UPDATE: local events canceled in light of coronavirus

Six Flags Magic Mountain halted operations due to inclement weather Monday as a wet storm moved into the Santa Clarita Valley. Austin Dave/The Signal
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To slow the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, some local events that were slated to take place in the coming weeks have been canceled. 

At this time, it is unknown if these events will be rescheduled to a later date or canceled indefinitely. The following cancellations and suspensions were announced Thursday in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Six Flags Magic Mountain 

On Friday, Six Flags Magic Mountain announced that they will be closed until the end of March. 

“While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at either property, the safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority,” said a Six Flags Magic news release. “We will continue to closely monitor these evolving conditions, and will follow the most current guidance from federal, state, and local officials.”

10th annual Walk for Kids with Cancer

The 10th annual Walk for Kids with Cancer that was scheduled for March 21, has been postponed to an unforeseen date. 

“Our top priority is the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, staff and especially, our families, some of whom may have compromised immune systems”, said Mike Jaffe, Interim Executive Director of the MHF, in a news release. “I have contacted COC and requested that, once it is safe to do so, we will determine another date to hold our walk.”

SCV Water’s 2020 Water Summit

SCV Water’s 2020 Water Summit is being rescheduled from April 17 to a later date in fall 2020. 

“As we continue to monitor and assess conditions surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Water Summit,” said an SCV Water news release. 

Refunds are being provided to those who purchased a ticket. 

Seventh annual SoCal Special Hockey Festival

The seventh annual SoCal Special Hockey Festival at Ice Station Valencia has been canceled due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19. 

“As the situation concerning COVID-19 continues to evolve, SNAP Sports has decided to take a preemptive course of action that is in the best interest of our volunteers, athletes and guests,” said a SNAP Sports news release. 

At this time, there are no plans in place to replace the date, the release added. 

LASD cancels all community events for month of March 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has made the decision to cancel all LASD community events throughout the month of March due to the coronavirus outbreak, Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced Thursday morning. 

SCV Chili Cook-off 

The Santa Clarita Valley Chili Cook-off that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 17, has been canceled. 

At this time, a new date for the event has not been announced.

Career Collaborative Meeting 

The Career Collaborative meeting that was scheduled on April 23 has been canceled. 

“In light of the current public health emergency situation, the Career & College Readiness Department has decided to cancel the upcoming Career Collaborative meeting,” said a William S. Hart Union High School District news release.

The following is a summary of the closures, postponements, adjustments and cancellations that have impacted the Santa Clarita Valley due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.


  • Six Flags Magic Mountain is closed until the end of March 
  • College of the Canyons Silver Spur Celebration, March 14.
  • COC Canyons Promise, March 17.
  • COC Women’s Conference, March 21.
  • Sheriff’s Department cancels all community events for month of March. 
  • Local SCV USC Alum Day of Service, March 14.
  • SCV Chili Cook-off, March 17. 
  • March Business After Hours Mixer at Embassy Suites, March 18.
  • #EmpoweringWomen Lunch, March 19.
  • 10th Annual Walk for Kids with Cancer, March 21.
  • CalArts Gala at REDCAT, March 21. 
  • NextSCV with Past Chairs, March 25.
  • Non-Profit Seminar, March 26.
  • MIA of SCV, March 26.
  • Family Promise: A Taste of Hope, March 28.  
  • SCV Water’s 2020 Water Summit, April 17. 
  • Hart District’s Career Collaborative Meeting, April 23. 
  • 7th annual SoCal Special Hockey Festival, April 25 and 26.
  • School Day Cafe’s “Kids Cooking” demonstration, March 13.

School Closures and Class Suspensions

  • College of the Canyons suspends most classes for spring semester, moves to online instruction.
  • CalArts cancels in-person classes beginning March 23 until April 13.
  • CSUN suspends classes beginning March 15 and moves in-person classes to alternative methods from March 23 to April 19.

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