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Mall of America VRC Signature Event

12-Aug-2022 - 13-Aug-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
1-Jun-2022 08:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
29-Jul-2022 20:00 EDT

A maximum of 75% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Minnesota 50% 40 23
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The VEX Robotics Signature Event competition arena will be set in the Mall's Rotunda with jumbotrons and three levels overlooking the action.  This early season event is a great way to kickstart the 2022-2023 VEX Robotics Season giving your team advantage for future events.  During your stay check out the indoor theme park, Nickelodeon Universe.   Teams can play some mini golf, shop the hundreds of stores, entertainment, and restaurants.  

This event coincides with Mall of America’s 30th Birthday Celebration, which includes celebrity appearances, concerts, and numerous opportunities for K-12 youth and families to actively engage in hands-on learning experiences, including robotic events, student competitions and more!  

Learn more about the other STEAM activities planned for the week:

2023 VEX Worlds Spots

This event is classified as a blended Level 2 Signature Event.  The event will be allotted the following 2023 VEX Worlds spots:

(1) Excellence and (2) Tournament Champions

If more than 10 teams from each grade level register, then two Excellence Awards will be given (1 HS / 1 MS) and both will qualify to VEX Worlds. The Level classification will be revisited 30 days prior to the event to ensure the number of registered teams meets the Level 2 minimum requirement.  In the event that fewer than 40 teams register, the event may only receive the Level 1 spot allocation.

Event Partner Contact Info:

Andrew Dahlen - [email protected] - 218-791-4010

Aaron Barker - [email protected] - 320-345-8161

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 12-Aug-2022 - 13-Aug-2022

Mall of America®
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
United States

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Friday August 4 2023:
8:00 AM     Pit area and inspections open.
10:00 AM     Skills open in main competition area
10:00 AM     Check in closes* 
10:30 AM       Inspection closes
10:30 AM       Driver meeting 
11:00 AM       Opening ceremony
11:30 AM       Qualification rounds
6:00 PM       Pause qualifications

*All teams need to be checked in by 10:00 AM on Friday or in contact with the event coordinator. Teams that have not checked in by that time will not be allowed to participate. 

Saturday August 5th 2023:
8:00 AM     Venue opens
9:00 AM     Qualifications resume
3:30 PM       End skills 
4:00 PM       End qualifications
4:15 PM       Alliance selection
4:30 PM       Elimination rounds
6:00 PM       Awards 
7:00 PM       End of Event


Welcome, it takes a lot of volunteers to make this a successful event. Thank you for volunteering. No experience necessary to volunteer, come help out and join in the fun. Please feel free to sign up for multiple shifts, duties.  Parents, family and freinds associated with teams make for amazing volunteers, and it is far more rewarding to volunteer than to simply watch the event. As an added bonus, volunteers receive food and an event T-shirt!

We are using to track our voluneteers. Check backs soon for the volunteer link.   

If you have further questions about volunteering, please contact:

Andrew Dahlen   - Cell 218-791-4010 - Email: [email protected].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams are advised to watch for weather or emergency related cancellations.   If the tournament must be cancelled or postponed, the name of the tournament will change to cancelled or postponed.  In the event of a cancellation or postponement, teams will be sent additional information via Email.  In the event of a cancellation, the registration fee will not be refunded. 

Please call Andrew Dahlen 218-791-4010 if you have questions.

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds will be given for this event. 

Date: 12-Aug-2022 - 13-Aug-2022
Mall of America®
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
United States

Travel Info

Metro Transit

From the Airport

Hiawatha Line (Route 55) -—The Hiawatha light-rail line offers fast, frequent service from both airport terminals to Mall of America®. Hiawatha light-rail trains leave every 7.5 minutes during rush hours, every 10-15 minutes at other times. Travel time is 12 minutes.
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From Minneapolis

Hiawatha Light Rail (Route 55) — The Hiawatha light-rail line offers fast, frequent service from downtown (5th Street) to Mall of America. Travel time from end to end is 39 minutes.
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From St. Paul

Route 54 — offers limited-stop service from downtown (6th & 7th Streets) to Mall of America and Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.
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Need more info? Call 612.373.3333 to speak to a transit expert or use the online Trip Planner.


Hotel attached to Mall:



Phone : 855-516-1090

The Radison Blu is attached to the Mall of America and located near the Signature Event.

Additional Hotel Options 

There are numerous hotels within walking diatance to the Mall and many are near Metro Transit stations.  


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.