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: Dec 1st, 2021
Time Updated: 12:52pm

Please 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 remains closed and staff are working from home. You can still reach our staff through email and we look forward to staying connected with you.

 

2021-2022 Sports
PROGRAM STATUS

Alpine Ski

 

CANCELLED - DEC 5

 


Athletics

 


Development
SPRING PROGRAM


Intermediate
SPRING PROGRAM


Advanced
SPRING PROGRAM

 Basketball
Development
SPRING PROGRAM


Novice
SPRING PROGRAM


Intermediate 1
SPRING PROGRAM


Intermediate 2
BULLDOGS
SPRING PROGRAM


Advanced
SPRING PROGRAM


5 Pin Bowling


RUNNING

10 Pin Bowling


NO PROGRAM - DEC 4

 

Bocce

 

SPRING PROGRAM

 

 

Cross Country Ski

 

RUNNING

 

Curling

 

RUNNING

Figure Skating


RUNNING

Floor Hockey

Youth

RUNNING

Development

RUNNING

Novice

RUNNING

Intermediate

RUNNING

Golf   
Development - Lessons 1
SPRING PROGRAM

 


Youth
SPRING PROGRAM 



Intermediate
SPRING PROGRAM


Advanced
SPRING PROGRAM

Health & Wellness
Session 1


NO PROGRAM 2021-2022



Health & Wellness
Session 2

SPRING PROGRAM

Powerlifting


SPRING PROGRAM
 

Rhythmic Gymnastics  
SPRING PROGRAM

 

Snowshoeing

 

RUNNING
Soccer

 
SPRING PROGRAM

Softball
Development
SPRING PROGRAM
 

Novice
SPRING PROGRAM


Intermediate
SPRING PROGRAM


Advanced
SPRING PROGRAM

Swimming
YOUTH

RUNNING


NOVICE

RUNNING


INTERMEDIATE

SPRING PROGRAM

 


ADVANCED

SPRING PROGRAM

 

 

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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