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Spirit of the Rockies Festival

Formerly Sam Steele Days

Beach Volleyball – Saturday & Sunday June 17-18, 2023


The East Kootenay Volleyball Club will be hosting the annual Beach Volleyball tournament in association with Spirit of the Rockies Festival. This is a fun & relaxed tournament with tunes and treats. All skill levels welcome with an emphasis on playing with good sportsmanship.


Age categories - M2, W2 & Co-ed teams accepted:


Age categories


Grade 7 to 12 

$60.00 per student team

Adults 18+

$70.00 per adult team  


Registration deadline:  Thursday, June 15th, 2023 @ 12pm (noon).

No registrations accepted after the deadline to be able to work on the Draw. No refunds.


There will be 2 courts with two teams playing and 1 team officiating on each court. Games to 15 points. Each team consists of 2 players; males, females and co-ed are allowed. You must sign up as a team of 2 players. Teams will be notified of the draws and other information on Friday June 16 after 6pm by email.


Location: College of the Rockies – 2700 College Way, Cranbrook BC, V1C 5L7


Volleyball Alberta beach recreational player registration is required for this event. If athletes did not play indoor/beach club volleyball in 2023, they must register as a beach recreational player (non-refundable) with VA/VC here prior the event. Please email a copy of VA recreational player registration confirmation to before noon on June 16th. 


The Registration "Outdoor" is not currently available.


EKVC is offering outdoor beach volleyball programs in 2023. With a sand court replacement project completing summer of 2021, the beach courts are now featuring World Beach Federation approved sand.
This season's program runs from May 24 to Aug 2;  11 weeks  - 1 practice/week (registration to open May 7th and close May 22 - notice will be posted on Instagram and Facebook when the link is available).
Grade 7 - 8 Boys and Girls
  • Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 6pm
  • $195.00
  • Min 6 players to run the program
  • Max 14 players
Grade 9 - 12 Boys and Girls
  • Wednesdays, 6:15pm to 8:15pm
  • $230.00
  • Min 6 players to run the program
  • Max 14 players
Locations: College of the Rockies (Fields/beach courts)

*SportsEngine administration costs = $1.50 + 3.25% of registration fee is not included in registration fees. 

Registrations for Alberta and BC tournaments as well as travel and accommodation bookings are up to the athlete and their families. EKVC recommends the use of ‘sand socks’ especially in places like the Okanagan. Uniforms are optional.

See Youth Beach Planning information to the right.

The Registration "Outdoor" is not currently available.

Registration fee includes: 

  • Once a week 1.5 - 2  hours practice session
  • Total 11 practices for the program
  • Program runs from May to August , 2023
  • EKVC Team T-shirt
  • Facility rental
  • Executive/Technical Director
  • Coaches honorarium, accreditation, and police checks
  • Equipment & Volleyballs
  • Medical Supplies 
  • Cleaning and disinfecting supplies
  • Administration fee
  • Volleyball Alberta and Volleyball Canada recreational or competitive player registration fees are not included in the club registration fee.

  • If athletes did not play indoor club volleyball in 2023, he/she must register as a recreational player (non-refundable) with VA/VC here prior to the first practice and email a copy of VA recreational player registration confirmation to

  • Individuals are required to register for recreational players as the Club is not able to register on their behalf. This fee is non-refundable.

  • For more information about EKVC Refund Policy click here.

Refund Policy

To learn more about EKVC refund policy.

Financial Assistance

To learn more about different funding available if you would like to participate in club volleyball but face financial constraints.