2020 Volleyball Canada Nationals
VC is excited to be returning to Edmonton in 2020 to host another exciting Festival Event in Edmonton! The Edmonton Expo Centre will be hosting the 15U - 18U age groups from May 13th - 19th 2020. Ottawa, Richmond, and Halifax will play host to the 14U Nationals in 2020. Check out the Event Information tab below for full event details .
Click on the city name to link directly for further information for each event!
Edmonton Expo Centre
May 13 - May 19 2020
Tournament 1 - 15U & 17U
May 14 - 16 (check-in on May 13)
Tournament 2 - 16U & 18U
May 17 - 19 (check-in on May 16)
April 30 - May 3 2020
May 7 - 10 2020
Canada Games Centre
May 14 - 17 2020
Accommodations & Travel
Volleyball Canada’s Stay to Play policy is in effect for the 2020 Indoor National Championships. This means that all participating travelling teams are required to book hotel rooms through the event’s Accommodation Management Provider (AMP), in order to be eligible to play in the tournament.
We are once again pleased to be working with two AMP’s in 2020. Booking dates will vary by event. Please note; booking accommodations is only permitted once teams are registered, in January.
HTG Sports Services is the official AMP for the following 2020 National Championships:
- Edmonton 2020 - 15U -18U Girls and Boys – Edmonton, AB - Booking opening date: January 2020, time and date TBC
- 14U Girls & Boys – Ottawa, ON - Booking opening date: Friday, Jan 24th, 2020 at noon, 12:00pm EST
EventConnect is the official AMP for the following 2020 National Championships:
- 14U Girls and Boys – Halifax, NS - Booking opening date: Friday, Jan 24th at 11:00AM EST / 12:00PM ADT
- 14U Girls and Boys – Abbottsford, BC - Booking opening date: Friday, Jan 24th at 15:00pm EST / 12:00PM PDT
All bookings must occur through the appropriate booking portal.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Stay to Play - Exemption Requests
Volleyball Canada will consider Stay to Play exemption requests under the following categories:
Proximity Exemption Request: A team is based within the specified proximity distance of the competition venue OR the team plans to stay with family or friends that resides within the specified proximity distance of the competition.
Note: Proximity distances differ by city; please visit your event website for event specific details.
Special Exemption Request: For exemption requests that do not fall under the above category, please fill out this Special Exemption Request.
Exemption forms will be available here on December 10th, 2019.
NOTE: Local teams no longer need to submit a Stay to Play Exemption Request form. Volleyball Canada will review all registrations to identify local teams and will send a Stay to Play Exemption confirmation email within 10 business days of registration to those who are eligible.
Nationals Accommodations Contact Information
For questions regarding the Stay to Play Policy and Exemption Requests, please contact:
Caitlin Devlin - Volleyball Canada - email@example.com or 613-748-5681 x229.
Volleyball Canada is once again happy to partner with Absolute Travel Specialists for the 2020 Nationals season. Though not required, we encourage teams to book with Absolute Travel Specialists to take advantage of the following benefits:
- WIN: Book your team with Absolute Travel Specialists by January 31st, 2020 and you will be automatically entered into a draw for a $500 credit towards your group flight booking.
- NEW– Hold Group Space: Absolute Travel is holding group space, permitting you to mix and match flights with Air Canada and Westjet from all gateways! Absolute Travel has secured group air seats from all major gateways to Edmonton, which ensures the best flight times for your team and families with competitive rates.
- Free checked bag and seat selection: Bookings includes 1 FREE checked bag per person, round trip PLUS free seat selection! (Approximate value $120cad value)
- Group pricing: Every person traveling with your team will pay the same price.
- Reserve with deposit only: Final payment required 75 days prior to travel date giving your team lots of time to fundraise if required. Names are not required at time of deposit, just your estimated numbers.
- Payment options are available.
- Block reduction: You can reduce your group block by up to 20% without penalty.
Contact Elayne Pink - firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 1-866-322-6538 - for more information, or to book today!
Did You Know?
- Air Canada Groups no longer provides group quotes unless you are an IATA registered agency, which Absolute Travel is.
- Absolute Travel has experience booking team group travel and have assisted Volleyball Canada Teams for all Nationals since 2015.
- WestJet has a long standing group relationship with Absolute Travel.
- You do not have to wait to hold your groups seats. You can hold your space with a deposit any time after September 15th, 2019. Book now to ensure your preferred flight choice!
Rules & Policies
For rules and policies please follow this link that will take you directly to Volleyball's Canada policy page
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