Recreation centres

Ardrossan Recreation Centre

Updates and notices

  • Beginning August 4, people entering a County-owned building (including recreation centres) will be required to wear a non-medical mask
  • Register today for indoor and outdoor group fitness classes and outdoor family programs.

Targeted re-opening dates and details

    • Activity time slots are currently available for:
      • Wellness centres - Millennium Place, Ardrossan Recreation Complex and Glen Allan Recreation Complex
      • Indoor tracks - Millennium Place and Ardrossan Recreation Complex
      • Racquet courts - Glen Allan Recreation Complex (regular court fees apply)
      • Swimming / aquatic activities - Emerald Hills Leisure Centre (starting July 20)
        • Recreational swimming
        • Lap swimming 
        • Kids pool only 
        • Aquatic walking lanes
           
    • Registered programs (ex. fitness classes and activities for kids) are also available but not included in the activity time slot passes or bookings. You can register for a single class or a 6 week session (fitness).  Programs are available at:
      • Millennium Place
      • Ardrossan Recreation Complex
      • Glen Allan Recreation Complex
      • Emerald Hills Leisure Centre
      • Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion
      • Strathcona Wilderness Centre and more outdoor locations (Play in the Park, kids activities)
    • 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 starting July 15.

    • 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 – available through July/August

    A new one month (30 day) pass is available for July and August at the same rate as the Millennium Card. This pass will be available by calling a recreation centre beginning July 15 (not available online) ​and can be used at any facility location. 

    • 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

    Existing Millennium Cards (ongoing and monthly) will be available beginning September 15. All Millennium Cards remain on hold and no payments will be processed. To reactivate your card, please email millenniumcard@strathcona.ca in September.

  • The Hall is now available for bookings; availability can be viewed on Recreation Online.

    Residents can expect the delivery of County-run services to look different upon re-opening. Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Physical distancing and gathering restrictions in effect. Dates listed are targeted re-opening dates and may be subject to change

  • Targeted re-opening dates for arenas:

    • Glen Allan Recreation Complex - open now
    • Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre - open now
    • August 7 - Millennium Place arenas
    • August 10 - Ardrossan Recreation Complex (west arena)
    • August 18 - Strathcona Olympiette Centre (large ice)  
    • August 28 - Ardrossan Recreation Complex (east arena)
    • September 15 - Moyer Recreation Centre 
    • September 23 - Broadmoor Arena 
    • October 12 - Strathcona Olympiette Centre (small ice)

     Guidelines in place

    As we re-open our arenas, we ask for your cooperation and commitment to follow the guidelines below: 

    • Maintain 2-metre physical distancing between people, except those who reside in the same household or who belong to an existing cohort. 

    • Stay home if you are sick or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. 

    • Follow the prescreen procedures posted at the facility and outlined by staff. 

    • To maintain adequate physical distancing, you may be directed to use a modified facility entrance and exit. Please refer to posted signage and staff guidance. There may also be dedicated entry and exit points for spectators. 

    • The maximum capacity of the ice surface is 50 people, including players, coaches and officials. 

    • Players are encouraged to arrive with their required equipment on as dressing room space will be limited to accommodate adequate physical distancing. There will be a specified area for coaches and players to put skates on. Groups or teams may be provided with more than one dressing room to allow for adequate space where possible. Please refer to posted capacity limits on the dressing rooms. 

    • Players and coaches can enter the facility 10 minutes before their booking and exit the facility 10 minutes after their booking. All spectators should exit the facility as soon as the booking time slot has ended. 

    • Shower facilities are not available. 

    • Indoor warm-up space is not available.   

    • There will be 30 minutes between each booking to allow for the safe entry and exit of facility users, and adequate time to disinfect areas. 

    • Practice sneeze/cough control and respiratory etiquette. Participants should refrain from spitting and clearing their nasal passages during activities.  

    • There is limited spectator space.  Available seating has been marked using AB Health guidelines of 2-metre distance between people.  Children from the same family may sit with their caregiver. 

    • Sport organizations are responsible for keeping track of all participants for each activity for a period of 2 weeks for the purpose of contact tracing in the event of an outbreak. 

    • Masks are recommended for spectators. 

    • Try to minimize contacting high-touch point surfaces such as door handles and going in and out of dressing rooms. 

    • Bring a pre-filled, labelled water bottle. Bottle fillers are available but drinking fountains are not available. 

    Dates and details may be subject to change.

  • To visit a recreation centre you must pre-book and prepay for your activity time slot. To book your activity time slot, you must have a Recreation Online account, call 780-467-2211 or a recreation facility.

    • Timeslots range from 60 to 90 minutes depending on the activity.
      • Recreational swimming - 90 minutes, 60 people maximum
      • Kids pool only - 90 minutes, 10 people maximum
      • Lap swimming - 60 minutes, 6 people maximum
      • Walking lanes - 60 minutes, 4 people maximum 
      • Fitness classes - more information to come
         
    • You will be able to book your activity time slot a maximum of 5 days in advance.
       
    • You can cancel your time slot to receive a credit on your account.
       
    • Visit the Know before you go webpage for full details on booking your activity time slot and what to expect when you arrive.
    • Millennium Cards remain automatically suspended with no payments being taken. You can reactivate your Millennium Card beginning September 15 by emailing millenniumcard@strathcona.ca or calling 780-467-2211 in advance.
       
    • A new one month (30 day) pass is available for July and August at the same rate as the Millennium Card and can be used for activity time slot bookings. This pass will be available for sale by calling facilities beginning July 15. Learn more.

    Guidelines

    • Stay home if sick, practice proper hand hygiene, and follow all Alberta Health Services guidelines for physical distancing.

    • Guests may arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before their pre-booked activity time and must leave immediately after their time slot. 

    • Guests will be encouraged to come dressed to participate. 

    • Changerooms are available, guests must have a cleansing shower from head to toe as per the Alberta Pool Standards prior to entering the pool. Wallet lockers will be available. Alternating lockers in the changerooms will be available to encourage physical distancing. 

    • Upon exiting the scheduled swim time, guests may use the showers to rinse, however extended cleansing and grooming will be discouraged to allow for disinfection of changerooms prior to the next booking time. 

    • Whirlpools, saunas and steamroom are not available for use.

    • Select pool equipment will be available for use during all swim times. All equipment used will be disinfected between groups. 

    Dates and details may be subject to change.

  • Residents can expect the delivery of County-run services to look different upon re-opening. More information on necessary modifications will be communicated closer to facility reopening dates.

    Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Physical distancing and gathering restrictions in effect. Dates listed are targeted re-opening dates and may be subject to change

    • Ardrossan Recreation Complex - east and west arena - open now
    • Millennium Place - gymnasium and indoor fields - open now
    • Glen Allan Recreation Complex - racquet courts and curling arena - open n ow
    • Strathcona Olympiette Centre and Moyer Recreation Complex - upon inquiry

    Millennium Place indoor fieldhouse details and guidelines

    Access and use of the fieldhouse will be available by facility booking only. Use of the indoor fields is not included in activity time slot bookings or passes. Bookings will be taken for July and August. Pricing for a court is $80.54 per hour. Minimum bookings are 1 hour. Guest maximums are no more then 50 people per field. Maxwell Field will have the sport court surface, while Macmillan Field will have concrete surface.

    Bookings can be completed by calling 780-416-7252 or by emailing mpbooking@strathcona.ca up to 24 hours before your requested time. Bookings staff are available from Tuesday to Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Mondays - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Field bookings will be required to bring their own equipment. Nets can be provided for the following activities: Lacrosse and Ball Hockey/Roller Hockey. Access to the changerooms is permitted, but we are encouraging participants to come ready to play, if possible.

    Please arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before your booking. Food and drinks are not permitted in the fieldhouse, water only. Once you arrive for your booking please listen to staff and follow all posted signage.

    Millennium Place gymnasium details and guidelines

    Access and use of the gymnasium will be by facility booking only. Use of the gymnasium is not included in activity time slot bookings or passes. Bookings will be taken up to two weeks in advance. Pricing for a court is $34.61 + GST per hour. Minimum bookings are 1 hour. Guest maximums are no more than 25 people per court.

    Bookings can be completed by calling 780-416-7252 or by emailing mpbooking@strathcona.ca up to 24 hours before your requested time. Bookings staff are available from Tuesday to Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Mondays - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    While we encourage booking guests to bring their own equipment, equipment can be arranged; please leave details with a bookings administrator for these requests.

    Nets and equipment can be provided for the following activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Floor hockey and Pickleball.

    Please arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before your booking. Food and drinks are not permitted in the gymnasium, water only. There will be no access to changerooms, washrooms only, please come ready to play. Once you arrive for your booking please listen to staff and follow all posted signage. 

  • To visit a recreation centre you must pre-book and prepay for your activity time slot - beginning July 10. To book your activity time slot, you must have a Recreation Online account, call 780-467-2211 or a recreation facility.

    Timeslots range from 60 to 90 minutes depending on the activity. You will be able to book your activity time slot a maximum of 5 days in advance and cancel your time slot for a credit. Visit the Know before you go webpage for full details on booking your activity time slot and what you need to know before you visit an indoor recreation centre.

    Millennium Cards remain automatically suspended with no payments being taken. You can reactivate your Millennium Card beginning September 15 by emailing millenniumcard@strathcona.ca or calling 780-467-2211 in advance.

    A new one month (30 day) pass is available for July and August at the same rate as the Millennium Card and can be used for activity time slot bookings. This pass will be available for sale by calling facilities beginning July 15. Learn more.

    Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Physical distancing and gathering restrictions in effect. Dates listed are targeted re-opening dates and may be subject to change

  • Indoor playgrounds, youth lounges, and childminding services are currently in Stage 3 of the province's re-launch plan.

    Residents can expect the delivery of County-run services to look different upon re-opening. More information on necessary modifications will be communicated closer to facility reopening dates.

    Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Physical distancing and gathering restrictions in effect. Dates listed are targeted re-opening dates and may be subject to change

  • Kinsmen Leisure Centre is currently under construction for modernization and is expected to re-open in mid-late August. 

    To visit a recreation centre you must pre-book and prepay for your activity time slot. To book your activity time slot, you must have a Recreation Online account, call 780-467-2211 or a recreation facility.

    Timeslots range from 60 to 90 minutes depending on the activity. You will be able to book your activity time slot a maximum of 5 days in advance and cancel your time slot for a credit. Visit the Know before you go webpage for full details on booking your activity time slot and what you need to know before you visit an indoor recreation centre.

    Millennium Cards remain automatically suspended with no payments being taken. You can reactivate your Millennium Card beginning September 15 by emailing millenniumcard@strathcona.ca or calling 780-467-2211 in advance.

    A new one month (30 day) pass is available for July and August at the same rate as the Millennium Card and can be used for activity time slot bookings. This pass will be available for sale by calling facilities beginning July 15. Learn more.

    Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Physical distancing and gathering restrictions in effect. Dates listed are targeted re-opening dates and may be subject to change

  • The aquatic centre at Millennium Place is currently under revitalization. Learn more.

    Residents can expect the delivery of County-run services to look different upon re-opening. More information on necessary modifications will be communicated closer to facility reopening dates.

    Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Physical distancing and gathering restrictions in effect. Dates listed are targeted re-opening dates and may be subject to change

  • Residents can expect the delivery of County-run services to look different upon re-opening. More information on necessary modifications will be communicated closer to facility reopening dates.

    Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Physical distancing and gathering restrictions in effect. Dates listed are targeted re-opening dates and may be subject to change

    • Glen Allan Recreation Complex racquet courts - Book now

    To visit a recreation centre you must pre-book and prepay for your activity time slot. To book your activity time slot, you must have a Recreation Online account, call 780-467-2211 or a recreation facility. Regular racquet court fees apply.

    • Timeslots are 55 minutes for racquet courts.
    • You will be able to book your activity time slot a maximum of 5 days in advance.
    • You can cancel your time slot for a credit.
    • Visit the Know before you go webpage for full details on booking your activity time slot and what to expect when you arrive. 

    Guidelines

    • Stay home when sick, practice proper hand hygiene and follow all Alberta Health Services Guidelines for physical distancing.
    • Reserve your court with Recreation Online (available beginning July 10). Cashless payment options are encouraged upon arrival at the front desk.
    • Bookings are for 55 minutes. Please leave promptly at the end time to allow staff time to disinfect prior to the next group.
    • Come dressed to participate and leave excess items at home. Wallet lockers are available, locker rooms and showers will be closed. Towel rental is not available.
    • Bring a pre-filled, labelled water bottle. Bottle fillers are available but drinking fountains are not available.
    • Courts use will be limited to 2 people/court for the duration of the reservation.

    Dates and details may be subject to change.

  • Smeltzer House, Studio One, and the Clay Hut remain closed until further notice due to limitations on physical distancing and new cleaning protocols.

    Residents can expect the delivery of County-run services to look different upon re-opening. More information on necessary modifications will be communicated closer to facility reopening dates.

  • The ArrKann Spray Park in Ardrossan Regional Park and RE/MAX Spray Park in Broadmoor Lake Park are now open, as are the spray decks including Cloverbar Ranch, Summerton, Brentwood, Kinsmen/Westboro, Woodbridge and Granville.

    Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Physical distancing and gathering restrictions in effect.

    Hours of operation and locations.

  • Residents can expect the delivery of County-run services to look different upon re-opening. 

    • Trails, disc golf course and outdoor fitness equipment – open
    • Picnic areas, campsites, fire pits – open
    • Washrooms at Information Centre #2 – open
    • Information Centre – open
    • Lodge – to open Aug 4; can be booked starting July 15
    • Canoeing and Summer Camp programs are cancelled for the 2020 season

    Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Physical distancing and gathering restrictions in effect. Dates listed are targeted re-opening dates and may be subject to change

  • To visit a wellness centre you must pre-book and prepay for your activity time slot. To book your activity time slot, you must have a Recreation Online account, call 780-467-2211 or a recreation facility.

    • Millennium Place - Book now (Maximum capacity per time slot: 50)
    • Glen Allan Recreation Complex - Book now (Maximum capacity per time slot: 35)
    • Ardrossan Recreation Complex - Book now (Maximum capacity per time slot: 35)

    Activity time slot details

    • Wellness centre time slots are 90 minutes.
    • You will be able to book your activity time slot a maximum of 5 days in advance.
    • You can cancel your time slot and receive a credit on your account. 
    • Visit the Know before you go webpage for more details on booking your time slot and what to expect when you arrive for your activity. 
    • Millennium Cards remain automatically suspended with no payments being taken. You can reactivate your Millennium Card beginning September 15 by emailing millenniumcard@strathcona.ca or calling 780-467-2211 in advance.
    • A new one month (30 day) pass is available for July and August at the same rate as the Millennium Card and can be used for activity time slot bookings. This pass will be available for sale by calling facilities beginning July 15. Learn more.

    Guidelines

    • Stay home if you are sick, practice proper hand hygiene and follow all Alberta Health Services guidelines for physical distancing and gathering restrictions.
    • Arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before your pre-booked activity time slot / any time during your time slot.
    • Leave at the end of your time slot to allow staff to disinfect and clean the area before the next time slot.
    • Come dressed to participate and leave excess items at home. Wallet lockers and washrooms are available, locker rooms and showers will be closed.
    • Bring a pre-filled, labelled water bottle. Bottle fillers are available but drinking fountains are not available.
    • Where possible, equipment has been moved to ensure 3 meter distance (cardio) and a 2 meter distance (weights) can be maintained. Signs have been placed closing alternate machines where moving the equipment was no possible. 
    • Portable / personal fans will be turned off to prevent the spread of droplets and particulates. 
    • Free weights will be available
    • Equipment made of porous materials such as rope or foam will not be available.
    • Non-stationary equipment such as balls, mats and resistance bands will not be available. Guests are permitted to bring any small portable equipment such as mats or bands that they require for their workout.
    • Small groups are permitted to form cohorts for the purpose of spotting. The size of the cohort is limited to 3. Staff will not spot guests.
    • Sanitizing wipes will continue to be available for guest to use in fitness centres. Guests are asked to wipe equipment before and after every use.

    Dates and details listed may be subject to change. 

Strathcona County boasts recreation facilities that will meet, and hopefully exceed, your expectations. We offer wellness and aquatic centres, indoor tracks and gymnasiums, ice and curling rinks, fitness studios and gymnasiums.

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Last updated: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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