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Uninats 2009 - All Information
Join us for the traditional Uninats party - open to all - at Smith’s Hill High School on Saturday night.
Theme: The theme is red and black, so get creative!
Catering: You can bring your own food or pre-order pizza (fixed menu) at the registration desk on Saturday. Pizza will be served during the video comp at the party.
For the first time, Uninats will be holding a flatland competition. The flatland comp will be held at Smith’s Hill High School on Saturday 11 April, and will be judged by the judges of the freestyle comp. Not sure what flatland is? Here are the official IUF rules:
3.4 Flatland Overview
AGE GROUP: Junior (0-14) and Senior class (15-UP), male/female separated (3 riders are the minimum requirement for each category). If there are less than 3 riders for one of the categories, those riders will compete in the older age groups. If there are less than three females or less than three males overall, the male and female categories are merged.
TIME LIMIT: Two minutes. Competitors are allowed to go over the time-limit (as long the line was started before the limit elapsed, and as long the line is continued without interruptions).
UNICYCLES: Any type and any number.
MUSIC, COSTUME AND PROPS: Riders are encouraged to bring their own music, but it is not judged. Costume is not judged. Host can provide props (for example: a grind bar) for all, and they can be removed easily for riders who want them out of the way. Competitors are also allowed to bring props (for example: a Basketball, second person for acrobatic assistance, special small obstacle.....) but these props must be available for all competitors. Competitors must announce any planned props at least four weeks before the competition starts. If the host allows the announced props, he should also inform all registered competitors about it immediately.
Here are some updates for Uninats 2009:
- the 10k race is confirmed for 7am Sunday, 12 April
- the street comp will be held at 8:30am Monday, 13 April, at Fairy Meadow skatepark, (Guest Park, Cambridge Road, Fairy Meadow, Wollongong)
Uninats 2009 will once again hold a Video Competition!
Currently scheduled to be held during the party on Saturday night (as in 2007), the competition provides a chance to show off the best of your riding and editing skills to an appreciative audience. There might even be prizes!
Rules & Info:
- You can't enter a film you entered in a previous Uninats!
- Films should be no more than 5 minutes long.
- We'll use a laptop to play the entries, so we can probably play most file formats and USB media (USB sticks/drives etc.), but to be on the safe side, you should probably bring a regular DVD as well.
- You can make multiple entries, but if we have too many entries, you'll need to give an order of preference and we may play only 1.
- Other rules might be made up as we go along!
For inspiration, see some of last years entries and winners at the Uninats 2007 Photos and Videos page.
Here is the Uninats 2009 Poster, designed by Ashley Curtis, winner of the poster design competition. Printed copies have been distributed to groups and shops, but you are welcome to download and print your own for your local group, shop or bedroom wall..
The file is available as a large size attachment below.
Well done and thanks to those who entered the poster competition. Apologies for my slackness in uploading them to the website for judging by the public. In this absence, a small panel of judges has determined the winner to be Ashley Curtis.
Congratulations Ashley on winning a free ticket to Uninats.
Scott, UNINATS Organiser
Update as of 4th April Kieraview is FULL on Friday 10th April. There are still 5 double rooms and 3 twin rooms available for Saturday & Sunday nights
Keiraview Accommodation and Keiraview Wollongong YHAWeb: www.keiraviewaccommodation.com.au
Email: backpackers [at] keiraviewaccommodation [dot] com [dot] au
Phone: 02 4229 9700, 02 4229 1132
75-79 Keira Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Kieraview offers both Motel and Backpacker/YHA style accommodation and is very close to the 2 major venues - see map at bottom of the page.
Double Motel Rooms x 10 @ $115 per room per night. The Double Rooms feature a double bed and include TV, air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom and a mini kitchenette.
Family Rooms x 7 @ $125 per room per night. These Family Rooms feature a double bed and a double futon bed and include TV, air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom and a mini kitchenette.
The kitchenettes in the motel rooms include a fridge, microwave and a kettle with tea and coffee provided. On the ground level in the backpacker section of the accommodation, there are 2 communal kitchens available for use. There is also a BBQ available for use, located in the courtyard area.
YHA Hostel Accommodation:
4 Share Dorm Room x 3 (12 beds) @ $30.00 per bed per night. The 4 Bed Dorm has 2 x bunk beds with linen included. All facilities including kitchen and bathroom are shared.
Twin Share Room x 8 (16 beds) @ $42.00 per bed per night. The Twin Room has 1 x bunk bed and ensuite with linen included. Only kitchen facilities are shared.
Here are answers to some common Uninats questions:
Will there be anything for me to do as a beginner/new rider if I come to Uninats?
Although Uninats is called a competition, it is intended to also be a festival and celebration of unicycling. Any rider, of any age or ability, is welcome to take part. There will be plenty of non-competitive activities, such as workshops and games, and there are separate age and gender categories for riders in the competitive events. You are guaranteed to learn a lot and be inspired!
- Do I have to register in advance or can I register when I get there?
It's cheaper if you register in advance on the AUS website, but if you can't manage that, you can still register when you get to the event.
- Do I have to be an AUS member? How do I join?
Yes, you must be a current AUS member to take part in Uninats. This ensures you are covered by our public liability insurance. You can join by filling out the form on this website (under membership) and posting it in or bringing it with you to Uninats, or you can fill out the form and join when you get to Uninats. AUS membership fees are separate from and in additon to Uninats entrance fee.
- Can I just come and watch? Do I have to pay if I just want to go in a few events?
Anyone can come and be a spectator or non-rider at Uninats. If you want to ride a unicycle at any time, you must register, pay, and be a current AUS member. You could pay for just one day if you are unsure if you want to take part (although this will be more expensive).
The Main Venues for Uninats 2009 are:
35 -37 Gipps Street, Wollongong. NSW, 2500, Australia.
Saturday 11th from 8.30am - freestyle, flatland, hockey, basketball, workshops, party
Sunday 12th from 1pm - Trials
Foleys Lane, Gwynneville, NSW 2500
Sunday 12th from 9am - track and field
Fairy Meadow Skate Park
Guest Park, Cambridge Avenue, Fairy Meadow
Monday 13th - 8.30am - Street Competition
Wollongong Mountain Bike Club Course, Appin
Appin Scout Hut, Market Street, Appin NSW
At 11.00pm - Muni ("Mountain" Unicycling)
Official Program now available
The official program of events is now available to download.
This is a rough outline of the timetable of events for Uninats 2009 - it is not being updated, as the official program is now available - see above or left.
Friday 10th April 2009
3.45pm - 4.30pm - Kieraview Accommodation : Early Registration - pickup your number & wristband
4.30pm - Meet at Kieraview Accommodation for Social Ride around Wollongong - a scenic ride allong the beach to Flagstaff hill and back. See the Social Ride page for details.
Saturday 11th April 2009
Smiths Hill High School
35 -37 Gipps Street, Wollongong. NSW, 2500
Doors open 8.30AM
Times and room location for sessions subject to change! Check at the registration desk on the day to confirm final details.
Uninats 2009 will be in Wollongong, NSW over Easter weekend 10th-13th April
Main venues are:
- Smith’s Hill High School - freestyle and hockey, workshops
- Beaton Park Leisure Centre - track and field
- Wollongong Mountain Bike Club - muni course
Timetables and registration information is available from the menu on the left