Now is your chance to become a part of the Oilers Octane. On Oilers game nights at Rexall Place, you’ll capture the attention of more than 16,000 Oiler fans! In the community, you will support meaningful charity events and act as a role model for many young girls.
The Edmonton Oilers are currently looking for Octane members for the 2011-12 season! Here is your chance to be a part of the action! REGISTER NOW
Perform in the arena during Oiler home games as a member of the Octane
Sign autographs and pose for pictures during the game
Entertain and lift the spirits of the Edmonton Oilers fans at games and throughout Oil Country
Travel locally, meeting fans and participating in many community events
Model in the second annual Octane calendar
Be pictured and have a bio on the Oilers Octane Website
Educate fans and potential fans about the Edmonton Oilers
What are the responsibilities and requirements of an Octane member?
Represent the Edmonton Oilers organization by actively supporting the values and goals of the club
Participate in community events and volunteer activities
Engage with fans through various media, corporate, community and charity events
Octane members posses:
Maturity and responsibility
Dedication and a strong desire to support the team and the organization
A positive attitude and high energy level
A flexible schedule to accommodate taking part in most regular-season home games from September to April in addition to community appearances
Must be 18 years of age by October 1, 2011
Must be a high school graduate as of September 1, 2011
Cheer/Dance/Gymnastics experience is an asset
Are there height and weight requirements?
There are no height and weight requirements; however, we are looking for athletic girls in good physical condition. We recommend that all candidates maintain a regular exercise program.
Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:00 - 8:00pm - Information Session - TELUS Field (10233 - 96 ave). An information session for all interested candidates to learn about expectations of time commitment, schedule, sponsors, dance styles, and more.
Thursday, August 18, 2011 5:00 - 9:00pm - Audition Choreography - Shaw Conference Centre, Salons 8-12. Choreography for the audition dance will be taught during this session. All interested team members must attend; however, no judging will take place.
Friday, August 19, 2011 4:00 - 9:00pm - Preliminary Auditions - Shaw Conference Centre, Riverview Room. All interested team members will be required to perform the audition routine in front of the judges.
Saturday, August 20, 2011 - Personal Interviews - Edmonton Oilers Head Office (11230 - 110 Street). Those dancers who are selected from the day before will be scheduled for a professional one-on-one interview with the judges. Business attire is required.
Sunday, August 21, 2011 1:00 - 4:00pm - Final Auditions - West Edmonton Mall, NewCap Stage. Finalists will audition in front of judges and a live audience.
What should I wear to the auditions?
Dance or workout attire
Dance or running shoes
Camera-ready hair and make-up
What should I bring to the auditions?
A recent headshot (doesn't have to be professionally taken, just any recent photo of you that shows your face)
Snack/drink - water will be provided on site
Do not bring any valuables with you
What are the judges looking for?
Appearance - physically fit, confident, poised, and a neat and polished presentation
Dance Skills - crowd-pleasing, grace, style
Showmanship - smile, eye contact, projection of positive support for the team
Personality - outgoing, enthusiastic, professional, ability to be a team player
What is the time commitment?
Octane practice two times per week plus several additional fitness practices per month
Must participate in a minimum of 2 promotions per month
Must attend 2/3 of all home games (approx 30 games) – arrival time at the arena is three hours pre-game and Octane must remain at the arena for 30 minutes post-game to sign autographs as required
Are the Octane paid?
Octane members are not paid at games; however, they receive compensation through sponsorship (hair, make-up, clothing, footwear, tanning etc).