Read to Win is a FREE reading program for kids in grades K-6 that we launched all the way back in March of 2016! We had to put the program on pause for the last 2 years, so we're so excited to be bringing it back to you for the 2022-2023 school year.
It's a completely free program that we offer to teachers, and it's super easy to run!
How Read to Win Works
For each chapter or book they read (depending on the conditions you set), kids will fill out entry sheets that they put into the Read to Win box in your classroom. Once a month from October to June, you just need to draw 5 sheets from the box and those students will receive a certificate that they can redeem online for 2 free games of Laser Tag!
This means the more they read, the more entries they get!
The program starts in October, and there's a limited number of spots available. Registration is open now, so click the link below to get started!
Why You Should Sign Up
There's no cost to teachers to run the program, or to kids to participate!
We provide everything you need
Once you sign up, you’ll receive an entry box, certificates, reading sheets, bookmarks, a poster, and more!
We take care of all of the behind-the-scenes work so you don’t have to
Encourages your students to read MORE
What kid doesn’t like getting rewarded? Whatever goal you set for your students, as long as they reach it they get to play laser tag!
Options for how to get your kit
You can pick up your kit from our facilities, or we can deliver it to you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Laser City?
Laser City is a locally owned Laser Tag facility with locations in Edmonton and Calgary. We have been a staple business in these communities for many years and we love being able to give back.
Learn more about Laser City at lasercity.ca.
What is Read to Win?
Launched in 2016, Read to Win is a FREE reading program for kids in grades K-6. For each chapter or book they read (depending on the conditions set), kids will fill out entry sheets that they put into the Read to Win box. Once a month from October to June, you just need to draw 5 sheets from the box and those students will receive a certificate that they can redeem online for 2 free games of Laser Tag! This means the more they read, the more entries they get!
When does the program run?
From October to June each school year.
Who can sign up for Read To Win?
The program is currently offered for elementary aged classrooms in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. Eligible schools will be listed in the "teacher sign-up form." Unfortunately, home school families are not eligible to sign up to this program.
How do I sign up?
Please sign up by clicking the link "here."
Can I sign up multiple classrooms?
Yes, if you teach multiple classes. Just complete the sign up form again.
Can I sign up my colleagues?
No, they must sign up themselves. Please use our “Refer A Teacher” tool to tell them about it.
How much does it cost?
It’s 100% free, honestly. We provide everything needed at no cost, including the classroom entry box, reading sheets, and games of Laser Tag. There’s no cost to the teacher, school, students or parents (or anyone else!)
What do you supply?
We supply the Read to Win entry boxes, instruction sheets, reading sheet pdfs, award certificates, an explanation letter for parents, posters, and bookmarks.
Where can I get more reading sheets?
When will I get my kit?
We offer both pick-up and delivery options. The kits will be available for pickup in early September at Laser City locations. Otherwise, kits will be delivered to your school in late September. Once you sign up, you will receive additional information on how to receive your kit.
Can I change how the program works?
Kinda… We’ve designed the program to have kids enter by completing a reading sheet for chapters or entire books, with you drawing winners 5 once a month. You’re welcome to modify the entry requirements to fit your classrooms needs, but please stick to 5 winners a month. We don’t want you giving out a prize to every student at the end of the year, for example.
Can I use the free Laser Tag games for a class trip or party?
The games can't be used as a class trip, nor can they be used for any other event such as a birthday party. Feel free to redeem the games of laser tag during regular business hours - no need to book ahead of time.