Laval & Alberta Selected to Host 2019 Canadian College Championships

  0 Braden Keith | August 31st, 2017 | Canadian Volleyball, College - Men's Indoor, College - Women's Indoor, News, U Sports (Canada), USports (Canada)

Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec, and the University of Alberta, will host the 2019 U Sports Championships in women’s and men’s volleyball, respectively.

The women’s championship will be held at the Saville Community Sports Centre, which primarily serves as the national training centre for curling in Canada. It is a massive, sprawling facility that plays home to the largest curling club in the world with around 2000 members, in addition to 25 volleyball courts, 12 FIBA-size basketball courts, 30 badminton courts, 8 indoor tennis courts, and a number of other supporting facilities.

The men’s championship will be held at PEPS, the school’s on-campus athletics facility. Another huge complex, the facility includes an outdoor stadium, indoor stadium, two indoor pools, basketball and tennis courts, and two hockey arenas. It hosted men’s and women’s handball at the 1976 Olympic Games.

The main arena holds 2,000.

Key Facts – Women’s Champioships:

  • Host: Alberta Pandas
  • Venue: Saville Community Sports Centre
  • Seating Capacity: 2,800
  • Dates: Mar. 15-17, 2019
  • Years previously hosted: 1995, 1997-1999, 2010
  • Championships: 1995-2000, 2007

Key Facts – Men’s Championships:

  • Host: Laval Rouge et Or
  • Venue: PEPS
  • Seating Capacity: 2,000
  • Dates: Mar. 15-17, 2019
  • Years previously hosted: 1972, 1975, 1984, 1991, 1999-2001, 2004-05, 2008, 2013
  • Championships: 1990, 1992, 1994, 2013

U Sports, the Canadian equivalent of the NCAA, organizes the majority of Canada’s collegiate athletics. In last year’s women’s final, UBC beat Alberta 3-1, while Trinity Western beat Alberta 3-1 by the same score in the men’s title game.

This season, Laval will host the 2018 women’s championship and McMaster University will host the 2018 men’s championships this March

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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