Team Manager/coach info
Team Manager/Coach Info
PLEASE BRING A CD OF YOUR MUSIC TO ALL "UNOFFICIAL PRACTICES" For "OFFICIAL PRACTICES" MUSIC TECH will be using the computer download version.
ALL teams are required to complete their competition profile via www.usfsaonline.org. Your team’s profile consists of uploaded competition music AND, for IJS teams, planned program content. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Registration for coaches and teams in ALL divisions will be at the Giant Center. ALL MUSIC SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOWNLOADED DIRECTLY TO USFS SITE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. PLEASE HAVE A BACK-UP CD AT RINK-SIDE FOR ALL PRACTICES (in case of computer malfunction ) PICK UP FOR PRE-ORDERS WILL BE AT ADMISSIONS IN THE GIANT CENTER (not at Registration for teams).
- Wed 5pm - 9pm
- Thur 7am - 8 pm
- Fri 7am - 12pm
- 3pm - 8pm
- Sat 7am - 11am
- Opening Ceremonies schedule
- Rulebook USFS
- PSA MEETING will be in the Giant Center CLUB SECTION #106-108
- Coaches are always curious about skaters getting on and off the ice: ARENA, skaters will enter at the Players Bench Section 15 and Exit Players Bench Section 13 Giant Center, skaters will enter Section 116 and Exit Section 123.
- JUDGES STAND IN BOTH ARENAS WILL BE ABOVE THE PENALTY BOXES. Section 107 at the GC and Section 40 at the HPA. see maps.
- SKATE REPAIR OR SHARPENING while in Hershey /Contact Nate Enck @717-770-9092
- Qualifying Numbers from Sectionals to Nationals 2017, see below.
2017 HELPFUL HINTS AND REMINDERS FOR COACHES,
TEAM MANAGERS, AND CHAPERONES download
PARKING: The GIANT CENTER is located at the corner of Hersheypark Drive and RT 39 (550 Hersheypark Drive-same address for Hershey Park Arena). When you turn at the venue Marquis sign, follow the signs directing you to the GC parking, follow the “loop” to the MAIN ENTRANCE; if proceeding to the ARENA go past the GIANT CENTER and you will see signs to turn to your RIGHT into a large parking area- a football stadium will be in front of you-turn BEFORE the stadium. BUSES may park in the outer perimeters of lots being used for both venues. COST for buses are FREE, CARS will be $9 per car-good for all day. NO charge on Wednesday or Thursday during practice times.
TEAM REGISTRATION: Registration table will be located on ICE LEVEL near the “skater entrance to ice” in the GIANT CENTER. ALL TEAMS MUST REGISTER AT THE GIANT CENTER (do not try to register at the Hershey Park Arena. Team packets and credentials will be available for pick up at this area. Coaches MUST have proper credentials and ID for verification. NO EXCEPTIONS! Music was submitted on line -but please have a CD copy at rink side just in case. Please remind your chaperones they may NOT stand rink side during competition. (USFS rule) We suggest they wait at the “skater exit” area or watch from a seat in the stands.
BAG STORAGE AREA: In the GIANT CENTER bag storage areas will be on the MAIN CONCOURSE-signs will be posted for dedicated locations. SKATERS SHOULD ENTER THRU THE MAIN DOORSSECURITY WILL HAVE A SEPARATE LINE FOR SKATERS. At the Hershey Park Arena bag storage will be in the “Ice Palace”- enter this area thru a separate door to the RIGHT of the Main Doors marked “Entrance #4.” Skaters should NOT try to use the Main Doors to enter the Arena, the lobby is small and will be full of spectators.
WARM-UP AREAS: Teams may warm up near the bag storage areas in both the GIANT CENTER AND THE HERSHEY PARK ARENA. There is ample space in both locations to utilize for this purpose. AWARDS: ALL AWARDS WILL BE HELD ON ICE –SEE SCHEDULE FOR DESIGNATED TIMES FOR YOUR DIVISION. In the GIANT CENTER you will need to be ready to enter the ice from the same door you entered for competition and exit the same as well. In the Hershey Park Arena we will open the double doors between “ice entrance” and “ice exit” per the map on our website. Please be prepared with skates on to accept your medals ON ICE.
UNOFFICIAL PRACTICE ICE: There are still slots available for unofficial practice ice, including slots on Wednesday at the competition venues. The unofficial practice ice schedules by day and location are on the event website. We will be posting updated schedules as needed. If you would like to purchase any additional unofficial practice time, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can pay for the ice when you check in at the registration desk at the GIANT CENTER. ADDRESS FOR KLICK-LEWIS ARENA- 101 LANDINGS DR. ANNVILLE PA, 17003 /TWIN PONDS EAST-3904 COREY RD HARRISBURG PA, 17109
PRE-ORDERS: If your team submitted” LOC FORM A” for preorders, you can pick up your items at the GIANT CENTER starting on Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m. The team contact will need to verify the accuracy of the order upon pick up and sign the LOC form.
ADMISSIONS: Wristbands will be used for admission and once purchased can be used at either competition venue. In an effort to reduce the lines at the admissions tables, we will be utilizing the box offices at both venues as discussed below. The hours for the box offices and building opening hours are included as an attachment.
*ARENA – Admission wristbands and other competition souvenir items will be sold at the Arena box offices as well as at the Admissions Table. The box offices and admissions table are located immediately inside as you enter thru “Main Entrance #4”.
*GIANT CENTER – Admission wristbands will be sold at the GIANT CENTER box offices as well as the admissions table. Please note that the GIANT CENTER box offices will ONLY be selling wristbands. Other competition souvenir items will be available at the admissions table. If you are purchasing wristbands at the box offices, please go to the box offices first which are to the left of the Main Doors and then proceed through security to enter the building. (you will not be able to enter from the box offices)
BOX OFFICE HOURS Day Arena Giant Center Friday 6:30 am to 3:30 pm 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
VENDORS: We have a variety of unique vendors attending our event. The Hershey Park Arena only allows us enough space to provide for our Competition apparel vendor. ALL other vendors with fun things to purchase, and to remember your time here in Hershey will be located at the GIANT CENTER. Please share this with your families so they don’t miss out on the memorabilia.
SELFIE-BOARDS: We will have on display and for a fun photo opportunity—“selfie boards” in both venues. Enjoy! PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: We will have both at each venue and a chance to purchase on site. Pre-orders also available on line. NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPY PERMITTED
SOCIAL MEDIA: Check our Facebook page and Twitter account for any News flashes or updates during the event.
*If you haven’t already made plans for an excursion around town, don’t forget about The Hershey Story, Chocolate World, Adventure Sports and Indian Echo Caverns. They are all within 10 minutes of the rinks and fun places to spend a few hours.
SAFE TRAVELS AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN THE SWEETEST PLACE ON EARTH!!
Best always, Becky Hilgers and the 2017 LOC