Shuttle buses will be running between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid this year on Saturday night between 8 pm and 1 am! Buses will be running approximately every 30 minutes.
The CanAm Rugby Tournament is pleased to be hosting the 3rd Annual Quad Rugby Tournament for Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st at the 42nd Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake.
Wheelchair rugby was developed in Canada in the 1970’s by athletes with quadriplegia, and after being presented as a demonstration sport at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, it made its debut as a medal sport at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. Search “Murderball” on YouTube to learn more about the sport. The sport is now practiced in more than 25 different countries and includes men and women on the same teams. Two teams of at least four players each compete for four periods of eight minutes each.
The CanAm Rugby Tournament is pleased to be hosting the 2nd Annual Quad Rugby Tournament for Thursday, July 31st and Friday, August 1st at the 41st Annual CanAm Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake.
Quad rugby, aka Wheelchair Rugby, features paralympic athletes who deliver the intensity, determination, and physical exertion/entertainment rugby is legendary for. It is the very game showcased in the famous documentary Murderball. This year’s bracket has more than doubled from last year’s and will be co-ed. Teams include the Montreal Maniacs, Quebec Nitros, Ottawa Stingers, Connecticut Yankees, Northeast Passage Wildcats, and the Western New York Wreckers.
Canterbury North America Signs 3 Year Sponsorship with Can-Am Rugby
Canterbury North America has announced a three year sponsorship of Can-Am Rugby. Can-Am is host to the largest rugby tournament in North America, with hundreds of teams traveling from all over the United States and Canada to compete. Canterbury has been making investments across all levels of the game this year to support the development of the sport in our communities. Can-Am’s fundraising efforts through this tournament raises money that supports all community and youth sports in the area. Read more
The Board of Directors of Can Am Rugby presents the following status of the Can Am Rugby Tournament and organization to the communities of Saranac Lake and North Elba/Lake Placid.
The primary mission of the Board is to ensure the continued success of the annual Can Am Rugby Tournament. The Can Am Rugby Tournament is the largest 15-player tournament in the U.S. and serves as one of the largest annual influxes of people into the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake communities. Traditionally, teams of men and women come from the northeast U.S., Canada, and, occasionally, England and Ireland. 2013 saw participants come from the Midwest and West Coast and our youth (U-19) division continues to grow.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CanAm Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake/Lake Placid, the largest rugby tournament in the western hemisphere. Beginning in 1973, the tourney has expanded to include over 100 teams annually, added brackets for women, college, social sides, and premier clubs, and provided age brackets for the most populated levels (including an over 60’s group!). However, as part of the 40th anniversary weekend, the CanAm Organizing Committee is proud to announce the debut of its Quad Rugby bracket.
Sponsorship & Advertising
- Tournament Program AvailableJuly 28, 2017 - 10:04 am
Saranac Lake Placid, NY – July 28, 2017 The 44th Can-Am Rugby Tournament organizers have been busy pulling together a great program full of articles, tournament details, pictures, and special offers/events from our tournament sponsors. Please make sure to pick up a copy around town or download and view a digital copy.
- 5th Consecutive Wheelchair Rugby Tournament held during Can-AmsJuly 26, 2017 - 9:33 am
Lake Placid, NY – July 26, 2017 Wheelchair rugby, originally called murderball and known as quad rugby in the United States, is a team sport for athletes with a disability. It is practiced in over 25 countries around the world and is a summer Paralympic sport. The Can-Am Rugby Tournament added a wheelchair division in […]
2017 Player Waiver Form…
All Teams are required to submit a completed team waiver PRIOR to start of their first game.
Locations to return forms…
FRIDAY: at the Petrova fields announcing area.
SATURDAY: Extra forms will be available at:
- Saranac Lake - at the Petrova fields announcing area
- Lake Placid - at the fields announcing area.