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2018-19 Orange & Blue Ice Crew

 

Where and when are the Orange & Blue Ice Crew auditions being held?

Auditions will be held at Rogers Place on Saturday, July 28th. Registration will open at 1pm. Please enter via the Ford Hall gates.
 

What does the Orange & Blue Ice Crew do?

The Orange & Blue Ice Crew is a co-ed interactive group that represents the Edmonton Oilers organization at games, events, and appearances throughout the community. The role is that of a highly professional brand ambassador primarily responsible for making sure our fans have the best experience possible! At games, the team assists with on-ice and in-bowl activities, contests, and promotions (t-shirt tosses, prize giveaways, etc.), and is responsible for skating on the ice to remove snow build-up during television timeouts.


Do I need to know how to skate?

Not all members of the Orange and Blue Ice Crew will be on the ice, as this team will also be responsible for off-ice activations throughout Rogers Place and surrounding community. Applicants need not be professionally trained (hockey, figure, etc.), but a strong skating ability allows us the flexibility to have you in skating and non-skating roles, and will be considered a strong asset. Please note: Orange & Blue Ice Crew members are required to wear hockey skates when performing duties on ice. So, those accustomed to wearing figure skates are strongly encouraged to practice adjusting to hockey skates before the auditions.


I'm a guy…is this job just for girls?

Absolutely not! The team is co-ed (guys and girls). Our guys perform most of the same duties as our girls.


How old do I have to be to attend the auditions?

You must be at least 18 years of age.


What makes a good Orange & Blue Ice Crew member? What is the hiring committee looking for?

First and foremost, Orange & Blue Ice Crew members are our brand ambassadors. They represent our team and our organization in a professional and positive way. We are looking for you to showcase your individual personality and carry that enthusiasm for the Oilers out to the thousands of fans in attendance each night.

The hiring team is looking for new members who encompass all of the following traits.

An outgoing personality, great energy and positive attitude.

With both on-ice and off-ice shifts strong teamwork and communication skills are necessary for fan interaction, mascot handling and community events. You will always be working with different team members.

Professionalism, poise and a consistent work ethic are essential in our fast-paced, ever-changing, live entertainment environment.

Confidence on-camera and on-ice in front of 18,000+ fans.

Reliable: Not only is punctuality key but Orange and Blue Ice Crew members receive instructions and are trusted to complete tasks independently. The ability to troubleshoot situations and make changes on the fly are essential to your role.

Approachable: Greeting fans upon arrival to Rogers Place is a very important part of your role. You should feel comfortable initiating conversation, taking part in and explaining interactive contests to fans.


What should I wear to the auditions?

Both guys and girls should come in fitted, comfortable, athletic-style apparel such as shorts, t-shirt, tank top, and athletic footwear. Put your best face forward!

Check out the current uniform here.


How should I wear my hair and makeup for the auditions?

Guys should ensure their hair is styled and if not clean-shaven, have "groomed" facial hair. As if going out for a night on the town with their friends! Girls are highly encouraged to arrive to auditions with full makeup and styled hair - think "girls night out"! Hair should be worn loose and styled, no elastics and not hiding your face. No hats are allowed during the auditions. Please note that hair and makeup as well as a consistently groomed appearance are an essential part of this role.


What do I need to bring to the auditions?

Completed waiver

  • Headshot - does not need to be professionally shot. Photos will NOT be returned.
  • Current resume
  • Water, drinks, and snacks
  • Personal items you may need (makeup, brush, etc.)


Can I bring friends and family to watch the auditions?

No. Auditions will be closed to public viewing.


What happens at the auditions?

Our auditions are interactive and fun! This is your chance to show us your personality, athleticism and enthusiasm for the role. You will be taking part in a variety of off-ice interactive tasks, icebreakers and improv activities! Cuts will be made prior to the final interview rounds. Skating assessments will be made on a second audition day. Any hopefuls moving forward to the on-ice portion of interviews will be informed following the interview rounds.


What should I do to prepare for auditions?

  • Complete the online application form and RSVP online for the auditions
  • Print and complete the waiver online and bring it with you to the auditions
  • Study your Oilers and general hockey knowledge, with particular emphasis on the rules of the game, and the Edmonton Oilers team/organization.
  • Have confidence and prepare to show us why your energy, commitment and positivity is needed on our team!

 

Do I have to RSVP online?

It is strongly encouraged that you RSVP online. Walk-ups will be allowed to audition, although in the event that we reach maximum capacity for the auditions, those who have submitted an RSVP online will be given priority to participate..

CLICK HERE to Apply and RSVP online.


Is being a member of the Orange & Blue Ice Crew a full-time job? What is the time commitment?

Being a member of the Orange and Blue Ice Crew is not a full-time job. Orange & Blue Ice Crew members should plan for 12-25 hours of work per week on average. Ideally you have a flexible schedule and are able to be committed to being available for nearly ALL home games, events, practices, and 75% of community appearances. Orange & Blue Ice Crew are expected to be at the arena fully game ready a minimum of 2.5 hours prior to puck drop (not all members work every game). Hours will vary based on the Edmonton Oilers event and hockey schedule. Most Orange & Blue Ice Crew members attend college and/or have additional part-time jobs.


Do Orange & Blue Ice Crew members get paid?

Yes. This is not only a fun team to be a part of but also a paying part-time job! Orange & Blue Ice Crew members are paid an hourly rate for all games, events and community appearances worked.


Does the Orange & Blue Ice Crew travel with the team?

No. Orange & Blue Ice Crew members only work home games and events in the greater Edmonton area. From time-to-time, additional travel-related opportunities do come up in other parts of Alberta.


Do Orange & Blue Ice Crew members get to meet/hang out with the team/players?

Absolutely not. As with most professional teams across the various leagues there are very strict rules and regulations prohibiting fraternization with the team, players, coaches, and officials. There is a zero tolerance policy in place.