2022 / 2023 Season – FIRST Energize

2022 / 2023 Season Logo – FIRST Energize presented by Qualcomm

We’re excited to excited to welcome everyone back for the 2022/2023 season. We are planning to host in-person events in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, and surrounding areas. More details we be announced as we approach the official kickoff for each of the programs.

2022-2023 Robotics Season Trailer

Canadian Rockies Regional Update

It is with the utmost regret that we have to announce that the Canadian Rockies Regional has been cancelled for the 2022 season. This is due to the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 situation in Alberta. At this time we can not safely run an event under the Alberta Covid legislation. Due to the extensive planning and costs for both the teams and FIRST Alberta, we don’t want to plan anything at the significant risk of it being cancelled last minute.

For any teams interested in continuing the 2022 FRC season FIRST will be individually reaching out to you to update your event preferencing. For any teams that would be interested in partaking in a virtual FTC event, FIRST AB would like to invite you to contact info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)ftcalberta.ca for any assistance you may need changing events.

We wish all teams the best of luck in the future and look forward to seeing you in 2023

FIRST Tech Challenge – 2021/2022 Season


The 2021/2022 FIRST Tech Challenge has been revealed, watch the announcement on YouTube.

We are hoping to hold in-person competitions, we will be following all public health recommendations and update our plans accordingly. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at FTC(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)firstalberta.ca

Update on the 2020/2021 season in Alberta

Dear FIRST community in Alberta,
As you well know, the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting all of our lives recently, and despite efforts
in Alberta to reduce its impact, the case numbers continue to climb. The Government of Alberta has been
closely monitoring the situation and has continued to provide guidance to all organizations across the
province as we all struggle to envision what the near future will bring.

The Board of Directors of First Robotics Society met to discuss all our options for this coming season, but
unfortunately there really aren’t many. Therefore, for the 2020-2021 FIRST Robotics season FRS will not be
holding any in-person competitions, demonstrations, workshops, or any other other event that has people
in the same space and will not sanction or sponsor any in-person events. FRS will however support virtual FIRST
during this season.

If you have a team that can meet in a safe way and wish to compete in a FIRST virtual competition or
event, please let us know, as we will help facilitate any virtual competitions that FIRST develops. As of
now, we are working on supporting the FTC level virtual competition being developed by FIRST, and look
forward to supporting it if we have enough teams interested. Please do make sure that you are following
all safety guidelines published by the Government of Alberta. Student safety should be the primary factor
when planning anything this season.

Also our core FRS volunteers are working on ideas to support remote education and other ideas for
online delivery, so we do hope to have some things available during the course of the year.
Please keep safe, and let’s all look forward to being able to resume competitions.

Russell Weir
Operations Director
First Robotics Society

ACRobotics Summer STEM Challenge

AC Robotics is happy to announce our first summer STEM Challenge in our series of summer challenges: Our Rube Goldberg Challenge! Do you have what it takes to build an awesome rube goldberg? Come participate in this challenge and have a chance to win some prizes!

Due to some administrative changes and requirements, participants will need complete a media consent & liability form signed by your parents (If under the age of 18) which can be found on our sign up link. We will send the actual challenge document on Monday to those who have submitted their forms so please make sure you get those signed! https://forms.gle/X31BVpcBKQNMJsob7

Please sign up before Monday as we will send out the document details on Monday for the rube goldberg challenge to those who have submitted their media consent & liability forms.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email info.acrobotics(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com! We hope to see you participate and hope you have fun with our first challenge!

ACRobotics Summer STEM Challenge

Bored out of your mind? Itching to get your hands dirty in creating fascinating projects? Wondering what you can do while preparing for the next FRC/FLL/FTC season? We invite you to join the ACRobotics Summer STEM Challenge and show us what you got! The AC Robotics Summer STEM Challenge will be a series of 4-5 bi-weekly challenges designed by us that will be run throughout the summer for youth across Alberta to demonstrate their skills in mechanical design, prototyping, programming and problem-solving. If you, your family or team mates are willing to team up to take this challenge, come and join us on July 3rd for the release of our first challenge! There will be some great prizes, goodies and Internet clout for the winners of these challenges! Please feel free to DM us, or email us at info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)acrobotics.ca if you have any questions! This challenge is open to all FIRST participants (FLL, FTC, FRC), however please be aware that prizing may be limited to Alberta/Canadian residents only due to shipping costs for the prizes.

Every second week starting from July 3rd, we will be releasing challenges on Friday. These problem-solving tasks require your creativity and tinkering. Participants have one (1) week after the challenge is released to complete and submit their projects. More information on judging criteria, guidelines and prizes will be announced later this week.

Follow @ACRobotics_UofC to be notified when our first challenge released on July 3rd.