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The Gee-Gees basketball teams are ready to compete for the 2017 Capital Hoops title. The Gee-Gees will meet the Carleton Ravens at Canadian Tire Centre on February 3, 2017 and this year marks the 11th anniversary of the event.

Come together to support your teams. The women’s game will start at 6 p.m. while the men are scheduled for 8 p.m.

Your Gee-Gees will need your support and cheering. Buy your ticket now and join us on February 3, 2017.

Note that no bags will be allowed in the Canadian Tire Centre or the shuttles.

How much is a ticket?


Stampede members can save $5 on a regular single ticket ($15). Students tickets are sold at  Sports Services Client Services desks (Montpetit Hall and Minto Sports Complex).

Sale kioks will also be set uo around campus during the two weeks leading up to the event. Check our social media to get up to date details!

General Public

Join the official Gee-Gees Alumni and Friends gathering at Canadian Tire Centre. For $40, you get a game ticket in a prime section, a drink and snacks at Checkpoint Restaurant and a great evening. Register online.

Sports Services also sells general admission tickets for $20. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 613-562-5800, ext. 4337.

Tickets for general public can be purchased through the Canadian Tire Centre website.

How do I get there?

Sports Services will organize a shuttle service that will go to the Canadian Tire Centre and to come back on uOttawa’s main campus once the games are over. Shuttles will leave from Minto Sports Complex starting at 4:45 p.m.

Please note that anyone who is intoxicated will be denied access to the shuttles and the Canadian Tire Centre. Please drink responsibly.

Parking at the Canadian Tire will be available at the usual cost.

Why should I go to Capital Hoops?

  • Because it will be great games played between two rivals;
  • Because it will be the 11th Capital Hoops game between the two men’s teams;
  • Because the Gee-Gees women's team will want to get their revenge from last year's lost;
  • Because the Gee-Gees men’s team broke the nine-year drought last season and will want to go for two in a row;
  • Because it is a great and cheap entertainment;
  • Because tons of other uOttawa students will be there having a great time.

What should I wear?

Gee-Gees fans are strongly invited to show their Grey and Garnet colours. Check out our online boutique.

You can wear what you usually wear. However, it can get cold – think about it.

As we respect our opponent and their fans, you can also wear Ravens colours.

About Capital Hoops

Since its debut in 2006, the Capital Hoops Classic has generated the highest recorded attendance figures in the history of Canadian Interuniversity Sport basketball. The inaugural game, which featured only a men's match-up, attracted 9,730 fans. In 2009, a new record was set when the Canadian Tire Centre hosted 10,523 people for the event. That record was broken in 2015 when 10,780 basketball fans took in the action.

Canadian Tire Centre – NEW Security Measures

Please be advised that the CTC now has an upgraded security technology that makes use of magnetometers (walk-through metal detectors) to screen all fans as they enter the venue at all points of entry. Patrons will use these walk-through magnetometers (much like those used at airports) at all points of entry, allowing for guests to enter the venue as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Only in unique circumstances will patting down or hand-held wands be used with guests. Fans will not be asked to remove shoes or belts, but will be asked to remove any metallic items from their pockets. The magnetometers are designed to allow all patrons to walk through safely, including those with specific medical conditions like pacemakers, defibrillators and bone/joint replacements.

Additionally, there is no in and out ability at the Canadian Tire Centre. Once a ticket and patron has been scanned into Canadian Tire Centre, patrons can no longer exit the building and return during the event.