Winter Travel Advisory

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

With Environment Canada issuing a winter travel advisory for this upcoming weekend, it is important to note the OVA’s policy on Tournament Cancellation Due to Weather, from section 3.6 of the Youth Competitions Manual:

If local weather or other circumstances prevent a team from traveling to an event unexpectedly, teams must contact the OVA via email (, or call the OVA hotline (647-467-5514), and the tournament host if possible. Clubs must assume responsibility for safety and risk management, and it is recommended that weather and road conditions be checked prior to commencing travel. The Tournament Host and OVA Program Coordinator will consider local weather, road conditions and the number of teams who will not be attending when deciding if cancellation is warranted.

Any decision to cancel an event due to weather concerns will be published by the OVA at at approximately 2pm on the Friday prior to a competition weekend. If no cancellation notice is published, it should be assumed that the event will continue as scheduled.

If a tournament is cancelled by the OVA, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded. If the tournament is not cancelled, any teams that withdraw due to weather concerns will be reimbursed their entry fee, and will still be credited as having participated in the tournament. 

Please note that it is highly unlikely that a cancelled tournament will be rescheduled.

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