City facilities to close, services to be suspended in response to new COVID-19 restrictions
The City of Edmonton will close recreation facilities and suspend in-person services in response to new provincial public health guidelines introduced this week.
Recreation Centres and City FacilitiesThe health and safety of recreation centre patrons and staff is our top priority. All City recreation facilities currently open to the public will close for at least 28 days after the last reserved time on Saturday, in compliance with new provincial restrictions. While outdoor ice surfaces will continue to be available for use, park pavilions at outdoor ice surfaces will be closed, with access only permitted to washroom facilities. Victoria Park Skating Oval and IceWay, and The Meadows Community Recreation Centre outdoor leisure ice will remain open with new safety measures in place. The Rundle Park IceWay is expected to open on Friday, Dec. 11.
Cross-country skiing trails, walking trails and toboggan hills remain open with physical distancing and social gathering restrictions in place.
The City will continue to offer virtual fitness classes, such as Zumba, Yoga, Tabata and Bootcamp. Edmontonians can register at MoveLearnPlay.edmonton.ca.
The Prince of Wales Armouries and the Orange Hub will remain open to tenants only. All public health guidelines in these facilities remain in place and must be followed.
Ride Transit Program PassesWith recreation centres closing as of Dec. 13, in-person sales of monthly Ride Transit Program passes will be suspended. Passes can still be purchased online 24/7 at ride.edmonton.ca or by calling 780-423-RIDE (7433) Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Passes purchased online or by phone can be purchased using credit card, VISA Debit, Debit Mastercard or prepaid VISA/Mastercard. Alternatively, regular priced fare products, including tickets for occasional riders, can be purchased at retail sales outlets.
Edmonton Valley ZooThe City is evaluating the full impacts of the new restrictions on zoo operations and will provide more information in the coming days. Zoominescence will remain open to ticket holders through Dec. 12 and an update will be provided as soon as possible for dates after Dec. 12. Patrons must adhere to public health guidelines while visiting the zoo.