canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the VanCubing Winter 2014 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on December 13, 2014, at Science World at TELUS World of Science, which is located at 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC.
This is an official WCA event, and as such all official regulations will be followed. Please take some time to read them over before the day of the competition, especially if you have never competed before.
Click here to access the registration form. Registration for the competition will close on December 11, 2014. Please be sure to register online to take advantage of the early bird pricing. See the Cost section for details.
The cost to competitors that register online before the close date will be our new pricing model for 2014. You will pay $15 to compete in one event. Each additional event will cost $2 to a max of $25.
If you do not register online before the close of the registration period, you can still register the morning of the competition. The price at that time, however, is $20 for the first event, $2 per additional event with no maximum fee. So be sure to register online. You can edit your events using the link found in you the email sent to you after registering.
The registration cost includes admission to Science World for the competitor and one guest.
Additional guests must pay Science World's admission rates. These rates are $21 per adult; $17.25 for youth, seniors, and students with valid ID; and $14.25 for children under 12. Family discount rates are also available. Visit their website for complete information.
For transportation, we strongly recommend using public transit for our competitors. Science World is a short walk from Main Street/Science World Skytrain station (Expo Line) and fare rates range from $1.75 to $2.75. Nearby pay parking lots are available for $10 until 6PM ($7 early bird rate before 9AM).
The following is a list of the events currently offered at the competition.
The top three placements in each event will receive a certificate.
Download the schedule in PDF form by clicking here. The schedule is a tentative list of the order of events and estimated start time. All competitors should be ready to compete at all times.
We will plan to stop for half an hour for lunch in the middle of the day. Science World has a White Spot restaurant onsite. Alternately, there are many places for lunch in the surrounding area of the venue. All competitors who have a hand stamp have in/out privileges, so you can leave for lunch, and come back in without issue.
The closest, reasonably priced hotel to the venue is the City Centre Motor Hotel. We will recommend it if you are looking to stay close to other cubers. Their website can be found here
We are always looking for dedicated people to donate their time and efforts to these competitions. We need scramblers and judges for every round of every event. It is a great opportunity for parents, siblings, friends, or anyone that wants to come and be involved but does not want to compete yet. We will provide training the morning of the competition for those wishing to help out. It is not difficult, so don't be afraid!
For anyone that volunteers and helps out for an entire competition, we will act as a reference if you wish to put this on your resume or college application. We will also sign any high school volunteer hour sheets provided you work the entire competition. But you must arrange this with us before the competition. Please fill in the form here if you plan to help out.