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Abbey Gift Card
Give the Gift of Fitness

Give the gift that keeps on giving well into the new year and beyond!

The Abbey Centre gift card is a great way to show how much you care at Christmas. 

Gift cards can be loaded with any amount you choose and can be applied to fitness programs, memberships and admissions, and child minding.

Contact Guest Services at 403.885.4039 for further information.
Festival of Wreaths

Presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blackfalds.

Local businesses show off their business and community spirit by decorating a wreath.  Wreaths are now on display at the Abbey Centre for viewing.  Bidding is available at the Abbey Centre and online.  Bidding closes at 12 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 17/2019.

Please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blackfalds for more information.
Facility Rental Rate Change

There have been some changes to our facility rental fees which will be in effect January 1, 2020 (per Council resolution Nov 26, 2019).  
Visit Facility & Room Rental for further information and the updated fees.   
No changes have been made to the Abbey Centre Memberships or admissions.
Holiday Season Hours
The Abbey Centre will have modified hours for the following days throughout the holiday season:
Dec. 24
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dec. 25
Dec. 26
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dec. 31
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jan. 1
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
From all of us at the Abbey Centre,  
we wish you a safe and healthy holiday season!
Angel Tree
Help Blackfalds families celebrate and enjoy the holidays!
Take an angel off the tree across from Guest Services, leave a donation ($10 or $20 gift cards, board games and Cineplex gift cards) and help those in need experience the joy of the holiday season!
Drop boxes are available at After the Grind, Blackfalds Library and Blackfalds Servus Credit Union until December 6. 

Recycle 4 Reward Winner

Congratulations to Lindsay M. who is the winner of the November Recycle 4 Reward of a $50 gift card sponsored by Central Alberta Coop.

Learn how you can win an Abbey Centre $50 gift card, the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor in December.
Please email Carol Simpson if your business is interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2020. There is only 1 spot left!

Passport to Christmas    

Collect stamps on your passport for every $10 spent at local participating businesses.  There will be six (6) prizes of $500 to be won.

The Abbey Centre is pleased to be part of this initiative hosted by the Blackfalds & District Chamber of Commerce.

For more information
Klassic Kennels
Don't forget our furry friends at Christmas time!   
If you wish to donate, the Abbey Centre has a permanent donation bin for Klassic Kennels, the Town of Blackfalds Animal Control contractor, which provides a vital service to our community. 
Please bring your own Badminton racquet and birdies

Members and guests are responsible for bringing their own badminton racquets and birdies. Racquets and birdies may be purchased from Guest Services.

See more info.
$2 Track Admission

Effective December 1, 2019 we will be offering a $2 admission (TRACK ONLY):

Mon & Wed & Fri 9 am - 11 am
Tues & Thurs - 5 pm - 7 pm
Sat & Sun - 1 pm - 3 pm

Users will get a TRACK ONLY identifiable wristband with their day admission valid only for that day and time. Access to other 3rd level equipment is not included.

See more running track information.
Program & Activity Guide
Check out the 2019 Fall Program & Activity Guide for F itness classes, FCSS, Arts & Culture, C'amped programs, and community events.
Visit the Programs & Registration page for information about how to register or go to our Programs Calendar to see when programs are offered. 
Register at the Abbey Centre or go  online .  

The 2020 Winter Program & Activity Guide will be in distribution on December 15, 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
CP Holiday Train

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 8:05 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: CP tracks at Gregg Street between Broadway Avenue and East Avenue

We are excited that the CP Holiday Train is coming to Blackfalds again!

The train is scheduled to arrive at 8:05 p.m. but you are advised to arrive early to get the best spot!
Don't miss the free concert featuring Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo starting 8:15 p.m.

For more information, visit CP Holiday Train Canada.
Blackfalds Christmas Market

Date: Friday and Saturday December 7 & 8
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Abbey Centre | 4500 Womacks Rd 
$2,000 in prizes and over 100 unique vendors!  
You don't want to miss this two-day Christmas Market!  
Take part in the onsite photo booth, DIY cookie decorating classes, and Santa's Workshop where kids can shop with a guide to buy $5 and $10 gifts for their family!  
Admission is by donation in support of Paws and Claws Animal Rescue.  
For more info visit the Blackfalds Christmas Market.
New Year's Eve Family Free Skate

Bring the family and celebrate with us for a fun evening of free skating. Be one of the first 50 people to arrive and take home a special treat!  
Plus free prize draws, complimentary snacks & beverages, and a photo booth to capture family memories.
For more info visit
Food Services
Special Events Service Delivery

Service delivery for special events and large field house bookings can be booked on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact Guest Services for more information.
Programs & Classes
Get Amped for C'AMPED Day Camps
As everyone is getting the kids ready to go back to school, please keep in mind our Professional Development (PD) days and Spring Break camp programs.

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
Dec 6 | Jan 7 | Feb 7, 18, 19, 20, 21 | Mar 6, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 | Apr 24 | May 8, 15 | Jun 12

Registration closes at 12 pm the Wednesday before each C'amped day. See for more info.
Drop In to Registered Fitness Classes!

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.
Class Cancellations

Please consult the Drop In Fitness & Cancellation schedule
for December's cancellations due to the Holiday Season.   
Follow us on Facebook for any last minutes changes as well.   
We are sorry for any inconvenience. 

Child Minding Services
Fall/Winter Hours (Sept-June)
Mon - Thurs
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sun & Holidays
Parent Information
Please review our information sheet for rates, ratios, cancellation policy and much more.

Off-site Child Care is a great option for getting some Christmas preparations done!
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 
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.

To register online you must have an online account. Complete the online account setup form and email to Guest Services.

Once your online account is set up, you will have access to online memberships and program registration including Fitness, FCSS, Arts & Culture, and C'amped programs.

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
For 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 
Field House Closures 
  • Friday, December 6 - full field house closed 10 am - 10 pm
  • Saturday, December 7 - full field house closed all day
  • Sunday, December 8  - full field house closed until 8 pm
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

*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 | |
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