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: March 16th
Time Updated: 10:49am

**Effective Friday, March 13th Special Olympics Alberta will be suspending across the province, all sport training, competition and other fundraising activations until April 14, at which time the situation will be re-evaluated.**

You can continue to check this page for updates on the status of upcoming programs and events. We hope that we will be able to resume programs after April 14, but there is a possibility that we will need to extend the suspension. We will continue to monitor the situation and work with our key partners and local health authorities so that we only resume programs when we can ensure safety for our members. Protection of our athletes, volunteers, staff and families is our number one priority.

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 from March 16th - March 27th 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 12th - motionBOWL - suspended
March 14th - Bowl-a-Rama - suspended
    
Information will be sent out at the end of March on dropping off Bowl-a-Rama pledge sheets and funds and picking up your giveaway item
March 20-22 - Skate Meet - suspended
March 28th - motionballU at UofC and MRU - suspended
March 28-29th - First Aid - suspended
March 29th - Swim Meet - suspended
March 31st - Athlete Leadership Introduction - suspended
April 3-4th - NCCP - 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


Scheduled to start: April 25th

Figure Skating


NO PROGRAMS


Golf   
Development - Lessons 1
Scheduled to start: May 5 - May 26


Development - Lessons 2
Scheduled to start: June 2 - June 23


Youth
Scheduled to start: May 5th




Intermediate
Scheduled to start: May 5th


Advanced
Scheduled to start: May 5th

Health & Wellness
Session 1


NO PROGRAMS



Health & Wellness
Session 2

Scheduled to start: April 21st

Powerlifting


NO PROGRAMS
 

Rhythmic Gymnastics  
NO PROGRAMS

Soccer

 
NO PROGRAMS

Softball
Development
Scheduled to start: April 19th
 

Novice
Scheduled to start: April 19th


Intermediate
Scheduled to start: April 19th


Advanced
Scheduled to start: April 19th

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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