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Ring of Fire - ELY, NV Solar Eclipse Event

Blended VIQRC

14-Oct-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
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Standard Registration Opens
22-May-2023 20:16 EDT
Registration Deadline
27-Sep-2023 20:16 EDT
Payment Deadline
2-Sep-2023 00:12 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to Ely!  We are super excited to have you join us for our Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse Event.  We are going to be seeing the solar eclipse from one of the best viewing sites in the United States.  We are expecting many visitors to our city to see the eclipse.  The city is excited to have you join us.  

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 14-Oct-2023

Bristlecone Convention Center
150 W 6th St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
United States

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8:30-9:00 Arrive at the the Northern Railway Museum to see the eclipse and participate in the activities provided by the city.

9:28 - 9:32 Eclipse reaches totality.  

10:00 - 10:30  Move from the Northern Railway Museum to the Courthouse Park.  Participate in the Punkin' Chunkin/Renaissance Faire that is happening in conjunction with the eclipse.

10:30 - 11:30 Be at the park participating at the Renaissance Faire.

11:30 - Doors open at the Convention Center

11:30 - 12:15 - Lunch/Robot Inspection

12:30 - Opening Ceremonies

12:45 - Matches/Robot Skills Begins

12:45 - 5:00 Run VEX IQ Matches/Skills/Judging

5:00 - Qualification Matches end

5:15 -  Finals Begin

5:45 - Awards Ceremony


We needs many volunteers for this event.  If you are willing to volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Deborah Nielson at [email protected].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, we will keep in touch with the progress of the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

All registration fees will be refunded.


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

If the cancellation happens prior to September 1, all funds (except the five dollar RECF fee) will be refunded.  After September 1, no refunds will be given.


Judging Format

  •  Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. Submission Deadline: October 1.