FRC Canadian Rockies Regional – Event Info

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and attended the 2019 Canadian Rockies Regional! Stay tuned for more information about next years event!

FIRST Robotics Competition Canadian Rockies Regional

DEEP SPACE Competition April 3rd to 6th, 2019

Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10, Calgary, AB T3J 0C9

Nelson Mandela High School – 45 Saddletowne Cir NE, Calgary, AB T3J 0H5

The pit arena will be in the Feature Gymnasium of the Genesis Centre which will be tunneled to the Gymansium in Nelson Mandela High School who will host the field competition.


Wednesday, April 3
6:00PM-8:00PM      5 Team Reps to Load In

Thursday, April 4
7:45AM      5 Team Reps to Load In
8:30AM      Pits, Machine Shop, Registration and Inspection Open
9:00AM-11:00AM      Driver’s Meeting, Field Open for Measurement and Calibration
11:00AM-12:00PM      Lunch
12:00PM-6:30PM      Practice Matches
8:00PM      Pits and Machine Shop Close

Friday, April 5
8:00AM      Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:30AM-9:00AM      Opening Ceremonies
9:00AM-12:00PM     Qualification Matches
10:00AM-4:00PM      FIRST Tech Challenge Demonstration
12:00PM-1:00PM      Lunch
1:00PM-5:45PM      Qualification Matches
5:45PM-6:15PM      Awards Ceremony
6:30PM      ** Pits and Machine Shop Close immediately following Awards Ceremony
6:30PM-8:30PM      Team Social

Saturday, April 6
8:00AM      Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:30AM-9:00AM      Opening Ceremonies
9:00AM-12:15PM      Qualification Matches
9:00AM-4:00PM      Technology Row
10:00AM-1:00PM      FIRST LEGO League, Jr. and FIRST LEGO League Demonstration
10:00AM-4:00PM      FIRST Tech Challenge Demonstration
12:15PM-12:30PM      Alliance Selections
12:30PM-1:30PM      Lunch
1:30PM-4:30PM      Playoff Matches
4:30PM-6:00PM      Awards Ceremony
6:30PM      Pits Close

**Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds. See Pit Administration table for updated times.

General Event Information

This page contains general information for the public and for teams about the event itself. We’ll be continuously updating this page as the regional approaches, so please check back regularly for current information.

If you are looking for Travel, Location, Parking, or Accommodation information please see the Travel Info page:
FRC Canadian Rockies Regional – Travel Info

About the Competition

The 2019 Canadian Rockies Regional will feature an international selection of over 40 teams from Canada, the USA, Mexico, China, Australia and Turkey. As Alberta’s top level youth robotics tournament, this high-tech sporting event is exciting and energetic as our participants compete in a complex STEM challenge.

This year’s Challenge is FIRST® DEEP SPACESM

Tune in to the Game Announcement and Kickoff on January 5, 2019!

Team Robot Load-in

Teams can load in their bots after 6:00pm on Wednesday April 3rd.

Drayage Information

If you are are shipping your robot for this competition, please ship to:

Genesis Centre

Bay #2

#10, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

T3J 0C9

Facility Hours are 9AM to 10 PM

Please not that drayage is free at this venue, however there is not a forklift on-site for receiving the robots, therefor the delivery truck dropping off and picking up must have a lift gate.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Max Kaulback at max(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or call 403-807-2746.

Public General Admission: Free
Daily Hours

Spectators are welcome to come catch the live action 9:00am  to  6:00pm Friday April 5th and Saturday April 6th!

Additional On-Site Activities/Amenities
 Robotics Demonstrations

Robotics demonstrations for FTC, FLL, and FLL Jr. will be showcasing the different levels of FIRST programs

If you’re interested in robotics programs, this will be a great time to learn about the various levels of FIRST, see the robots in action, and interact with the students who built them.




Concert style t-shirts, hoodies, hats and a variety of other items will be for sale on site at our swag shop!

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Additional Information for Teams
Interior Event Layout & Load In
Please see the following pdf schematic for a general layout of the event space: Event Layout Load In – Loading Dock Map
Each team will be provided with a 15ft wide by 10ft deep pit space. These pits will be backed by 7ft tall rod & drape. Each pit space will be furnished with 1 table, and an electrical connection (110V 15A max.) Pit Assignments
Practice Fields
We will have two practice fields available for teams. See the event layout pdf above for where they will be located. –>