THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Winnipeg National Bank Challenger
From 07/11 to 07/16
Surface: Hard outdoor
Prize money: $ 75,000
Tournament location: Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club – 761 North Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 0A3, Canada
How to arrive: The tennis club is far about 7 km from historic center. By car you need of about 13 minutes to get in. The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Intl Airport is situated at 12 km (and 20 minutes driving) from tennis venue.
Past champions: 2016 Go Soeda
Entry list: Go Soeda (Jpn) – Blaz Kavcic (Slo) – Peter Polansky (Can) – James Duckworth (Aus) – Duckhee Lee (Kor) – Jason Jung (Tpe) – Tatsuma Ito (Jpn) – Yasutaka Uchiyama (Jpn) – Hiroki Moriya (Jpn) – Ilya Ivashka (Blr)
THE TOWN: Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. It is named after the nearby Lake Winnipeg. As of 2011, it is the seventh most populated municipality in Canada. Known as the Gateway to the West, Winnipeg is a railway and transportation hub with a diversified economy. This multicultural city hosts numerous annual festivals, including the Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and Folklorama.
For Lonely Planet:“Winnipeg surprises. Rising above the prairie, it’s a metropolis where you least expect it. Cultured, confident and captivating, it’s more than just a pit stop on the Trans-Canada haul, but a destination in its own right, with a couple of world-class museums and a wonderfully diverse dining scene. Wander its historic neighborhoods and lap up a vibe that enjoys being the butt of a Simpsons joke (‘That’s it! Back to Winnipeg!’) and revels in one of the world’s best fringe theater festivals.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Canadian Museum for Human Rights
- Assiniboine Park
- Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Humphry Inn and Suites. Excellent 3 stars hotel located just in Winnipeg city centre and rated 8.7 on Booking. It boasts free Wi-Fi and parking, an indoor pool and provides a flat-screen TV in every room. Guests can sit in the sauna, exercise in the fitness centre or enjoy hot tub or enjoy the complimentary breakfast always included in the price (from 129 CAD per night for a king room).
- The Fort Garry Hotel. Offering a full-service spa, gym, indoor pool and rooms with bathrobes, this historic **** hotel, rated 8,9 on Booking, is located in Winnipeg city centre and just 7 km from the Winnipeg International Airport. Free WiFi is provided and guests can enjoys some delicious meals at the Palme Lounge restaurant. The price for a queen room starts from 143 CAD for night.
- Mere Hotel. Exceptional **** hotel rated 9,2 on Booking and located in the heart of the town, it provides a fitness centre, free wifi. The 31 mq2 king rooms are modern and come with city view, refrigerator and coffee machine. Very good is the on site restaurant Cibo Waterfront Cafè. Rates? From 169 CAD per night with free cancellation included.
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