DRA Calendar Feeds – How to guide

Would you like to be able to import your team(s) schedules into your other calendars, and automatically sync when those schedules change?  This web page provides links to live calendar feeds for the DRA which allow programs like Microsoft Outlook®, services like Google Calendar™, or devices like the Apple iPhone™ to import and combine with your other calendars.  Because it’s a “feed” and not a “file” (which you can copy and paste from this site), information changed on the site will automatically update in your other calendar(s).

*Special thanks to Rob Patterson for setting up and maintaining these calendar feeds!

For more details regarding some of the more common specific programs or devices please look at the Disclaimers and Instructions section below.

Here are the feeds:

U7
https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/ectkq22oqn84m5ji5fvapbmr10%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

U8
https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/07j0qup2v1lis895gdc82vpujo%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

U10
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/eeoqqfbi63ebodocd11jrbd5g8%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

U12-B
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/5dki4e634k526mepg5f49savig%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

U12-K
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/ish6vu3g8m37rkd9uunrtgfr44%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

U12PP
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/ikimgbjutrfe9dqdcgajeicatk%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

U14
https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/recg5jfk864bj7bm71m21bmuqo%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

U14A
https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/6cmrttq3k2ef3trk5htnn5fl64%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

U19
https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/dvtl9noe11bm1bh0srl44t1on0%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Disclaimers

Microsoft Outlook® Users: Internet Calendar feeds are only supported in version 2007 or later.  The calendars will be updated each time Outlook® performs a Send & Receive, which typically happens automatically every 30 minutes (but can also happen on-demand).

Google Calendar™ Users: For several years, many users of Google Calendar have reported that calendar feeds only update once per day, and there is no option to allow the user to update more frequently (or on-demand).  Because of this, changes made to the schedule on the website may take at least one day before being updated in your Google Calendar.

BlackBerry® Users: For devices running BlackBerry OS 10 (BB10) or higher, the calendar feeds should work just fine. However, prior to BB10 RIM had decided not to support “over-the-air” calendar feeds in their devices so they won’t work.

Final Disclaimer: There are literally thousands of software applications, website services, and devices which could potentially be used to import the calendar feed. It is impossible to test each of these scenarios, and it is also impossible to guarantee that your scenario will work as expected.  You should always check the website for the latest schedule prior to departing.  We will only test that our feed works in the most common environments.

Note: once your season is over, please remember to unsubscribe from your calendar feed.

Instructions

We will provide some basic instructions for using the calendar feed from this website for some of the most common scenarios, including Microsoft Outlook® 2007 & 2010, Apple iPhone™, and Google Calendar™.  For more detailed instructions than those provided here (or for instructions about a different scenario), consult the documentation for your program / device, or search the web for “Import Calendar Feed Into [Insert Your Program / Device Here]”.

In general, this is a two-part process:

Part 1: Select Your Calendar Feed Address

Select the calendar feed(s) you want, listed above.

Part 2: Import the Feed into your Calendar

Once you have the customized address to the calendar feed, you can import it into your calendar. Basic instructions for some of the more popular calendars are as follows:

Microsoft Outlook® 2010

  1. Open Outlook® and go to the Calendar area.
  2. In the ribbon at the top, click Open Calendar, then From Internet…
  3. Paste the address you selected above into the location field, and click Ok
  4. Optional: Click Advanced Options to provide a name and/or description for the calendar, and click Ok
  5. Click Ok to add the Calendar. It will automatically update each time Outlook® performs a full “Send & Receive”

Microsoft Outlook® 2007

  1. Open Outlook® and go to the Calendar area.
  2. In the main menu, click Tools, then Account Settings
  3. Select the Internet Calendars tab, and click New…
  4. Paste the address you selected above into the location field, and click Add
  5. Optional: Click Subscription Options to provide a name and/or description for the calendar, and click Ok
  6. Click Ok to add the Calendar. It will automatically update each time Outlook® performs a full “Send & Receive”

BlackBerry® (OS version 10.2 or later)

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap the Settings icon, tap Accounts, tap the Add Account icon, choose Subscribed Calendar.
  3. In the Calendar Name field, enter a name for the calendar.
  4. Paste the address you selected above into Server Address field.
  5. Tap Done.

Apple iPhone™ (iOS version 3.0 or later)

If you can receive email on your iPhone…

  1. Send yourself an email containing the address you selected above.
  2. Open the email on your iPhone and tap the address.
  3. Your iPhone will ask if you want to subscribe to the calendar. Tap Subscribe
  4. After the feed has been loaded into your iPhone, you’ll see a confirmation message. Tap View Events to see the calendar.

If you cannot receive email on your iPhone…

  1. On your iPhone, open your Settings, then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  2. Tap Add Account…, then tap Other
  3. Tap Add Subscribed Calendar
  4. Enter the address you selected above into the Server Address field, and tap Next
  5. On the next screen, change the name of the calendar as needed, then tap Save

Apple iCal™

  1. Open iCal, and in the main menu select Calendar, then Subscribe…
  2. Past the address you selected above into the Calendar URL: box provided, and click Subscribe
  3. Type a name and/or description for the calendar into the boxes provided, set the Auto-refresh as desired, and click OK

Google Calendar™

Warning! Google Calendar™ may only sync the calendar feed once per day (at the most).
  1. Login to Google and visit your Google Calendar™ (usually http://calendar.google.com)
  2. On the left-hand side, look for an area called “Other Calendars”
  3. Click Add, then click Add by URL
  4. Paste the address you selected above into the URL: box provided, and click Add Calendar
  5. Optional: After the calendar is added, you can rename it by clicking the Calendar Settings associated with that calendar.

This support information was re-purposed from another website and was last updated Feb 19, 2015. The instructions for each of the programs, services, or devices provided above may have changed.