About FIRST Robotics Competition

Join us for the exhilarating FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), where high school students showcase their brilliance in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)! These events gather the brightest young minds to participate in qualifying matches that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Be a part of the action as students compete with their specially designed robots to conquer challenging tasks, all under the theme of CRESCENDO, celebrating the fusion of STEM skills with the arts. These events are hosted across nine district competitions in Ontario by FIRST Robotics Canada and their partners, and they mark the season’s pinnacle. Teams compete across multiple district events to earn points and secure their spot at the highly anticipated Provincial Championship. 

From there, the journey continues for the chance to represent their region at the prestigious. FIRST World Championship Event in Houston, Texas.

We invite you to join us in celebrating these remarkable achievements! Our events are open to everyone, free of charge. See the list of locations and dates throughout March and early April. Take advantage of the excitement – see you there!

Venue and Parking

Please see information under “Team Load-In” below. Thank you!

Food and Team Eating Spaces

Given that it is a statutory holiday weekend, concessions (snacks, beverages, sandwiches, etc.) will be available in the venue, but limited. More info on that soon. Teams are able to bring in their own food. There is a McDonald’s across street and many restaurants a short distance from the venue. We will have picnic tables set up behind the stands on the far side of the venue for team use, we ask that teams do not eat in the pits.  We will keep you updated on new information as it becomes available. 

Team Load-In

Load-in access from College Ave (Orange arrow on map).
All attendees (teams, volunteers, spectators) please enter building using St. Denis Centre entrance (purple star on map). We will have flags and signage.

Free parking is available to our teams, volunteers, and guests as follows, and there is no need to display a pass or pay at any meters/machines:

Thursday March 28, 2024: St. Denis Lot (U) only.
Friday March 29 and Saturday March 30, 2024:

St. Denis (U), HK (H), and Stadium (G) lots are all free.
On Friday and Saturday, please park trailers in the Stadium lot only.

Note the lot directly east of the HK lot (not shown on map, but it is on the corner of College and California) is not owned by the University of Windsor and is NOT free.

Volunteer Check-In and Registration

When you arrive at the event there will be a Volunteer Check-In Desk for you to meet the Volunteer Coordinator to welcome you and give you supplementary information to the emails you have received from them. You will also receive your Volunteer T-shirt and anything else you need specific to your role. They will give you instructions on where the Volunteer Lounge is located and who you will be reporting to for the event and receive any further training from.

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