Volleyball Canada announces 2023 Youth Nationals Dates!
July 4, 2022: Volleyball Canada is proud to announce the dates and locations for the 2023 Youth National Championships, highlighted by a new, nine-day event in Calgary, Alberta.
From May 12 to 21, 2023, Calgary will play host to the 16U girls and all 17U and 18U age groups across three separate tournaments at the Olympic Oval. This marks the first time since 2017 that Calgary has hosted Nationals.
“We are extremely excited to announce that Calgary has been selected as the host city for the 2023 Nationals,” said Carson Ackroyd, Senior Vice President of Sales with Tourism Calgary. “This will be one of the largest participant-based events Calgary has ever hosted, bringing an estimated 680 teams to the city in May of 2023.
“This event offers an incredible opportunity to showcase our city’s attractions, restaurants, and experiences to approximately 10,000 athletes, coaches, visitors, and officials from across the country and is projected to inject more than $13 million into our visitor economy.”
The 2023 Nationals will kick off once again in Ottawa, Ontario, May 4 to 7, 2023 for 14U. This will be followed by an action-packed weekend from May 11 to 14, with Halifax, Nova Scotia and Winnipeg, Manitoba hosting 14U while Edmonton, Alberta will have the 15U and 16U boys. In the third and final weekend, the 15U girls will battle in Regina, Saskatchewan.
“Volleyball Canada is thrilled to be returning to Calgary for the 2023 Nationals,” said Sandra de Graaff, Director of Domestic Competitions for Volleyball Canada. “After a successful return to the festival-style event in Edmonton this year, keeping the momentum rolling with this new nine-day event is very exciting.”
Also being hosted in 2023 will be the Senior National Championships, after being re-introduced in 2022. More details on the Senior Nationals will be released at a later date.
Volleyball Canada recently wrapped up the 2022 Nationals, recording the largest turnout in Nationals history with 1,042 teams between the Youth and Senior events.
Details on Nationals registration will be released in the coming months.
2022 Nationals Dates & Locations:
• Ottawa 14U – Carleton University
• Halifax 14U – Canada Games Centre
• Winnipeg 14U – RBC Convention Centre
• Edmonton 15UB & 16UB – Saville Centre
• Calgary 16UG – Olympic Oval
• Calgary 18U – Olympic Oval
• Calgary 17U – Olympic Oval
• Regina 15UG – Evraz Place
For more information, please see the 2023 Nationals webpage and to receive the latest Nationals updates right to your inbox, subscribe to the Nationals Newsletter.
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