ARNOLD ACE 2018


NEW ATTRACTIONS AT THE LARGEST FESTIVAL IN EUROPE!

As you are no doubt aware, the 8th edition of the Arnold Classic Europe is fast approaching on September 28, when it will take place for the third year in a row at Fira Gran Vía Barcelona. It will feature companies, sports, activities… and top level bodybuilding! Preparations to make this great annual European event even more spectacular have been taking place for months so here in Muscle & Health is the lowdown.

ELITE PRO SHOW: DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS YET?

The professional championship will take place on Saturday, September 29, starting at 7pm and will break new ground with the inclusion of the 2017 categories (Bodybuilding and Men’s Physique) along with the the return of pro Fitness, which added so much colour to the event in 2011 to 2016 and and also Classic Bodybuilding and Bikini, which will make the show even more diverse and vibrant for spectators.

Tickets for the professional competition, expo and other activities are now on sale on the ACE website (arnoldclassiceurope.com/tickets) For the pro show, there are only 1,500 tickets available and prices start at the very reasonable price of 20 euros:
General entry Elite Pro Show € 20
Elite Pro Show + Expo entrance Saturday: € 35
Entry Elite Pro Show + Expo 3 days: € 50
VIP Elite Pro Show tickets: € 50

NEW IDEAS FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE 2018 ACE

Having run the event for seven years, we have thought of some new ideas to make 2018 even better than the previous ones.

THE ARNOLD PACKS

Want to have a photo with Arnold, taken by our official photographer? Only 50 lucky people will have the chance to do this. We have both a VIP option as well as a PREMIUM option that also includes a photo with the winner of the professional bodybuilding competition and a pro show entry ticket.

1. ARNOLD VIP PACK:

• Fast Track entry (without waiting) for all three days of the expo.

• Personalised information and advice for your visit to Barcelona (hotels, restaurants, transport etc). We will help you manage everything.
• Meet Arnold Schwarzenegger.
• Personal photo with Arnold Schwarzenegger (printed and in digital format). We will send it to you.
• Welcome pack that includes ACE cap, ACE shirt personalised with your name and a pen drive with the video of the best moments of ACE 2018.

• PRICE: € 500

2. ARNOLD PREMIUM PACK:

• Fast Track entry (without waiting) for all three days of the expo.
• VIP entrance to the Elite Pro Show (without waiting).
• Fan ticket (we will send it to your address).
• Personalised information and advice for your visit to Barcelona (hotels, restaurants, transport etc). We will help you manage everything.

• Meet Arnold Schwarzenegger.
• Personal photo with Arnold Schwarzenegger (printed and in digital format). We will send it to you.
• Photo with the winner of the IFBB Elite Pro Bodybuilding Championship.
• Welcome pack that includes ACE cap, ACE shirt personalised with your name and a pen drive with the video of the best moments of ACE 2018.
• PRICE: 600 €

THE BUSINESS EXPERIENCE SERVICE (BES):

New for 2018 – new networking opportunity for health and fitness professionals and companies employed in these fields. The networking day, which will take place on Friday the 28th, is a fantastic opportunity to build new business contacts as well as promote your own brand.

THE ACE THAT KEEPS GROWING, WITH MORE AND MORE COMPANIES PARTICIPATING.

Individual visitors will be interested to discover that this year’s expo has many new exhibitors, as more and more national and international companies take part.

Packaging companies such as Polipack (Poland), will give new ideas on how to present products and new national brands such as Scion Pro Nutrition will showcase their latest supplement lines based on scientific data. Besides these, this year sees us welcome a wide range of sports equipment companies, such as Fitness de Luxe, distributor of the brand Reaxing. Look for their stand, where visitors can test their balance and physical condition.

SPORTS, SPORTS …

The ACE has always been a multi-sport festival and this remains the case. Bodybuilding and fitness are, of course, the main attractions but other sports, especially iron sports and martial arts, are a key part of the festival.

In 2018, these confirmed activities will take place in our multi-sport area:

• INTERNATIONAL POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP.

This event, run by the International Federation (IPF) and the European Federation (EPF), is carried out in conjunction with its Spanish affiliate (AEP). The Spanish lifters are already trying to accumulate enough points using the Wilks formula to qualify for this event, in which the best athletes from Europe and the world will meet.

• MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS.

As part of the Goal 2024 initiative, PE teachers can now introduce weightlifting in primary and secondary schools, providing they do so in a regulated manner in association with the Consell Català de l’Esport.

The aim is to improve health and develop young lifters that can take Spain to the top at international championships and in the 2024 Olympic Games. With this in mind, this year we will have a dedicated championship for older Spanish lifters.

• THE CROSSFIT GAMES:

Like last year, we will host one of Europe’s most prestigious cross-training competitions at the ACE. As usual, athletes will need to qualify to take part in the CrossFit Games Arnold Classic Europe 2018. For more information, visit thefenixgames.com.

• FREE STYLE SKATING:

After dazzling us in 2017, another freestyle event sponsored by the National Freestyle Committee of the Royal Spanish Skating Federation will take place at the ACE. The big names of world skating will meet in this contest.

Keep an eye on the next editions of Muscle & Health to hear about any new additions to the ACE 2018 programme. We will tell you everything you need to know about the companies and athletes taking part.