HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE ALBERTA GAMES?
How a participant (athlete, coach or chaperone) gets involved in the Alberta Games is specified in each sport's technical package -including roster size, eligibility and rules of play. All athletes must qualify in a Zone playoff/selection, and meet their sport's eligibility requirements.
Technical packages will be available under each Games by clicking SPORTS INFORMATION.
Alberta Games Eligibility PolicyThe Zone playoffs/selections are organized by the Provincial Sport Association (PSA) for each sport. Please contact your PSA or your coach to find out more details, and the schedule of the playoff/selection in your Zone.
A list of the Provincial Sport Associations can be found under SPORTS INFORMATION for each Alberta Games.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT ZONE I'M IN? WHAT COLOUR IS MY ZONE?
Alberta is divided into 8 Zones for the Alberta Games. Each Zone is assigned a colour for identification during the Games.
Zone 1 – Sunny South (Grey)
Zone 2 – Big Country (Brown)
Zone 3 - Calgary (Red)
Zone 4 - Parkland (Orange)
Zone 5 – Black Gold/Yellowhead (Yellow)
Zone 6 - Edmonton (Green)
Zone 7 – North East (Navy Blue)
Zone 8 – Peace Country (Royal Blue)
Alberta Games Zone Map - PDF
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY ALBERTA GAMES REGISTRATION FEE?
When you qualify for the Alberta Games, and pay your registration fee you will receive:
Transportation to and from the Games on National Motor Coach Systems, if you live outside of 100km from the Host community.
Accommodation - all participants (athletes, coaches and chaperones) are housed in school classrooms
Meals at the Games will be provided at the Food Centre
Transportation in and around the Host community during the Games
Zone ID - apparel that identifies what Zone you are from
Participation in Ceremonies and other social events
WHERE DO I STAY WHEN I'M AT THE ALBERTA GAMES?Alberta Games participants (athletes, coaches and chaperones) stay in local schools, called an 'Athlete Village'. Zone teams will be housed in separate male and female Villages.
Each team will be assigned 1 or 2 classrooms within each Village depending on the size of the Zone team.
A mattress will be provided for you to sleep on, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.
All participants are required to stay in the Athlete Village for the 3 nights of the Games, and a curfew is set for the Games.
Only those participants with the proper accreditation will be allowed in the Villages.
HOW DO I GET TO THE GAMES?Bus transportation is provided to and from the Alberta Games by National Motor Coach Systems.
All participants (athletes, coaches and chaperones) that live outside of a 100km from the Host community are eligible to take a Games bus to and from the Games. If you want to use the bus transportation, ensure that you check-off the required transportation when you register on-line for the Games.
You will receive confirmation from the Games registration office of your assigned bus to and from the Games. In this confirmation, you will receive a password and user name to access the transportation information on the Alberta Games web site.
Here you will find a list of participants on your bus, as well as the departure times and location of your pick up and drop off point.
You are welcome to drive to and/or from the Games with your family, however you must arrive and check-in at the Registration Centre before it closes at 4:00pm, or you will be in breach of the Alberta Games Code of Conduct.
CAN I GO HOME WHEN MY SPORT IS FINISHED COMPETING?
All athletes attending the games must stay in the accommodation sites on the Saturday night of the games. This is part of the Code of Conduct signed by each athlete and parent.
Any athlete that leaves early is subject to sanctions by the Alberta Sport Recreation parks and Wildlife. Your provincial sport association will be notified.
HOW DO I FIND OUT WHO'S MY COACH?All Zone team coaches are given a list of their athletes. You should be contacted by your Zone coach prior to the Alberta Games. If this hasn't happened before you leave for the Games, please contact your Provincial Sport Association found under SPORTS INFORMATION.
WHAT FORMS DO I HAVE TO FILL OUT?All Alberta Games participants must register on-line by selecting On-Line Registration from the drop down menu found by clicking on one of the Games. Once you have done this, you will need to read the Code of Conduct and sign the Waiver of Liability and Release Form.
The Waiver indicates that you have read the Code of Conduct, and will abide by the rules of the Games. The Waiver must be signed by you (and for athletes, your parent/guardian) and returned to your coach or Provincial Sport Association before you leave for the Games. You must complete the form before you will be allowed to compete at the Games.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE GAMES?
Your sport equipment and uniform for competition
A sleeping bag, pillow, towel and any toiletries that you require
HOW DO I GET AROUND AT THE GAMES?An internal bus system will be available to all accredited Alberta Games participants (athletes, coaches and chaperones).
There is no charge for the bus service. These internal buses usually make a loop around the community on a regular schedule, and will stop at each of the sport venues and the Food Centre.
A detailed map of the bus routes can be found in the Participant Handbook.
WHERE DO WE EAT WHILE WE ARE AT THE GAMES?Breakfast and dinner will be served at the Food Centre during the Alberta Games, starting with dinner on your day of arrival and ending with lunch on departure day. On competition days, bagged or box lunches will be provided for lunch and will be delivered to your sport venue.
Food Centre hours are generally: Breakfast: 6am-9am and Dinner: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
WHAT IS A ZONE CHEF DE MISSION?Your Zone Chef de Mission is the liaison between Alberta Games participants (athletes, coaches and chaperones) and the Host Community volunteers. The Zone Chef will be in contact with the coaches before the Games, and will help solve any problems that arise during the Games. Parents/guardians can also contact the Zone Chef in case of emergency during the Games. You can find the e-mail and phone number for each Chef de Mission on the Alberta Games web site listed under Contacts for each Games.