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Welcome to the 2024 Ontario Championships

By Ontario Volleyball Association, 04/04/24, 8:00PM EDT


Just before the 2024 Ontario Championships start, we have compiled a few reminders for our members.

It's the biggest OCs yet and we would like to give thanks to RIM Park, Explore Waterloo, the City of Waterloo, Conestoga College, the EY Centre and Ottawa Tourism for being gracious hosts and helping us put on another wonderful installment of the OVA's flagship indoor event.

The Ontario Championships would also not be what they are without the support of our fabulous partners:

The Ontario Championships requires a lot of effort to pull off and we are grateful for our hosts who are just as dedicated to bring this provincial event to our members. We ask that you please respect the venue you compete in and follow their facility rules.

Flash Your Badge - Sponsored by Grand River Transit & Explore Waterloo

Exciting news awaits all participants of the Ontario Volleyball Championships! As proud sponsors of this esteemed event, Grand River Transit (GRT) is thrilled to announce a special partnership that makes your commute hassle-free during the championship days.

 All OVA athletes, coaches, and referees can enjoy complementary transit services on event days. Simply present your badge to the operator before boarding a GRT bus or show it to a fare inspector on ION trains, and ride with ease to and from the venue, courtesy of GRT.

Whether you're heading to the championship venue, exploring the beautiful Waterloo Region, or simply navigating around town, GRT has got you covered. Our extensive network ensures convenient access, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – your game!

To view the GRT schedule and plan your transit journey, visit

Don't miss out on this chance to travel stress-free and support your team with ease, thanks to GRT and Explore Waterloo- Sport Hosting Office. Remember, all you need to do is flash your badge and hop on board!

Thank you for being part of the Ontario Volleyball Championships, and we look forward to seeing you on board GRT.

Flash Your Badge - Ottawa Tourism

While in Ottawa for your Ontario Championships event, take advantage of savings at tourist hot spots and restaurants through the Flash Your Badge program presented by Ottawa Tourism. 

Scan this QR code to download the list of savings by flashing your Ontario Championships accreditation badge at these locations!

Vendor Hall

While your in RIM Park, check out our vendor hall to pick up some goodies! The vendor hall is in Forbes Hall on the second floor across from the elevator.

Vendor Hall hours:

Event days 1 and 2
8:30AM - 9:00PM

Event days 3
8:30AM - 4:00PM


The OVA will be livestreaming a few courts via CBC Connect with Pixellot cameras. To access the livestream feeds, you will need to sign in for free with an email and password. Here are the courts that will have a live stream camera setup for the duration of OCs. 

RIM Park (Courts - 4, 5, 9, 11, 20 & 21) - Events 1-4
RIM Park (Courts  - 3, 4) - Event 5
Ey Centre (Courts - 2, 9, 17 & 23) - Event 6 & 7

Click here for livestreaming

OVAChamps App

The OVA will be utilizing the OVAChamps App for the 2024 Ontario Championships. We'll be uploading fresh new content during the Ontario Championships including team rosters and photos, schedules and more.  Check back regularly for all Ontario Championships event details and updates during your event.

The app is compatible on both Apple and Android smartphones, available in both the App Store and Google Play Store.

Team Ontario Athlete Testing

Athletes who identified  for 2024 Team Ontario programs will have their physical testing completed at the Ontario Championships.  The process should not take more than 5 minutes to complete.

The testing will take place on days 1 and 2 of each event. For RIM Park events, testing will be done in Lions arena. Testing will consist of the following activities:

  • Standing Reach
  • Spike Touch
  • Attack Velocity
  • Height

OVA Athlete Development staff will be sending a reminder to those athletes in the morning of their event.

Parking Information

The Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) is honoured to host the Ontario Championships at RIM Park for five of our events, and as such, our relationship with the City of Waterloo is of great importance. The Ontario Championships continue to grow year after year, and so an event of this magnitude requires cooperation from all parties involved. With that in mind, we ask all participants to consider the following when travelling to RIM Park:

The main parking lots will fill up quickly. Event overflow parking is located northwest of the venue in additional lots as marked by signage along the road. A parking map can be found below.

The OVA provides a FREE shuttle bus for RIM Park to and from the additional parking lots. The FREE shuttle bus operates on a continuous loop as per the following schedule:

Days 1 & 2
7:30AM – 10:30PM

Day 3
7:30AM – 6:30PM*

*Shuttles for Events 3 and 4 will end at 10:30PM.

There are NO shuttle bus services for the 17U Boys Ontario Championships as only 24 teams will be on site per wave. 

Safety for our patrons and the community is paramount. The City’s Municipal Enforcement Unit as well as City security will be on on-site to issue tickets or issue tow orders when safety and access is compromised or vehicles are parked illegally.

Please do not park in fire lanes, bicycle lanes, and emergency no-parking zones, or block roadway intersections or entrances. Vehicles parked illegally on Millennium Blvd will be ticketed and/or towed.

We encourage teams to carpool to RIM Park from their hotels to cut down on the number vehicles at the venue.

Parking at Conestoga College

For teams competing in Event 1 and 2 in Waterloo, Conestoga is used as an overflow facility; however, not all teams will play here.  Teams may be assigned to play at this location for 1 of their 3 competition dates. 

Parking at Conestoga College is free on weekends. For weekday parking, there is a charge of $7.50 per vehicle/day before 4:00PM.

All parking purchases are through the HONK mobile app with no in person payment. Parking provides unlimited in/out privileges.

Parking at EY Centre for Ottawa Events

The EY Centre offers over 1800 ground level parking spaces on-site, plus ample space for buses and oversize vehicles.

Parking at the EY Centre is a daily rate of $10. EY Centre accepts Visa or MasterCard for express parking, as well as Interac or cash options. Please have your cards/payment method ready when entering the lot.

Please note, if you will require in-and-out privileges while at the EY Centre, please take your parking ticket to the EY Centre front admin office where they can exchange your parking ticket for an in-and-out parking pass at no additional charge.

The OVA deeply values our relationship with the City of Waterloo and the City of Ottawa, RIM Park, and the surrounding neighbourhoods. Therefore, it is crucial that our members respect the laws and safety of the community.

Thank you for your understanding.