ATHLETE’S INFORMATION

Athletes

Zone Trials are completed and Zone teams have been chosen for the 2014 Alberta Winter Games. Canmore & Banff are very excited to host the Games and welcome the Athletes, Coaches, Chaperones, Officials, Spectators and VIP’s to the Mountains! 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.

YAHOO! I’VE MADE THE TEAM. HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?

ZONE INFORMATION MEETINGS are underway. Please click on the link to the Alberta Games website for information on your zone meeting location and times.www.albertagames.com

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.

  1. Zone 1 – Sunny South
  2. Zone 2 – Big Country
  3. 
Zone 3 – Calgary
  4. 
Zone 4 – Parkland
  5. Zone 5 – Black Gold/Yellowhead
  6. 
Zone 6 – Edmonton
  7. 
Zone 7 – North East
  8. Zone 8 – Peace Country

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.

 WHAT DO I BRING FOR THE ALBERTA GAMES?

Personal belongings should be packed in one (1) soft-sided luggage or bag.

  • Your zone toque and hoodie (required for the Opening Ceremony)
  • Clothing for cold weather (outdoor Opening Ceremony on Banff Ave.)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Towel and facecloth
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
  • Your sports equipment with appropriate bags or covers for transportation
  • Pro-wrap and tape for personal taping
  • Ice packs and other equipment
  • Bathing suit
  • Locks to be used at sport venues where lockers are available
  • Spending money (sweet souvenirs)

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.

Download a Town of Banff or Town of Canmore Map with all venues for the Games! AWG – Maps – Jan 18-14

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 the Bow Valley. 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 Connection. 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.

HOW DO I GET AROUND AT THE GAMES?

An internal bus system will be available to all accredited Alberta Winter 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 Winter Games).

WHERE DO WE EAT WHILE WE ARE AT THE GAMES?

Breakfast and dinner will be served at the Food Centre during the Alberta Winter 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-10am and Dinner: 4pm – 8:pm

WHAT IS A ZONE CHEF DE MISSION?

Your Zone Chef de Mission is the liaison between Alberta Winter 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 underContacts.

Free Entry to Banff National Park for AWG Athletes

Parks Canada is offering free entry  into Banff National Park for athletes arriving by Alberta Winter Games Zone Buses. If the athlete is entering Banff National Park in a private vehicle, the ATHLETE ONLY will gain free entry into Banff National Park by showing his or her 2014 Alberta Winter Games Athlete credential.

All 2014 Alberta Winter Games athletes will also gain free access to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site by showing their 2014 Alberta Winter
Games Athlete credentials. Discount coupons for their accompanying friends and family to the  Cave & Basin National Historic Site and the Upper Hot
Springs Pool will also be provided in the athlete’s backpacks; only by presenting these coupons will the discounts apply.