The Saskatchewan Winter Games that were scheduled to take place in Regina from February 20-26 have been postponed due to COVID-19.
The decision was made by the Saskatchewan Games Council along with the Regina host committee based on the advice from medical experts from the province due to the unpredictability of the Omicron variant.
The recommendation came from medical health officials representing the Saskatchewan Health Authority as well as input from the Medical Division of the Host Organizing Committee.
The Saskatchewan Games Council and the Regina Host Committee have been working collaboratively with medical advisors throughout the planning process, but the unpredictability and rapid spread of the Omicron variant has added an extra layer of health and public safety risk that became collectively more challenging to mitigate.
Over the next few weeks the Saskatchewan Games Council and the Host Committee will be working on possible solutions for the postponement of the Winter Games. The hope is to deliver the 2022 edition of the Games in the future.