What's New

  • We are happy to announce that all of our facilities have now confirmed their reopening date, in alignment with the easing of restrictions from the Ontario Government, and that all restrictions to the reopening (ex: 50% capacity) allow for OCUA leagues to resume to full play starting the week of January 31.  
  • Today the Ontario Provincial Government issued restrictions closing all sports facilities across Ontario until at least Wednesday, January 26th, 2022. These restrictions mean that we have to hit pause on all OCUA leagues and programs until further notice. In the coming weeks, OCUA will work on the restart plan and communicate with members when more information and details are available.
  • Dear OCUA Members, As with the past 20 months, navigating the pandemic has required adjustment, adaptation and understanding. The OCUA leadership has been continually monitoring the evolving COVID19 situation, watching the Government of Ontario updates, reading bulletins and reviewing notices from Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health, and along with the surging case counts and infection rates.
  • Following the most recent Public Health guidelines and in alignment with facility regulations, OCUA Session 1 programming is set to resume January 3, 2022 (with the exception of leagues playing at Carleton University or U of Ottawa - check inbox for update on those leagues/programs). 
  • With the emergence of the new variant and with Public Health regulations and restrictions changing frequently, OCUA is taking the time to review how leagues and programs will proceed in the New Year and will update our membership in the coming weeks.
  • Happy Holidays! From all of us here at OCUA, we wish you and your family a happy, joyous, and safe holiday season, and a very Happy New Year!   OCUA Holiday Office Hours 

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All OCUA Leagues & Programs Set to Resume

We are happy to announce that all of our facilities have now confirmed their reopening date, in alignment with the easing of restrictions from the Ontario Government, and that all restrictions to the reopening (ex: 50% capacity) allow for OCUA leagues to resume to full play starting the week of January 31.
 
In the coming days, OCUA league coordinators will be working hard to update the schedules. We've emailed details out directly to players in individual entry leagues and to captains in team entry leagues, as well as all youth & junior program participants (don't forget to check your spam/junk folders just in case!). Login into your account in the coming days for the updated schedules.
 
With the reopening, some facilities will have changes to their health and safety protocols that as tenants of these facilities we must adhere to. We have updated the OCUA Return to Play guidelines to include these. The updated protocols can be found by clicking here. Please visit the OCUA Covid Resource Hub for more information.
 
We look forward to seeing OCUA members back on the field and thank everyone for their continued enthusiasm and support.

League Update

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Update on COVID-19 Restrictions impacting OCUA Winter Leagues

Today the Ontario Provincial Government issued restrictions closing all sports facilities across Ontario until at least Wednesday, January 26th, 2022. These restrictions mean that we have to hit pause on all OCUA leagues and programs until further notice.

In the coming weeks, OCUA will work on the restart plan and communicate with members when more information and details are available.

Thank you everyone for your continued encouragement and support through these evolving times. We are determined, optimistic and will be ready for a safe return to Winter Ultimate.

League & Program Update: Return to Play Paused

Dear OCUA Members,

As with the past 20 months, navigating the pandemic has required adjustment, adaptation and understanding. The OCUA leadership has been continually monitoring the evolving COVID19 situation, watching the Government of Ontario updates, reading bulletins and reviewing notices from Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health, and along with the surging case counts and infection rates.

While the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Provincial Government have not officially paused indoor sports, Dr. Moore, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has recommended that, “We reduce in-person contact and limit gathering sizes to slow the spread and allow more time for Ontarians to get fully vaccinated or those eligible to get their booster dose”. Furthermore, Ottawa Public Health’s (OPH) Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, issued a special statement on December 31, 2021, that recommends, “For the next few weeks, regardless of your vaccination status, pause or greatly limit the size of indoor gatherings with people outside of your household, including pausing participation in extracurricular indoor sports and team play.” 

While OCUA announced yesterday that programming was set to resume beginning January 3rd, 2022, in light of the recent special statement from Dr. Etches, there is cause for reconsideration. We have also had a number of players, teams, parents and coaches inform us that they are not comfortable playing at this time.

Considering all the above, the OCUA Leadership has made the decision to delay the return to Winter Session 1 Leagues & Programs for at least one week to January.10.  In alignment with OPH, OCUA will continue to monitor the situation and communicate our restarting plan with all members weekly.

OCUA wants to thank all of you, our members, for trusting us to make Ultimate as safe as possible, and an extra big thanks to our captains, coaches and coordinators for their time and taking the brave steps back to make our Summer, Fall and Winter Session 1 seasons to date, fun and enjoyable.

We also encourage members, if you are eligible, to book your booster dose.

OCUA will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as appropriate.

Stay safe,
Britany Gordon
OCUA Executive Director

League & Program Update: Leagues Resume Jan. 3

Following the most recent Public Health guidelines and in alignment with facility regulations, OCUA Session 1 programming is set to resume January 3, 2022 (with the exception of leagues playing at Carleton University or U of Ottawa - check inbox for update on those leagues/programs). 

The OCUA Return to Play Protocols have been updated to reflect the most recent Ontario and Ottawa Public Health guidelines; and have been done so in our best effort to keep OCUA members as safe as possible while they return to the game they love. 

The latest version of the OCUA Return to Play protocols can be found here and on the COVID Resource Hub page.

Members are reminded that the collective safe and healthy resumption of our sport is a team effort - please do your part and follow the Return to Play protocols and Public Health Guidelines