Athlete Information for the Arnold

ATHLETE CHECK-IN & WEIGH-IN SCHEDULE:
A table will be set-up in the Convention Center Ballroom E150 to E170 Ballroom for Athlete Check-in and Gear Check. Weigh-ins will be located behind the stage in the Ballroom for all Events. There will also be pre-registration available at the ballroom Thursday night between 5pm-6pm.

If you have pre-purchased an Arnold Sports Festival shirt, you will pick those up at the registration table.

USAPL lifters, please remember that your Membership card needs to be current. You can renew during registration or you can also do so online at the USAPL eStore. If renewed online, please print your payment receipt and bring it with you to check-in.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

LIFTING FLIGHTS (All Events)

B. ATHLETE I.D.:
Athletes will be given wrist bands during Athlete Check-in which will allow entry into the Expo and will identify them as Arnold Sports Festival athletes.

C. COACHES:
Warm-up spaces is limited therefore, athletes will be allowed one coach. Entry to the warm-up room for the Deadlift competitions will be strictly limited.  Coaches will be required to purchase your weekend wrist band (See Spectator section below.)

D. TRANSPORTATION TO UNIVERSITY PLAZA HOTEL, HILTON GARDEN INN:
Competitors and officials are responsible for transportation to and from the competition hotel. Many competitors are driving in. Please find directions to the hotel at: www.universityplazaosu.com. Taxi transportation from the airport costs approximately $25.

E. TRANSPORTATION FROM THE HOTELS TO THE CONVENTION CENTER:
The University Plaza Hotel will be offering limited shuttle service twice a day to the Convention Center.  The shuttle will run Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th starting at 6:30am until 8:30am every hour on the hour downtown to the Hampton Inn across the street from the Convention Center.  The returning shuttle from 4pm-8pm on those days every hour on the hour.   The shuttle has 13 seats and will try to accommodate all requests but we strongly recommend that anyone interested to ride the shuttle should come to the front desk and put their name down on a timeslot.

There is also public transportation that picks up directly in front of the hotel and drops off at the convention center (approx $2). The hotel front desk can assist with the schedule or with arranging taxi.
Map to the Convention Center: http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com/parking/

F. SCALE:
The competition scale will be available at the Convention Center.

G. SPECTATORS:
Access to the Expo Center, including the Ballroom is $15 per day (or $10 in advance) and can be purchased at the Convention Center or through the Arnold Sports Festival website.

H. ATHLETE WHEREABOUTS:
Please remember you must keep your Athlete Locator Form updated if there were any changes to your schedule after your initial submission even if you have already been out-of-meet tested.

Full information on the Arnold Sports Festival can be found at www.arnoldsportsfestival.com

We hope your training is going well and you are ready for this exciting event.