2022 Colonial Classic
Synchronized Skating Competition
Welcome to the 37th Annual Colonial Classic!
January 7-9, 2022
Tsongas Center, Lowell, MA
Registration opens October 1, 2021.
All teams are required to register online via the U.S. Figure Skating Event Management System (EMS). Anyone listed as a Team Manager or Coach for a team in their Members Only Team Profile will be able to access the registration system. Registration for the competition is not considered final until online payment has been received. Online payment via credit card is the only form of accepted payment for registration in EMS.
SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED HERE AFTER THE CLOSE OF ENTRIES.
Practice Ice Schedule
Overall Schedule with Awards Schedule
Avanti has set up room blocks at a wide range of hotels near Tsongas. We will open the hotel booking window at 12 noon, Wednesday, June 9th. Any requests time stamped prior to this will not be accepted, even if submitted. Avanti has provided us the following helpful information about the booking process:
Click on the link - https://www.avantitravelgroup.com/events/ColonialClassic.html - to go to the Colonial Classic hotel webpage. Links for booking rooms and making team block requests will now be active. IMPORTANT: you may need to refresh (F5) the web page.
To request a room block for your team/club, click on the TEAM BLOCK link
Enter/confirm the required fields (your email, team/club name, etc). This creates your account within our system
After creating your account, you will receive an email moments later that will allow you to make your request for a team/club block of rooms. At bottom of this email, click on “Login Directly” where you will select your hotel preferences
Choose your 1st hotel preference by clicking on “book this hotel” next to your first preferred hotel. Confirm number of nights & number of rooms needed. Please try to accurately estimate the number of rooms you need and not over-block. Your fellow competition participants will be very appreciative of this.
Choose your 2nd and 3rd hotel preferences in same manner
Fill out comment box for any special requests/details
Click submit - it is ONLY once you have clicked submit with your hotel preferences that your team/club is in queue. Avanti will fill room blocks based strictly on the time stamp of your submission. It may take no time at all for you to receive a confirmation email from us with details of your hotel and booking link. Or, if we need to reach out to hotel(s) to request additional rooms, accommodate your special requests, etc, this process can take time so please be patient. We will not move on to the next team/club in queue until you are placed at a hotel.
Login To Dashboard
Once your team/club room block has been setup, you will receive a Hotel Confirmation email from us. You will be able to access your confirmed hotel block through the “login directly” link attached in the Hotel Confirmation email. This will redirect you to a personal “Dashboard” with all hotel information and rooming list access.
The Annual Colonial Classic is a PREMIER event for Colonial FSC, with over 120 teams registered, and it takes a VILLAGE! The Classic has been known as the top Synchronized Skating non-qualifying competition on the East Coast, and is the last stop for many teams, before the Eastern Sectional Championships!
*** FREE EVENT TICKETS ***
Sign up for 8 consecutive volunteer-hours or more, and get 1 free ticket for the day of your choice.
For some volunteer spots you will need to have a background check and be Safe Sport compliant. These are noted on the sign up. Safe Sport is good or 2 years and the Background check is good for 1 year at any Colonial Event you volunteer at (Colonial Open, Ice Show, etc.). Both can be found at the following website: https://www.usfsaonline.org/SafeSport
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT?
First, register as a volunteer:
Go to usfsa.org and click on Members Only at the top to log into your account. If you do not have a USFSA member account, you can still volunteer. Please see this link to create a non-member account: https://public.3.basecamp.com/p/WsjE3U3GQofqmohwVSFZG64f
Log into your member (or non-member) account
Click on EMS (Event Management System)
Click on Volunteer Opportunities
Under “Upcoming USFS Competitions” locate “2020 Colonial Classic Synchronized Skating Competition”
Click the blue button that says “Volunteer Now”. Review or complete the requested information and click the blue “Save and Continue” button at bottom right.
The next page will ask you about any relevant experience, and it will ask you to agree to the terms and conditions, including a criminal background check (some roles require a background check and some do not – this is just to give consent if one is required). Then click the blue “Submit” button at the bottom right.
Now Select your shifts:
A list of available shifts will appear at the left. These will be by date and by time. Find the day and time you want to volunteer and then click on it to open the volunteer roles available.
Select the desired volunteer role. It will appear in green at the top of the list
Select other shifts/roles to add those as well.
Once done selecting shifts, click the blue “Review” button at bottom right to review all selected shifts. If correct, click the blue “Confirm” button. You will once again be asked if all is correct – if correct say “yes” but be sure because once you click yes, you can no longer change. If you need to make changes just go ahead and confirm and then email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can remove any unwanted shifts.
If at any time you want to add additional shifts, go back to EMS and click on “Volunteer Management”. Click on “Shift Selection” and use the dropdown menu to find the 2020 Cololnial Classic competition. Select a shift as you did before, and again if you need to make any changes or remove a shift, just email email@example.com and we can make the changes for you.
Purchase event tickets ahead of time, and don't be limited by box office hours! Ticket prices are as follows:
NOTE: All prices include a $2 facility fee imposed by Tsongas Center.
Tickets are available per day at the box office only and will be required for entry (even for practices) during the times listed above.
TEAM BOX MEALS
In coordination with The Tsongas Center at Umass Lowell, we are hoping to offer convenient box meals to teams again this year! More details to come.
DIRECTIONS TO ARENA
Results will be posted here when available.