Quebec means that we will have some unpleasant weather and there will be
some days when we have to play sports even though we might prefer not
to. When this happens the only solution is todress warmly
and get out there and have some fun!
CMSS hosts hundreds of teams
each season and this requires a lot of playing fields. Rescheduling
games is extremely difficult (we canít always book enough fields to
replay all the games), so we strongly prefer to see the games get played
Indoor leagues are never
cancelled due to weather, unless the schools are closed. If this
happens, all players will be notified with as much notice as
In very extreme
circumstances CMSS will cancel games.
notice will be posted on the the website by 5:00pm on game day and if
possible, CMSS will e-mail all players that are affected. If we have not
cancelled the games, that means we have received no indication from the
City, the facility, or our field staff that our fields are unplayable. If
we did not cancel the games then the Rain or Shine Policy is in effect. You can also
consult our telephone weather line at 514-227-2677 ext.
*Note: Our office
is not open on weekends so all Saturday, Sunday and long weekend Monday
games are subject to the Rain or Shine Policy.
RAIN or SHINE POLICY
All rained out games may be played on weekends. A
specific weekend will be assigned to make up the games. Makeup games will
not be subject to any default fees.
If the CMSS daily game
update indicates that games are being played despite the weather being
questionable, teams must report to their field regardless of weather
conditions, or be subject to default rules. Daily game updates can be
found on the Club Montreal homepage.
If it is raining,
snowing, very cold or overly wet at game time, CMSS requires teams to
wait it out for at least 20 minutes before deciding to call the game. If
poor weather or slippery field conditions are still a factor after 20
minutes, you must discuss rescheduling options with your opponent prior
to leaving the field. CMSS will help with rescheduling but you must
provide 2 potential dates that both teams can play on. Any rescheduled
game must occur one week prior to the start of
Note: We may not always be able to reschedule the games (due to field
availability and amount of notice time) so you are cancelling at your own
Each player has
sole discretion to choose whether to play. If a player arrives at
their field and believes that the conditions present a safety hazard to
them personally, they should choose not to play.
In the event of
severe weather (electrical storms, excessively slippery fields), games
should be immediately stopped and all players should take cover. Wait up
to 20 minutes and if the severe
weather passes, continue play and shorten the game time if required. If
conditions do not improve, the game ends and the score is reported as is.
The exception to this is
Softball, where the final score reported will be taken from the last full