2014 USOA National Underwater Hockey Tournament Hosted by the Minnesota Loons

Recent Updates

Tournament Dates:
• June 27, 28 & 29 - Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
• Captains Meeting Friday morning (Time TBD)
• Play to start after the captains meeting.
• Maximum 24 teams. Send your intent to participate by March 12, 2014 to flinguwh@yahoo.com Include your team name, # of teams attending, contact person name, phone number and e-mail address.

Tournament Costs:
• Tournament Entry Fee -$1,000 per team (includes the USOA development fee and the USOA National tournament fee)
• Banquet- $35 per person
• Beer at Banquet- $15 (we will buy two kegs and you can drink until the kegs are empty)
• You must be at a minimum of 21 years old on the date of the banquet to consume alcoholic beverages at the banquet.
• The roster payment form can be downloaded here
• Payment is due May 5, 2014.

Hotels
The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN
• $130/night up to four guest +tax +$15.00/night for parking
(For those who attended in the past this is the Radisson it just changed ownership)
• Call 612-379-8888 for reservations. Ask for the National Underwater Hockey Rate or use the following link: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=53931&Chain=11910&template=GCF&shel...
• Reservations must be made by May 27, 2014.
• The hotel is located across the parking lot from the pool.
• It will be the site of the Sunday banquet.
• We have 70 rooms on hold per night. Days Hotel , 2407 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN
• $95/night + tax, includes continental breakfast and free parking
• Reservations are through the sales department; request the underwater hockey room rate. Call 612-623-9303.
• Reservations must be made by May 27, 2014.
• The hotel is located 5 blocks from the pool.
• We currently have 30 rooms on hold.

General Information
• The venue will allow for a car-free tournament.
• You will be able to take the light rail from the airport (MSP) directly to the Hotels with one transfer. Yes, we will have light rail directly to campus. It is scheduled to open June 14, 2014.
• Located within a short walk of the hotel is the pool, banquet facility, a variety of restaurants/bars, a liquor store (CLOSED ON SUNDAY), grocery stores, and a hospital. It's everything an underwater hockey player needs for a weekend of fun.

Transportation:

The airport to fly into is Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP), Lindberg Terminal 1. MSP is a Delta hub, but also is serviced by many other carriers. In the airport, follow the signs downstairs to the light rail. You will have to take a short tram to the airport light rail station. Tickets are purchased at the cool underground station.

Some smaller airlines, like Sun Country and Southwest fly into the smaller Humphrey

Terminal 2. Follow the signs to the light rail.

Light Rail:

The light rail line runs from the airport (MSP) to the campus at the University of Minnesota. You will take the Blue Line from the airport and transfer at the MetroDome Station to the Green Line (to open June 14, 2014). Use the link below to review maps and schedules. As the date approaches we will update you on the stations to use.

http://www.metrotransit.org/

Note: If you end up at the Mall of America you went the wrong way, unless that is where you want to go.

Any questions please e-mail Karen and Ben Erickson at flinguwh@yahoo.com