Saskatchewan is the land of living skies and that’s making things difficult for sports league’s in Regina to find out when their seasons will begin.
Last week, the City of Regina indicated it would take up to three weeks to ensure the fields were in good enough condition so they wouldn’t get damaged from games being played on them.
Kurtis Krug, president of Regina East Zone Youth Soccer Association (REZYSA), said they are in constant contact with the city to determine when the fields will be available to them and were hopeful they would open their season on time.
“If we lose a game due to weather, it’s just gone, it’s unfortunate we miss that game but we can’t reschedule because we’ve already got the city fields all booked and everything’s all ready to go so there’s really no contingency to make anything up.”
But the city confirmed Tuesday afternoon fields and ball diamonds are expected to be open on April 30, with a few exceptions.
The recent warm, windy weather has helped dry out the playing areas in Regina.
“This time last week there was snow on the ground and this time next week we might be playing soccer,” Krug said.
The city is continuing to monitor the fields and Krug admits there could still be a delay if rain or the fields aren’t up to standard.
REZYSA has around 1,000 players ranging from a U4 division to U19.