Young athletes wishing to embark on spring sports will have to wait a little longer this year. With the start of the baseball and soccer seasons fast approaching, continued wintry weather has forced start dates to be pushed back.
The City of Regina confirmed in an emailed statement that outdoor field reservations typically begin on May 1, but with recent weather conditions, the city’s fields have not completely dried out, making them likely to drown. be damaged if used.
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“The City continues to monitor field conditions and will notify user groups when outdoor play can begin,” the statement read. “The status of sports fields is updated daily starting May 1 on Regina.ca.”
Sports organizations had to tell their teams the news of a new season dropout.
Kiwanis Little League’s Gerry Krismer said that due to COVID-19[feminine]they had to cancel the 2020 season and in 2021 they had a shortened season.
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“This year we planned to have a full season with our usual start date of May 1,” Krismer said. “Due to recent weather, we had to push our start date to May 7 and we expect to be operational by that date and have a full baseball season for 2022.”
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North Regina Little League manager Savanna Matthies said they always like to start the season before May 1. The announcement of delayed start times for outdoor sports was met with disappointment, especially for smaller athletes who were eager to play ball.
“The children are disappointed. They just want to be outside and play,” Matthies said. “Teams are ready for training and people are using the indoor facilities (for training).”
Athletes and sports organizations are encouraged to check the City of Regina’s website for exactly when outdoor facilities are deemed ready for use.
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