Edmonton

Recreation facilities continue reopening this week

Public Service Announcement

Recreation facilities continue reopening this week

The City of Edmonton continues reopening recreation facilities over the next two weeks under Stage 2 of the Government of Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan, which allows the general public to participate in individual and group fitness activities.  

Facility openings will occur in phases over the coming weeks to allow time to recall up to 1,300 full-time and part-time staff from temporary layoff and to ensure they are trained on safety protocols and that facilities are ready for public use.

The following schedule of openings for the week of June 14 to 20 is subject to change depending on the availability of resources, provincial requirements, or inclement weather:

Outdoor Pools and Aquatics

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool (June 14)

Oliver Outdoor Pool (scheduled for opening June 15)

Fred Broadstock Outdoor Pool (scheduled for opening June 19)

Open dates for outdoor pools are dependent on weather conditions

Kinsmen Aquatic Centre (June 14)

Admission will apply at all facilities. Children aged 12 and under will be free at outdoor pools this summer. City of Edmonton recreation membership holders and Leisure Access Program members will have free access to outdoor pools. While we are still in Stage 2 of the provincial plan, everyone will need to reserve a time on movelearnplay.edmonton.ca to enter outdoor pools and purchase admission.

Other Facility Reopenings:

St. Francis Xavier Sports Centre for rentals and personal training based on demand (week of June 14)

The Orange Hub Theatre and Black Box Theatre (June 14)

City Hall Fountain (June 15)

Meadows Community Recreation Centre Spray Park (June 12)

Looking ahead to the week of June 21 to 27, the following facilities and amenities are scheduled to reopen:

Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre aquatic centre (June 21)

Clareview Community Recreation Centre aquatic centre (June 21)

Mill Woods Recreation Centre Aquatic and Fitness Centre (June 25)

Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre (June 25)

Jasper Place Leisure Centre (June 26)

The reopening of these facilities and amenities is in addition to fitness centres and gyms in five recreation centres that reopened on June 10.

All virtual programming will continue at this time and outdoor fitness classes will begin June 14. Details on those programs will be on MoveLearnPlay

Measures remain in place to ensure public health guidelines are followed. These include:

Practicing regular hand hygiene and staying home if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. 

Masks or face coverings are mandatory when inside a City recreation centre but may be removed when engaged in physical activity, including swimming. 

For outdoor pools, face coverings are required for indoor amenities but remain optional for outdoor areas. Two-metre physical distancing is also required outdoors

All facilities will be limited to 33 per cent of fire code capacity. Each facility has a different fire code limit based on its size.

Maintaining three-metre distance from others while inside of recreation facilities.

No gatherings within common areas.

We will return to reserved time slots to access facilities. Reserve a time slot at MoveLearnPlay.edmonton.ca.

Equipment in fitness centres will be set three metres apart.

Regular cleanings will take place throughout the day and deep cleanings in the evenings. 

Edmontonians looking for the most current information about which City recreation facilities, programs and amenities are open can visit edmonton.ca/reccentres. To reserve a time to visit a facility or to register for virtual programs, visit movelearnplay.edmonton.ca.

For more information:

edmonton.ca/reccentres 

edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/outdoor-pools.aspx

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