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COVID-19 & Sport Leagues

March 25, 2020

Hello VSSC Community,  

Together, we are facing one of the most significant public health emergencies in our lifetime.  For our active VSSC community, we know these changes are hard.  They not only impact our ability to get out and enjoy the company of friends and family, but also impact our ability to play sports and share in a social connection that enhances our lives.  For those of you who - or who’s loved ones - have come into contact with the virus, we wish you all the best in your return to wellness.  

In the interest of public health and safety, we are pausing all Winter 2020 Sport & Social Club Winter programming until it is safe to operate again.  We will be making the final call whether to resume leagues on FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH.  If it is safe to play, leagues will resume back on Monday, April 13th.   Our priority is to get you playing, and to finish the Winter 2020 season. 

Should our Winter 2020 leagues, classes and programs be cut short as a result of measures taken within our communities to contain COVID-19, we will be issuing pro-rated future credits to all affected individuals and/or team captains.   Due to the unprecedented and unforeseen global pandemic, VSSC is not in a position to provide refunds.    

VSSC Credits can be applied to any of the following unpaid registrations:  

  • Any VSSC league, class, tournament and/or event (no restrictions on programming); and,
  • Either Team or Individual registrations. 

Please note that credits are not transferable and must be used by April 30th, 2021.  

The way the world and our community is responding to COVID-19 is quickly changing.  We are still in uncertain times.  We will continue to keep our community updated, as we have more information surrounding the status of Winter 2020 schedule and programming.    

This year marks VSSC's 10th anniversary, and we want to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional programming to you, our members. When this passes, we will still be here, we will be healthy, and we will continue to offer amazing sport and social experiences for many years to come.  

Please keep in touch with us on Social Media as we share fun, daily challenges in our #JustPlaySeries during this unique period of “Physical Distancing” (socializing can still happen at a distance). 

You can also access the upcoming activity and challenge calendar on our website here: https://vssc.ca/justplayseries 

In the meantime, we want you to know Sprummer 2020 Registration is NOW Open. You can visit our link here (https://vssc.ca/register) and register today to save your spot. With the anticipation of getting outdoors, we suspect many of our programs will sell out this Sprummer!   

We would like to thank our extraordinary members for your support and patience as we work through our next steps, your concern for our small business and your words of encouragement.  The opportunity for sport and social connection will be more important than ever once we return.   

Take care and stay well, 
The VSSC Staff Team.  

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March 13, 2020

Hello VSSC Community,

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the local health authorities.  Currently, the BC Centre for Disease Control has assessed the public heath risk as low in British Columbia.   

Over the next two weeks we do not have scheduled league play due to the March Break (Monday, March 16 – Sunday, March 29).

Our goal is to resume play starting Monday, March 30th.  

This time-frame will be reassessed as the situation evolves and whether it will impact VSSC leagues following March Break. 

For further updates in the Victoria region please reference the BC Centre for Disease Control website:  http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/information-on-novel-coronavirus

Information about future games after March Break will be provided by email on or before Friday, March 27th.

Yours in Sport,
The VSSC Staff Team.  

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March 10, 2020

Hello VSSC Community,

By now you are aware of the rising public health concerns around the world regarding COVID-19. 

At this time, VSSC leagues will be operating normally with the addition of some extra safety precautions. Should circumstances change, VSSC will issue additional communication. 

Please be informed. 
This is a respiratory illness that spreads like the flu. There is a lot of misinformation being passed along through media and internet.  Please be aware of normal safety procedures you would take during a regular flu season. 

This includes:

  • Staying home if you know you are sick or feel symptoms coming on.
  • Washing your hands regularly (before and after games – and in life).
  • Maintain good general health (eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, exercise in moderation).
  • Covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing (use your arm not your hands).
  • Practice other good hygiene habits and do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with your hands.

While we LOVE a solid post-game ‘high five’ celebration, we ask ALL members to replace ‘high fives’ with:

  • Friendly verbal recognition (teammates and for the opposing team)
  • A thumbs up
  • Applause / three cheers / hip hip hooray
  • Foot stomps / tapping

A number of the facilities we use have installed hand sanitizers and disinfectant products on-site for community members. Please ensure you are making use of these when entering and exiting the facility.

In saying this; teams are strongly encouraged to bring their own sanitizers and/or disinfectant products to all games. Please be safe and take a few minutes pre and post game to disinfect your sports equipment. If you are playing floor hockey, we are recommending teams provide their own goalie mask, blocker and trapper to reduce the communal use of equipment. However, SSC goalie equipment will still be available should this not be an option for your team.

Yours in Sport,
The VSSC Staff Team.