How many games are guaranteed?
It's a 4 game guarantee for teams Atom and above.
How does the U7 and U9 (Initiation & Novice) division work?
U9 teams pay a reduced fee of $1,100 in Calgary and $1,000 in Surrey, and get a minimum of two games each. Novice players and parents are able to take part in ALL other activities of the weekend such as the parties, the clinics and workshops, etc.
More information of the structure of U7 (Initiation) is to be announced for Surrey. There is currently no U7 division in Calgary.
What is the full cost of registration and what is included?
$2,299 CDN is the cost of the festival which is a full weekend of FREE components and activities.
What is provided includes: 4 games; Welcome Bag; Contesting and prizes; No-Charge Athletic Therapist; Limited physician coverage; Paramedics at every game; Free high resolution event photographs; Meet and greets; Autograph sessions; Access to Opening Party; Access to Clinics and Workshops. (Obviously space is limited by capacity of the venues in which these events take place.)
(Note, there will be a $4 commitment fee for the clinics and workshops to hold your limited spot in these sessions. This had to be instituted, as in previous years when it was completely free, so many people raced to reserve spots to highly-requested events "just in case" and then did not attend! This was frustrating for the presenters and the organizers - but even more so for the young women who missed the opportunity to attend sessions that were important to them. The commitment fee has reduced these "no-shows" by approximately 90%)
Is there an official hotel where the teams are required to stay?
We are a stay-to-play event, but have multiple hotels to choose from with various rates and room styles (family-style, kitchenettes, QQ, Kings, etc.) Rates are being confirmed at this time but start around $139. If our hotels don't have what you need (ie. we are out of QQ rooms) we do permit you to stay at alternate properties, as long as you inform us PRIOR to booking.
The hotels and local restaurants will also offer team meal options.
Will there be event souvenirs available for the players ? (Ie. clothing, bags, etc.)
THERE SURE ARE! Some will be available for customization in advance with your team name/player name and some will be available on-site.
At which arenas will the event take place?
In Surrey, games will be played at the gorgeous brand new Surrey Sport and Ice Complex (https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/recreation-facilities/north-surrey-sport-ice-complex) and Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex (https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/recreation-facilities/surrey-sport-leisure-complex).
Is there an official transportation company for busses, etc.
We will have official partners in both locations and will announce those as soon as possible.