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MN State VEX Robotics Championship - Middle School Only

Date
3-Mar-2022 - 4-Mar-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-21-6260
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
60
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Minnesota
Price
$205.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome

This is Minnesota's State Championship for VRC Middle School teams. This event is the largest event in Minnesota, with teams from high school, middle school, and IQ competing under one roof. 

St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, guests, and community. As the host of the VEX Robotics Minnesota Championship, we want to ensure that VEX Robotic students have the opportunity to compete in an environment where the threat of COVID exposure is mitigated. Spectator participation this year will be limited to team mentors, volunteers, and participants.

 

While minimizing the spectator footprint, we strongly encourage parents to volunteer to be a team mentor. Each VEX Robotic team member may have one adult parent or guardian accompany them to the competition. Team mentors cannot exceed the number of team members on each team. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to sign up as a volunteer if not serving as a team mentor.

 

SCTCC follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines, and federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19.  Consistent with these guidelines, all VEX Robotic participants, coaches, mentors, and volunteers are required to follow current mitigation strategies in place including:

 

  • Wearing of a well-fitting mask over the mouth and nose at all times
  • Completion of a daily self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms.  If symptoms are present, stay home
  • Maintaining 6 feet social distancing whenever possible
  • Washing hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and using hand sanitizer when washing is not an option
  • Reporting symptoms immediately if they begin during event (report to volunteer coordinator)
  • Use seating charts and assigned partners/pods
  • Follow signage including one-way, social distance markers and entry/exit
  • Cooperate with contact tracing
  • Comply with quarantine/isolation when deemed necessary

 

As the COVID-19 situation in Minnesota and the St. Cloud area evolves and changes, mitigation strategies may also be revised to accommodate new guidelines and mandates.

 

Thank you for your cooperation, participation and engagement as we strive to provide our VEX Robotic competitors with a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding experience.

 


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 3-Mar-2022 - 4-Mar-2022

Venue/Location:
St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

(Please note the Agenda is subject to change)
**Note - all teams need to be checked in by 4:00 pm on Thursday night or in contact with the event coordinator. Teams that have not checked in by that time will not be allowed to participate. 

Thursday March 3rd:
3:00 p.m. - Pits open and inspections - Haus C
4:00 p.m. - Check In Closes - All teams must be present by this time
5:00 p.m. - Inspection Closes
5:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremony - Haus A all Divisions
5:50 p.m. - Qualification Rounds - Haus B 
8:05 p.m. - End Qualifications
8:30 p.m. - Venue closes


Friday March 4th:
8:00 a.m. - Venue Opens
8:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony - Parade of Teams - Haus A all Divisions
9:30 a.m. - Qualifications Rounds - Haus B
12:15 p.m. - Lunch - On your own - Concessions or local - No food brought in
1:00 p.m. - Speaker - TBD - Haus A all Divisions
1:25 p.m. - Qualifications Rounds - Haus B
3:45 p.m. - End Qualification Rounds
***Skills closes after last qualification match****
3:45 p.m. - Alliance Selection Begins - Haus B
4:00 p.m. - Speaker - TBD
4:15 p.m. - Elimination Brackets Begin
5:30 p.m. - Awards and Closing
6:00 p.m. - Venue Closes - We will be looking for volunteers to help convert this to IQ after we are done with EDR. Sign up on the Signup Page (located under the Volunteer tab).

Volunteer

We need a lot of volunteers! Please consider helping out. 

Click here to sign up to volunteer.

 

 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Due to the size of this event, this event will not be cancelled. If bad weather was to occur, use your own descretion on attending the event. Some suggestions are to come a day early to get ahead of the weather, or stay a day later to avoid. 

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for this event at all. 

Health and Safety Policies

St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, guests, and community. As the host of the VEX Robotics Minnesota Championship, we want to ensure that VEX Robotic students have the opportunity to compete in an environment where the threat of COVID exposure is mitigated. Spectator participation this year will be limited to team mentors, volunteers, and participants.

 

While minimizing the spectator footprint, we strongly encourage parents to volunteer to be a team mentor. Each VEX Robotic team member may have one adult parent or guardian accompany them to the competition. Team mentors cannot exceed the number of team members on each team. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to sign up as a volunteer if not serving as a team mentor.

 

SCTCC follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines, and federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19.  Consistent with these guidelines, all VEX Robotic participants, coaches, mentors, and volunteers are required to follow current mitigation strategies in place including:

 

  • Wearing of a well-fitting mask over the mouth and nose at all times
  • Completion of a daily self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms.  If symptoms are present, stay home
  • Maintaining 6 feet social distancing whenever possible
  • Washing hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and using hand sanitizer when washing is not an option
  • Reporting symptoms immediately if they begin during event (report to volunteer coordinator)
  • Use seating charts and assigned partners/pods
  • Follow signage including one-way, social distance markers and entry/exit
  • Cooperate with contact tracing
  • Comply with quarantine/isolation when deemed necessary

 

As the COVID-19 situation in Minnesota and the St. Cloud area evolves and changes, mitigation strategies may also be revised to accommodate new guidelines and mandates.

 

Thank you for your cooperation, participation and engagement as we strive to provide our VEX Robotic competitors with a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding experience.

 


Date: 3-Mar-2022 - 4-Mar-2022
St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301
United States

Travel Info

2022 VEX Robotics State Championship Hotel Info

Mention VEX Robotics to get the block rates.

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn

Website 
(320) 253-0606
$110.00 Plus Tax
Attached to the River's Edge Convention Center.  Includes pool, gym, and Green Mill Restaurant onsite.

Block cutoff is 30 days before the Championship

 

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, St. Cloud West

Website
(320) 259-8999
$110.00 Plus Tax for Standard Kings, $130.00 Plus Tax for 2 Queens, $160.00 Plus Tax for Suites
10 minute drive from the River's Edge Convention Center.  Includes complimentary breakfast, pool, and gym.

Block cutoff date is January 31, 2022

 

Courtyard by Marriott St. Cloud

Website
(320) 654-1661
$129.00 Plus Tax for 1 King + Sofa Bed, $139.00 Plus Tax for 2 Queens + Sofa Bed
Attached to the River's Edge Convention Center.  Includes pool, gym, and on-site Bistro.

Block cut-off date is February 3, 2022

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