Answers You Need to Know

Day One

  • Thursday is a travel and arrival day for Games participants
  • Participants will arrive at the Host community, get their accreditation at a Registration Centre, and check-in at their Athletes Village. Participants will be bussed to supper before attending the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday evening.
Day Two, Three & Four – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Get your Zone team to breakfast, and then on to your competition using Host’s internal transportation (depending on your sport’s schedule).
  • Breakfast and dinner will be served at a main Food Centre during the Alberta Games.
  • Lunch plans on Friday and Saturday will be discussed during your Sport Conference Call.
  • Check your sport’s schedule to determine when you’ll be able to visit the Food Centre for supper on Friday and Saturday. Host community holds an Athlete Social event and Coaches/Officials Reception on Saturday evening from 7:00-10:00pm
  • Most sports will hold medal matches/finals on Sunday morning following check-out from the Athlete Villages. When sports are completed on Sunday, participants will gather (usually at the Food Centre) for the Alberta Games Closing Awards presentation in the early afternoon
  • Participants will board home-bound buses (or get in cars) and depart the Games community following Closing Awards.

  • Arrive at the Games before in-person registration centre closes on Thursday at 4:00pm.
Arrived at the Games, what now?
  • First, visit in-person registration to receive your Games accreditation, and verify your Zone team roster. If your sport has equipment on-board the motor coach that needs to be secured or stored (e.g. football bags, bikes, rifles, skis, bows, etc.) determine where to find that service.
  • Didn’t travel with your team? Then either wait for your team to arrive at registration, or meet them at your designated Athlete Village. Find the internal bus schedule and use the internal transportation to move your team to the Food Centre to have your first meal of the Games.
  • Internal buses usually make a loop around the community on a regular schedule, and will stop at each of Athlete Villages, the sport venues and the Food Centre.

  • Coaches/chaperones should make plans to travel to the Alberta Games with their Zone team on the motor coaches arranged by the Alberta Games (if you live more than 100km from the Host community). If you’re closer than 100km, you’ll have to arrange your own transportation to the Games.
  • If your Zone team wishes to travel together to the Games, be sure this is indicated on the Zone team roster completed by you or your Provincial Sport Coordinator.
  • Confirmation of your assigned bus to and from the Games will come from the Alberta Games registration office. Check with your Zone chef regarding the list of participants on your bus, as well as the departure times and location of your pick up and drop off point.

  • Contact your Provincial Sport Coordinator to get information (eg. if you haven’t been involved in the final Zone team roster, or seen a copy of your sport schedule).
  • Call in to the Sport Conference Call as directed, and review your team roster and sport schedule
  • Collect the Zone ID from your Zone Chef de Mission following the Conference Call, and distribute that and any other information to your Zone team athletes and chaperones before they depart for the Games.
  • Participant Handbook reviewed during the Sport Conference Call contains information for you and your chaperones and athletes before and during the Games.
  • Review the Code of Conduct.
  • Lastly, contact your Zone Chef de Mission if you have any problems.

  • The Sport Conference Call is a sport-specific, evening telephone meeting of about 2 hours held about 1 ½  weeks before the Games to assist Coaches to prepare for the Games.
  • Information regarding the Participant Handbooks for your team, transportation information, Host community details, sport-specific information, and additional Games information will be discussed.
  • Coaches will be able to ask questions of the Host Sport Chair, the Provincial Sport Coordinator, the Head technical official and the Alberta Sport Connection during this meeting
  • Sport Conference Calls will be coordinated by the Alberta Sport Connection and your Provincial Sport Coordinator

  • Zone Chef de Mission is the ‘team leader’ of your Zone, and is the liaison between Alberta Games participants (athletes, coaches and chaperones) and the Host Community volunteers. The Zone Chef will help trouble-shoot any problems your team may have, or deal with any zone disciplinary situations.
  • Zone Chef will contact you sometime between the Games registration deadline and prior to attending the Games.
  • Zone Chef will have a plan to distribute the Alberta Sport Connection Zone ID to teams.
  • E-mail and phone number for each Chef de Mission under Contacts.

  • Check out
  • Visit the Host community web site for information for spectators or visitors, including ticket information, hotel accommodation and the program of cultural activities.
  • Contact your Zone Chef de Mission about the Games.
  • Refer to the Participant Handbook or the information you receive from the Sport Conference Call prior to the Games.

  • Look for an Alberta Games registration office follow-up e-mail to confirm your personal information when you’re confirmed by your sport’s Provincial Sport Coordinator in the Games database.
  • Contact your Provincial Sport Coordinator to answer any specific sport questions pertaining to the Games event, and to access a roster of your Zone team if you don’t have one.
  • Check out the technical package, under “Sports Information” on the Games website.

Your Zone Chef de Mission is the liaison between Alberta Games participants (athletes, coaches and chaperones) and the Host Community volunteers. The Zone Chef will be in contact with the coaches before the Games, and will help solve any problems that arise during the Games. Parents/guardians can also contact the Zone Chef in case of emergency during the Games. You can find the e-mail and phone number for each Chef de Mission on the Alberta Games web site listed under Contacts for each Games.

Breakfast and dinner will be served at the Food Centre during the Alberta Games, starting with dinner on your day of arrival and ending with lunch on departure day. On competition days, bagged or box lunches will be provided for lunch and will be delivered to your sport venue. Food Centre hours are generally:    Breakfast: 6am-9am  and    Dinner: 4:30pm - 8:30pm