COVID-19 FAQ

May 05 Update

So many mixed emotions; excitement for the vaccine ramp up mixed with sadness and frustration with where we still are in fighting COVID-19.

The Alberta Government announced increased restrictions on May 4, for at least 3 weeks. Even with yesterday’s announcement, we are not giving up hope on our Spring season yet. The vaccination program is continuing to make excellent progress. All Albertans aged 12+ are eligible to receive the vaccine as of this Monday, May 10 and we are still on track to hit the 48% immunity target (that was announced in early April) within the next three weeks. In full transparency, we are unsure of exactly what our Spring season will look like but we are willing to do whatever it takes to get you playing. The season will be shortened, but we will not be able to assess what that looks like in detail until this current lockdown progresses. At this point, we will look to begin a 4-to-5-week Spring season no earlier than
June 7.
 
We will adjust the cost of leagues to match the number of weeks we are able to play. All payment plans are still on hold, and we will not process any further payments until season details are confirmed. If we cannot run a Spring season due to COVID-19, full refunds will be issued. You can see our COVID-19 Cancellation Policy for more details.
 
Thank you again for your continued patience and support!

General COVID-19 Questions

At this point in time, we don't know. We are assuming the restrictions will be similar to the past season that ran: limited cohort participation, capped league sizes, safe operation and sanitization procedures.

Once team sport guidelines are released we will make applicable adjustments and share the final Spring Return to Play with our players.

For now each league will be capped at 50 participants, meaning that most sports will play with 4 team divisions, and all rosters will be capped to ensure we stay within the maximum 50-person cohort. Additionally, the ESSC has decided to limit players to one registration for the time being.

The decision to run an all outdoor line-up was made 2 weeks before the deadline. We understand this is disappointing news for many players, however the decision was made taking into consideration a number of factors.

As we look at the current restrictions and decisions being made, it's clear that players and the government feel more comfortable with outdoor activities at this time. We believe the best chance of running a Spring season is to focus on outdoor play. By making this decision now we are ensuring that all teams and players have an opportunity to secure a spot in one of the outdoor leagues.

We closed registration to Indoor leagues on March 30th, and subsequently will be or have already followed up with all Spring Indoor teams and Individual registrations.

The Summer season typically runs from the first week of July to the end of August/first week of September.

We will open up registration for the Summer season in May, exact date TBD.

 

 

Our ability to continue to sport is dependent on everyone following the Return to Play Guidelines. On this page you will find a few commonly asked questions, but for a full overview please click the "Return To Play Guidelines" button above.