OUA To Pause University Sport
Post is courtesy of the OUA from December 17, 2021 https://oua.ca/news/2021/12/17/general-oua-to-pause-university-sport.aspx
Burlington, Ont. – Ontario University Athletics (OUA), under the direction of its Board of Directors, will be pausing university sport effective immediately.
With this pause, OUA programming (scrimmages, exhibition games, tournaments, league competition, championships), which was originally scheduled to start back up on January 6th, will commence no earlier than Monday, January 24th. This decision and corresponding timeline have been established in an effort to better allow member institutions to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student-life programming and allow for student-athletes to have sufficient time to properly train and prepare for the winter championship stretch run.
The OUA Board of Directors will continue to assess the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and will be prepared to extend this pause beyond January 24th if necessary.
The OUA and its Board of Directors want to assure student-athletes and coaches that every effort will be made to deliver sport in the winter, all while keeping the health and safety of all OUA stakeholders at the forefront of any decisions.