Youth Tournament FAQ: (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question: Do all tournament games take place at the Las Vegas Ice Center?
Question: How many teams do you accept in each division?
Answer: We do not limit the size of any particular division. Each tournament is different and based solely on the applications we receive. A tournament might end up with five – six team divisions or four – eight team divisions.
Question: What is the tournament format?
Answer: The tournament format is dictated by the number of teams in each division once the registration deadline closes. The format for a five team division would be having each team play the other four teams in the division and the two best records play for the division title. An eight team division would feature all teams playing three games and then seeding after that. The top four teams would play 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3 with the winners playing for the championship. The other teams in the division play their fourth game as 5 vs. 6 and 7 vs. 8.
Question: How do I find out which teams have registered for the tournament?
Answer: Just ask. Whether you call or email us we will gladly tell you what teams have applied for any division.
Question: Why can’t you tell me if our team is accepted for the tournament at the time I register?
Answer: The Las Vegas Ice Center generally offers several divisions when they advertise a tournament. Unfortunately, until registration applications reach our office we have almost no idea of what teams will apply or what division they will apply for. The following scenario is an example of why we do not guarantee a team’s acceptance until after the registration deadline has passed. Suppose you and I were great friends and I assured you your Peewee A team was in the tournament when they registered. The team is happy and the parents can book flights and reserve hotels. Now the registration deadline passes and I only have three Peewee A applications which means I am forced to call you and say your team is being canceled since the division did not receive enough applications. As much as I made the team and parents happy guaranteeing their acceptance into the tournament will now be overshadowed by the fact that I have now cancelled them. The team now hates us, the whole organization will probably never want to come to a tournament at the Las Vegas Ice Center again and each person involved will now tell others that they got a bum rap and we all know that bad news travels much faster than good.
Question: Do I need to provide stickers for score sheets?
Answer: No. After teams are accepted to the tournament we send each team manager an on-line tournament link where you will input your team’s player & coaches roster and team photo.
Question: Where can I see the tournament rules?
Answer: The rules are listed in each tournament guide here at the Las Vegas Ice Center. To receive a copy of the rules prior to arriving for the tournament send us an email with your request.
Question: If our team is forced to cancel will we get a refund of our tournament registration fee?
Answer: If the cancellation occurs prior to being accepted into our tournament we will refund your registration fee promptly. Cancellations occurring after tournament acceptance are reviewed on a case by case basis.
Question: When must the team check in for the tournament?
Answer: The team manager must check-in at least thirty minutes prior to the start of their first game. The manager’s book with all team information will be verified at this time with the Tournament Director.
Question: What time do tournaments end on the last day?
Answer: Each tournament completion time is different. Realizing that some teams will have to catch flights and others will have a long drive ahead of them our aim for each tournament is to have it finished by 4pm.
Question: Must our team stay in one of your Host Hotels in order to participate in the tournament?
Answer: We offer two choices to all of our tournament teams. The room blocks we set up at our Host Hotels for each tournament are for the benefit of our customers. The room blocks are reserved months in advance and usually offer each team a nice savings verses what the hotel offers to the public. Any team that chooses to stay outside of our Host Hotels may do so by paying a Buyout Fee. This fee is $500.00 and must be paid once the team has been accepted into the tournament.