We have had a few inquiries about the Thursday dates.
The important dates page currently reads: Thursdays January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19. These are the dates of the Winter 2020 season.
As you may recall, the important dates page previously read as follows:
“Thursdays January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19 (Only 9 of these dates will be used, but will depend on gym availability)”
We were only going to start Thursdays on January 16th if it was a requirement to get Dakota Fieldhouse. Since Dakota was unable to give us any space, and notified us on December 30th 2019, we were unable to publish the dates until that decision was made. Shortly after their decision was made public we chose to have the 9 dates that all occur after both men and women have completed their provincial tournaments, and updated the important dates page after that decision was made.
We negotiate gym space with gymnasiums usually ~1 year in advance, but unfortunately Dakota Fieldhouse did not respond to our request until 3 weeks before the requested dates. This is an unusual situation we hope will not happen again, but unfortunately we are at the mercy of the gymnasiums when it comes to space allotments. We appreciate your patience and understanding!