Guest Information

Guest Information

When you visit Riverside International Speedway we consider you a guest and and work hard to ensure you have the best possible experience. Knowing what to expect is a big part of maximizing your enjoyment. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for on this page please contact us. Our policies change from time to time; please review this information before attending each event.

The following terms, policies and procedures are our Guest Code of Conduct and are in place to help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests at Riverside International Speedway (RIS). Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Besides what is included in this manual, improper conduct includes but is not limited to offensive language, harassment, or any other abusive behavior. Unacceptable conduct is subject to ejection from the facility, without compensation for tickets or any other costs incurred to attend the event. Please ask our security personnel to deal with those exhibiting improper conduct.

Accessible seating areas are available on the concourse level behind Section G in our main grandstand and on the bottom row of Section C, which also offers companion seating. We offer one complimentary companion ticket for those with proper credentials from Access 2 or similar. Accessible seating is intended for the use of those in wheelchairs, walkers, or similar mobility-aid devices. We have designated accessible parking spots next to the main gate and in the Premium Parking area; a valid accessible parking permit MUST be displayed on vehicles using these spaces or they may be towed. The walkways inside the gate are concrete and we have golf cart service from the main gate to the midway area for guests with limited mobility. Accessible washrooms are available. Those requiring companion seating should email

RIS is licensed to serve alcohol by the Nova Scotia Alcohol and Gaming Authority (AGA) which mandates a policy for the safe sale and responsible consumption of alcohol during our events. Outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited; those attempting to bring alcohol into the facility will be denied entry.

Guests must be 19 years of age or older to purchase and/or consume alcohol. Those unable or unwilling to provide adequate government-issued photo identification to verify age will be refused service. Guests may only consume alcohol in our licensed area and will not be served if intoxication and/or over-service is either evident or suspected. RIS reserves the right to refuse alcohol service to any guest, without cause or explanation.

All alcohol containers will be served open and must be consumed by the person who purchases them; quantity limits will apply for each transaction – as posted in the sales area. During select events, servers will sell alcohol in the licensed seating area; all of the conditions shown herein apply to mobile service. Alcohol service times are subject to change and RIS reserves the right to stop alcohol service without notice, at its discretion.

By entering the RIS licensed area you are agreeing to the conditions outlined herein and understand and agree they are subject to change without prior notice.

All bags/coolers are subject to search; guest may be asked to empty contents and any closed containers inside it. No hardside bags/coolers of any kind. No glass containers. Maximum size is 14″x14″x14″.

Guests are permitted to take pictures/videos with smartphone/point-and-shoot devices only. The use of professional equipment to record still or video images, audio or digital requires permission from RIS. Requests can be emailed to at least 30 days before the event. Please include a general description of the intended purpose of the recording. Additional restrictions may be imposed on any event as may be required by the entertainment or other sources. RIS reserves the right to confiscate any tape or film, or delete any digital copies taken during an event without permission or if camera and video equipment is prohibited.

Self-contained RVs can be used for overnight stays at RIS for events only. Proof of RV liability insurance is required upon request. A reservation is required for all overnight stays during the NASCAR weekend and the IWK 250 weekend. Please review the RIS Camping Terms of Use before planning an overnight stay on our grounds.

The Pit Stop Canteen offers hot and cold food and beverages and has three locations, one in the main concourse, one in the licensed area, and one in the infield – all three are generally open for racing events but that may vary for other events. Merchandise, snacks and cold soft drinks, water, sports drinks, etc are available at the turn one end of the tower.

Shirts, pants/shorts, and shoes must be worn at all times.

Riverside International Speedway Inc. (RIS) strictly prohibits the use of any unmanned or remote-controlled aerial vehicles/aircraft (UAV), also known as a drone, on or over RIS property without the explicit written consent of the owner of RIS. The application must be made in writing at least 21 days prior to use and include the name of the applicant, date/s of use, purpose, proof of operator/s certification, and proof of insurance that meets or exceeds RIS requirements. Inquiries and/or applications should be sent to RIS personnel will remove anyone using an unknown UAV on RIS property and/or confiscate the UAV and/or notify law enforcement.

The entertainment/entertainers include but are not limited to racing series, racing drivers, and musical artists that are advertised for shows are current at the time of publication but subject to change without prior notice due to unknown or unforeseen circumstances, without refunds or compensation.



By entering Riverside International Speedway property, you grant Riverside International Speedway Inc. (“RIS“) the irrevocable and unconditional right to film and record you (and any minors accompanying you), and the right to use, or authorize others to use, incorporate, and exploit the recordings (the “Recordings“) for any purpose including without limitation for commercial purposes, in any language and in any program, via any manner, media or platform of communication whether known or unknown, worldwide and forever (collectively, the “Rights“).

You acknowledge and agree that the use of aerial photography including without limitation unmanned aerial vehicles may be used as a method of capturing such Recordings and you grant RIS the Rights in and to the Recordings.

You will not receive any form of compensation for such use and you waive any right to bring any claim or legal action against RIS, its parent and affiliated entities, and each of their successors, assignors, licensees, sponsors, directors, officers, agents, employees, and/or independent contractors for such use.

You acknowledge that you are the age of majority in your province/territory of residence. If you are under the age of majority you have obtained your parent or guardian’s consent to enter this area and be bound by this Consent.

If you do not agree to these terms or do not wish to be filmed, photographed, or recorded, please do not enter Riverside International Speedway property.

Thank you.

First aid personnel are on-site for public events, they are located behind the tower in the concourse area. If you are unable to go to them, please advise track personnel or security guards if you require assistance. Guests use the facility at their own risk.

Food and drinks can generally be carried in for personal consumption during our events, although there may be occasions where this is not allowed.

  • No alcohol or glass containers
  • Containers must have either a sealed cap or in the case of a removable lid, be empty at the point of entry
  • Security or staff may request containers be opened and/or emptied for inspection. Failure to comply will result in being denied entry, without compensation for tickets that may have been purchased for the event.

Ticket discounts may be available for groups of 20 or more. Email or call 902-404-7049 for more information.

Infant changing stations are located in restrooms at the base of the tower in the main grandstand area.

RIS is not responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged while on our property. During an event lost and found items will be held at the main entry box office. If you lose an item during an event please provide a written description to the security guard at the bottom of the tower steps; they will get it to the announcer. For more information please call 902-863-2410.

Those who bring minors to RIS are responsible for the minor/s at all times while on-site. In the event a minor is lost (or found) please contact a security guard immediately.

Official RIS merchandise is located in the booth at the turn-one end of the tower and in the Merchandise section of our website. Entertainer merchandise, if available, is generally located in the same area.

Starting in 2021, all OHVs (including golf carts) will require a permit to operate at any time (or event) on RIS grounds. Permits are available for the season or for per event. Please review the RIS OHV terms of use prior to using an OHV on RIS property.

RIS is generally unable to accommodate the paging of guests. Best wishes for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events can be requested by email to at least seven days before the event. If you believe a Public Address system announcement will help with an urgent or emergency while on-site, see a security guard or the attendant at the bottom of the stairs leading to the tower.

There is plenty of free spectator vehicle parking on the grounds. Signs are posted to designate these areas and parking attendants may be on-site, depending on the event. The Premium Parking section requires a Premium Parking pass to enter.

Sorry, no animals are permitted in the grandstand or pit areas, except for service animals of guests with disabilities (ESA certificate required and must be shown if requested).

Everyone entering the pit area MUST sign an electronic liability waiver in advance; it is good for the season but must be shown each time you enter the pit area.

Minors (18 & younger)
Parents/legal guardians of anyone entering the pit/infield area who is 18 or younger MUST submit the Minor Access to Pit application available on our website a minimum of seven days before the desired entry date. The minor insurance liability waiver must be completed by BOTH parents/legal guardians before the Minor Access to Pit application and submitted with it. Complete details and forms are here.

RIS reserves the right to postpone any event due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. The postponement could be for the entirety of a show or for the conclusion IF the show had started before the postponement became necessary. Tickets issued for the original show will be honoured for the postponed date, except when otherwise indicated at the time of the postponement.

The following items are prohibited at RIS:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Air horns or other noisemakers
  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, noxious substances
  • Animals (except service animals, certificate required)
  • Balls, frisbees, balloons, or other inflatables
  • Chairs, including folding
  • Confetti
  • Coolers or other containers larger than 14″x14″x14″
  • Firearms, knives, or other weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Glass containers
  • Items as may be prohibited by entertainer/s
  • Laser pointers
  • Parcels, packages, or items of which the contents are not visible
  • Skateboards, roller-blades, and roller skates
  • Stolen or counterfeit tickets
  • Sticks or clubs (including signs or banners attached to sticks)
  • Umbrellas

This list is subject to change without notice. RIS reserves the right to deny access for any item deemed a safety concern or that may result in an undesirable effect on a patron. Illegal items will be turned over to police.

Any patron found throwing or tossing objects within the facility will be ejected from the facility; if the projectile causes damage and/or injury the person responsible will be held accountable and could be liable.

Re-entry is generally permitted if you leave the grandstand area during an event but you MUST get a re-entry stamp on your hand before you exit. You must present your stamp and ticket stub for re-entry. The pit area gate is closed once racing starts and not re-opened until after the last checkered flag. There may be events where re-entry is not allowed.

No refunds or exchanges on tickets and camping under any circumstances. There are no refunds whatsoever for merchandise.

Restrooms are located at the rear of the tower in the main concourse area, in the brick buildings in the licensed area and the infield. All restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Generally speaking, we offer three types of grandstand seating. Our premium seats are located in the top two rows of the main grandstand and are stadium-style seats (arms and backs). Premium seats are sold for the season only. Bench seating is available as reserved or general admission by the event. Certain special events may require a different seating layout in which case maps will be published with that event.

To help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, guests are subject to bag/cooler searches upon entry. If an object in the bag/cooler cannot be identified the guest may be asked to empty it along with any closed containers in it. For ease of access, guests are encouraged to not bring bags to the facility. Security measures may be enhanced based on requirements of promoters, local authorities, or at the discretion of RIS. These procedures may include, but are not limited to, a more thorough search of guests and their property. Guests that refuse to comply with security personnel and protocol will be refused entry, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Smoking of tobacco products only (no vaping) is prohibited in all grandstand areas; smoking areas are marked and located adjacent to the licensed area and along the fence behind the tower.

Tickets for all RIS events are available for purchase at, by calling the admin office at 902-863-2410, or at the track box office on event days (while supplies last). Tickets acquired through any other means may not be legitimate and therefore not honoured. Digital tickets purchased online can be redeemed with the QR Code using a mobile device or they can be printed; once the QR code is scanned the ticket is void. In all cases, save your ticket until the completion of the event – should the event conclusion be postponed the original ticket may be required for entry on the postponed date.  On-sale dates, pricing, and more for each event can be found on our Schedule & Tickets page.

All vendors and/or solicitors and/or service providers, whether for profit or not for profit, on RIS grounds require permission and prior approval. Please send requests at least seven days in advance to

Guests should assume all events other than racing are rain or shine – unless otherwise noted in the event details. If an event is held in wet or cold weather it is incumbent on the guest to wear proper attire and footwear and to be aware of the forecast before attending our events so they can prepare accordingly – and to check with the venue to be sure it is continuing as planned. As noted in the Postponements section of this document, RIS reserves the right to postpone events both for the entirety or to conclude an event that has already started.

In the event of rain during a racing event the racing will be temporarily suspended. Every effort will be made to complete the program after the rain stops and the course is deemed safe for competition. If officials decide the bad weather will prevent the return of safe racing conditions in a reasonable amount of time, the remaining races will be postponed or canceled as follows: If no qualifying or heat races have run, your rain check will be honored at the scheduled rain date. If a portion of the qualifying events has been completed, 50% of the value of your attached rain check will be honored at the next scheduled event. There will be no refunds on your ticket if the main event is more than 50% complete. Please keep your ticket stub as the rain check is attached. You must present your ticket with a rain check stub attached for compensation in case a portion or full rainout happens. NO REFUNDS.