Bad Weather Policy
Summer League games will be officially cancelled under the following conditions:
At 3:30 pm of that day, the decision will be made and as quickly as can be accessed, a banner will be posted on the TUC homepage when games are canceled. At this point, all games are officially cancelled. If the League knowingly allows games to be played despite the above conditions, TUC can have its permits withdrawn by the City Parks Department and various School boards. In addition, TUC may possibly be held liable for injury or death due to lightning.
Unfortunately, the weather is not a factor the League can control in any way. Yes, ultimate can be played under rain conditions, except for in the presence of lightning. However, we trust you all agree that losing the permits or ruining fields is not worth the cost of playing that game. Every attempt will be made to adhere to the 3:30 pm time. It would be ideal to wait longer or even just before game time to decide, but members have indicated that they require enough time to contact their team members. Consequently, there may be situations where a cancellation has been issued but the weather unpredictably changes by game time.
Some nights may be canceled because the conditions at the time of cancelation were quite inclement and the forecast was for continued and sustained inclement weather. Another night may be canceled because we experience a large and continuous amount of rain for several days before hand. Although it may be sunny at game time, many fields have standing water (rendering them unplayable) and if we play on them we would have greatly worsened the field conditions. We are also contacted by the school boards or City somtimes with a request to remain off of the fields.
If weather conditions are such that a Severe Thunder/lightning storm watch is issued and heavy downpour is anticipated, games for that day will be officially cancelled. When games are on and there is inclement weather, the League insists that captains who do decide to try to play the game, use common sense at the field if rain or lightning does take place. Please don't selfishly lose or destroy a field for the rest of the league so that you can play that one game.
Following a cancellation on-site (teams decide not to play), if teams affected choose to reschedule the game for another day, the League has a number of fields set aside for uses such as playing make-up games; please contact the TUC office to arrange for a 'make-up game' field.
Please consider that the League does not desire the cancellation of games. The weather is uncontrollable, and for example, it could rain every Tuesday for 5 weeks in a row. Please appreciate that a cancellation is the last option, and is made due to consideration of greater consequences if play is condoned.
Please note that normal rainy conditions are not a reasonable explanation for defaulting a game (when games are not canceled by TUC or conditions are not dangerous). For an explanation of defaults please read our Default Policy in the policies section.