Friday, November 11, 2016, Toronto:  The 2017 U Sports Women's Volleyball National Championship will be hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto on March 17-19, 2017.

The championship will be staged in Canada’s most iconic sports venue, the former Maple Leaf Gardens, now Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre.  The nation’s top eight women’s university volleyball teams including the Ryerson Rams will compete over three days for the national title.  The building's hockey arena will be converted to a volleyball court with a capacity of 3,000.

“We are very excited and proud to host student-athletes from across the country for the 2017 U Sports Women's Volleyball National Championship,” said Dr. Ivan Joseph, Director of Ryerson Athletics. “We look forward to hosting another national championship event that will capture the energy of the campus and engage our community.”

Forty-one teams from four regional conferences across Canada will compete from October to February for a spot in the championship, where 11 matches will be played to establish the 2017 champion.

Tickets for the 2017 U Sports Women's Volleyball National Championship are now on sale online or at the Mattamy Athletic Centre box office.  Single session tickets include two games for $16, while tournament passes are $45.

The Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) announced that it will be hosting the annual OVA Coaching Symposium in conjunction with the championship.  Those attending the symposium will have the opportunity to work on their coaching development while catching the action of the championship.

All symposium packages include entrance to all matches and access to a championship VIP section.

• Weekend Passes (offered in 2-days, 3-days)

• Targeted sessions for all levels from grassroots development to high performance

• A variety of practical sessions including on and off the court, before, during and after a practice or a match

• Sessions will be offered both on-court and in the classroom.

• Hot seat sessions will happen after evening matches

More information to be released at the OVA Annual General Meeting. Stay tuned to for future updates.

2017 U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball National Championship presented by Jason Rinaldi


Friday, March 17

Session 1
12:00 pm         Quarter-final #1                                                          
2:00 pm           Quarter-final #2                                              

Session 2
6:00 pm           Quarter-final #3 (Ryerson vs TBD)               
8:00 pm           Quarter-final #4                      

Saturday, March 18

Session 3
12:00 pm         Consolation Semifinal #1                               
2:00 pm           Consolation Semifinal #2                               

Session 4
6:00 pm           Semifinal #1                                                   
8:00 pm           Semifinal #2                                                   

Sunday, March 19

10:00 am         Consolation Final (5th place game)                                        

Session 5
1:00 pm           Bronze Medal                                                 
4:00 pm           Championship Final