Shades 'N Hats

Information for the 2024 Shade N' Hats Tournament will be available in early June - Please check back at that time


What is Shades N' Hats?

A summer tradition for ultimate players in Vancouver, Shades N' Hats is a Hat Format tournament. Players sign up as individuals or duos and are randomly assigned a team before the start of the tournament. 

Suitable for beginner to intermediate players, Shades N' Hats is an easy way to meet new people in the Ultimate community.  This tournament is a great way to connect with the VUL community and experience the fun and enjoyment of tournament play for people who might not have had this opportunity yet. 

Playing Info for 2023

  • Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
  • Format: Hat
    • 7on7 or
    • 5on5 if there is insufficient registrants
  • Duration: One Day Tournament 
  • Schedule:
    • Games start at 10:00 a.m. 
    • Games finished at 5:00 p.m.
    • Teams will get a minimum of four games over the day
  • Location: Winona Park 
  • Age: 19+, or 17+ with parental consent.
  • Inclusivity: All players are welcome.

2023 Dates

June 1 Registration opens 
July 11 Registration closes
July 15 Games start at 10:00 a.m.

2023 Fees

Single  $40.00
Duo* (2 people) $75.00

Fees include a 2023 Shades N' Hats cotton t-shirt.

*We will endeavor to place duo registrants on the same team, but cannot guarantee it.

How to register

Read the before your register page and then register online once registration opens.

Field Food

Please see the VUL changes to Field Foods & Beverage Policies for ultimate events and tournaments.