Please read all of the following information carefully prior to initiating your purchase of practice ice. Practice ice will only be sold through the Event Management System (EMS).
The following terms will be used throughout practice ice sales.
Credit – a segment of practice ice.
OPI – Official Practice Ice. OPI is scheduled based on Rule 2490 by the Chief Referee as part of the competition schedule.
UPI – Unofficial Practice Ice. UPI is scheduled at the discretion of the LOC and Practice Ice Chair.
Preliminary, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Open Juvenile, Adult, Open Adult, Masters, Open Masters, & Open Collegiate Teams
Intermediate & Novice Teams
Junior & Senior Teams
Available to all teams. Teams will first be placed on the NHL sheet, then on the Olympic sheet at Wichita Ice Center based on a first come, first served basis. A limited about of ice is available at Intrust Bank Arena on Tuesday and Wednesday night. This will also be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
Use the Practice Ice Guide for Teams linked above to purchase practice ice credits in EMS for the competition. UPI will be 10-mins per segment and will be scheduled by the LOC using information provided in the Mandatory PI Form (see Step 3). OPI credits will be available per Rule 2490 and scheduled by the Chief Referee.
**All teams must SAVE a copy of your invoice to be submitted with your mandatory team form.**
All teams are required to complete a Mandatory Practice Ice Form for each UPI requested. On this form, you will indicate your day/time preferences and conflicts as it relates to practice ice. In order to complete the form, you must include a copy of your practice ice sales invoice.
The invoice will appear on the last screen during your purchase. You may save a PDF of this invoice from here.
A copy of your PI invoice will be emailed to you after a purchase is complete.
From your Team Profile, select “Transactions” to view and download the invoice.
The number of credits you have purchased for your team can be viewed from the Main landing page of the EMS Team Portal under “Competition Checklist”. The person who completes the Mandatory PI Form will receive an emailed copy of their submission. It is strongly recommended that all teams keep this for their record.
All teams will be contacted once a practice ice schedule is available. A practice schedule will not be available until after PI sales have closed.
For more information or any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.