WINNIPEG — The ice at the MTS Centre has been replaced with mounds of dirt – for the weekend anyway – as big names in the monster truck circuit roll into Winnipeg.
Fans met up with their favourite drivers and trucks at the Pit Party, where lineups formed around the arena for autographs and pictures.
Big events in Winnipeg may soon be happening less often as analysts say the weak Canadian dollar makes drawing acts from the U.S. a tougher sell.
As of Sunday, the Canadian dollar was at 72 cents U.S. Most acts passing through Winnipeg, like Monster Jam, are based in the United States and are paid in American dollars.
Organizers in Winnipeg said the reverse may be true and that they are targetting Americans to come to the city as their dollar goes further.
“We’re looking at it from, ‘well how do we convert them to come into downtown for a weekend, for a weekend destination?'” said Jason Syvixay, managing director of Downtown Winnipeg Biz.