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Weather conditions Sunday 12-8 and game status

UPDATE: 10:00 AM Sunday

UPDATE (10:00 AM SUNDAY): Nova Field House has decided to close on Sunday due to the weather prediction--all games there are canceled. No decision yet from Fairfax County Schools on school facilities which at this time are expected to open on schedule. If schools remain open, use caution in proceeding to your child's game. CYA will continue to monitor the situation and post updates.

There is a significant weather event (snow, sleet and/or freezing rain) predicted for Sunday morning (Dec 8th) and snow is already beginning to fall in the region at 10 am. Depending on the severity of the event, this could lead to the school gyms being closed and games being cancelled. We will probably not know until sometime Sunday morning, especially as the school system is sometimes slow to make decisions on Sunday. Note: At the present time (10:30 AM Sunday morning), there are no school closures and games are still on.

Fairfax County Public Schools or individual school authorities can close the school gyms due to inclement weather. Whenever FCPS announces that the schools will be closed due to weather conditions, then all school gyms (but not necessarily the NZone or Nova Fieldhouse facilities) are closed on that day.

Gym closure information can be obtained by watching the FCPS channel 21 on Comcast, Cox or Verizon, by calling the gym closure hotline (703-324-5264) or by going to the FCPS emergency website ( Coaches and parents are encouraged to sign up for the Fairfax Co. message service that can be broadcast to an email address or cell phone (sign up at This service will alert you to school closings due to weather or other emergency situations.

The NZone and Nova Fieldhouse (formerly Hoop Magic and Nova Sportsplex) facilities do not follow the FCPS gym closure guidelines. Instead, game cancellations at these two facilities due to weather are decided upon by the CYA Basketball Board in consultation with the facility staffs and the Cardinal Officiating organization. This information will be posted on the CYA website or can be obtained by calling NZone at 703-266-0118 or Nova Fieldhouse at 703-865-8925.

As soon as CYA receives information about weather-related cancellations at the schools or NZone/Nova Fieldhouse, these announcements are posted to the Basketball page of the CYA website ( and on the Basketball scheduling website (

CYA will send out a mass e-mail to all CYA participants as soon as a deterrmination is made. In certain circumstances, CYA may cancel games due to unsafe driving conditions even if FCPS has not yet made a decision to close the schools. Please check your email and/or the Basketball scheduling website ( before leaving for your game.