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Recycle 4 Reward Winner
Congratulations to Bexon R. who is the winner of the July Recycle 4 Reward of a  $50 Abbey Centre gift card   sponsored by  Barbenders

Learn how you can win a $50 Abbey Centre gift card from Aquae Vitae,
the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for August.
Please email Carol Simpson if your business is interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2020.


McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre closes Sept. 3

Come take in the last days of summer at the McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre. We want to thank all our members, guests, and Red Cross swimmers for making this season another great success! Our last day of operations for the 2019 season is Monday, September 3 from 11 am - 5 pm. See Pool Schedules.

Thank you from Super Kids!

A huge thank you to our little triathletes, parents, volunteers and sponsors! We had a great turnout for our event and the weather even cooperated for the morning.
Event photos can be seen on our Facebook page.
Save the date! We are planning Super Kids 2020 scheduled for Saturday, July 4!

Photo Credit: Ashli Barrett
Summer water safety
During the summer months, every week is Water Safety Week at the Abbey Centre and we want you to know how to stay safe around water, and prevent drowning incidents.

Every year, approximately 520 Canadians die needlessly in unintentional water-related fatalities. Staff at the Abbey Centre are committed to educating our guests about water safety, the risks involved and how to mitigate these risks.

Want to learn more?
Register for Red Cross swim lessons at the Abbey Centre.

Spring & Summer 2019 Program & Activity Guide
Check out the 2019 Spring & Summer Program & Activity Guide for upcoming fitness classes, as well as FCSS, Arts & Culture, and C'amped programs, and community events.
Check out the Programs & Registration page for how to register or go to our Programs Calendar to see when programs are offered. 
To register visit the Abbey Centre or go  online .  
A limited amount of printed hard copies of the guide are available at the Abbey Centre, Town Office and various locations around town.

The Fall Program & Activity Guide will be out August 23, 2019.
Annual Membership has its privileges
Being an annual member not only gives you access to all the amenities the Abbey Centre has to offer but it also provides:
  • Early registration for all programs
  • Free access to Daily Drop-in and registered fitness classes
  • Two complimentary day passes upon membership
    renewal or activation
  • Unlimited access to drop-in fitness and aqua-fit classes
    Abbey Centre Membership 
  • Eligibility for electronic funds transfer (EFT) program
  • Ability to "hold" membership twice a  year during membership. Certain restrictions do apply.
Please secure your valuables

Day use lockers are available on all 3 levels of the Abbey Centre.  We also have lockers available for longer term rentals.  Lockers do not take tokens or coins so please bring a lock from home or you may purchase or rent one from Guest Services. 
$10/month with minimum 3 month term
$100/year for 12 months from date of                             activation
For further information please email Guest Services or call 403.885.4039. 
Upcoming Events
Summer Culture Series for August

Two Bit Bandits playing at Amphitheatre
Did you miss the exciting acts last month?  
Not to worry! We have much more free family entertainment every Thursday this summer at the Blackfalds Ag Society Amphitheatre.   
Our line-up for August is: 
Aug 1 - 9 Second Ride  
Aug 8 - Two Bit Bandits
Aug 15 Blackfalds Zoo
Aug 22 Kyle Key the Magician
Aug 29 Mr. Zed Science Show  
Free popcorn and refreshments! 
Show starts at 6:30 pm
Don't miss any more shows! 
See more details of the entire Summer Culture Series at or follow us on Facebook

The show will move inside the Abbey Centre Field House in case of inclement weather.
Make this the happiest birthday ever!

The Abbey Centre has all the fun, food and play for a fantastic party!

There are two party rooms to choose from that can comfortably seat up to 30 people.
Plus, you have the option to access all the amenities including the Red Deer Kinsmen Indoor Play Space*, a 6-level play structure with two giant slides and a separate area for little kids, a triple gymnasium Field House* and the McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre which includes a spray park and two water

There is lots of space for the little ones to run and is super fun for kids and adults alike!
For more information, view the Abbey Centre Birthday brochure.
Call 403.885.4039 or email  Guest Services at  to book your party today!
Food Services
Mobile Meals & Munchies

Last day of operations for full time Food Services for the 2019 season will be Labour Day, Monday, September 3 from 11 am - 5 pm.

Service delivery for special events and large field house bookings after the summer season can be booked on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact Guest Services for more information.
Programs & Classes
Red Cross Swim Lessons

Registration is open for all aquatics lessons.

For more information, Red Cross Swim programs and pool schedules see the Spring & Summer 2019 Program & Activity Guide.
Visit the Abbey Centre in person or register online.

Still time to register for Camp Curious Summer Camps

Camp Curious welcomes youth ages 3-11 to an action packed summer of fun! 

What better way to spend those hot summer days that at Camp Curious Curious Summer Day Camps?

Camp Curious consists of three (3) age groups:
CC Mini Ages 3 - 5 years 
Explorers  Ages 6 - 8 years 
Trail Blazers  Ages 9 - 11 years

Each week features a different theme  and a special field trip (CC Mini exempt). Every day is filled with exciting activities, Red Cross certified swim lessons (except Week 1 & 6), and many adventures waiting to be discovered!

Extended care is also available.  See dates and details at Camp Curious
Registration open. Sign up today!

Get Amped for C'AMPED Day Camps

As everyone is getting the kids ready to go back to school keep in mind our PD and Spring Break camp program.

C'AMPED is for kids ages 6 - 10 and is home away from home on PD Days and Spring Break. Synchronized with the Wolf Creek school calendar, the Abbey Centre is the place to be!
From 8:30 am - 4:30 pm these camps are jam-packed with games, crafts, sports, and adventures that will keep kids active and stimulated throughout the day.

Cost is $35/day. Extended care is available for $5 (Drop off 8:00 am | Pick up 5:00 pm).

C'AMPED dates for 2019/2020:
Sep 13, 27 | Oct 11, 25 | Nov 8, 22 | Dec 6 | Jan 7 | Feb 7, 18, 19, 20, 21 | Mar 6, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 | Apr 24 | May 8 | Jun 12

Registration starts September 1, 2019. See for more info.
Drop In to Registered Fitness Classes!

No more cancelled classes due to low registrations!  
Find out how you can drop in to select* registered fitness classes with the purchase of a punch or day pass.  
Abbey members can drop in for free!
*Please note that not all registered classes have drop-in access. Please check the Program & Activity Guide, programs calendar, or online registration system to see what classes are available for drop-in.

Drop-in for registered classes will now resume in September.
Child Minding Services
Summer Hours (after July 1) 
Mon - Fri 
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sat, Sun & Holidays  - Closed
Fall/Winter hours will return September 3/19.
Parent Information
Please review our information sheet for rates, ratios, cancellation policy and much more.

  Off-site Child Care
We are happy to offer the ability for you to book child minding time with us and have to option of staying on-site while you use the facility or take some time for yourself and run errands or maybe have a date night out! Contact Guest Services at 403.885.4039 or email us to check availability.

Border Paving Fitness Centre
Personal Training
One-on-One Rates
1 Sessions     $  50.00
3 Sessions     $142.50
5 Sessions     $225.00
10 Sessions   $425.00
20 Sessions   $800.00
GST is included in the rates
Sessions need to be purchased prior to scheduling training times.
Let our personal trainers help you achieve your goals! Call 403.885.0183 or email for more information. See Rate Sheet. Group Training is also available.  
We request you meet the trainers prior to purchase so we can match you with the best trainer possible.
For terms & conditions, please refer to our website 
The more you buy, the more you save!

Purchase 5 sessions for $225 and receive 1 free session and save $50 
Purchase 10 sessions for $425 receive 2 free sessions and save $100 
Purchase 20 sessions for $800 and receive 5 free sessions and save $225 
No expiry date on training sessions

Offer is valid July 1 - August 31, 2019
Free Outdoor Yoga

We offer FREE outdoor yoga for you and your friends.  Join us at the green space in front of the Amphitheater for a relaxing way to spend your afternoon,

Wed | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Abbey Centre | Blackfalds & District Ag. Society Amphitheatre
Participants will require a yoga mat.

In case of inclement weather the class will be held in Fitness Studio 1.
Drop-In Fitness Summer Series
Every Wednesday in July and August.

Variety Outdoor Fitness Classes with Julia
9:00 - 10:00 am
Abbey Centre | Blackfalds & District Ag. Society Amphitheatre
In the event of inclement weather class will be in Fitness Studio 1

Summer Sizzle Bootcamp with Stephanie
5:30 - 6:00 pm
Abbey Centre | Fitness Studio 1

Classes are available with membership or daily admission. No pre-registration required.
Free Fitness Centre Orientations

We offer FREE daily fitness centre orientations. Youth 12 - 17 years of age must have an orientation in order to access the Fitness Centre or Running Track.
Please book your orientation in advance by calling 403.885.4039 or email Guest Services.

Registration will be closed 20 minutes prior to the scheduled times.

Online Registration System
Online Program Registration & Memberships
Our online registration system is a fast, easy and convenient method of viewing and registering for Town of Blackfalds programs.

All users require an account. Complete the new online account setup form and email to

Once your online account is set up you will have access to online memberships and program registration including Fitness, FCSS Programs, Arts & Culture, C'amped.
Problems logging in? Contact Guest Services at 403-885-4039.
Mon - Fri | 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sat - Sun | 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Important Reminders
Statutory Holiday Hours
Please note that hours of operation for August 5, 2019 is 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
For additional Stat Holiday hours visit the Abbey Centre on the web. 

Field House Drop-In Schedule
Daily drop in activities (which may include badminton, pickleball and basketball) are set up daily. See Field House Drop-In Schedule 

Clothing & Clean Shoes Policy  
The Abbey Centre is a family friendly facility and clothing should be appropriate for all ages. Please NO sport bras, short shorts, deep scoop tank tops, bare chests or exposed midrifs. Clean, dry shoes are required in the Fitness Centre and Field House.

BOLT Transit re-load station
You can re-load your Bolt Transit fare card at the Abbey Centre. See BOLT for more details.
Abbey Membership and Admission Rates
We accept Debit, Visa, MasterCard, cheque or cash. 

Punch Pass
Monthly Annual EFT Amount
Preschool 2 & Under FREE FREE FREE FREE n/a
5.00 45.00 25.00 255.00 21.25
5.50 49.50 27.50 280.50 23.38
6.50 58.50 32.50 331.50 27.63
9.00 81.00 45.00 459.00 38.25
7.00 63.00 35.00 357.00 29.75
Family* 20.00 180.00 100.00 1020.00 85.00

 *Family consists of two adults and all children under 18 years of age that live in the same residence
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Monthly automatic charges to your credit card are available for annual memberships only.
Download Credit Card Agreement.

Contact Guest Services to set up EFT or call 403.885.4039.  

Memberships purchased on the EFT Payment Plan are not transferable.  

Memberships may not be cancelled or refunded without meeting specific criteria (medical or relocation outside of 50 km only). 
Abbey Centre | 4500 Womacks Rd | Blackfalds, AB
403.885.4039 | |