What if it is raining? Who do I call.
Fort Saskatchewan - For outdoor field status, check the Fort Sask Website http://www.fortsask.ca/
The City of Fort Sask. determines when soccer fields are open. During heavy or prolonged rain, play is not allowed on the fields.
Please do not call the offices of Fort Saskatchewan Soccer or Fort Saskatchewan Minor Sports. They can only refer you to the City's website.
It is raining out; should we play?
There are only 3 reasons that rain stops soccer.
#1 - The fields are closed by the City - The teams DO NOT show up for these games.
#2 - Fields are open but the Referee has determined that damage may happen to the field or a player may
get hurt due to the field conditions. - Teams MUST show up for the game.
#3 - Fields are open but the referee has determined by following the lightening rule that the game is
postponed or cancelled. Teams MUST show up for the game.
If conditions are too wet/dangerous and the city has indicated the fields are closed, please contact your coach.
In some cases heavy rain or lightening can occur after 4 p.m. In this case only the referee can cancel the game, therefore both teams have to be present at the game and await the referee's decision. If the fields are deemed unsafe due to heavy rain the referee may decide to cancel the game.
When Fort Saskatchewan sports fields are closed teams can practice on the green space surrounding the sports fields, just not on the actual sports field.
Rain Out Numbers
Fort Saskatchewan - For 2018 Outdoor Field season, all inquiries for outdoor field status will be directed to the Website http://www.fortsask.ca/
You can sign up for eNotification which will automatically update if there is any change to the field status. Here are the instructions for how to sign up:
Sherwood Park/County of Strathcona - 780.467.5800 or online (updated at 4pm)
City of Edmonton - 780.496.4999 ext 1 (updated at 4pm)