2018 Rhythmic National Qualifier
May 16-20, 2018 – Lake Placid, N.Y.
Results Hopes All-Around
Hopes Events
Junior All-Around
Junior Events
Combined Hopes & JR AA for National Championships Qualification
Senior All-Around
Senior Events
Deadline Summary
  • February 18, 2018 – Priority Accommodation Requests Deadline (NT Clubs ONLY)
  • February 19th, 2018, 10:00am EST – OTC accommodation requests open for all clubs via Group Processing (Limited number of beds available. First-come, first-served)
  • April 23, 2018 – National Qualifier Registration Deadline
  • April 23, 2018 – OTC Lodging, Meal Card, and Training Request Deadlines
  • April 23, 2018 – Travel Form Deadline (for ALL participants staying at the OTC)
  • April 20, 2018 – Hotel Reservation Deadline
Venue Lake Placid Olympic Training Center
196 Old Military Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • All Level 10/Elite Athletes are eligible for the National Qualifier.
  • Level 9 athletes must meet a minimum qualification score of 36.00 AA at any sanctioned event in the United States prior to April 23rd, 2018 be eligible for the National Qualifier.
    • The coach must submit a list of their athletes attending the National Qualifier, noting the event where each gymnast has achieved her qualification score and the results from those competition(s) to the Regional Chair by April 23rd, 2018. The Regional Chairs will verify eligibility and confirm with the National Office by April 25th, 2018.
Schedule Click here for the National Qualifier Training & Competition Schedule (updated 5/15/18)
Rotations Click here for the National Qualifier rotations/start lists (updated 5/15/18)
Registration and Entry Fee Registration Deadline: April 23, 2018

$175 per gymnast/group; $25 per coach

Registration will be conducted using the Meet Reservation system on the USA Gymnastics website.

Note: There is no admission charge for spectators
Accommodation – OTC Lodging A limited number of beds are available at the Olympic Training Center.
  • Current Junior and Senior Individual National Team Members and 1 coach per national team club will receive complimentary lodging at the OTC. These complimentary beds must be requested in ONE email per club to jvincent@usagym.org by April 18th, 2018.
  • National Team clubs will receive first priority for OTC beds for their non-National Team participants on a first-come, first-served basis. National Team Clubs will be sent a private link for priority bed registration through the Group Processing System on the USA Gym website.
  • Any additional beds remaining will be offered to non-National Team (NT) starting February 18th @ 10:00am EST via the Group Processing System on the USA Gymnastics website.
Cost: $75/night - includes lodging and meals (payment required immediately, upon registration through the Group Processing System
Other Lodging Room blocks have been reserved at the three properties below:
Reservation deadline for all hotels is April 20th, 2018

Courtyard by Marriott - $149/night
5920 Cascade Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Book online or by phone: 888-236-2427 (reference USA Gymnastics Rhythmic National Qualifier)

High Peaks Resort - $149/night
2384 Saranac Ave
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Book by Phone: 518-523-4411 (reference USA Gymnastics and the dates of your stay)

Quality Inn & Suites - $89/night
2125 Saranac Ave
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Book by Phone: 518 523 9555 (reference USA Gymnastics and the dates of your stay)
Transportation Official Airport: Albany, NY (ALB) – 132 miles
Train Station: Albany-Rensselaer, New York (ALB) – 141 miles

Alternate Airport Possibilities:
  • Saranac Lake, NY – 16 miles
  • Burlington, VA (BVT) – 63 miles (requires ferry)
  • Montreal, Canada (YUL) – 116 Miles
Only those staying on-site at the OTC will be considered for transportation to/from the Albany airport. At no time is transportation guaranteed, but USA Gymnastics and the OTC staff will make best efforts for those staying on-site who have turned in flight information by April 23rd.

Transportation Request Guidelines:
  • ARRIVALS: 5:00pm or earlier at the ALB airport
  • DEPARTURES: 12:00pm or later at the ALB airport
  • Flight information must be turned in to USA Gymnastics by April 23rd using the travel form below to be considered for transportation.
  • All participants staying at the OTC must submit the travel form. It will be assumed that any participant who does not submit the travel form by April 23rd will provide their own transportation.
Travel Form (Due April 23rd for all participants staying at the OTC)

Please be mindful of the fact that the OTC is several hours’ distance from the Albany Airport and there are a limited number of shuttles per day. It is possible that depending on arrival time there could be several hours wait for the next shuttle.
Meals Meal plans are available for participating athletes and coaches who are staying off-site at the rate of $45/day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the OTC cafeteria.

Reserve meal cards via the Group Processing system on the USA Gym website.

Meals must be reserved by April 23rd (payment required at the time of request). Remember that meals are already included for participants staying on-site at the OTC.
Training Training will be available for all participants who pre-register. Training requests must be submitted by April 23rd via the Group Processing System.

Wednesday, May 16 – Training with Music
If there are a large number of requests for training this day, priority for music will be given to West Coast clubs.

Thursday, May 17 – Training without Music
Training without music will be offered this day for all participants who have pre-registered. It will NOT be possible to run routines with music. This will be a time to stretch, check throws and pivots, etc. only.
Membership and Attire Coaches and athletes must hold a current membership/safety/background check/U100 certification with USA Gymnastics to participate in the 2018 Rhythmic National Qualifier.

All coaches must be in club or athletic apparel with athletic shoes to be on the competition floor. Please remember to bring layers as temperatures can vary in the gym.
Difficulty Forms Difficulty forms will NOT be used for this competition.
Awards Per the Rules & Policies.
All National Team Members are REQUIRED to be present for awards.
Inquiries Per the Rules and Policies
  • 50% Refunds for registration fees, OTC beds, and OTC meal cards will be provided in the case of injury or severe illness with a doctor’s note. Notification must be provided to jvincent@usagym.org at least 1 week prior to the event.
  • Refunds without a doctor’s note are not possible.
Additional information Please note: There are no vending machines or concession on-site. Participating athletes and coaches may pre-purchase a meal plan (see above). Meals are not available for parents/spectators. Please inform the parents from your club so they may plan ahead accordingly. The downtown Lake Placid area has many restaurants and shops to serve those without a meal plan. There is also an “Adirondack Corner Store” with refreshments a 10-minute walk from the Olympic Training Center.

Adirondack Corner Store
188 Newman Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946