Return to Sport: Summer 2021

Welcome to the darkest day of the year. It’s literally the shortest day of the year. Saturn and Jupiter are coming together into some sort of conjunction, and we can only hope no crystals are involved. And yes, it looks like we are going to see more lockdown measures. Ugh.
 
So maybe you need a little pick-me-up before Christmas? Here’s one:

The PUL Board has developed a multi-tiered Return to Sport plan for Summer 2021.

While the COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, we still do not know precisely what the conditions will be in Summer of 2021. The vaccines are here, but we won’t see full deployment before the summer. The Board has accordingly developed a plan which anticipates various levels of restrictions (defined largely by number of players allowed at any one spot). We will need to be flexible as the situation changes, but this gives us a good starting point.

The full plan can be found here, and we invite any and all interested members to review it and get back to us with feedback.

No Indoor 
As you may know, we were working with Millbrook Arena to offer some limited indoor play in 2021. When we initiated this, the numbers weren’t great but there was a little room for hope. Over the past week, we’ve been watching the numbers grow and grow in Ontario, and we feel it’s just not safe. So we are pulling the plug on this initiative.

It looks like the provincial lockdown will make this decision for us anyway, but this was an easy call to make regardless. Worth a try, but safety first is still our guiding concern.

A couple of members reached out with concerns on this initiative, and we appreciate the feedback. And if two of you were concerned enough to write in, there are probably more out there in the same camp. As always, we are more than happy to hear from our members, even if they do not approve of the decisions made by PUL’s leadership.
PUL Return to Sport 2021
PUL Return to Sport 2021

 

Indoor Is Happening.

Play Ultimate

We have decided to move ahead and run two very small indoor leagues at the Old Milbrook Arena. We understand not everyone is comfortable with this, but some members are and we need to give those members the opportunity.

The new venue will be the Old Milbrook arena which has changed the ice into a turf-like area (it’s outside carpet on top of the cement). Still, it’s a space we can utilize to play some small-sided games. We will be running two 30 cohort leagues. You may only sign up for ONE of the nights of play and there will not be subs allowed during this time.

Saturday nights will run for only 7 weeks January 9th – February 20th 6:45-8:15 (Cost will be $80)
Sunday nights will run for 9 weeks January 10th – March 7th 9:35 – 11:05 (Cost will be $100)
(Saturdays have the better time, but runs 2 weeks shorter. Sundays have 2 more weeks, but a later time slot)

We will need a minimum of 15 registered people to run each league.

All players will need to adhere to our Covid-19 Policies and Procedures:

  • All players must fill out an online health screening form before leaving their residence and arriving at the facility. Should player answer yes to any of the provided questions they must remain home.
  • All players must check-in with the Covid Ambassador once arriving at the facility (even if arriving late).
  • All players must wear a mask upon entering the facility, and for the entire time they remain in the buidling, including during game play.
  • All players must maintain a 2M physcial distance from one another when not on the playing field.
  • All players must sanitize their hands upon entering the building, and each time you step onto the playing field, or leave the playing field.
  • All players must agree to limit their participation to this 30 person cohort. (We are asking you only play Peterborough ultimate and no other sports at this time).


Every player will need to sign online waivers:

  • PUL Participation waiver – updated to include COVID wording
  • Concussion Code of Conduct

Forgotten how to do that, no worries. Here are the steps you need to take. You must first be signed into Zurulu. You then would go to “My Profile” from the dropdown menu choose waiver history. Scroll to the bottom. It will give you a list of waivers you will need to sign. Most importantly is the Ultimate Season Membership Waiver for Ontario Ultimate and Peterborough League and the Concussion Code of Contact. Once you have done this you will be able to register. (You will need to follow the above steps for each waiver you need to sign.)

You can find the registrations here https://www.pultimate.ca/zuluru/events

Registration closes December 26th.

International Spirit of the Game day

This just in from Ontario Ultimate:
In case you haven’t heard, December 5th is International Spirit of the Game day (#iSOTGDay) and WFDF is hosting a Global Virtual Scavenger Hunt. This could be something good to share with your membership and help maintain that sense of community in lieu of being able to play games. Best of luck, here’s to an Ontario team winning the whole thing! All details can be found at the link here:
https://spiritofthegameday.org/have-fun-and-win/

So I’m sharing. Have fun and good luck.