Championship Series

Hershey Indoor Championships

2018 Hershey Canadian Indoor U18 / U20 Championships

February 10, 2018 to February 11, 2018
Montreal, Quebec


The Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard plays host to the 2018 Hershey Canadian Indoor U18/U20 Championships. The meet will take place over two days – Saturday, Feb. 10, and Sunday, Feb. 11 – and will feature select International events in the Grand Prix d’Athlétisme de Montréal on Saturday evening.  

Athletics Canada is piloting a limited number of Midget (U16) events

  • U16 men’s and women’s 60-metres
  • U16 men’s and women’s 60-metre hurdles
  • U16 men’s and women’s 800-metres

All Athletics Canada members who meet the entry requirements are eligible to compete. A complete list of entry requirements are listed below.


Attendance is FREE!

Come out Saturday and Sunday to cheer on Canada’s best young athletes in the Hershey Canadian Indoor U18/U20 Championships.

Once again, the Saturday evening schedule will feature national and international stars in the Grand Prix d’Athlétisme de Montréal. Click here for more information about Canada’s most anticipated indoor track and field event of the season.


The draft competition schedule can be found here.

Please note, the schedule is subject to change based on final entries. The final schedule will be available on the event website after scratches are completed on Friday, Feb. 9.

It is the responsibility of the athlete, coach and/or club to ensure all event participants are in the host city by the scheduled start time of the Championships to account for possible schedule adjustments at that time. The organizing committee is not responsible for athletes who book travel to arrive partway through the Championships only to find out they compete at a different time once schedule changes are made.



The Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is located 20 kilometres from downtown (approximately 30 minutes) and about 25 minutes from Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard. YUL is served by Air Canada, Porter, United Airlines and more.

The main Montreal Train Station is located in downtown Montreal. The train also makes a stop in Dorval at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. A free shuttle service takes passengers from the train stop in Dorval to the airport. The official Championships hotel provides a complimentary 24-hour shuttle service from the airport to the hotel.

Transportation of sport equipment
Clubs/athletes are responsible for the transportation of their equipment. Below you will find some basic information for the transportation of equipment, such as pole vault poles.

  1. Travel with your equipment on your air carrier and transport to Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard. You will be able to store equipment at Claude-Robillard.
  2. Ship directly to Montreal using the following address:
    Hershey Canadian Indoor U18/U20 Championships
    C/O Abou Ngame
    Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard
    1000 avenue Émile Journault
    Montréal, QC, H2M 2E7

If you require a solution for shipment of equipment, please contact Jörg Hess, Managing Director at GSL Global Sports Logistics, BMCI, by phone at 519-261-1146.


A free shuttle service exists between Pierre Elliott Trudeau International airport and the official Championships hotel, the Holiday Inn Montreal Airport.

A complimentary shuttle between the Championships hotel and Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard will be provided by the host organizing committee. The shuttle schedule will be posted closer to the event date.

Athletics Canada members can access preferred rental rates with National and Enterprise:


Entry qualification process
Athletes may enter in the age categories outlined below. Canadian athletes are required to meet the citizenship eligibility criteria (Rule 86) and must be current members (2018) of their applicable provincial branch of Athletics Canada in order to compete for medals.

U16 (midget) categories: Born in 2oo3, 2004
U18 (youth) categories:
Born in 2001, 2002
U20 (junior) categories: Born in 1999, 2000

Eligibility of entry performances
Athlete performances are sourced directly from Athletics Canada’s rankings system. Only performances listed in the Athletics Canada rankings system will be eligible as seed performances in the Championships.

The Meet Director and/or Technical Delegate must vet international athlete performances. These performances should appear on the IAAF rankings.

Seed performances must appear in Athletics Canada’s INDOOR rankings. The qualifying period is Jan. 1, 2017, to Feb. 4, 2018. No performances achieved before or after this period will be used for seeding purposes.

Entry system
Registration will open on Nov. 16, 2017, for athletes and coaches through the event webpage at All entries and confirmations are the responsibility of the athlete, club or coach (including carded athletes). Entries are not completed until payment is received. The final entry deadline is Jan. 31, 2018, at 4 p.m. ET. No athlete entries will be accepted after this date, no exceptions. All entries are non-refundable. Phone entries must be completed prior to the deadline and will be charged an additional $5 per athlete.

Entry fees

1st event

2nd event

Additional events

Relays (per team)







Confirmed entries will be posted on the event webpage.


  1. THERE WILL BE NO TECHNICAL MEETING. All information will be available on the event webpage. Any questions concerning the conduct of the competition must be submitted to the Technical Information Centre (TIC) or by email to by noon (12 p.m.) ET on Friday, Feb. 9. Final scratches are also due at this time.
  2. Scratches must be submitted by email to or will be taken at the TIC. The deadline for scratches is noon (12 p.m. ET) on Friday, Feb. 9. Athletes can still scratch after this deadline; however, heats will not be re-seeded. If an athlete does not scratch the evening before the event he/she is participating in, and does not present themselves to their event they will be disqualified from the rest of the competition (unless medical documentation can be provided).
  3. The facility will be open for training on Friday, Feb. 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  4. The Technical Director will decide after the closing of entries on starting heights/progressions for the high jump and pole vault. The Technical Director will also determine the number of sections and advancements in each track event.
  5. The host organizing committee will make implements available. Personal implements will also be allowed, but must be checked in at least two hours prior to the event at the technical area next to the TIC.
  6. Each athlete will receive two bibs, one with their name and one with a number. All athletes must wear the name bib on their chest, and the number on their back, except in high jump and pole vault where only one bib may be worn either on chest or back. Bib numbers will be distributed during the registration process; hip numbers will be provided at the Call Room.
  7. Packages can be picked up at the TIC located in the stadium on Saturday and Sunday.
    -Athletes and coaches pick-up registration packages at the TIC (Saturday and Sunday)
    -Technical questions may be dropped off at the TIC
    -Questions that arise during the Championships may be answered at the TIC
    -All protests must be filed at the TIC
    -Results and start lists will be available at the TIC
  8. TIC hours of operation (at the stadium)
    -Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    -Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  9. Results will be posted at the stadium on the wall adjacent to the TIC. Results and start lists will also be available here.
  10. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) will administer doping control procedures. For more information on these policies click here. Athletes identified for doping control will be met by doping control personnel in the Mixed Zone at the conclusion of their event and escorted to the doping control office.


Warm-up area
The warm-up area is in the double-gym located across the hall from the track. Hurdles will be provided. Spikes may not be worn in the warm-up area. Athletes will not be permitted to use the competition track or field event sites except during authorized and published practice sessions and only the oval outside the straight stretches may be used.

Call Room
All athletes must present themselves at the Call Room according to the scheduled check-in times. Two call rooms will be in operation; the first Call Room is in the warm-up area where athletes are to present themselves prior to the closing time. The second Call Room is located at the track after athletes have been escorted from Call Room 1. From Call Room 2 they will be escorted to the event site for competition. Team officials are not allowed to enter the Call Room. After closing time, all athletes must be in the Call Room zone ready for entry to the stadium. There will also be hurdles available on the straight stretch. Hurdlers will be provided with an extra 10 minutes on the track after checking into the Call Room.

Athletes’ Call Room reporting times will be according to the following schedule. All times are prior to the actual start time of the event (and not the heat number):


Call Room opens (minutes)

Call Room closes (minutes)

Entry to stadium to Call Room 2

Track events




60m hurdles




High jump




Pole vault




Other field events








Once in the Call Room athletes will be identified by their bib number. Call Room officials will check the following in accordance with Athletics Canada rules:

  • Bib numbers

  • Shoes and spikes

  • Uniform

    • Note: In accordance with national team policies, athletes are not permitted to wear their Team Canada uniforms during the Championships. Club, branch or sponsor uniforms can be worn.

  • Bags (identification of and content of)

  • Personal belongings, including video and audio players, cameras, phones, radio transmitters and electronic devices in general (except watches) are not permitted

Award ceremonies
Awards will be presented on the upper concourse at the times noted in the final schedule.

Mixed Zone (media)
All athletes will be escorted out of the competition area through the media Mixed Zone upon completion of the event.

Protests and appeals
Protests concerning the result or conduct of an event must be made at the TIC within 30 minutes of the official posting of the results of the event.


A medical team will provide the necessary healthcare for the participants. The following health care and sports medicine services will be provided:

  • Medical personnel at track side during the Championships
  • Medical area where medical personnel are available throughout the Championships

There are a limited number of spots available for athletes who wish to bring their own medical staff. If you wish to apply for one of these spots, please contact Abou Ngame, Host Organizing Committee Chair (, 514-252-3041, ext. 3808).

Medical and massage accreditation will not be available onsite.


Prior to competing in Montreal, please make sure you complete the 2018 National Team Declaration Form in order to be considered eligible for selection to a national team event, such as the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Representatives from Athletics Canada’s National Teams Department will be on-site in Montreal and available to answer any questions you may have pertaining to team selection and criteria.

Criteria – 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships


Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard
1000 avenue Émile Journault
Montréal, QC, H2M 2E7

  • 200m indoor (banked) – six-lane straight available for warm-up after event check-in
  • Lanes – eight-lane straight, four lanes banked on both corners
  • Surface – Mondo
  • One long jump/triple jump runway
    • 13-metre board available for long jump; 9-metre and 10-metre triple jump line painted only
  • One high jump apron
  • One pole vault runway
  • One circle and cage for shot put and weight throw
  • Spike length – 7mm, no needle pin or Christmas tree


The official Championships hotel is the Holiday Inn Montreal Airport.
(6500 Côte-de-Liesse, Montreal, Quebec, H4T 1E3. Tel: 514-739-6440)

Staying at the official Championships hotel provides many added benefits, including:

  • Complimentary shuttle service from Montreal Airport
  • Complimentary shuttle service from hotel to competition site (Claude-Robillard)
  • Complimentary WI-FI and parking for the duration of your stay
  • Restaurant discount coupons (10% off breakfast, 15% off lunch and dinner)

Rooms are $134 per night (plus tax). Each room has two double beds and can accommodate up to four people. Requests can be made for a room with a single Queen or King-sized bed.

The deadline to book a room at this rate is Jan. 15, 2018. To make a reservation, click here or call 1-888-HOLIDAY and mention the block code AC1.


Host Organizing Committee (Chair)
Abou Ngame
(514) 252-3041, ext. 3808
(514) 585-7320

Athletics Canada (Technical Operations)
Nicole Clarke, Technical Director
(613) 260-5580, ext. 3317

Athletics Canada (Entries)
Andrew Cameron (Coordinator, IT, Statistics and Membership)
(613) 260-5580, ext. 3320

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