Toronto Triggerfish: IGLA 2019 New York

Wednesday, November 14

IGLA Town Hall 

Here is the presentation deck that was discussed at the IGLA Town Hall. All information is correct up to 13 November 2018.



View the complete IGLA Registration Instructions here.



Q1. When does IGLA 2019 registration start?

There are two part of the registration process: the Triggerfish registration process, and the IGLA registration process.
Triggerfish Competitive Team Application and Recreational Waiting List open on Wednesday 14 November 2018 at 6pm EST. These lists close on Wednesday 21 November 2018 at 6pm EST.
Please DO NOT register with IGLA 2019 until you are confirmed on a team.

Q2. If I sign up with IGLA 2019, can I get a refund or transfer my registration if I decide not to go or if there is no room for me on the team?
IGLA 2019 does NOT offer refunds in any circumstances or the ability to transfer a registration to another athlete.
Q3. When and where is the water polo tournament?
IGLA 2019 will coincide with World Pride 2019 and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall! It will be held in the New York City area from Sunday, June 23 to Sunday, June 30, 2019. The World Pride Parade will be epic!
Water polo tournaments are currently scheduled from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 June 2018, and will take place at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center in Queens, within the vicinity of the famous Citi Field Stadium where the New York Mets play. The venue is served by subway (Line 7), and is approximately 45 minutes to Midtown Manhattan, 50 minutes to the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, or 35 minutes from Long Island City. 
Q4. How much will it cost to go?
Staying in New York City is not cheap. To help you get started on your decision-making and trip-planning, here are some examples of key costs.
Registration Fees:

- Triggerfish Registration: CAD $150-$200

- IGLA Registration:  CAD $200

Travel to NYC:

- Flights:  CAD $300 - $400

- Intercity bus: CAD $140+


Cost varies significantly based on location and preferences in New York. Here are example rates:

CAD $70-130/night for a hostel or student residence bunk bed

CAD $150-200/night for a 3-star hotel in Flushing, Queens near the tournament location

CAD $200-300/night for a 3-star hotel in Manhattan or Long Island City.

7-day Unlimited Metro Pass: approx. CAD $40  

Q5. Will there be extra practices for IGLA 2019? 

We have requested additional pool time for extra practices for IGLA 2019 participants. Given IGLA 2019 will be in late June, extra IGLA practices (if they were to be held) would likely be from April to mid-June.

Pool times at the UofT Athletic Centre are fully booked, particularly during the academic season when university aquatics programs take precedence. In the past, we have booked additional training practice for one evening mid-week (e.g. Tuesday night). The current situation at the U of T pool means that we may consider travelling to a pool outside downtown (e.g. Etobicoke Olympium or Markham Pan Am Centre) for the extra practices.

There are additional costs for the extra practices to cover the pool time, insurance, lifeguarding, coaching, and/or equipment, much of which may be covered by the Triggerfish IGLA tournament registration fee.