Festival – FIRST Robotics Competition

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2023 Regional Event

Colisée Vidéotron
6000 rue du Colisée, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 0Y7

Free access to public on March 31 and April 1st (see details below).
This event complies with safety and health measures in force.

Raphaël Thibodeau 2017

A Robotique FIRST Québec event in collaboration with Youth Fusion

14-18 year-old students compete at events combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
Click here to learn more about FIRST Robotics Competition.

The FIRST Robotics Competition program brings together 39 high school based teams in the province of Quebec.
This year, the Quebec’s regional event welcomes some 46 teams from Quebec, France, Taiwan, Turkey and USA.

For the 2022-2023 season, Robotique FIRST Québec is organizing in person events while ensuring safe conditions in conformity to sanitary standards in force. See the Instructions to participants section below.
Participants should be aware and accept that photos / videos may be taken during this event in the context of the webcasting of the event, training, documentation and promotion of Robotique FIRST Québec and FIRST programs and activities.



From the machines that move us to the food that sustains us to the wireless technologies that connect us, energy plays an essential role in keeping our world running. During our 2022-2023 robotics season, FIRST® ENERGIZE presented by QualcommFIRST teams across our programs will reimagine the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward.

To empower young people to be leaders and innovators, this year’s energy theme addresses global challenges related to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #7 — focused on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. This is the moment to get energized to innovate.

Two alliances – red and blue – made up of three robots each play on a field… (to be reveiled on January 7th).

Teams hope to stand out for the final rounds by performing and collecting points in the qualifying matches. All teams are also evaluated by a panel of judges and may receive awards.

Schedule (indicative, to be updated)

Wednesday, March 29

6PM-8PM Team Load-in (5 max per team)

Thursday, March 30

7:45-8:30 Team Load-in (5 max per team)
8:30 Doors open, Check-in at Pit Admin
8:30-6PM Machine shop, Partner row
8:30-8PM Robot Inspection, Radio tuning, Practice Field
9:00-9:30 Driver’s and Safety Captains’ meetings (Field)
9:30-11AM Measures and calibration on the field
11AM-noon Break
Noon-6:30PM Scheduled Practice matches + filler line
8PM Venue closes

Friday, March 31 (open to public)

8AM Doors open
8AM-5:30PM Machine shop, Partner row, Practice field
8:30 Opening Ceremonies
9AM-noon Qualification matches, judged interviews
Noon-1PM Lunch break
1PM-5:45PM Qualification matches, judged interviews
5:45PM Award ceremonies
6:30PM Venue closes

Saturday, April 1 (open to public)

8AM Doors open
8AM-5PM Machine shop, Partner row, Practice field
8:30AM Opening Ceremonies
9AM-noon Qualification matches
Noon-12:30 Alliance Selection
12:30-1:30PM Lunch break
1:30PM-4:30PM Playoffs
1:30PM-4:30PM Awards
5:15PM Closing Ceremonies
6:30PM Venue closes

Floor plans
(soon)


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