If you’re outside the loop for the tournament circuit then you are certainly missing out on quite a few big events to get excited about! Here I’ll lay down some of the bigger events going on across the Western and Central region worth taking a look at! If you know of any other large invitationals or tournaments in British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba coming up soon then please do not hesitate to contact us!
Where: Credit Union iPlex in Swift Current, SK
When: July 6th, 2013
Description: Three scrimmages (men, women, and juniors), Redneck Bettie’s home game vs Calgary Car Hops, AND Team Saskatchewan vs Calgary All-Stars. Quite the weekend of invitational derby! All of it is then followed up by a large Cabaret for those in attendance to enjoy!
RDAC Western Tournament
Where: Beehive Burner in Prince George, BC
When: July 13th and 14th, 2013
Event description: 8 teams from around Western Canada (Covering British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon) will complete for the title of 2013 Regional Champions as well as an invitation to compete in the 2013 RDAC National Tournament later this year for their chance of being named National Champions!
RDAC Central Tournament
Where: Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, SK
When: August 10th and 11th, 2013
Event description: 8 teams from around Central Canada (Covering Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, and Northern Ontario) will complete for the title of 2013 Regional Champions as well as an invitation to compete in the 2013 RDAC National Tournament later this year for their chance of being named National Champions!
Terminal City Summer Slam: Lord of the Rinks
Where: Minoru Arena in Richmond, BC
When: August 24th and 25th, 2013
Event description: “Over the course of one weekend, house teams from around the Pacific Northwest will compete in a series of challenge bouts. This is not an elimination tournament; all scheduled bouts are guaranteed. Weekend and single-day passes will be available for spectators. On Saturday night, the Terminal City All-Stars will take on guests in a fully sanctioned, WFTDA showcase bout (all guest teams will have free admission). This event will also feature a black vs. white open scrimmage for single skaters at the end of the day on Sunday (pre-registration required).”
“This tournament will feature two divisions: Recreational and Competitive. Recreational teams get four 30-minute bouts with other recreational-level teams. Competitive teams get two 60-minute bouts and one 30-minute bout, and priority registration for this division will go to WFTDA or Apprentice leagues. Non-WFTDA teams are welcome to bid on Competitive division slots, should they remain available.
If your league can’t make it, you can still register for the black vs. white scrimmage! Single skaters must pre-register using the same attached form and pre-pay, and receive free Sunday admission with their registration. Skaters from participating teams are also welcome to register, space permitting. Open spaces day-of may only be filled by registered skaters on guest teams due to insurance requirements.”