May 9-10, 2020 | EY Centre, Ottawa, ON
Canadian Cheer - School National Championships is a Premier Experience Event
- Our largest school specific event in Canada!
- Full Competition Arenas
- Sprung floors in the practice gym plus mats and spring strips
- Signature awards ceremony
- Full lights, big sound and production value
- Multiple participant gifts for each Athlete (similar to Niagara Nationals)
- Prizing for National Champions in each division & Special excellence awards
** All invoices and account information prior to September 2017 can still be found at www.canadiancheer.com/register **
**Payment must be received before the payment deadline in order to secure the current price point (for example payment for a registration at Early Bird Rate must be received in office before the Early Bird deadline). Registration is not considered complete until payment, rosters and waivers have been received in office. All paperwork must be received by the deadline in order to be eligible. Athletes need only submit one waiver for the entire competitive season.
Waivers, Coaches’ Honour Codes, and Credit Authorization forms are available on the forms page.
- Each athlete must complete a waiver. Siblings must complete separate waivers.
- One coach per program must complete a Coaches’ Honour Code. It is not necessary for every coach to complete a form.
*Payment must be made in office on or before the deadline date in order to secure pricing*
|Schools||$95 + HST||$120 +HST||$140+ HST|
|Specialty||Indy: $65 + HST||Duo: $55 + HST||Group: $55 +HST||* Price listed is per athlete|
|Coach||$31.86 + HST|
*For exhibition pricing please email email@example.com
*Please note that prices are per athlete and do not include HST. Prices posted include a 3% discount for those paying by cash, cheque, or direct deposit.
4988 Uplands Dr.
2018 Event Hotel Information
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Programs will not be available at the event. We invite all Spectators to download the Event Connect App from the App store, it’s a free app that provides an order of performance, allows you to select your favourite teams and get notifications when they’re on, and receive notifications from the event about schedule changes. Click on the photo below to download the app now!
Athletes competing in the event who wish to enter the venue prior to when they are meeting their coach must ensure their coach has checked in at registration and receive their wrist band from the coach. Otherwise a ticket must be purchased.
Please note that children under 5 are free!
|1 Day Pass||$19.91 + HST ($22.50 total)||$15.93+ HST ($18 total)|
|DAY||ADULT||SENIOR/CHILD (6-12 yrs)|
|2 Day Pass||$35.40+HST ($40 total)||$28.32 + HST ($32 total)|
Children aged 5 and under are free!
*Due to the Ontario minimum wage increase effective Jan 1st, 2018 we have unfortunately incurred higher costs associated with labour than originally anticipated and are forced to slightly increase the spectator admission for the remainder of the 2018 events. We thank you for your understanding and patronage.
1800 parking spaces and bus parking spots are available on-site. Cheer Evolution is proud to offer complimentary parking to our Big East Blast patrons.
Ticket link up is located in the main lobby, cash, Visa/MC & debit are accepted. If the ticket line up is exceptionally long CE will endeavour to create a cash only line, so please bring exact change if possible. Please note that we will do our best to keep the line moving but recommend that spectators arrive 1 hour prior to the their team’s scheduled performance.
Registration is located just inside the main performance Hall. Coaches will be able to enter the hall to register and pick up their wristbands. Athletes without wristbands will not be permitted to enter the performance hall. Coaches are encouraged to make arrangements for a meeting time with their team in the lobby to distribute the wristbands.
Schedule of Events
The tentative performance schedule has been posted under the Schedule tab. As changes are made, the schedule will be updated, and all coaches will receive an email notifying that the schedule has been updated.
Although all Evolution events are known for being run precisely on-time, unforeseen circumstances sometimes cause times to shift slightly. We will always attempt to ensure that this does not affect any teams negatively.
Please pay attention when awards ceremonies are scheduled. Your athletes’ awards ceremonies are typically scheduled after the athletes’ session has finished.
Food & Concessions
Standard arena fare will be available at the concession stands- hot dogs, burgers, fries, nachos, etc.
Outside food is not permitted in the EY centre.
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Athlete Proof of Age Eligibility:
Coaches please be advised that teams may be randomly selected for age verification. We require all coaches/administrators to be able to provide athlete identification (birth certificate, drivers license, passport) in either digital or paper format to verify athletes age eligibility. These personal documents will NOT be collected and kept on file by Canadian Cheer. If requested, coaches will have until 10 minutes prior to their awards to present the required documentation. Photos of original ID’s on cellphones or drives are accepted.
Canadian Cheer Videos
Videos of each team will be posted to Vimeo under the Canadian Cheer Videos Vimeo page. Videos will be posted approximately 30 minutes after the team performs. All runs at the event will be posted to the channel. Exceptions to this rule, where videos will not be posted include extreme safety infractions and costume malfunctions. You can visit the Canadian Cheer Videos page by clicking here.
We kindly request that ALL Coaches, and athletes do not enter the practice area until their report time.
Athletes will need wristbands from their coaches to gain access to the venue. Please arrange to meet your athletes in the LOBBY to distribute wristbands.
Spectators will be able to purchase tickets at the event.
Coaches of young teams are kindly asked to arrange meeting times with parents for before AND after their performance. Please ensure that parents are clearly aware of where to pick up their child after the performance. Reminder, parents are not permitted in the Practice Gym
Parking and Directions
Parking and Directions available here.
Schedule of Events
The final performance schedule has been posted to the schedule tab.
Although all Cheer Evolution events are known for being run precisely on-time, unforeseen circumstances sometimes cause times to shift slightly. We will always attempt to ensure that this does not affect any teams negatively.
The most up-to-date schedule will be available for all coaches in their registration package at the registration desk, and will be posted throughout the warm-up facility. Due to last minute additions we remind coaches to use these copies of the performance order and not to rely on the spectator program.
Same entrance as Athletes.
Same entrance as Parents.
Food & Concessions
There will be concession stands open on the concourse level of the arena.
Spectators will not be permitted to bring in outside food or drink.
There will be no officially scheduled Coaches Meeting for School Nationals. Should you have any questions please report to the Registration Desk who will be able to contact the convenor, Judge’s coordinator or event manager. Please be sure to turn in all Coaches Code of Conduct, waivers, and athlete’s Date of Birth. Participants without these forms/info turned in will not be permitted to enter the warm-up facility or performance floor.
Legalities and Deductions
School Nationals will be deducting for illegal skills and falls. Please review this season’s competition guidelines. Be sure to also note our Score Check procedure.
Please review the score sheet available at here. The judging process will assess the difficulty, execution of choreography and overall effectiveness of each routine using our standardized judging form. There will be a point deduction and legalities judge who will be responsible for assessing falls and illegal elements. Deductions for bobbles will be deducted per judge from the overall impression score. Please be aware of the Score Checkpolicy.
All coaches must sign-out their score sheets from the registration table. Score sheets will be available after the division awards ceremonies.
Team Change Rooms
There will be very limited changing capacity; teams are encouraged to arrive as ready as possible. There will be no official supervision of team belongings during the event.
Practice & Warm-up Area
The warm-up area is located behind the main competition floor.
The practice area will have scheduled times and teams must check-in to the practice gym 30 minutes prior to their performance time. There will be a scheduled rotation beginning with check in and then proceeding through scheduled practice times on a sprung tumbling strip (4 minutes), partial floor for 8 minutes, and finally to a full 9-mat floor (sprung) for 4 minutes. Following the practice mat, the teams will have 13 minutes before being escorted to the “on hold” waiting area.
There will be sports therapists as well as emergency response personnel available for the day to ensure that athletes and spectators can be well cared for if necessary. The therapists will have supplies for their use only and will not be supplying them freely. The role of these people is to deal with injuries, not to tape wrists and ankles. Kindly plan to bring your own athletic tape.
Cheer Evolution will not be providing spotters for the event. If coaches feel they should provide their own spotters for the team, please contact Cheer Evolution prior to the event. No deductions will be made for teams providing their own spotters provided these spotters do not provide hands-on assistance, visual or verbal cueing.
Music and Sound Equipment
All music must be in CD or Mp3 format. NOTE: Do not use CD-RW! We are very pleased to have Brandon Larry as the M.C. for the event and overseeing all audio aspects. His exceptional experienced and top quality equipment will ensure each team’s music sounds great.
If using the Mp3 option, please ensure that the track is on its own playlist. It is highly recommended that each team have a back-up copy of the routine CD at the music table in the event that there is a problem with the primary CD or Mp3. It is the responsibility of each team to ensure that their music is error free and plays on the music system. Once the team is positioned at the “in the hole” waiting area, event staff will escort the coach to the music station.
Team Entrance and Exit from Main Floor
All teams will enter the floor from a tunnel located back of stage right of the performance floor. In order to keep the competition on schedule, teams must immediately take the floor once announced. Inspirational words or cheers should be done prior to being announced. There will be event staff in position to give teams notice of the amount of time remaining.
Following the performance, teams will be directed to exit the floor back stage left and directed through to the video replay area.
Professional event photography by Captured Moments is commissioned by Cheer Evolution. Limited team photos will be made available www.canadiancheer.smugmug.com
Event Shirts and Clothing
There will be a variety of clothing items available for purchase at the Cheer Evolution Store as well as from vendors. Please be sure to come to the stores to see what’s available. Event shirts and the CE booth will be located on the floor of the main bowl, other vendors will be positioned throughout the concourse area.