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Posted on October 26, 2015

The date for the Fall League Party is set! FREE for all fall league players and friend! Come to the Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square (2363 N Milwaukee Ave) at 8pm and enjoy FREE food and drink specials.The fall commissioners will be selling $3 drink tickets, good for $6 in drinks. 100 tickets are available, first come first serve. Limit 2 tickets can be purchased at a time. Promotion good from 8-11pm.


Also, the Bennett Kryszko award will be awarded to the league player who exemplifies spirit of the game of ultimate at the party. Be sure to get there by 8:30pm for the award ceremony, including recognizing the winners of the fall league tournament.


Play multiple video games and pinball machines, reminisce about fall league over brews and a game of pool, or get your teammates together and challenge a rival team to a game of foosball before we all hibernate for the winter!


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Posted on October 6, 2015

Polar Vortex and Old Man Winter are hosting this year's Annual Masters Hat Tournament! This is a family friendly and kid friendly event. All masters-aged players, spouses, significant others and their children are invited to compete. Bring the entire family for a fun-filled day of ultimate. Delicious catered BBQ with vegetarian options, beer, water, and pop will be provided.


When: October 18, 2015

Time: Tournament starts at 10:30am

Where: St Paul Woods, Grove #3

Cost: $10.00 (Children $5.00)


Deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 14th as this is a catered event and enough food and refreshments must be ordered. If you want or need anything special to eat or drink, pelase feel free to bring. If you want to bring something to share with your fellow attendees, please bring along.

Email chicagopolarvortex@gmail.com ASAP for registration, payment, including guests, questions, etc.

Cancellation Policy: Only due to lightning, field conditions, etc. - Polar Vortex and Old Man Winter will reach out should weather or field conditions become a factor.

Posted on October 2, 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 Masters Indoor League!

This is a co-ed hat league for Master's level players, according to the USAU guidelines - men 33 and over and women 30 and over.  Note that if you turn 33 or 30 anytime in 2015, you are still eligible to play.  The league will run on Monday nights from 7 - 10 pm Nov 2nd through Dec 14th at Chicago Indoor Sports (3900 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60609). 

Games will be played indoors on a slightly smaller field, so teams will play 5 vs. 5.  The format will be finalized based on registration numbers but will most likely be similar to the round robin format used the previous years.  You may sign up with one buddy.   

Register here.

Contact masters@ultimatechicago.org with any questions.

Posted on September 27, 2015

Interested in becoming a certified observer? Attend the observer clinic at the Chicago Invite in Rockford on October 17-18! This two day clinic will cover the basic ethics and standards required for USA Ultimate certification. After completing the classroom portion of the clinic, trainees will work actual games under the supervision of the clinic trainer. Trainees who receive a passing grade will become USA Ultimate Certified Observers and may observe in USA Ultimate sanctioned and series events.

Cost for the clinic is $25. Along with course materials and supplies, you will receive a USAU disc. Upon certification, new observers will also receive an official Five Ultimate Jersey. New observers are eligible for a $25 rebate for working and reporting at least five games after they become certified.

For more information and to sign up for the clinic, head over to the Chicago Invite - Observer Clinc Page on the USA Ultimate website.

Questions please contact Byron Hicks

Posted on August 31, 2015

The Fall Goaltimate League will run for 8 weeks (September 16th - November 4th) at Revere Park.  Registration for this league will be limited to 100 people and will close on Thursday, September 10th.  The league fee is $40. Register Today!



A close cousin of Ultimate, Goaltimate is played on a smaller, half-court pitch in which teams of four attempt to score by throwing a disc cleanly through a large semicircular hoop and inside an ovoid arc of cones places behind it. Unlike Ultimate where play stops after a goal is scored and the next point begins with a pull, in Goaltimate the scoring team retains possession and continues the flow of the game by "clearing" the disc by throwing it behind a line on the opposite end of the pitch. Goaltimate rules are similar to Ultimate with a few exceptions: stall count is five instead of ten and can be counted from anywhere on the pitch; picks and double teams are legal; and subbing happens in the midst of play.


Location, Dates and Times

This league will take place at Revere Park from 7 pm to 9 pm on Wednesdays from September 16th - November 4th. 


Buddy Groups

Groups of two can register for the league. However, if either member of the group's registration is not complete when registration cuts off, they will not be accepted into the league. The remaining member whose registration is compete will have the choice of whether to play or not.Note: Your registration is not considered complete until your online waiver and payment have been received.


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