U Sports Cancels 2021 Winter National Championships, AUS Considers Winter Semester Sports

U SPORTS has announced it cannot offer 2021 winter national championships due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The determination comes with the unanimous support of the U Sports Board of Directors and the four university sports conferences including Atlantic University Sport.

The impacted events include the women’s and men’s championships in basketball, hockey, swimming, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.


Also, the AUS announced a Return to Play Committee, made up of one athletic director from each of the four provinces, as well as the director of sport programming from the AUS conference office. The committee will look possible return-to-play options for the upcoming winter semester and provide a decision by mid-November, after going over items such as health and safety, financial accountability, and travel concerns.