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Team Canada tickets in demand for Paralympics

Tickets to all of Canada’s sledge-hockey games have sold out and so has the gold-medal game for hockey and wheelchair curling.

Team Canada remains a strong draw for the 2010 Paralympic Games.

Tickets to all of Canada’s sledge-hockey games have sold out and so has the gold-medal game for hockey and wheelchair curling.

Friday’s opening ceremonies in Vancouver are also expected to sell out and the closing ceremonies, which take place in Whistler, are already full.

There are 250,000 tickets available for the Paralympics and unlike the Olympics, there is no quota set aside for sponsors, athletes or officials.

“Once the Olympics end, everyone focuses on the next event since they had such a good time and it's the Paralympics,” said Caley Denton, vice-president of ticketing for the organizing committee.

“And then they go to their first event and they get blown away by how good the competition is and it tends to grow, so we expect by the end of the Paralympics to have sold most of the tickets.”

In Vancouver, there are still tickets available for earlier rounds of wheelchair curling and sledge-hockey competitions not involving Team Canada.

Ticket prices range from $15 for sports events to $175 for the ceremonies.


 
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