Queen's to host national volleyball championship
Queen’s has been awarded the 2012 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Men’s Volleyball Championship – the first time the university will host a major indoor CIS championship.
Tentatively scheduled for March 2–4, 2012, the event will take place in the new state-of-the-art Queen’s Centre complex. The 47,000 square-metre, multi-purpose athletic complex in the heart of campus is set to open this fall. Queen’s was among five finalists vying for the available years of the championship.
“We are thrilled by the CIS’s decision to have Queen’s host the 2012 men’s volleyball championship,” says Leslie Dal Cin, director of Athletics and Recreation. “This will be a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase our campus and our communities’ interest for high-level sporting events.”
“We are looking forward to demonstrating the passion and commitment that our incredible volunteers, fans and alumni have for our teams while introducing one of Canada’s premier athletics and recreation venues,” continued Ms Dal Cin. “Hosting national championships are a priority for Queen’s and an important part of our vision to become the leading athletics and recreation program in Canada.”
The Queen’s Centre includes a 2,000-seat spectator gym, five floors of fitness space, a 38 x 25-metre pool, four dance studios, two combative rooms, squash and racquetball courts along with other multi-purpose workout areas.
The main spectator gym features bleacher seating in a horseshoe format with unobstructed views from all vantage points. It offers acoustic and television capability for major events with two fully functioning press boxes.
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