.m. – Opening Ceremony


September 15

9 a.m. – Competition Begins


September 16

9 a.m. – Competition Begins


For complete event information and results, please visit

Taekwondo Canada is the National Sport Governing Body for Taekwondo in Canada. We are recognized by World Taekwondo, Pan American Taekwondo Union, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. Taekwondo Canada sends national teams to the Olympic Games, World Taekwondo Championships, Pan Am Taekwondo Championships, Pan Am Games, World Taekwondo Junior Championships, Poomsae World Championships, Pan Am Poomsae Championships, and is also targeting the 2020 Paralympic Games.


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