What if it is raining? Who do I call.
Fort Saskatchewan - For outdoor field status, check Sports Fields page. The city website is updated daily (Monday to Friday) at 4 pm weekdays.
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 4 reasons that rain stops soccer.
#1 - The fields are closed by the City - The teams DO NOT show up for these games or practices.
#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 unless the team has been notified that the game or practice has been cancelled
#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 unless the team has been notified that the game or practice has been cancelled.
#4 - Fields are open but the coach or program director has determined that the practice is postponed or cancelled due to weather or field conditions. Teams DO NOT show up for these practices. Check your email or team notification application (e.g. Team Snap) or the Facebook and twitter feeds on our website home page for any cancellation notices.
If conditions are too wet/dangerous and the city has indicated the fields are closed, please contact your coach. Please check the Facebook and twitter feeds on our website home page for any cancellation notices.
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.
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Fort Saskatchewan - For 2020 Outdoor Field season, check our Sports Fields page if you want to double check on a field’s status.
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