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Ohio Luau Invite

March 8-10, 2024

A warm welcome to the Ohio Luau Invite in Sandusky, OH! This meet began in a small venue and slowly grew to what you now know as the Kalahari Luau Gymnastics Invitational!!

We know that you have a choice in which gymnastics competitions to attend and we THANK YOU for choosing ours! Check back here and on our event Facebook page for all of the latest meet info!

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General Information

Hosted at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort

We invite you to play at Ohio’s Largest Indoor Waterpark! In addition to a top notch competition space, the resort has three restaurants, a candy shop, and more!!!

In addition to an Adventurers Club for the kids, shopping, and an on-site spa, these are just a few of the ameneties for our athletes, coaches, and families to enjoy:

  • 890 Guest Rooms & Suites
  • 173,000-square-foot indoor waterpark
  • 77,000-square-foot outdoor waterpark
  • 215,000 square foot event space
  • Many dining options, including B-Lux Grill & Bar, Great Karoo Marketplace and Sortino’s Italian Kitchen
  • Safari Outdoor Adventure Park features zip lining, rope adventures, climbing walls, and an animal park
  • Free on-site parking
  • Day passes available for our local families who want to experience all that the resort has to offer!

Quick Links

Dining On-SiteFun On-Site | Resort Map

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Registration

As one of the largest meets in US (up to 3,500 athletes each year), we’re excited to welcome all female gymnasts Levels 1-10 and Xcel and their families to the Invite! Please note that:

  • Registration deadline is 12/1/2023
  • Entry fee: $140/gymnast and NO Team Fees!
  • Meet registration link will be available through USAG
  • Meet scores will be available through Meet Integrity
  • Midwest AAI Equipment
  • VIP hospitality for coaches + Coaches Party!

2024 Spectator Admission Fees

Cash preferred / cash lines move much faster!

Per Session Admission:
Adults (18-59 yrs): $20.00
Seniors (60+) & Military (w/ID) $15.00
Students (17 & Under) $10.00   No charge for Children Under 5

Parking:
Please use the main convention center entrance lot adjacent to the Convention Center. No Parking Fees!

Day of the Event

Event Entrance
Please use the main convention center entrance (Entrance ‘A’).

Gymnast Check-In
Gymnasts do not need to check-in before entering meet.

Awards
We are excited to offer custom awards and t-shirts for athletes!

On-Site Vendors
Multiple on-site vendors including official event apparel, leos, bracelets, gifts, and much more will be available for your shopping enjoyment before, during, or after the event. Check back for an updated list!

Frequently Asked Questions

When will you post the event schedule?

This is the most common question – especially for parents newer to the sport! Please note that with really large events, we spend a lot of time working to make the schedule meet the best needs of all of the coaches, judges, and of course, most importantly, the athletes. We do our best to ensure the schedule is posted and circulated approximately four weeks before the event but certainly will post earlier if at all possible!

Why is there a two-night minimum stay when staying at the Kalahari Resort?

This is a standard policy of the Kalahari. The gymnastics event organizers do not have control over the hotel accommodation policies.

 

The gymnastics meet discounted room block is ‘full’ – are you able to open up more rooms at this discounted rate?

Unfortunately, no. We have a limited block available per resort policy and once the block fills, we are unable to expand the block. Please note the block often fills within days of opening! The gymnastics event organizers do not have control over the hotel accommodation policies.

Does registration in the meet include a waterpark pass?

Unfortunately, due to resort popularity and capacity restrictions, this is not possible at this time. However, ALL those staying as guests of the resort receive waterpark passes as part of their reservation!

Do gymnasts receive discounted waterpark passes?

Unfortunately, due to resort popularity and capacity restrictions, this is not possible at this time.

Do gymnasts receive a leotard or t-shirt as a gift for participation?

All registered gymnasts receive a custom Luau Invite t-shirt (coaches receive these for distribution to the gymnasts)!

How do you do awards at the Luau?

We run our awards a little differently. We like to call it “Luau-Style” – and it moves very FAST! Your athlete will receive their awards for ALL events in the staging area and when their level and age-group are recognized, they will present for awards in the podium area already in order. We give 100% of gymnasts an All-Around medal, and medals to the top 50% for all individual events!

How do we keep up to date with the latest event information?

We try to keep this website up to date, but please “like” our event Facebook page to get the latest information as the event approaches!

Want to enjoy twice the fun this season?

Get 50% off of your second meet registration (if attending BOTH events in same season)!

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Meet Location

The Convention Center at
Kalahari Resorts Sandusky

7000 Kalahari Dr
Sandusky, OH 44870

Directions Coming From….

North:

Take I 75 South to Exit 208 (I 280). Take I 280 South to Exit 1A (Ohio Turnpike). Follow The West Directions!

South:

I 71 North to Exit 169 (RT 13 North). Left onto RT 13 North, Follow to 250 West. Kalahari is on your RIGHT!

East:

Turnpike I 80/90 to Exit 118 (RT 250 Sandusky).Take RT 250 West (north) towards Sandusky. Approximately 2 1/2 miles on RIGHT!

West:

Turnpike I 80/90 to Exit 118 (RT 250 Sandusky).Take RT 250 West (north) towards Sandusky. Approximately 2 1/2 miles on RIGHT!

Questions?

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