Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Seafest Spotlight: Sports! Sports! Sports!

There's no shortage of athletic adventures to participate with or cheer on from the sidelines this Seafest weekend, with a wide range of sports activities making their mark on the Seafest Schedule.

Slowpitch and Soccer launch the three days of sporting events, with two tournaments set to provide some entertainment over the course of Seafest weekend, along the way there is a growing list of other sports events to fill you calendar and leave you covering a good portion of the city in quest of the next big event.

Among your options from Friday to Sunday.

Seafest Slow Pitch Tournament -- Hosted by the Kaien Island Slo-Pitch League, the Co-ed event takes place at the Ball Fields at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. The registration deadline is June 8th, with a single player fee of $25.

Updates on the Tournament can be found on the KISL Facebook page

Seafest Men's Soccer Tournament -- Prince Rupert FC is organizing the annual soccer tournament which brings a range of out of town competition and will take place at the Charles Hays Secondary School field through the weekend. The Registration deadline for competing teams was June 5th.

Contact information related to the tournament can be found here.

Jim Ciccone Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball -- The 18th edition of the popular 3 on 3 tourney starts Friday afternoon from 4 until 8 PM with Friday's event set for the parking lot at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.

Saturday the 3 on 3 tournament shifts to the area in front of Cook's Jewellers on Third Avenue West with the first tip off set for 1 PM and competition continuing through until 6PM.

Sunday the final day of the competition shifts to the Waterfront parking lot, with the Championship Games and medal presentations. The first game goes at 11 AM with the tournament wrap up coming towards 3 PM.

Should rain provide for nasty conditions, the event will be moved indoors to the Civic Centre.

Sponsors for the 3 on 3 Basketball tournament include: Cook's Jewellers, Quickload, Good Times Games, Pacific NorthWest LNG, Special Events Volunteer committee.

Proceeds from the tournament will be put towards the CHSS graduate bursary program

Contact and registration information for the event can be found here.

4 on 4 Street Hockey Tournament -- The sound of sticks on pavement and shots from the point will be the main background noise in the street area beside Tim Horton's this weekend as the 4 on 4 Street Hockey tournament returns for year number 11.

The event which features competition in six different categories starts bright and early on Saturday morning at 8 AM with the day long celebration of Street hockey continuing through until 6 PM.

Deadline for team registrations is Wednesday, June 8th.

Sponsors of the 4 on 4 Street Hockey Tournament include Tim Horton's and the Prince Rupert Minor Hockey Association.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Tim Horton's Children's Foundation

Contact and registration information for the event can be found here.

Seafest Grass Volleyball tournament -- If the weather plays along, the Courthouse lawn will be the home of spikes and volleys on Saturday as the Second Annual Seafest Grass Volleyball Tournament launches the balls into the air at 10 AM.

The tournament runs through until 6 PM.  Should it rain, the event will be shifted to the Gymnasium at Charles Hays Secondary School.

Teams will be limited to 4 on 4 and all teams must have at least one female on the court at all times. The day long event covers play for a range of ages from 14 years, novice and advanced divisions. Registration fee is 15 dollars and the deadline for entries is June 9th.

Sponsors of the Seafest Grass Volleyball Tournament include: Northern Savings Credit Union, Cook's Jewellers, Thai Pham,  Good Times Games,  The Gym.

Contact and registration information for the event can be found here.

Seafest 10's Rugby -- Patullo field at Prince Rupert Middle School marks the battleground for an exhibition of Rugby on the North Coast with the Prince Rupert Rugby Club hosting the Saturday event which runs from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Bubble Soccer  --  The Volleyball players will be sharing some of the Court House lawn with something a little different for the city, a demonstration of Bubble Soccer, with those looking to participate able to drop in and take part in fifteen minute spurts for five dollars.

Sponsorship of Bubble Soccer is by Bubble Trouble.

Arm Wrestling Challenge -- The Belmont Hotel is once again the host for one of the most popular of Seafest Saturday events, as the muscles flex and the strategy plays out in the Arm Wrestling challenge. There are four weight categories for Men and two for Women during the course of the three hours from 2 until 5 PM.  Weigh In for the competition takes place at Noon, the entry fee is ten dollars.

Sponsor for the Arm Wrestling Challenge is the Belmont Hotel.

More in our Seafest Spotlight series can be found here.

You can review the full schedule of events for Seafest from our Archive page here.

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