I just received an e-mail from the City delaying the opening of the ball diamonds until May 11th.
THIS WILL AFFECT OUR SCHEDULE!
Losing 2 weeks at the start of the year means we will have to get creative with the schedule to get all the games in.
Regular season will now begin on May 14th …
Our meeting is still being held next Thursday, April 26th at 8pm at Louie’s on Lewis where you will receive your schedule, keys, balls and scorebooks. Ensure you have representation at this meeting to collect everything you need for the year. This is the last bat testing prior to the opening tournament and it will be a very busy bat testing night! Make sure you bring your completed paperwork.
Unfortunately, due to the recent ice storm and lingering wintry conditions, we are delaying the official opening of the City’s sports fields, including ball diamonds.
We expect to open ball diamonds on May 11 and sports fields on May 18.
Delaying the official opening by about 11 days will help us maintain the integrity of our sports fields and provide safe playing conditions for our users.
Currently, the sports fields remain covered in ice and snow and our employees haven’t been able to start the necessary preparations for the upcoming sports season. We do expect melting to occur over the next week when temperatures return to seasonal norms. However, soil conditions will be saturated and it will take some time for the ground to dry.
We will work with your groups to reschedule or refund bookings. Facility Booking Staff are currently amending contracts and will send revised versions for your signature.
This information is also posted at guelph.ca/seasonal/sports-field-status/. Tennis and beach volleyball courts are not impacted and will open as scheduled on April 30.
We do apologize for this inconvenience. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for a sunny dry season!
Please contact me via e-mail if you have any questions.