Field Conditions & Closures
Larry Olexiuk Field
– Conditions Notes –
Field conditions are not updated during weekends; please use your discretion as to the safety and playability of the fields if weather conditions change.
Last updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 3:09 pm
Larry Olexiuk Turf Replacement: The Larry Olexiuk Field is currently closed to undergo synthetic turf replacement, installation of a foam shock pad, installation of a new synthetic turf and a rubber crumb/sand layer. The installation of the new components will bring the turf back up to current standards and significantly improve its performance. It will also allow for more efficient and cost-effective future life cycle synthetic turf replacements.
Timeline: Week of July 17, 2023 to August 31, 2023.
Please Note: Any scheduled bookings within this time frame will be cancelled or rescheduled at other outdoor field spaces. Please contact Facility Bookings for assistance.
What are the City of St. Albert sports fields?
The City of St. Albert sports fields include soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and open green spaces. This does not include fields maintained by local sports associations such as the St. Albert Soccer Association (Riel Fields), St. Albert Minor Baseball Association (SAMBA), and the Meadowview Baseball Diamonds.
How is it determined if a field is closed?
Field closures are based on participant safety and field moisture. Heavy rains or prolonged moisture may close fields as they become slippery and unsafe for participants and may damage the turf. Other weather conditions such as temperature and wind are at the discretion of the coaches/participants and/or the local sports association's guidelines for play. The City of St. Albert considers the first week of May as their seasonal opening.
When is the decision made to close the fields?
Weather changes are monitored throughout the day as the weather conditions change. The website and information line (780-459-1568) will be updated by 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday only if weather conditions change.
How can I book a sports field?
Check out the rental information section for details.
Last edited: November 14, 2023