To follow up on the events of last weekend (postponement of the two OWG events, and the YDP camp) and given the rapidly changing health situation in Ontario, we would like to communicate the following additional information.
We would like to apologize to the athletes, referees, officials, and parents who were affected by the very late postponements and communications from last weekend.
I met with the OFA medical committee and some board members this week. Given the current uncertainty surrounding Omicron and the new government restrictions, we are recommending that all events be postpone until the end of January. It will give us time to monitor the news coming from the provincial government. A new meeting will be held after holidays break to evaluate the situation at that time.
We would like to stress again that the situation and regulations are changing quickly. Unfortunately, we are not getting any advance notice or communications from the our ministry Sport representatives. We ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate this difficult situation. Our priority is to do everything we can to keep everyone safe, while continuing to practice our sport where possible.
Ontario Winter Games qualification
The schedule has been changed. All competitions scheduled for January (January 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 and 23) are canceled and new competitions will take place on January 29 and 30, and February 5 and 6 in all regions (East, Central, West) and all weapons. The selection criteria will be updated. Only the best result will count for the selection ranking.
Proof of vaccination and an antigen test (rapid test) will be required on the day of the event to participate. More information on the selection criteria, competitions and the COVID protocol will be provided in early January.
Youth Development Program (YDP)
All events will be on paused until the end of January. Proof of vaccination (even if only one dose)) and an antigen test (rapid test) will be required on the day of the event to participate. More information on the schedule will be provided soon.
- The first event is scheduled for February.
- Proof of vaccination and an antigen test (rapid test) will be required on the day of the event to participate.
- The booklet will be released this week.
OFA wishes you a healthy and happy holiday!!