Session 2: 6:30 PM Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, & Washington

– Doors open at 5:00 PM


Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the event take place?

Anaheim Arena at Anaheim Convention Center

800 West Katella Avenue

Anaheim, CA 92802

How much does it cost and where can I get tickets?

Tickets range from $30 – $80. Tickets are required for all ages and must be purchased online at

Where do I park?

Recommended parking structures for this event include Car Park 1 and Car Park 2 off of Katella and Hotel Way.

When should I arrive at the meet?

Doors open at 5 p.m. for Session 2 which begins at 6:30 p.m. We recommend allowing yourself ample time for parking, walking, and entering the arena. 

What is the competition event rotation order?

Event rotation order is not promoted in advance as athletes and coaches learn their schedule upon arriving for their slotted session time.

Can I take pictures and/or videos during the meet?

Yes, but no flash photography is allowed. 

Will there be an opportunity to meet the gymnasts/get autographs?

At this time, we do not plan to host autograph sessions. This is subject to change. 

What is the bag policy?

Yes, bags will be limited to a clear bag (max 12”x6”12”). Please leave purses or backpacks at home.

Do you allow outside food and drink?

No outside food or drink is allowed. Gymnasts may bring water.

Are refreshments available?

Yes, concessions will be available.

Will there be event merchandise for sale?

Yes, there will be many options to choose from!

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash and credit cards will be accepted. 

Is the venue ADA-compliant?

Permanent aspects of the facility are ADA accessible as managed by the Anaheim Convention Center.

What security measures do you have in place?

Security will be present at the event.  

What is COVID-19 Protocol for the event?

The California Grand Invitational will be following the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 mandates. Details are available at:

*Masks required in all indoor spaces

*The Collegiate Challenge is considered an indoor Mega Event. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test is required within one day for antigen tests, and within two days for PCR tests prior to entry into the facility or venue.  At home tests are acceptable, but the physical test must be presented.  Because results do not stay visible for an extended time, on-site testing is recommended so that your results are visible for entrance. Photo’s of vaccination cards and negative test results (other than at home kits) will be accepted.

*To expedite your entrance, please have your event ticket, picture ID and proof documentation ready in advance.

“The Collegiate Challenge really is the whole package.   this event really has it all. “