Facility Allocation Review
In 2008, City Council approved Sport Calgary's 10 Year Strategic Plan for Sport Facility Development and Enhancement, which guides new facility development, enhances existing facilities and improves facility access.
To improve facility access to sport and recreation facilities, Sport Calgary in collaboration with Recreation, is undertaking a Facility Allocation Review (FAR). FAR will review current allocation and permitting policies at city owned and/or operated facilities. The information compiled will support the development of a new permitting allocation model, refining facility type and use, and confirming prioritization guidelines for bookings.
Q & A
What is being reviewed?
A detailed review of current allocation systems for City owned/operated facilities and permitting policies.
What is the intention of the review?
The review will cover guidelines for permit allocations, priorities for bookings, equitability of present bookings, permit allocation processes according to the Canadian Sport for Life guidelines through Long Term Athlete Development and sport specific recommendations for required times, as well as general opportunities for participation by age and skill level.
Will I be able to keep my time and facility?
Historical bookings are being reviewed.
Will the cost of booking facilities increase?
The study is not reviewing facility fees.
When will these new guidelines come into effect?
At present, the timeline for the new guidelines to come into effect is scheduled for January 2013.
What opportunities are available for public input?
Currently, Sport Calgary is meeting with facility advisory groups to collect information and feedback. In early 2012, a series of Open Houses will be held for the public.