Quidditch magic returns to Maidu Park on Feb. 9-10
ROCKLIN– Calling all Harry Potter and quidditch fans! The US Quidditch (USQ) West Regional Championships will be flying into Maidu Park Feb. 9–10. Placer Valley Tourism (PVT) is thrilled to be teaming up with USQ to bring this unique and exciting event back to Roseville as it was last held here in Placer Valley in 2015.
“We’re so excited to be back in Roseville again,” Mary Kimball, USQ Events Director enthusiastically exclaimed. “The PVT team has been great to work with!”
Kimball shared that players from Utah, Arizona, Washington, Oregon and California will be competing at this two-day, action-packed event that will bring 22 teams to Roseville all vying for a spot at the US Quidditch Cup. There will also be two divisions as USQ just recently began separating the collegiate and adult community teams.
The West Regional Championships will showcase 12 collegiate teams including top-ranking Utah State, Cal Berkeley and UCLA. Ten adult community teams representing Southern California, the Bay Area, Oregon and Washington will also be competing.
USQ will be offering free youth quidditch clinics for all those interested in trying their hand at this fun sport! Any elementary, middle or high school student with a signed waiver from a parent or guardian can play. No pre-registration is required; just be sure to bring your sense of adventure! Saturday, Feb. 9, the youth clinic is scheduled from 2:15 to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The games will start at 9 a.m. Saturday with the last game of the day slotted to begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, the players will hit the fields at 8:30 a.m. and the collegiate championship game is set for 4:45 p.m. that afternoon. There is no fee for spectators and food trucks will be on site. To learn more about how quidditch is played go to www.usquidditch.org. here. Mark your calendars, get into wizard-mode and be ready for a wild ride!