Program Cancellations

In Calgary we experience varying weather conditions anytime throughout the year, so there will be days that the weather will affect programs because of the venue conditions or transportation. Special Olympics Calgary puts the safety and well being of athletes and volunteers at the forefront, and because of a variety of circumstances, we may have to cancel programs. Please check here for program updates and cancellations throughout the year.


Program Update:

Day Updated: April 14th
Time Updated: 8:27am

**Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Special Olympics Alberta and by extension Special Olympics Calgary has made the decision to extend the suspension of all sport training, competition and other activities involving our members until at least June 30th.  Based on the latest projections from Government Health officials, and in consultation with other Special Olympics programs across Canada it became clear that this decision had to be made to ensure the health and safety of our members. 

As this will result in the cancellation of all weekly sport programs for the remainder of our season, the Calgary affiliate will continue to be a great source of information and direction for our members. We acknowledge that social distancing is very difficult for many of our athletes with not being able to meet with their friends and the volunteers who they have a close bond with. We are utilizing our social media channels and developing new resources to assist you during these challenging times.

We would encourage you to visit this website: https://sohealthyathome.ca/ . We are collaborating with several other provinces in the development of this site and creating a place where athletes, families and supporters can visit for ongoing resources, events and connection opportunities.

Please also know in order to ensure we are supporting the fight against the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the health and wellness of our staff and members, our office will be closed until April 30th as staff will be working from home. You can still reach our staff through email and we look forward to staying connected with you.

UPCOMING EVENTS
March 14th - Bowl-a-Rama - suspended
    
Please hold onto your Bowl-a-Rama pledge sheets and funds until the office reopens
April 3-4th - NCCP - suspended
April 16th - motionBOWL - suspended

 

2019-2020 Sports
PROGRAM STATUS


Athletics

 


Development
NO PROGRAMS


Intermediate
NO PROGRAMS


Advanced
NO PROGRAMS


 Basketball
Development
NO PROGRAMS


Novice
NO PROGRAMS


Intermediate 1
NO PROGRAMS



Intermediate 2
BULLDOGS
NO PROGRAMS



Advanced
NO PROGRAMS


5 Pin Bowling


NO PROGRAMS

10 Pin Bowling


NO PROGRAMS

Bocce


NO PROGRAMS


Figure Skating


NO PROGRAMS


Golf   
Development - Lessons 1
NO PROGRAMS


Development - Lessons 2
NO PROGRAMS


Youth
NO PROGRAMS
 



Intermediate
NO PROGRAMS


Advanced
NO PROGRAMS

Health & Wellness
Session 1


NO PROGRAMS



Health & Wellness
Session 2

NO PROGRAMS 

Powerlifting


NO PROGRAMS
 

Rhythmic Gymnastics  
NO PROGRAMS

Soccer

 
NO PROGRAMS

Softball
Development
NO PROGRAMS
 

Novice
NO PROGRAMS


Intermediate
NO PROGRAMS


Advanced
NO PROGRAMS

Swimming
YOUTH

NO PROGRAMS


NOVICE

NO PROGRAMS


INTERMEDIATE

NO PROGRAMS

 


ADVANCED

NO PROGRAMS

 

 

 

STATUS

          -           : Program is running unless told otherwise.
                        Check back by the appropriate posted cancellation timeline listed below to see an updated status.

CANCELLED: The program is cancelled on the date listed. Confirm with the coach/office that you are aware of the cancellation

RUNNING    : The program is confirmed to run.

 

 

What is Special Olympics Calgary's weather policy?

Programs will be cancelled when temperatures exceed the following

Indoor programs: temperature is below -30 degrees (including wind chill)
Outdoor programs: temperature is below -20 degrees or above +30 degrees (including heat index)

Programs may be cancelled due to other factors: road conditions, venue availability, volunteer ratio, etc.


When will a decision be made and announced?

Making the decision if a program should run on days with inclement weather is a difficult process as weather can vary in different areas of the city, and change drastically in short periods of time. We know how much our athletes love to play their sports, and volunteers enjoy seeing the athletes, but we have to focus on our members safety, and take many factors into consideration:

- Hourly forecast and temperature for the day/evening from the Weather Network
- Projected rain/snowfall/air quality
- Venue conditions
- Road conditions and travel time
- Previous cancellations for that program


CANCELLATION TIMELINE
Cancellations will be determined and posted as the following:

Weekday programs: By noon the day of the program
Saturday programs: By 4:00pm on the Friday
Sunday programs: By 4:00pm on the Saturday

Please do not call the office to inquire if your program is running or not. This page will be updated as soon as a final decision has been made.

 

What happens if the program is cancelled?

This page will be updated by the stated time above. You will also receive an email notification (or a phone call if you do not have email) from your head coach or the office to advise you of the cancellation. Once you receive the message, please confirm with the party contacting you that you are aware of the cancellation. If we don't hear from all members, someone is required to go to the venue to let members know of the cancellation upon their arrival. If we know all members know it is cancelled, no individual has to risk their safety in the concerned conditions. Thanks for your cooperation.

Please remember to always notify your head coach when you know you will not be at the program. This way, if the program is cancelled and you are out of town or the country, the coach does not have to wait to hear from you.

 
What happens if the program is still running but the conditions are less than ideal?

SOC attempts to make the best decision possible for members. If the program is scheduled to run, individuals may use their own discretion to decide to face the weather or road conditions. If members attend their program, but the weather takes a turn, we ask that coaches use their best judgement when it comes to starting or finishing their game or practice. Please make sure you contact your head coach to let them know if you are not planning to attend your program (weather related or not).

 

This is a reminder that for the safety of all athletes, parents/guardians/caregivers dropping off participants at a facility must ensure that the facility is open, and a coach or coordinator is present before leaving the athlete at that location.

 

 

 
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