|Date||February 12-15, 2009|
|Competition Site||Olympic Training Center - Sports Center I
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
|Rotations||| Challenge Rotations |
|Awards||Individual Event - 1st-12th
All-Around - 1st-12th
Separate age divisions will not be awarded in Level 7 & 8. The Level 9/10 is one competition with a 9/10 Junior session and a 9/10 Senior session. Only Junior and Senior age divisions will be awarded in Level 9/10, it will not be awarded by level. Children will compete with Juniors and there will be no separate award division.
|Training||NO TRAINING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR INVITATIONAL PARTICIPANTS
|Tentative Competition Schedule||SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Click here to download a more detailed schedule
Times will be confirmed once total number of participants is determined on date of entry deadline. We strongly advise waiting until after the entry deadline to obtain your airline reservations as schedule is subject to change.
|Host Hotel||The Host Hotel for this year's Rhythmic Challenge Invitational is the Hilton Antlers. The rates per night begin at $119.00. All reservations for the host hotel must be made thru National Travel. National Travel can be reached toll free at 1-888-603-8747 or you can make your reservation thru their website at www.wdpltd.com. You can also make reservations through https://ntssportstravel.com/book/ric2009/|
|Transportation||Closest Airport: Colorado Springs Municipal Airport - No transportation will be provided.
Parking is free at the Olympic Training Center.
|Registration||Click here for online registration - Registration must be done online
Registration deadline is Dec. 19, 2008.
Level 7 Registration is FULL.
|Check-In||All times are subject to change
Wednesday, Feb 11 - 6pm-8pm
Thursday, Feb 12 - 3pm-6pm
Friday, Feb 13 - 3pm-6pm
All participants will receive a credential that must be kept with them at all times. Credentials are required for access to any meetings, competition area, etc. Two coaches per club will receive a credential with access to the warm- up area and competition floor. All Level 7, 8, 9JR and 9SR athletes must MAIL in 5 copies of each D1/D2 form. THESE FORMS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2009. They should be returned to USA Gymnastics at 132 E. Washington Street Suite 700, Indianapolis, IN 46204 - Attn. Stephanie Parrish. Athletes will not be credentialed without these forms. Bringing a copy of these forms to registration is highly suggested.
|Olympic Training Center Forms||USOC requires these forms be completed by each athlete and coach. These forms must be returned to USA Gymnastics by Friday December 19th, 2008. If these forms are not returned, the athlete/coach will not be able to participate in the competition – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Athletes that are under the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian signature on the forms where required. ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETE. Do not mail forms to the training center. They should be returned to USA Gymnastics at 132 E. Washington Street Suite 700, Indianapolis, IN 46204 - Attn. Stephanie Parrish. Forms must be signed and dated in the year 2009 to be valid. Forms must be received by mail. Do not fax forms.
|Program Participants||Participants in OTC programs are those athletes, staff, coaches, officials and administrators as submitted by their NGB who are participating directly in the program.
Reminder to all Participants and Guests, that the use of the OTC facility is a privilege. It is expected that everyone is respectful of the property and OTC staff. There will likely be other sports training or competing at the facility. Please show respect to the other Participants.
Food and drink are not allowed in the Sports Center 1 Gym. Water will be provided for the athletes in the warm-up gym. If necessary, athletes can bring in bottled water or a small snack (a piece of fruit, etc). Everyone must clean up after themselves. Athletes and coaches should not leave their trash on the floor. Use the trash cans that will be located all over the gym.
Park only in the designated areas for the public. Follow any directional signage as there are some restricted areas.
|Competition Ceremonies||Athletes will not have to march out during the opening of the competitions. Instead all athletes will be marched out at the end of the competition for the awards ceremony.|
|Parents||Parents are not allowed in the warm-up gym on the competition floor area at any time. Credentials required and access will be monitored. Thank you for your cooperation.|
|Athletes & Coaches||Athletes and coaches are only allowed on the competition floor area or warm-up gym during your competition session. Please do not plan to train, visit with friends, or watch the competition from the warm-up gym. We appreciate your cooperation in planning to watch the competition from the bleachers. Coaches, athletic warm ups and tennis shoes required in the gymnasium at all times!|
Any questions, please contact:
Stephanie Parrish, USA Gymnastics, Rhythmic Program Assistant