The delivery of both the Ontario Winter and Summer Games is organized by Games Ontario but works closely with Provincial Sport Organizations such as FHO to help host competitions in a number of different youth sports. To learn more about Games Ontario, click here.
Held every two years, the Ontario Winter Games is a youth multi-sport event that engages 3,500 participants across 27 different sports. Athletes are between the ages of 12-18 years old and will participate in a four day tournament.
This year, the games will take place in Orillia, Ontario from February 27 to March 1, 2020. This will be the first year in some time that indoor field hockey has been included in the program. FHO will be sending 5 club teams to participate.
To qualify for the Ontario Winter Games, clubs from across the province competed in our Indoor Club Championships in October 2019. The top 3 teams from the Central/West region and top 2 teams from the East region made it through to the Winter Games.
Like the Winter Games, the Ontario Summer Games are held every 2 years and showcase a number of different sports with thousands of participants between the ages of 12-18. For some, the Ontario Summer or Winter Games are a highlight of their athletic career, while for many others, these games provide a valuable stepping stone to provincial or national programs, or even the Pan Am Games or the Olympics.
The 2020 Ontario Summer Games have been moved to 2021 due to COVID-19. The Games will take place in London, Ontario from July 29 to August 1, 2020. FHO's particiapation is still TBD - an official confirmation will be released as soon as possible.
FHO's annual May Meltdown tournament is the qualifying event for the Summer Games, with the top 6 teams from the U16 Girls division earning their chance to compete in London. Only 1 team per club may qualify. Should a club have more than 1 team place in the top 6, their highest placed team will qualify, and the other(s) will be replaced with the next highest ranked team from another club who does not already have a qualified team.
Want to see your team name here? Talk to your club about participating in May Meltdown 2021! More information will be available when registration is available.