COVID-19 update: City to close its recreation facilities and attractions

COVID-19 update: City to close its recreation facilities and attractions 
The City of Edmonton is closing all City-operated recreation facilities and attractions starting Saturday, March 14, at 6 p.m.  

“The safety of the public and our employees is our main priority,” said Interim City Manager Adam Laughlin.  

“We don’t yet know how long the closures will last. We will continue to be guided by the province’s public health officials in taking actions to protect Edmontonians and visitors from COVID-19.” 

The closure affects all indoor facilities and attractions, as well as the Edmonton Valley Zoo and John Janzen Nature Centre. Zoo staff will continue to ensure the animals are well taken care of during the closure.  

The City of Edmonton is working out a process for full or prorated refunds for programs, and will put all annual memberships on hold.  This closure affects the following facilities:
ACT Aquatic and Recreation CentreBonnie Doon Leisure CentreCentral Lions Recreation CentreClareview Community Recreation CentreCommonwealth Community Recreation CentreConfederation Leisure CentreEastglen Leisure CentreGrand Trunk Fitness and Leisure CentreHardisty Fitness and Leisure CentreJasper Place Leisure CentreKinsmen Sports CentreLondonderry Fitness and Leisure CentreMill Woods Recreation CentreMill Woods Senior and Multicultural CentreNorthgate Lions Seniors Recreation CentreO’Leary Fitness and Leisure CentrePeter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure CentreSt. Francis Xavier Sports CentreTerwillegar Community Recreation CentreThe Meadows Community Recreation Centre 

This closure affects the following arenas:

Bill HunterCallingwoodCastle DownsClareviewConfederationCoronationCrestwoodDonnanDowntown Community ArenaGeorge S Hughes South SideGlengarryGrand TrunkKenilworthKinsmen TwinLondonderryMichael CameronMill WoodsOliverRuss BarnesTerwillegarThe MeadowsTiptonWestwood 

Also included in these closures are:
Edmonton Valley Zoo John Janzen Nature CentreCity Arts CentreJohn Walter MuseumCity programming at the Orange Hub and Prince of Wales Armoury (Tenants will be granted access to these locations) Hawrelak Park Pavilion, Rundle Park Pavilion and Victoria Park Pavilions will also be closed, with City staff no longer maintaining the ice at these facilities.  
Alberta Health Services continues to rate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in Alberta as low. However, this risk may increase in the coming weeks.
The City of Edmonton encourages anyone who is feeling unwell to use Alberta Health Services self assessment tool.  
Updated information can be found at edmonton.ca/covid-19


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