Swimming

Updates and notices

Effective November 24, new mandatory restrictions are in place:

CANCELLED

  • Activity time slots: recreational swimming (including kids pool); recreational skating
  • Programs: swimming lessons, group fitness classes (dryland/aquatics), sport programs and skating lessons (child/youth), dance and drama programs
  • Facility bookings: Arenas, pools, gymnasium, racquet courts, indoor fields

Activities that remain OPEN

  • Wellness centres (including personal training).
  • Lap swim and aquatic walking lanes
  • Indoor fitness tracks
  • Programs: Visual Arts at Smeltzer House and Gallery@501, Preschool and private XC-ski lessons at Strathcona Wilderness Centre
  • Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, walking trails, parks, playgrounds, toboggan hills and off-leash dog parks

Read the full news release.

Visiting a recreation centre

  • NEW: masks or face coverings are now required in the wellness centre common areas and during low intensity activities. Please note, guests are able to remove their masks while engaging in high intensity, physical activity as determined by their own health and fitness level.
  • NEW: masks or face coverings must be worn by anyone 2 years of age and older in all Strathcona County indoor facilities.

Targeted aquatic centre re-opening dates

  • Emerald Hills Leisure Centre Pre-book activity time slots - now open
    • To book your kids pool activity time slot, phone 780-464-2112. You can book your time slot a maximum of 7 days in advance. 

    • All other activity time slots can booked over the phone or using Recreation Online 5 days in advance.

  • Kinsmen Leisure Centre - Pre-book activity time slots for lap swimming
    • Mid to late October – Kids pool 
    • Early November – Recreational swimming and universal changeroom
       
  • Millennium Place aquatic centre - targeted re-opening mid January (currently under construction)
     
  • Whirlpool, sauna, and steam rooms - closed until further notice

Activity time slots and pricing options

    • Pre-book and pre-pay for your activity time slot with Recreation Online or by calling the recreation centre you wish to visit.
       
    • Time slots range from 60 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the activity.
       
    • You can cancel your activity time slot before it begins and receive a credit on your account by calling the recreation centre.
       
    • You can only visit the area you have registered for (ex. if you booked for the wellness centre, you can not visit the gymnasium).
       
    • Each individual attending the facility with you must have a pre-booked time slot as well. 
       
    • You can come to the facility at any time during your time slot, but you must leave at the end of it, regardless of what time you arrived. (ex. If you book 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. you must leave by 10:30 a.m. even if you arrive at 9:45 a.m.)
       
    • After each time slot, staff will sanitize equipment and clean the area for the next group. 
       
    • Use of the gymnasium, indoor fields, or dry surface spaces is not included in activity time slots. These spaces must be booked by calling 780-416-7252 or by emailing mpbooking@strathcona.ca
  • You can purchase an single activity time slot, buy a package of 10, or get a one month pass. All passes are non-transferrable.

    Single visits

    • Tots under 2 - Free
    • Child (2-12 years) – $4.00
    • Youth (13-17 years) – $5.50
    • Adult (18-64 years) – $7
    • Senior (65+ years) – $5.50
    • Free for children under 2 years old

    10-visit packages

    10-visit activity time slot packages can be purchased with a 10% discount. This package can only be used for the ​facility and activity it was purchased for and is available at RecOnline.strathcona.ca. For additional packages for family members, please call a recreation centre.

    • Tots under 2 - Free
    • Child (2-12 years) – $36.00
    • Youth (13-17 years) – $49.50
    • Adult (18-64 years) – $63.00
    • Senior (65+ years) – $49.50
    • Free for children under 2 years old

    One month pass – now available

    An interim one-month pass (valid for 30-days) will be offered at the Millennium Card price. This is a simplified version of the card that does not include the additional family pricing when added to an adult/senior membership.

    • Tots under 2 - Free
    • Child (2-12 years) – $23.25
    • Youth (13-17 years) – $39.25
    • Adult (18-64 years) – $49.00
    • Senior (65+ years) – $39.25

    To purchase this pass, please phone:

    • Millennium Place at 780-416-3300
    • Glen Allan Recreation Complex at 780-467-4404
    • Ardrossan Recreation Complex at 780-400-2084

    You will be asked to provide credit card information to make your purchase. This pass is valid at any recreation facility. Once purchased, this pass can be used when making your online timed activity booking using RecOnline.strathcona.ca

    Millennium Cards - on hold

    To support the changes in service levels, Millennium Cards that were put on hold until September 15 will continue to remain on hold with no payments being taken until further notice.

Children under 6Y must be accompanied by someone 14Y+ at all times while using the recreation centres. In our aquatic facilities children under 8Y must be within arms reach of someone 14Y+ at all times. The ratio of supervision is 1:3.

Millennium Place

2000 Premier Way, Sherwood Park, AB
780-416-3300

Kinsmen Leisure Centre

2001 Oak Street, Sherwood Park, AB
780-464-2112

Emerald Hills Leisure Centre

3335 Emerald Drive, Sherwood Park, AB
780-464-2112

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Last updated: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Page ID: 38431