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Posted on February 6, 2016

Itching to get back on the field? Polar Votex and Old Man Winter invite all ages and genders to their open practices beginning Sunday, March 6th at 10:30am. A mix of conditioning drills and game play, practices run each Sunday (except Easter) through April 24th at Allstate Turf Field in Humboldt Park.

While focus is Masters (33+) and Grand Masters (40+) eligible men, ALL are welcome to break out the cleats and break out of your winter hibernation. If you have any questions, please contact Polar Vortex/Old Man Winter at chicagopolarvortex@gmail.com


See below from Polar Vortex/Old Man Winter for more details:

We will play in ALL weather conditions except lightning. We welcome ALL to join us. If you think you're too young and too fast to play against a bunch of old farts, we have gone to Men's Sectionals the last 2 years and have easily qualified for Regionals both years. Each year, we have given our bid to our young brothers in arms to have them go play and learn at Regionals. This practice is at a higher level than most League games. We will start out with some light warm up drills and then start playing. As the weeks progress, the practices will get more structured and focused on conditioning, skills and drills.

We play hard and then we go out for a few beers afterwards. Last year was a blast! We look forward to seeing anyone who shows up. Giddy up for some fun ultimate this Spring.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: chicagopolarvortex@gmail.com

Thank you.

Polar Vortex & Old Man Winter

Posted on December 11, 2015

The deadline to register for Winter League has been extended to January 1st! Register NOW!


What is it? Played on indoor, walled soccer fields at Chicago Indoor Soccer located at 3900 S. Ashland, indoor ultimate is the same basic game with just a few slight rule variations.

Who should sign up? This is a co-ed league. Winter League is recommended for intermediate and experienced players. Due to the environment (no excess sideline space) and the pace of the league, it is difficult to give quality instruction to true beginners. Having said that, if you are new to the game and still really interested in playing, let-a-rip! And also feel free to email winter@ultimatechicago.org with questions. Each person can sign up with one buddy. Buddies must all sign up before the deadlines in order to be guaranteed a spot on the same team. Spots are limited so sign up ASAP!
¿Cuánto cuesta? League Fees will be $130 per person. Please note, there will be no refunds regardless of reason after the first week of play. This includes injuries.
When are Games? Winter League runs from January 11th - February 29th. As with prior years, game will take place on Monday nights from 6:30pm - 11:00pm -- on a given Monday, each team plays one 90 minute round, split into three 25 minute sets: your game start times will vary between 6:30pm, 8:00pm, or 9:30pm.
Timing is very tight for the rounds, so things have to start on time.
No Ultimate time!
Donations: We know Winter League is pricey compared to our other league offerings. This is purely a function of field costs. Winter League's only financial objective is to break-even. If you are able and if Winter League is important to you, please consider donating something extra with your registration. These donations will go to explicitly funding field costs and hopefully keeping registration costs down.

Register by January 1st! 

Posted on November 30, 2015

Ultimate Chicago is hosting a Coaching Development Program Level 1 event in February and has one registration spot (worth $82.50) to give away! Please submit a paragraph detailing how you would benefit from this program and submit to juniors@ultimatechicago.org by December 1st.

For more information, view the Facebook Event.

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!


Join the Facebook Event

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.

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