Welcome to the Arizona Grand Invitational!  We have a spectacular event planned again this year!   This page is a guide to help parents navigate the meet process and learn more about the events of the weekend.  Your coach and gym will be the main source of communication between the meet and your team.

We look forward to having you join us at the 2019 Arizona Grand Invitational.  Please confirm your registration in the Meet with your coach prior to making any hotel accommodations or travel arrangements.

Step One: LIKE us on Facebook!

Arizona Grand Invitational is on facebook!  Tell your friends, family, coaches, gymnasts to LIKE us on facebook to learn more about the weekends events and have some fun!  Updates will be posted on facebook throughout the meet plus in the days leading up to the event.  Like us at: www.facebook.com/AZGrandInvitataional

Step Two: Tell your coach you want to attend the AZ Grand Invite!

Meet Details:

Meet Dates: Friday, January 25, 2019 – Sunday, January 27, 2019

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Session Details:

  • This as a FRIDAY – SUNDAY event
  • Any level/division can be scheduled at anytime throughout the weekend
  • Session Summary will be emailed to coaches in December 2018 and published online after coaches verification.
  • We will not have any idea what days specific sessions different levels will compete until all registrations are received and verified.
  • The earlier we can get final rosters and payments from clubs, means we can start building the meet sessions early!
  • Scratch deadline is November 24, 2018.  There are NO refunds after the scratch deadline – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Because we anticipate the meet filling up early, we recommend parents WAIT to make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received confirmation from your coach to do so.
  • Awards ceremony will follow each session. Event medals, All Around medals and Team Awards will be issued.
  • Age Divisions are equally distributed among the participants so that MANY medals can be awarded over the week

 

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Resort Details

Arizona Grand Resort
8000 South Arizona Grand Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona 85044
Resort Phone: (602) 438-9000
Resort Website: www.ArizonaGrandResort.com

Arizona Grand Resort Block Details

9/2018 : At this time, all rooms available on the original hotel meet block are all reserved.  There are rooms available at the prevailing rate directly through the Arizona Grand Resort.

Phone Reservations: You can call the Arizona Grand on-site reservations department at 877.800.4888 to make reservations.  To ensure a smooth reservation process for your attendees, please confirm that Gold Medal Arizona Grand Invitational 2019 is the event name callers will refer to when making their reservations.

Cancellation Policy:  A one-night room and tax will be applied to each guestroom as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.  Any full cancellations made to an existing reservation will result in a one-nights room and tax penalty. Changes to room nights can be made up to 21 days prior to arrival with no penalty.

Resort Website: www.ArizonaGrandResort.com

Online reservations will be available once the hotel block is made available.

See RESORT page for more information about meet accommodations

9/28/2018 : Overflow Hotel Blocks Available

An overflow block has been made available for those looking for an alternative to the Arizona Grand Resort as follows:

The SpringHill Suite recently completed a 3.5 million dollar renovation of all rooms and public areas. Each King Suite come complete with 1 King bed and a sofa with trundle bed that’s perfect for families.  We are located less than 1 mile from the Arizona Grand and walking distance from Arizona Mills Mall offer plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options. We offer courtesy Shuttle service from the Airport and to you event location.  All rooms complete with Mini Fridge, Microwave, and complimentary Wifi and Breakfast.

Can accommodate up to 3 and 4 if someone sleeps on the couch.

To make your reservation please call the hotel directly at (480) 345-7889 or click on the link below:

>> SpringHill Suite : Gold Medal Gymnastics Block 

The TownePlace Suite recently completed a 3.5 million dollar renovation of all rooms and public areas. Each Home office Suite come complete with 1 Queen Bed and a pull our Sofa sleeper bed that’s perfect for families.  We are located less than 1 mile from the Arizona Grand and walking distance from Arizona Mills Mall offer plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options. We offer courtesy Shuttle service from the Airport and to you event location.  All rooms complete with Full size refrigerator, cooktop stove, Dishwasher, and Microwave, and complimentary Wifi and Breakfast.

Can accommodate up to 3 to 4~ 

To make your reservation please call the hotel directly at (480) 345-7889 or click on the link below:

>> TownePlace Suite : Gold Medal Gymnastics Block

What’s happening at the meet?

2018 Meet Details:

While we work on completing all the details for the 2019 event, here’s a sample of some of the exciting things that went on at the meet.   Remember, this is a Friday, Saturday, Sunday Meet… any level or division can compete at any time throughout the weekend.  Meet “details” and events are available to all Arizona Grand Meet participants.  You do not need to be a guest of the resort to join in the fun activities of the meet.

  • Coaches Reception : Friday Night at Oasis Water Part
  • Coaches Hospitality
  • Gymnast Party : Friday Night at Oasis Water Park
  • Hike on South Mountain : Saturday morning
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt : Saturday Afternoon
  • GK Elite Sportwear custom Arizona Grand Leo as gymnast gift
  • Concessions all day
  • Selfie Spots
  • GK Elite Sportwear Vendor area
  • Arizona Grand Invitational Merchandise area
  • and more!

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What to Pack : Phoenix Weather

During the month of January, visitors to the area can expect temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s.  And while it can often reach 80 degrees this time of year, plan that evening temperatures can also fall as low as 40 degrees in the desert winter.

And while that means most of Arizona will be wearing their Arizona Grand Sweatshirt, many of our cold-climate visitors can be seen walking the resort and hitting the golf course in shorts and t-shirts.

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What else is there to do?

Gymnasts, coaches and families staying at the Arizona Grand Resort will have use of the entire property including the Oasis Water Park, award winning golf, recreational activities, resort facilities, hiking, fitness center and more. Shuttle services to Arizona Mills Mall available so guests can also enjoy a visit to the new SeaLife Aquarium, GameWorks, take in a movie at the Harkins IMAX or have a bite to eat at the RainForest Café.

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Step Three : We will see you in January 2019!


September 1, 2018 : Early Bird Payment Deadline
(Full Rosters & Leo sizes due)
November 1, 2018 : Standard Payment deadline
November 24, 2018 : Scratch Deadline
December 2018 : Schedules posted online
January 25, 2019 : Competition begins 8:00 am


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