What is State Floor Hockey?
State Floor Hockey is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the final competition for those participating in Floor Hockey. State Floor Hockey is hosted at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
Floor Hockey is a stand alone competition and serves as a showcase for our floor hockey athletes to demonstrate the skills they have learned throughout the year. Everyone is encouraged to attend this premiere state tournament so make sure you don’t miss this great event!
Athletes may compete in team competition or Individual Skills. Individual skills will take place on Saturday starting at 9am. For team competition all teams need to arrive 15 minutes prior to game time to warm up and teams not ready to play within 10 minutes of the designated starting time will forfeit the game.
To register to volunteer for this event, please contact Brianna Beers at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 847-845-6481.
Tentative Competition Times
All times listed below are tentative and subject to change once event specific schedules are determined. Times only reflect actual competition times and do not include time frames for coach meetings, weigh-in times, etc. For a final schedule please check the Supporting Documents section close to competition day.
- Saturday, 8am – 4pm
A family hospitality area will be available at the front lobby from 8:30am-12:30pm on Saturday. Please encourage family members to visit the Family Hospitality Area and register or check-in to let us know they are here. Family members can meet and visit with other families and receive information on what is new at Special Olympics Illinois and also have the opportunity to win a prize from the raffle. Most of all, they can have fun, relax and watch their athletes have a great experience.
SOILL will be offering Healthy Hearing and Healthy Habits Stations at State Floor Hockey. Various interactive stations will be set-up. Athletes will have the opportunity to learn about proper hydration, game day nutrition, competition readiness/strong minds & warm-up/recovery techniques.
Be sure to stop by and check out this new initiative!
The Opening Ceremony begins at 8:15am in the small gym. All teams and spectators are encouraged to attend.
Souvenir hours are 10:00am – 2:00pm. Items range from $1 to $55 and will include clothing and other traditional souvenir items. The vendor will sell State Floor Hockey Tournament specific t-shirts and sweatshirts. Cash and most major credit cards will be accepted for souvenir sales. CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. Souvenir items are offered by Minerva Promotions and a percentage of sales are given to Special Olympics Illinois.
Receive 15% off of all preorders when you spend $50 or more. You can save time and pre-order items and pick them up on-site. If you want to personalize any items then you must pre-order them. On-site customization is not offered at the tournament. Please click here: (Floor Hockey Interactive Souvenir Flier Interactive SO FLOOR HOCKEY 2019 LINK or go to www.soillstatestore.com to view items and submit your preorder.
In case of inclement weather, schedule changes or cancellations check the website here for updates. Please sign up for the text alert. This alert will send you any last minute changes in the Floor Hockey schedule. To register, please text “FloorHockey” to the number 844-393-0980.