Lethbridge is very excited to host the 2012 Alberta Summer Games and welcome the Athletes, Coaches, Chaperones, Officials, Spectators and VIP’s to the Sunny South! The Host Society and all the Volunteers are preparing to give all those attending the best possible games experience ever!
If you are looking for more information please visit www.albertagames.com.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES?
How a participant (athlete, coach or chaperone) gets involved in the Alberta Summer 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 December, 2011 for the 2012 Alberta Summer Games
Alberta Games Eligibility Policy
The Zone playoffs/selections are organized by the Provincial Sport Association (PSA) for each sport. A list of the Provincial Sport Associations can be found under SPORTS.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT ZONE I’M IN?
Alberta is divided into 8 Zones for the Alberta Games. Each Zone is assigned a color for identification during the Games.
- Zone 1 – Sunny South
- Zone 2 – Big Country
- Zone3 – Calgary
- Zone 4 – Parkland
- Zone 5 – Black Gold/Yellowhead
- Zone 6 – Edmonton
- Zone 7 – North East
- Zone 8 – Peace Country
Click here to see a map of the zones.
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.
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 if you live outside the 100km radius of Lethbridge. All athletes living within 100km of the host community must find their own way to in-person registration.
Bus Transportation is provided through the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation. For more information go to www.albertagames.com.
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 Foundation. Your provincial sport association will be notified.
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 Summer 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 (will be available closer to the Alberta Summer Games).
WHERE DO WE EAT WHILE WE ARE AT THE GAMES?
Breakfast and dinner will be served at the Food Centre during the Alberta Summer 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 Summer 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 closer to the Games.