COVID-19 and OCUA Events Operations

The Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 novel coronavirus situation with regard to our league operations and larger events.

* UPDATE (Monday, June 22): All OCUA leagues continue to be suspended until further notice. Large scale special events like MGM, No Borders, and Youth Festivals have been cancelled for 2020. The City of Ottawa have re-opened sports fields for team practices only. July 6th is the potential start date for youth and adult leagues, however, OCUA will not start summer league until it is deemed safe to do so. The board of directors will continue to evaluate the situation on a weekly basis. *

UPI (Phase 1): Under Phase 1 of the provincial government's plan, UPI, as a private park, is allowed to re-open. OCUA set up a disc golf course that is available for use by members only (https://www.ocua.ca/Disc-Golf) and restarted its partnership with the Ultimate Park Electric Flyers.

UPI (Phase 2): Under Phase 2 of the provincial government's plan, UPI, as a private park, is allowed to re-open for team practices up to 10 people. OCUA set up a field rental system along with safety regulations and guidelines that is available for use by members only (https://www.ocua.ca/UPI-Rentals).

Summer league registration remains open knowing that adjustments to the season will be needed. Teams are encouraged to sign up and pay only the $200 deposit to secure their team's registration and allow them to start managing their roster. This will help OCUA manage operations and will make any possible financial adjustments easier to manage. If members feel uneasy paying for their registration, they may leave it as unpaid for the time being.

OCUA will also be taking its direction from federal, provincial, and local health agencies. Below are helpful links:

Ottawa Public Health has information available at https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/novel-coronavirus.aspx
Ontario government has information available at https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus
Federal government has information available at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

OCUA is monitoring the situation and will share information as soon as it becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@ocua.ca.