Know before you go: wellness centres

Non-medical masks required

As part of Strathcona County’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, non-medical masks (face coverings) will be required for people entering all County-owned buildings (including recreation centres) and transit, effective August 4, 2020.

Updates and notices

To visit a recreation centre, you must have a pre-booked activity time slot, group booking, or program registration. Learn more including new procedures in place and what to expect when you arrive.

Wellness centres are targeted to re-open on Wednesday, July 15. 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 or call 780-467-2211.

  • 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 slots and pricing options

    • 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
  • 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 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 in September.


  • Stay home if you are sick, wash or sanitize your hands 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.


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Last updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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