COVID-19 & Sport Leagues

March 25, 2020

Hello OSSC Community,  

Together, we are facing one of the most significant public health emergencies in our lifetime.  For our active OSSC community, we know these changes are hard.  They not only impact our ability to get out and enjoy the company of friends and family, but also impact our ability to play sports and share in a social connection that enhances our lives.  For those of you who - or who’s loved ones - have come into contact with the virus, we wish you all the best in your return to wellness.  

In the interest of public health and safety, we are pausing all Winter 2020 Sport & Social Club Winter programming until it is safe to operate again.  We will be making the final call whether to resume leagues on FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH.  If it is safe to play, leagues will resume back on Monday, April 13th.   If our facilities announce they will be closed past Monday, April 13th we will keep with our date of Friday, April 10th to communicate our next steps. Our priority is to get you playing, and to finish the Winter 2020 season. 

Should our Winter 2020 leagues, classes and programs be cut short as a result of measures taken within our communities to contain COVID-19, we will be issuing pro-rated future credits to all affected individuals and/or team captains.   Due to the unprecedented and unforeseen global pandemic, OSSC is not in a position to provide refunds.    

OSSC Credits can be applied to any of the following unpaid registrations:  

  • Any OSSC league, class, tournament and/or event (no restrictions on programming); and,
  • Either Team or Individual registrations. 

Please note that credits are not transferable and must be used by April 30th, 2021.  

The way the world and our community is responding to COVID-19 is quickly changing.  We are still in uncertain times.  We will continue to keep our community updated, as we have more information surrounding the status of Winter 2020 schedule and programming.    

This year marks OSSC's 17th anniversary, and we want to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional programming to you, our members. When this passes, we will still be here, we will be healthy, and we will continue to offer amazing sport and social experiences for many years to come.  

Please keep in touch with us on Social Media as we share fun, daily challenges in our #JustPlaySeries during this unique period of “Physical Distancing” (socializing can still happen at a distance). 

You can also access the upcoming activity and challenge calendar on our website here: 

In the meantime, we want you to know Sprummer 2020 Registration is NOW Open. You can visit our link here ( and register today to save your spot. With the anticipation of getting outdoors, we suspect many of our programs will sell out this Sprummer!  

We would like to thank our extraordinary members for your support and patience as we work through our next steps, your concern for our small business and your words of encouragement.  The opportunity for sport and social connection will be more important than ever once we return.   

Take care and stay well, 
The OSSC Staff Team. 



March 13, 2020

Hello OSSC Community,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate through this unprecedented situation.

Out of an abundance of caution and to assist with our province’s preventative efforts regarding COVID-19, effective Monday, March 16th we will be pausing all Ottawa Sport & Social Club programming until further notice 

Our goal is to resume play starting Monday, April 6th and complete the Winter season.

Leagues running for the next three days include:

  • Friday, March 13 – Badminton, All-Sorts-of-Sports Leagues & Pub night and Tennis Lessons.
  • Saturday, March 14 - Curling Leagues
  • Sunday, March 15 - Curling Leagues

The status of our upcoming tournaments are as follows:

  • Bunny Hop Euchre Tournament (Thursday, March 26th) – Will be rescheduled & new date announced as soon as possible.  
  • Spring Classic Court Volleyball Tournament (Saturday, April 4th) – Running unless further notified.
  • Spring Back Euchre Tournament (Saturday, April 18th) – Running.

We will continue to monitor the situation and base all future decisions on the recommendations of the Public Health Agency.

For further updates in the Ottawa region please reference the Ottawa Public Health website:

Thank you in advance for your patience, as we are experiencing a high volume of communication at this time.

Information on make-up games will be provided by email on or before Friday, April 3rd. 

At OSSC, we are working hard to offer the highest level of customer service and will continue to provide updates via our website.

Take care and stay well,
The OSSC Staff Team. 


March 10, 2020

Hello OSSC Community,

By now you are aware of the rising public health concerns around the world regarding COVID-19. 

At this time, OSSC leagues will be operating normally with the addition of some extra safety precautions. Should circumstances change, OSSC will issue additional communication. 

Please be informed. 
This is a respiratory illness that spreads like the flu. There is a lot of misinformation being passed along through media and internet.  Please be aware of normal safety procedures you would take during a regular flu season. 

This includes:

  • Staying home if you know you are sick or feel symptoms coming on.
  • Washing your hands regularly (before and after games – and in life).
  • Maintain good general health (eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, exercise in moderation).
  • Covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing (use your arm not your hands).
  • Practice other good hygiene habits and do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with your hands.

While we LOVE a solid post-game ‘high five’ celebration, we ask ALL members to replace ‘high fives’ with:

  • Friendly verbal recognition (teammates and for the opposing team)
  • A thumbs up
  • Applause / three cheers / hip hip hooray
  • Foot stomps / tapping

We have ordered hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes that we will deliver to various Game Coordinators and select facilities after leagues return from March Break. 

Teams are strongly encouraged to bring their own sanitizers and/or disinfectant products to all games. Please be safe and take a few minutes pre and post game to disinfect your sports equipment. If you are playing floor hockey, we are recommending teams provide their own goalie mask, blocker and trapper to reduce the communal use of equipment. However, OSSC goalie equipment will still be available should this not be an option for your team.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lael Morgan, Executive Director at (613) -565- 8326 ext 113.

Yours in Sport,
The OSSC Staff Team.