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AFCEA Pikes Peak VEX V5 Robotics Competition Signature Event

Middle School

8-Feb-2025 - 9-Feb-2025 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
19-Oct-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
2-Nov-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
1-Dec-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
3-Dec-2024 12:00 EST

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Colorado 50% 32 32
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

General Info

This event will take place over two days in Colorado Hall, starting with check-in and Inspection at 7:00 AM on Saturday the 8th and then Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 AM on Saturday the 8th. Each team will be given a one-hour lunch break and provided a pizza. Paid parking is available nearby.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 8-Feb-2025 - 9-Feb-2025

1 Lake Ave
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
United States

Contact Information

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This schedule is subject to change.

February 8th

  • Inspection: Inspection will be open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM in Colorado Hall at the Broadmoor on Monday. Parking is not provided for teams, so we recommend carpooling. All teams must have their robots inspected and engineering notebooks submitted during this timeframe to participate.
  • Opening ceremonies:  9:00 AM.
  • Skills Open: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Lunch: 12:00PM - Each team will receive a pizza have one hour to get lunch in the nearby area. 
  • Qualification Matches: 1:00PM - 6:00PM

February 9th

  • Qualification Matches: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Alliance Selection: 1:00 PM
  • Eliminations: 1:30-4:00PM
  • Awards Ceremony: 4:00 


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

This event will not be canceled due to bad weather. Coaches, teams, and parents should make safety decisions regarding inclement weather or emergencies. The weather in Colorado Springs is highly unpredictable in February.  

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

All payments will be refunded within 14 business days.

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

No refunds will be provided. Payment is due by December 1st, and if teams move off of the waitlist after that date, they will submit payments immediately upon registering. 



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Judging Format


  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September and other events as deemed necessary by the REC Foundation
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering