What's New

  • On Behalf of the Board of Directors it is my responsibility to announce that Christiane Marceau will be stepping down from her position as Executive Director of OCUA. Christiane leaves OCUA with two years service in her position to focus on new opportunities.
  • Ultimate Parks Incorporated, or UPI as friends call it, may just be the most wonderful place on earth… Built in the late 1990’s by a group of visionary ultimate players, UPI is now the home to 500 players a night and well over 1,000 players during tournaments. There is no place like this in the world: lined fields, lush grass, plenty of space to play, have your kids run around and your dog go crazy!
  • BOTTLE DRIVE JULY 28-31 @ UPI Play your ultimate game, clean out your garage, AND help the Ottawa Juniors Competitive teams and coaches get to Nationals! During the evenings of July 28 to 31 (Monday to Thursday), the Ottawa Juniors Competitive teams (Wicked, Ignite and O.T.T.) will be holding a bottle drive at UPI. Please support them by bringing your empties to UPI with you on the way to your games! They will be set up at the Entrance to UPI beside field 12. Every bottle helps! Monetary donations also gratefully accepted. Thank you in advance for all your encouraging support of our Ottawa Juniors Competitive Teams!
  • Adult Co-ed Recreational League teams have multiple options to play in the fall. With the shortened season, most teams opt to play one weeknight (Mon-Thurs) and one day of the weekend (morning or afternoon). There will be an individual registration option on Wednesday evening for a HAT team. Get a discount when you register both a weeknight and a weekend team!
  • The OCUA Game Call & Player Safety One of the major challenges of running an outdoor sports league is deciding when environmental factors pose a risk to the safety of players and a risk of damaging the fields – both of which can have substantial impact on the organization. OCUA has shown true stewardship in protecting both City-owned fields and our own fields at UPI from damages due to overuse and improper usage.

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Departure of Christiane Marceau

On Behalf of the Board of Directors it is my responsibility to announce that Christiane Marceau will be stepping down from her position as Executive Director of OCUA. Christiane leaves OCUA with two years service in her position to focus on new opportunities.

During Christiane’s time at the helm she has implemented many positive changes within the Association. Christiane brought her insight and vision to bear in all aspects of OCUA and championed many worthwhile initiatives. Our youth and junior leagues are growing by leaps and bounds, we play on beautifully lined fields, and we welcomed the 21st century to OCUA with online payments. These are but a few examples of the positive, lasting impact she leaves behind.

It has been a privilege to work alongside Christiane during her time as Executive Director. Christiane departs with the best wishes of the Board, and on behalf of the Association as a whole we wish Christiane much success in her future.

Christiane has graciously offered to remain in her current position during a transition period. The Board has started a process to search for a new Executive Director. The position posting and details of the application process will be released shortly.

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Brian Kells

Interim Chair

OCUA Board of Directors

How To Care For UPI

Ultimate Parks Incorporated, or UPI as friends call it, may just be the most wonderful place on earth… Built in the late 1990’s by a group of visionary ultimate players, UPI is now the home to 500 players a night and well over 1,000 players during tournaments. There is no place like this in the world: lined fields, lush grass, plenty of space to play, have your kids run around and your dog go crazy!

It sadden us to see that despite the best efforts of the majority of us to keep this place clean and safe, there are some that push the limits of what is acceptable… Here are 5 easy tips as to how each of us can individually care for UPI.

1. Park in designated area only

We have a massive parking lot available for your parking needs. No one should park up on the rise, even if it is closer to your game… Only authorised personnel can park up on the rise.

2. Carpool to your game

Despite our massive parking lot, there are nights where the fields are booked at maximum capacity and parking becomes limited. Please carpool. Use the “Carbon flip rule” to start your game: whichever team used the least number of cars to get to UPI wins the game flip!

3. Take your trash home with you

There is no waste removal at UPI. Leaving your trash by the corner of the parking lot won’t make it disappear… Or it might, but that’s only because another generous player will take it home.

4. Clean up after your dog

Well, this is an easy one. All dog lovers like us know they need to clean up after their dog everywhere, everyday. UPI isn’t an exception to the rule.

5. Porta potties are NOT a big garbage bin

Long John porta potties are cleaned once a week. You can image that with the traffic at UPI on any given night they get dirty pretty quickly. No need to add dog waste, diapers, trash to it… Please take your garbage home with you!

Needless to say that these tips are easy and can make a big difference in keeping UPI as clean as it deserves to be! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated by the staff and directors of OCUA and also by your fellow teammates and opponents.

Thank you!

Additions from the forum post. Please let us know if you have any other tips!

6. Obey the speed limit on Manotick Station Rd.

It's very important for us to maintain good relations with the neighbours in that community.

JUNIOR COMPETITIVE TEAMS

BOTTLE DRIVE JULY 28-31 @ UPI

Play your ultimate game, clean out your garage, AND help the Ottawa Juniors Competitive teams and coaches get to Nationals!

During the evenings of July 28 to 31 (Monday to Thursday), the Ottawa Juniors Competitive teams (Wicked, Ignite and O.T.T.) will be holding a bottle drive at UPI. Please support them by bringing your empties to UPI with you on the way to your games! They will be set up at the Entrance to UPI beside field 12.

Every bottle helps! Monetary donations also gratefully accepted.

Thank you in advance for all your encouraging support of our Ottawa Juniors Competitive Teams!

Bonne Année 2014 - Volunteer Form

The 2014 Bonne Année Tournament needs your help! We need awesome volunteers to make this tournament a success!

2014 Fall League

Adult Co-ed Recreational

League teams have multiple options to play in the fall. With the shortened season, most teams opt to play one weeknight (Mon-Thurs) and one day of the weekend (morning or afternoon). There will be an individual registration option on Wednesday evening for a HAT team. Get a discount when you register both a weeknight and a weekend team!

Speciality Leagues

Monday Under 29 League - New for 2014, we are expanding the U29 league to the fall! The league will continue to play on Monday nights at a central field.

Thursday Women's League - The Women's League runs on Thursday evenings (location TBD). Games start at either 6:30 or 8:30pm.

Friday 5x5 sub-on-the-fly League - Back for 2014, the 5x5 sub-on-the-fly coed league on Friday evening plays at Hillcrest High School.

Sunday 4x4 Gatineau League - New for 2014, OCUA & FUO are partnering to offer an indoor 4x4 league starting in the fall!

 

*** Registration opens on August 5th ****