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In an effort to make our online registration and party reservation systems easier to operate, and faster to complete, Columbus Event Center has completed an update of both of these systems.

With a limited operating scheduled and seasonal hours, it can sometimes be difficult to catch our staff at the rink (at least until we find a new home). To combat this, Columbus Event Center has been offering online league registrations and party reservations for several years. During this time, our systems have evolved as technology is improved and as other updates to our website have taken place. This year, we did not make any structural changes to our overall website for familiarity sake, but we did make some significant changes to our online forms.

For starters, we've reduced the number of pages for the forms. The overall amount of information we will be asking for remains mostly unchanged, but there are now fewer pages to scroll through. Our online reservation form, for example, is one single page in length, as opposed to the three or four pages it was previously. This change alone make the forms quicker and easier to complete.

Also, in previous years, after completing an online registration or reservation, you were redirected to a "thank you" page with additional instructions for how to complete the payment for your registration or party deposit. Depending upon the device you were using, several users were caught in a loop with no way to advance to the appropriate online store location to complete the payment process. These were two separate programs that apparently didn't always get along too well, at least for some users.

Today, our new forms and store are now integrated and compatible and created by the same company. So, instead of clicking on a 'submit' button and waiting for additional instruction and more steps to find your way through completing the registration/reservation process, you'll simply click an 'Add to Cart' button, and be taken directly to your cart ready to complete the checkout process. Depending upon your selections during online registrations, our system will automatically calculate the exact cost for the leagues you've registered for. It will also take into account your selections for our LEAGUE PASS, and the child's birthdate to determine what age divisions and discounts are applied. You are still able to register up to three children at a time on one, single form.

In addition to the changes to the forms themselves, we have also updated our payment policies as they relate to reservations and registrations. Columbus Event Center will not hold any dates for birthday parties without payment of the deposit. Also, online registrations will not be complete until a payment is received, which must happen prior to the deadline. Registrations received without a payment by the deadline will be dropped to our waiting list. Due to trouble with some participants promising to pay at a later date, and then not following through on those promises, we will no longer be able to offer this to anyone. Our new online forms will direct you straight to the cart to complete the registration/reservation process quickly and easily with a credit card. If you absolutely must pay by cash or check, you can still complete a registration or reservation in person at our facility during normal business hours. Or, complete the online registration/reservation and click "Add to Cart". Once you have reached the cart, the form will have been emailed to us and you can close out of your browser window. But, you must get your payment to Columbus Event Center by the registration deadline or risk having your registration(s) or reservation cancelled.

Our new forms are up and ready to go. We will be adding one more update in the near future to make the forms even more mobile friendly than they already are. We hope that these updates will make your online registration or reservation experience a better one.

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    Columbus, Nebraska 68601
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