Know before you go: arenas

Updates and notices

On January 7, 2021, the Government of Alberta’s mandatory provincial restrictions put in place on December 8 and 13, 2020 have been extended until at least January 21, 2021. All indoor recreation and culture facilities remain CLOSED until further notice.

OUTDOOR activities and VIRTUAL programs available:

  • Virtual programs – register today
  • Outdoor cross country ski lessons – register today (Note: private group bookings not available)
  • Outdoor pop-up preschool programs – register today
  • Cross-country skiing at Strathcona Wilderness Centre and Broadmoor Recreation Complex (Note: all indoor amenities CLOSED with exception of washrooms)
  • Snowshoeing, walking trails, parks, playgrounds, toboggan hills and off-leash dog parks

Learn more.

Spectator capacity limits

Spectators must follow all guidelines listed below. Reminder: All spectators 3 years of age and older must wear a mask while inside any Strathcona County recreation facility, including arenas. Spectators must maintain a physical distance of 2 meters (6 feet) from anyone outside of their household or cohort. 

  • Ardrossan Recreation Complex (MacMillan Team Arena) - 100
  • Ardrossan Recreation Complex (west) - 60
  • Broadmoor Arena - 24
  • Glen Allan Recreation Complex - 35
  • Millennium Place Chevrolet Arena - 71
  • Millennium Place Sprite Arena - 38
  • Moyer Recreation Centre - 80
  • Sherwood Park Arena - 100
  • Sherwood Park Sports Centre - 70
  • Strathcona Olympiette Centre (large ice)  - 100
  • Strathcona Olympiette Centre (small ice) - 15 standing

Guidelines in place for all athletes, coaches, volunteers and spectators

Once arenas are permitted to re-open for team sports and group activities, 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 1 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 30 minutes before their booking and exit the facility 15 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 15 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-meter 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 required for spectators 2 years of age and older.

  • 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.



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Last updated: Monday, November 30, 2020
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