December 3, 2020

The 2026 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships are coming to TD Place!

Image of basketball players in wheelchairs playing on the court


Today, as the world marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Senator Chantal Petitclerc and Wheelchair Basketball Canada are beyond elated to announce the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Wheelchair Basketball World Championships are coming to Ottawa in 2026.

Ottawa 2026 will be the largest team sport event for high-performance athletes with a disability in the world. The elite wheelchair basketball competition will be a spectacle of eye-opening athleticism, tenacity and perseverance starring the top athletes in the game. Twenty-eight teams – 16 on the men’s side and 12 on the women’s side – representing roughly 20 nations will compete for the world championship crowns.

The event is projected to unfold at Lansdowne Park inside TD Place Arena and the Aberdeen Pavilion, with additional venues at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. The tentative dates are scheduled from August 26 to September 5, 2026. The competition will feature 94 games over 11 days.(via Wheelchair Basketball Canada)

We are extremely excited and cannot wait to cheer you on in 2026 at TD Place.