City of Calgary reopening additional recreation facilities, expanding lesson availability

Mar 29 2021, 3:12 pm

The City of Calgary announced that it will be reopening three more recreation facilities next week, in addition to the 11 locations that have opened since February.

Beginning on April 5, the following facilities will be open for bookings:

  • Glenmore Aquatic Centre – 5330 19th Street SW
  • Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 810 13th Avenue NE
  • Inglewood Aquatic Centre – 1527 17th Avenue SE

Following provincial guidelines as outlined in the “Path Forward” plan for reopening, low-intensity individual and group exercise opportunities will be available by appointment at these facilities. 

Individual fitness opportunities include aquatic lane walking, shallow and deep-water exercise, and weight room access for low-intensity exercise.

One-on-one training (with a certified or paid trainer) and group training for minor sports (under 18 years) are also allowed at these locations.

After five City of Calgary facilities relaunched swimming programs last week, registration for swim lessons will also now be available at all three of these additional facilities.

Skating lessons will be running at all reopened arenas. Visit the City of Calgary Recreation page for program information and registration.

“We’ve been monitoring user visits and facility bookings, and reopening facilities to safely accommodate the growing number of people looking to visit,” says Jarret Hoebers, Regional Manager with Calgary Recreation.

“We’re happy to be able to serve Calgarians while following provincial public health guidance.”

Including the recreation facilities that are reopening on April 5, there will be eight City-operated aquatic and fitness centres and 10 City-operated ice sheets open for bookings, plus eight indoor fields at the Calgary Soccer Centre.

Locations that are currently open include:

  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre – 4812 14th Avenue SE
  • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre – 89 Canova Road SW
  • Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 1919 29th Street SW
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 1520 Northmount Drive NW
  • Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 6715 Centre Street NW
  • Optimist & George Blundun arenas (two ice sheets) – 5020 26th Avenue SW
  • Stew Hendry & Henry Viney arenas (two ice sheets) – 814 13th Avenue NE
  • Max Bell Centre (Ken Bracko and Arena #2) – 1001 Barlow Trail SE
  • Father David Bauer and Norma Bush arenas – 2424 University Drive NW
  • Southland Leisure Centre (Ed Whalen and Joe Kryzcka arenas) – 2000 Southland Drive SW
  • Calgary Soccer Centre (eight indoor artificial turf fields) – 7000 48th Street SE

The City of Calgary will continue to grow its list of available programs in line with the province’s reopening strategy. The City may consider opening other recreation facilities based on demand, adherence to public health orders, and the ability to re-staff.

At this time, public health orders don’t allow public skating, lane swimming, or high-intensity fitness activities.

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