Aurora Games

August 20-25, 2019

Designed to celebrate the best in women’s sports, entertainment and culture, the Aurora Games will welcome all-star athletes, as well as coaches and trainers, representing more than 15 countries to downtown Albany to compete in an international competition of teams comprised of the Americas vs. the World. The six-day event will include team and individual competitions in basketball, tennis, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey and beach volleyball. Fans will also enjoy musical performances, food tastings, sports clinics, autograph sessions and seminars in the Aurora Games Fan Zone at the Albany Capital Center, as well as Conversations with Champions, also at the Capital Center. For the most up-to-date information about the Aurora Games, visit or follow the Games on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Session 1 (8/20) Opening Ceremony & Tennis The Aurora Games will get underway with Wimbledon and French Open Champion Garbine Muguruza leading Team World along with Bianca Andreescu against Team Americas headed by Puerto Rico’s Olympic Champion Monica Puig and six-time Grand Slam champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands from the United States. The international competition will feature three singles and two doubles matches utilizing fast paced “no ad” scoring. 
Session 2 (8/21) Gymnastics In a modified format competition, six athletes from Team World will compete against six athletes from Team Americas in floor exercise, beam and bars. 
Session 3 (8/22) Basketball 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
Session 4 (8/23) Ice Hockey 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.
Session 5 (8/24) Figure Skating Team World and Team Americas will square off on the ice in a team competition that will include skaters from around the world, inlcuding 3-time U.S. National Champion, Ashley Wagner.
Session 6 (8/25) Beach Volleyball & Closing Ceremony 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. 

*Schedule subject to change.

Individual tickets to the Aurora Games are now on sale!

Daily tickets will range in price from $19 to $134. Youth pricing is available for children 12 & Younger.

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9-time Olympic Medalist, Nadia Comaneci, and 6-time Olympic Medalist, Jackie Joyner Kersee, have been named the honorary Team Captains! Comaneci will lead Team World and Joyner Kersee will lead Team Americas. 

Team World         Team Americas


Aurora Games

Take a look at just some of the athletes joining Team World and Team Americas!

-Susan Tapani will be joinging the Team World Ice Hockey team!

Lindsay Whalen, will joing the Team Americas Basketball team!

-Bethanie Mattek-Sands will be playing Tennis for Team Americas.

-National Champion Ashley Wagner. will join the Team Americas Figure Skating team.

- Garbine Muguruza will represent Team Wrold in Tennis!

- Michelle Timms will coach basketball for Team World.

-Haley Skarupa will play Ice Hockey for Team Americas!

- Sarah Pavan & Melissa Humana-Paredes will be playing Beach Volleyball for Team Americas.

The Aurora Games were conceived of and created by Jerry Solomon. Mr. Solomon has been one of America's top sports  marketing executives for more than 30 years. The Aurora Games, named in honor of the Roman goddess of the dawn, will be held every two years beginning with the inaugural edition at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY, August 20-25, 2019.


DateAugust 20-25, 2019
Performance Time(s)
August 207:00pm
August 217:00pm
August 227:00pm
August 237:00pm
August 241:00pm
August 2511:00am
*Non-Ice Event
$134Floor Seating, Row AA in 103-107 & 118-122
$104Rows BB-DD in 103-107 & 118-122
$69Rows A-J in 103-107 & 118-122
$54Rows A-S in 101-102, 108-110, 115-117, 123-125, 130; Rows K-S in 103-107 & 118-122; Rows AA-J in 111-114 & 126-129

Tickets will be available at the arena box office at Times Union Center or online at

Ticket prices and seat locations are subject to change.