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 Please check with your coaches for the most up to date information on everything to do with the meet. We are looking forward to a fun, fantastic meet!

Dear Parents & Guardians:


We hope you are all safe and healthy.

The fun continues!!

We look forward to seeing you and your gymnasts at the 19th Anniversary of the Spirit of the Flame® Challenge on Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6 at the 23,000+ Ultimate Sports Connection facility in Concord, CA..

We will have a separate Coaches’ area, food, and snacks. It is a great competition for the gymnasts and fun for the whole family, including a fun photo backdrop, vendors, and raffle prizes.

Register before it’s too late.

Registration opened in early August. Last year we filled up quickly and had a waiting list by October. Registering early also saves on entry fees with our early bird discounts. Register here.

Make travel arrangements early.

Last year, our primary host hotel sold out in December! The first sessions will start at 8:00 am Friday morning and the last sessions will end around 8:00 pm Sunday. Your session assignments will become available just one month before the meet.

Plan for traffic on meet day.

If you’re not familiar with the area, please note that Bay Area traffic can be difficult. Check our transportation info and be sure to leave yourself enough time to be ready and on-site before each session.

Explore nearby attractions.

We’re fortunate to have a venue so close to many attractions: the Silicon Valley, San Jose, San Francisco, Santa Cruz beaches and more. We hope that your team and their families will have an enjoyable weekend exploring the area — when not competing or cheering on teammates!


Follow the Spirit of the Flame Challenge® on Facebook.

Spot TV Live Streaming

A live streaming event link through Spot TV — with event specific and awards ceremony camera angles — will be available for parents/family members to watch on their computer or mobile device from around the world.  Available during your session times and awards only.

Share Your Photos

If you attended the meet last year, we’d love it if you’d share some of your personal photos from the meet or other fun with your team that weekend on our page.

Your friends and hosts,
Abra Slater & the Spirit of the Flame® Team


spirit of the flame venue / 23,000+ square feet

3 very large wall screens inside the venue display the action and scores