Rules and regulations - Calgary Soccer Centre

City of Calgary staff may establish and enforce additional rules as deemed necessary. Violation of any of these rules may result in a loss of Centre privileges.

General

  • Pets are not allowed on the property.
  • Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards and baseball metal cleats are not allowed on our artificial turf fields.

Sales

  • Solicitation, marketing, or facility branding is unauthorized without permission by City of Calgary staff.
  • Unauthorized sale or distribution of food or beverages, goods and services is prohibited.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all food and beverage must be acquired through on-site tenants.
  • Alcohol must be consumed in licensed areas only (lounge area). Possession or consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited in all common areas, on the fields and in the dressing rooms.

Behaviour

Alcohol and Cannabis Consumption – Zero Tolerance

The City of Calgary in accordance with City Bylaws has established a zero alcohol and cannabis environment at City facilities. We ask for your support as we do our best to provide safe and enjoyable family environments at all City-owned facilities.

If organizations fail to comply with the guidelines they will be contacted by a City of Calgary representative and advised of the non-compliance. By agreeing to the terms of your ensuring that all league members are aware of the guidelines. 

The Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Act, Section 89 provides that no person may use or consume liquor in a public place or any place other than a residence, temporary residence, licensed premises or any other place as prescribed in the regulations. y.ca/lldm01/livelink.exe?func=ccpa.general&msgID=ZTrgqseTyyT&

Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Act, R.S.A. June 17, 2020

Public Place

89(1) Except as provided in this Act, no person may use or consume liquor in a public place or any place other than a residence, temporary residence, licensed premises or a place or class of place prescribed in the regulations where liquor may be used or consumed.

The City of Calgary in accordance with City Bylaws has established a zero alcohol and cannabis environment at City facilities. We ask for your support as we do our best to provide safe and enjoyable family environments at all City-owned facilities.

This Act 89(1) applies to all arenas, athletic parks, pools, playfields, parking lots and multi-purpose facilities.

Fines for not complying with Bylaw # 23M2018 smoking or vaping in public spaces is $100 (Cannabis) $115.00 (Alcohol or intoxication) 

Some exceptions are:

  • Festivals/Events booked through Recreation with approval/license from The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) agency and paid security.
  • Private adult events booked through an Athletic Park Special Event Application Form, with proof of AGLC approval/license. Security is provided for the duration of the event at a cost of $35 per hour per security guard. Security volunteers are not permitted.
  • Concessions with an AGLC license to sell alcohol.

Zero tolerance is in full effect and actions will be taken for organizations and or individuals who do not abide.

For organizations or individuals that would like to request Alcohol on site please apply through the special event application process

Additional penalties

If found in possession of, or intoxicated from, drugs and/or alcohol in prohibited areas, you may face the following actions:

  • Refusal of entry or removal from the premises
  • Loss of all booked permit times (current and potentially future) at the Calgary Soccer Centre, with no refund for monies paid
  • Loss of all booked permit times (current and potentially future) at all City Recreation and Parks facilities with no refund for monies paid
  • Leagues:
    • The league will have the option of removing the offending team from their league, or lose all booked permit times (current and potentially future) at the Calgary Soccer Centre. Leagues must provide notification that the team has been removed from the league by the deadline provided in official communication from the Calgary Recreation.
    • If a league, and teams within the league, continue to not comply with these guidelines, the league will lose all booked permit times (current and potentially future) at all City Recreation and Parks facilities with no refund for monies paid

Conditions of use

Conditions of Calgary Soccer Centre use

Renter responsibilities

  • The renter is responsible for the conduct of all participants, spectators and affiliated members (volunteers, coordinators, officials, etc.) involved.
  • The renter is responsible for all media release, liability waivers, and assumption of risk agreements for each of its participants.
  • The renter will notify a City of Calgary staff immediately if an injury occurs.
  • Renters and participants do not have exclusive use of common areas around the fields.
  • The renter and participants will be allowed access onto the field at the START of the appointment time, and are required to vacate field at the END of the appointment time. This includes setup and teardown time if necessary (does not account for change room time).
  • Field Modifications including but not limited to additional equipment, or field markings must be approved by City of Calgary staff. Additional installation and/or removal fees may be incurred.
  • All fields, change rooms and common areas are to be left in equal to or better condition as found. Groups/Individuals are responsible for any damage to the facility, plus a minimum $250.00 fine.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted on the fields or player benches, including but not limited to chewing gum, seeds and tobacco products. Water is permitted.
  • Outdoor fields may be closed unexpectedly due to inclement weather. It is your responsibility to check the field status prior to arriving. Field Status tool will be updated regularly Weekdays by 4:00pm, Weekends by 9:00am and again at 1:00pm. Phone: (403) 268-2300, Option 2, Option 1, Option 9 (Soccer Centre)

Conditions of facility use

R 1518 (R2008-11) B

The conditions listed below apply to the use of the facility for which this permit is issued. Facilities managed by the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic Separate School Division #1 may have additional regulations which are established by the respective School Board and which if applicable are attached.

The City of Calgary Bylaws govern appropriate activities and behaviour in parks and facilities, and all renters are required to abide by these bylaws and their regulations. These bylaws may be found at www.calgary.ca. In addition, regulations and requirements laid out in the permit Conditions of Use section, permit Additional Notes section and the following apply:

1. Changes to Permits (by the customer)

Once a permit has been issued, any amendments made by the renter involving the cancellation of time(s) and/or date(s) will result in an administrative fee of $10 plus GST/10 bookings/permit. Notification to The City of Calgary Facility Bookings must be received in writing within a minimum of:

  • 30 (thirty) calendar days in advance of the rental date. Christmas, Spring/Easter breaks, additional time will be required. Please contact the Customer Service Centre to determine the timeline affecting your permits).
  • No cancellations or refunds permitted for Spring/Summer (April 1 – August 31) arena bookings.

Failure to observe these timelines will result in the renter being charged the full cost of the rental.

2. Changes to Permits (by The City of Calgary)

The City of Calgary reserves the right to cancel or amend this permit in advance of the date should special circumstances arise. In these circumstances, a full credit or refund will be made to the renter (or alternate date(s) provided where possible).

3. Credits and Refunds Related to Weather/Maintenance

  • Credits or refunds will be processed automatically for Athletic Park/Calgary Soccer Centre  closures.
  • Credits or refunds will be processed for picnic site bookings if the renter contacts The City of Calgary no later than the next business day AND the credit/refund is verified by The City of Calgary.
  • Credits or refunds will not be issued for community playfield permits or where an administrative fee has been charged for a seasonal/annual permit.

4. Behaviour of Rental Party

I agree that as the person in whose name this permit has been executed that:

  1. I am responsible for the actions of those who use the facility during the time of rental;
  2. I will pay for the reasonable costs of any damage caused to the facilities by my actions or the actions of those who use the facility during the time of rental;
  3. I will take reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized persons enter the facility during the time of rental;
  4. I will indemnify and save harmless The City of Calgary and/or the Calgary Board of Education and/or the Calgary Catholic Separate School District #1 from and against all actions, causes of action, suits, demands, payments, judgments or settlement, including solicitor client costs which arise from my use or the use of the facility by those I represent, except where such actions arise from the negligence of The City of Calgary, the Calgary Board of Education or the Calgary Catholic Separate School District #1.

This permit may be cancelled at any time if, in the opinion of The City or School Board, the conduct of those using the facility is not satisfactory.

5. Insurance

Organizations or individuals renting facility space through The City of Calgary are required to carry general liability insurance acceptable to the Risk Management section of the Law Department in an amount of not less than Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) inclusive limit for any one occurrence and such insurance shall include the City of Calgary and the respective School Board as additional insured. This insurance must not have a participant’s exclusion.

6. Ticket Sales, Liquor Events, Gambling, Smoking

Organizations charging admission to events in City facilities are responsible for ticket sales; The City may take a percentage of any gate admissions charged to participants. No gambling is permitted. Liquor may only be consumed where a permit has been obtained and in space designated for its consumption. The Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Separate School District do not permit any alcohol in schools. Smoking is not permitted in any facility.

7. Unauthorized use

No permit holder may assign or sublet their interest in a City or School Board facility.

8. Personal information

The personal information collected in the process of issuing this facility rental permit is obtained under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is necessary for operating a program or activity of this public body.

Further, this information may be used for marketing purposes specifically related to programs or services delivered directly by The City of Calgary Recreation and will not be sold or shared with any individual or organization, except with the consent of the individual or organization, or as required by law. If you have questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact Facility Bookings at 403-268-3800, Option 2.

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