The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association announced Thursday afternoon that winter sports have been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cancellation affects a number of sports, including basketball, curling, indoor soccer, volleyball, and badminton.
"The health of the entire OCAA membership and our participants remains our top priority, and we empathize, understand, and share the deep disappointment this especially causes for our winter sport student-athletes," said OCAA president Nathan McFadden in a prepared statement. "After extensive contingency planning and collaborating with our members, the reality is that there are far too many obstacles to allow the OCAA to operate while providing a safe and quality varsity experience for our student-athletes."
Thursday's announcement comes on a day in which U Sports winter competition were also cancelled