Please see notice below from the City regarding a delayed opening. This affects all games at Guelph Lake Sports Fields
We were anticipating this based on recent weather so we are currently in the process of adjusting schedules etc. to accommodate the missed dates.
This will have an effect on most divisions however, we will start some games as scheduled at U of G and Marden as early as May 7th
This will impact scheduling to the point where we may have to have triple header nights for a period of time at all diamonds.
We have already implemented this for the D and E divisions this year.
If this is the case then game times will be 6:30-7:50, 8:00-9:20 and 9:30-10:50 during those dates.
Schedules will not be released until after the meeting on Tuesday AT THE EARLIEST
We are doing our best to continue offering an exceptional program to our teams.
Unfortunately, due to the recent ice storm and lingering wintery 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.
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!