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Plan your day at Carrara

30 Mar 2018 by Hope Kerslake

The Carrara Precinct will provide spectators with a multitude of one-stop Games experiences and is home to the Carrara Stadium and the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.

From one of the fastest racquet sports in the world, badminton, to the exciting combat of wrestling, the high adrenaline of athletics to the power and intensity of para powerlifting and weightlifting, there are a range of sport sessions available at the Carrara precinct.

GC2018.com takes a look at an array of entertainment and sport at the Carrara Precinct to help you have a great day out.

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Love sport?

Do you find yourself thinking about spectacular sporting moments throughout the day and into the night?

If this sounds like you, then we suggest you get to the Carrara Precinct on Tuesday 10 April for a jam-packed sporting day out.

Kick-start the day at 10am with four hours of non-stop Athletics action at Carrara Stadium (AT1001). Featuring the preliminaries for the men’s 200m, 800m, 400m hurdles, long jump and decathlon (110m hurdles, discus and pole vault events) and the women’s 200m, 400m, hurdles and discus throw.

Then head right next door to the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre for the women’s lightweight and heavyweight Para Powerlifting finals (PO1002) commencing at 2:30pm.

Finishing up at 5:45pm you can then head to Arena 2 for the men’s and women’s mixed, singles and doubles Badminton preliminaries (BD1002). The session did start at 4:30pm, but that doesn’t matter to a sports nut like you, and this gives you the option to decide on which arena deserves your unwavering support.

Feasting on the multitude of sports for over 12 hours, by the time the badminton preliminaries finish at 10:30pm, you have had an unbelievable day filled with sporting action and memories that will last forever.

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Try something new!

For the innovative and creative individuals who like to step out and try new things, we found Friday 6 April is the perfect day for your Games adventure.

An enthralling competition of strength and determination, the women’s Weightlifting finals (WL0601), 9:30am-12pm, is sure to inspire a great start to your day.

With music and dance theatre performances and fun installations acts taking place outside the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, a true unique Games day out would not be complete without experiencing Festival 2018.

It’s a spectacle of speed, agility and precision and the sport of Badminton is sure to round out your novel Games day out with the mixed team’s battling it out from 2pm-5:30pm (BD0602).

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Join the crowd!

Monday 9 April is a crowd enthusiast must!

As a loud and proud supporter who thrives in groups, whether you know them or not, we know that all you want to do is raise your hands and support the athletes loudly. Therefore, the AT0902 Evening Super Final, 7pm–10:30pm, is the must attend session.

Sprinters will explode with phenomenal speed in the men’s and women's 100m, male throwers will launch the shot put and hammer with fierce power and the decathletes will soar through the air with their high jump event and then take to the track for their 400m.

You are also set to scream your lungs out as the para athletes sprint across the finish line in the men’s T38 100m and watch in awe as the women’s F46 javelin throwers take to the field, plus much, much more.

And if that’s not enough action for you, why not engage in a crowd of a different kind and head to the Carrara Precinct early for an array of Festival 2018 performances.

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Feel the power

If strength and power is more your style, then Thursday 5 April is your core day to witness supremacy of the strongest men and women from the Commonwealth with three Weightlifting finals.

Witness the first event of the Weightlifting competition with the men's 56kg final (WL0501playing out from 9:30am–12pm. The women's 48kg weightlifters (WL0502) will enter the arena next, battling for gold between 2pm-4:30pm. 

Your evening final will see the weights stepped up to 62kg (WL0503) with the men delivering intensity and raw power from 2pm–4:30pm, and will round out your day of beholding super-strong athletes nicely.

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Combat crazy

Prefer more of a competitive contact sport?

A combat sport full of technique, balance, strength and elegant, wrestling will be best on display on Thursday 12 April.

With two sessions of body on body combat available, you'll start your day at 10:30am in Arena 1 with the preliminary rounds of the men's 57kg and 74kg divisions and the women's 53kg and 75kg divisions (WR1201).

The final rounds (WR1202) will then commence at 5pm with the victors from the morning bouts locking horns in the fight for gold.

With three and a half hours to spare between each session whistle blow, why not jump on a free shuttle bus to Kurrawa Park at Broadbeach and discover Festival 2018's enchanting playground for young and old.

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Do you have the need for speed?

If the words sluggish, slow down, relax and brake, don’t register into your vocabulary then Monday 9 April is the day for your high-speed lifestyle.

Head on over to Arena 2 in the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre at 11am to enjoy the rapidness of the mixed team Badminton bronze medal match (BD0901).

After four hours of players bringing down a smash at lightning speeds of over 400km per hour, you’ll need to cool your jets by soaking up all the Festival 2018 performances on offer.

Then at 7pm, you'll need to rev it back up and charge on over to Carrara Stadium for the AT0902 Athletics Super Final.

Bursting with a number of sprinting events, including the men’s 100m and 400m super final, the women’s 100m finals and the men's T38 100m you’re sure to be stimulated through the other events; men's decathlon high jump and 400m events, women's 1,500m and triple jump preliminaries,  men's shot put and hammer throw finals and the women's 10,000m and F46 javelin throw finals. 

Don’t miss the magic of the moment and plan your one-stop Carrara Precinct Games experience today.