Although it’s nearly May, the warm spring days have been few and far between.
The latest battering of snow across Saskatchewan delayed the start of spring and summer sports, which leaves members at the Royal Regina Golf Club inside the clubhouse instead of out on the greens.
“It’s only my second year living here,” said Royal Regina member Brian Mills, who hails from the United Kingdom. “[It] seems to last a long while to get out. It’s quite frustrating.”
But the situation could be much worse. Last year, there was still snow on the ground at the end of April and flooding ravaged the Royal Regina Golf Club, cutting down the number of holes members could play.
“There is no flooding this year, so it’s wonderful,” said Archie Cameron, the club’s general manager.
City sports fields to open soon
The city, on the other hand, says its outdoor fields should be ready for use by Thursday.
Ted Schaeffer, the sports, facilities and special events coordinator for the City of Regina, said the fields are ahead of where they were last year.
Provided Regina doesn't receive any more snow, Schaeffer says its soccer fields and baseball diamonds should be in full swing later this week.
For the most up to date information on the city’s outdoor sports facilities, visit their website.