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Reminders for 2023 Ontario Championships

By Ontario Volleyball Association, 04/10/23, 12:00PM EDT


 The 2023 Ontario Championships are back and are all set to kick off in Toronto, Ontario from April 20-25 at the Enercare Centre. 

As we are excited to be back together and enjoying the sport that we all love, it is important that we outline information and guidelines for teams and spectators beforehand so that we can all have an enjoyable time at the Ontario Championships.  


Toronto’s Enercare Centre is a big facility! It is recommended to look at the venues prior to your teams arrival to find your court, food services, the vendor hall and much more! The map of the venue can be found here:

Facility Rules and OVA Code of Conduct

No outside food, chairs, coolers or buffet style food tables are permitted. Security of Enercare staff will ask for the items to be removed if they are seen. 

Hall G Food Services Tables are not to be “reserved” by teams. If items are found unattended on tables in Hall G, they will be removed by security and moved to the security office. 

The use of any type of noise makers is prohibited. We kindly ask spectators to refrain from using these devices. Continued use of them will lead to the noise maker being confiscated. 

Photography. Only authorized photographers contracted by the OVA for Ontario Championships are allowed on the playing area, sport court or stand between courts due to liability reasons. Parents/spectators are not allowed to be on the playing area, on the sport court or standing between the courts to take photographs.  Violation of this rule will result in being asked to leave immediately. 

Tripod and cell phone use. The use of cell phones and other devices is permitted when collecting data for a team. No use of personal devices permitted in areas that are clearly marked by Venue and OVA staff (i.e near equipment crates, inside hockey benches. etc.) 

Cameras & Tablet use for filming. Teams are permitted to record matches throughout the tournament, however, please note:  

  • Tripods are not permitted on the sport court. 
  • Cameras on tripods cannot be left unattended.
  • OVA is not responsible for any damage to the camera or related equipment.
  • OVA reserves the right to restrict/deny the filming of any matches for safety/any other reasons. 

Coaches Check-In

Coaches who have games in the AM WAVE much check in the night prior to the first day of the competition. All PM WAVE teams can either check in the night prior or on Day 1 of the competition before their first game.  

Teams in the AM wave can request a late check-in if preferred. If the team has requested late check-in, they must check in the morning of the tournament's first day before their first match. Late check-in can be requested here by Sunday, April 16 2023 with the $50+HST fee to be paid on-site (we can only accept credit card payment at this time).  

The following duties are to be performed at check-in: 

  • Provide coach eligibility for all coaches listed on the roster and NCCP numbers upon request by the OVA staff. 
  • Provide emergency contact information for the team. 
  • Remove all team personnel and players from the official roster who are not participating in the event. 
  • Sign off on the roster confirming its accuracy for the duration of the competition. 
  • Provide written acknowledgment that the team understands and must compete at Ontario Championships as per the following: 
    • 2023 OVA OC’s Team Handbook  
    • 2022-23 Youth Competition Manual 
    • 2022-23 Volleyball Canada Rulebook 
    • OVA Code of Conduct 

Teams do have check-in times that can be found here and any matches completed before checking in will be recorded as forfeited. Any team that does not check-in prior to their first match is subject to a fine of $150. The team will not be allowed to participate until the team is fully checked in and the fine is paid. 

AES Livescoring/Results

All schedules and results for every age group and division can be found through online Advanced Event Systems (AES)

If you are looking for any event-specific details, check out the OVA website and check back often for any updates! You can also stay connected by following the OVA on Twitter, Instagram and use the hashtag #ovachamps.

Joining our mailing list is another option to stay up to date on everything Ontario Championships or download the OVAChamps App on the Google Play or Apple store. 

Food Services 

The Enercare Centre has a very strict “NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR COOLERS” policy in place. Not to worry, the venue will have food options available.


Vendor Hall 

In Hall G of the Enercare Centre there will be an abundance of fun games, merchandise, vendors, food trucks and food stations available for attendees to participate in while they’re away from the courts. Please note that NO CASH will be accepted, so prepare accordingly.  


In case of any emergencies, there is a hotline for the Ontario Championships:


The number can be reached during the hours of 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

OVA staff, if needed, can be found in the event office which is in Room 105 of the Enercare Centre. Area Supervisors and the Info Desks are also available, and they can call for help. There are also several First Aid locations and AT Taping Services onsite.  


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Metrolinx. Save on transportation by using UP Express (25% off)
or GO Tranit (15% off) by using code OVA23.

For the UP Express tickets,  book by visiting the UP site (below) and entering the code during the purchase flow.

UP Express 

GO tickets tickets are only valid for 7 days from the time of purchase (wait until just before the date they will be used). Visit the GO site and enter the code during the purchase flow.

GO Transit
GO weekend passes

The Metrolinx discounts are offered until April 25, 2023.