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Add to My Calendar 2017-02-23 12:00:00 2017-02-25 22:00:00 America/Detroit 2017 Winter Classic Invitational Elite Mobility and Olympic Selection. Hosted by Branch Gymnastics Battle Creek, Michigan Branch Gymnastics

WELCOME!

Welcome to the Official Website of the 2018 Winter Classic Invitational. We are honored and excited to announce this year’s event will be an Elite Mobility Meet as well as part of the selection process for the following:

World Championship
WAGC

We are working diligently to make this an event to remember!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Quality Competition

In partnership with USA Gymnastics, the 2018 Winter Classic Invitational will host all levels and ages from entry level through elite.

Great Venue

We’re honored to host the competition at the beautiful Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek Michigan, the World Headquarters of Kelloggs!

Fun for All!

Battle Creek and Kalamazoo boast some Michigan’s best Winter tourist attractions. Check out the Visitors Bureau.

Great Hospitality

VIP’s, judges and coaches will be treated to plentiful and delicious catering from the area’s top chefs!

ASSIGNED TRAINING SCHEDULE

Block Schedule

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Training Groups

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Rotation Schedule

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Gym Roster

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EVENT INFORMATION

GENERAL SCHEDULE

Thursday, February 22
12:00pm – 10:00 pm
Assigned training – Level 10 – Elite

Friday, February 23
8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Prelims Individual Events – All Elite Levels
Synchronized competition level 9-10, Elite Prelims
Individual Competition Levels 8-10

Saturday, February 24
8:00an – 2:00pm
Competition Levels 1-10
2:00 – 10:00
Elite Finals
Remainder Level 10 competition

Sunday, February 25
Competition Levels 1-8

No Finals will be held for level 10 competitors

ENTRY

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

Payment and Entry are due on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

  • USA GYMNASTICS PARTICIPANTS : Please register through the USA Gymnastics Online Registration System. Mail your payment and email confirmation of registration to: Branch Gymnastics ATTN: Winter Classic 393 N Helmer Road, Battle Creek, MI 49037.
  • Entry fee for the same athlete competing in two different levels : Please pay the entry fee for the highest level an athlete will compete when competing (2) different levels in their registered events.
LATE ENTRIES

Late entries will have fees doubled. Acceptances of late entries are subject to approval by the Meet Director. Please Submit all requests to Patti Conner at pdconner2@gmail.com

INCOMPLETE OR INCORRECT ENTRIES

Corrections to entries received from January 18th thru February 11th will receive a $25 per athlete fee. Corrections to entries received from February 12th through February 25th (onsite) will receive a $50 per athlete fee. Please use the following link to submit all changes and scratches.

SYNCHRONIZED TRAMPOLINE FORMAT

We will host a Synchronized Trampoline session for levels 9 through Elite. The cost will be $25 per person in the synchronized pair, please
add this to your entry fees and list the synchronized pair on your entry. No Finals

RULES

Rules from the New JO Code of Points and Elite Code of Points will be used. All age groups are based on the age of the competitor on December 31, 2018.

REGISTRATION INFO

To register, please use the USA Gymnastics meet reservation system.

Level 1 – 4 Athletes
$65
Level 5 – 7 Athletes
$85
Level 8 & 9 Athletes
$100
Elite & Level 10
$125

VISITORS INFORMATION

WELCOME LETTER TO PARENTS

Welcome to the 2018 Winter Classic T&T Invitational. Below find “fast facts” that will help ensure your family’s participation in the 2018 Winter Classic will be as easy and enjoyable as possible.  Download the Welcome Letter from meet hosts, Al and Cindy Scharns.

APPAREL & MERCHANDISE

Check out our awesome 2018 Winter Classic Apparel at the Winter Classic Store.

EVENT PROGRAM

Coming Soon!

TRANSPORTATION

The Kellogg Arena is conveniently located near 4 airports:Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport; Gerald R. Ford International Airport (Grand Rapids);Capital Region International Airport (Lansing); and Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  AMTRAK also stops  at Kellogg Arena!

PARKING

Parking in the Hamblin Ave Parking ramp, Jackson St parking ramp and Michigan Ave parking ramp will be $8.00. Parking info here. Parking Map here.

ADMISSION

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Where to stay

Finding a good hotel can be tricky. So here are some of our favorite hotels nearby event location

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McCalmly Plaza Hotel

50 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 963-70500
Room Rate: $119/night

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FORMS

Change of Entry

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Scratch Form

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COACHES & OFFICIALS

Coaches, Judges, Officials

Coaches, judges and officials who are Professional Members will be issued credentials. (No Pending Pro memberships – all aspects of the Pro membership must be complete.) • Coaches must have completed the U100 and T210 and must be registered online with Winter Classic – Elite Mobility Meet entries

2 Credentials

Only 2 coaches per team will be issued credentials. Requests for additional coaches’ credentials must be approved by the Meet Director. Teams with less than ten athletes need not apply.

Judges

Judges must have a rating as designated by the Technical Committee and submit the Judge’s Request for Assignment.

Photo Release

Permission is hereby granted to the Branch Gymnastics by way of entering the Winter Classic at Kellogg Arena to use any photographs that may be taken at the event on the Winter Classic or Branch Gymnastics web sites and/or in Winter Classic or Branch Gymnastics printed publications or electronic communications without further consideration, and to hold harmless the above named entities.

Medical Personnel

A certified trainer will be available for all training and competition sessions. A medical doctor will also be available or be on call for any emergency situations that may arise.

Dress Code

Click here to download Dress Code information.

EVENT ORGANIZERS

Host: Branch Gymnastics

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Cindy Scharns

Meet Co-Coordinator
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Al Scharns

Meet Co-Coordinator
Patti

Patti Conner

Meet Director
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Amy McDonald

Floor Manager

GET DIRECTIONS

Fill the form below to get directions to our event location

Enter Direction from and Travel Mode from the left form to see directions.

 

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Please submit correspondence via email* to:

Sponsors, Vendors, and Ads

cscharns.branchgym@gmail.com

Tickets, Apparel, and Merchandise

cscharns.branchgym@gmail.com

General Questions

cscharns.branchgym@gmail.com

Technical Questions

pdconner2@gmail.com

Coaches Questions

pdconner2@gmail.com

* Verbal requests will not be accepted.

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