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MAY 2019
Your Monthly News & Updates
The McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre opens May 17

We open for the summer season on May 17 - September 2, 2019!
If you haven't visited the largest outdoor aquatic centre in Central Alberta, you are missing out!
The centre features a children's water park with a slide, giant tipping buckets and lots of spray features.  
Families & friends can also enjoy the leisure pool with a zero depth entrance, the tots area, and 2 water slides.  
Lane swimmers and divers can take advantage of the 4-lane Jr. Olympic pool (25m) with a 1 metre diving board and 10 ft. rock wall and all are welcome to relax in the 26-person hot tub.
The Abbey Centre presents...Summer Games

Starting May 1 2019, we are happy to provide some outdoor games for use in the Abbey Centre green space. Come try out Croquet, Bocce Ball and Washer Toss among the grass, trees and trails.
Same rules apply as Field House equipment rental (membership, photo ID or $20 deposit).
See Guest Services to sign out your game
Questions? Contact Guest Services 403.885.4039
Recycle 4 Reward Winner
Congratulations to Daniel F.  who is the winner of the April Recycle 4 Reward of a  $50 gift card   sponsored by 

Learn how you can win a $50 gift card from Blackfalds Physiotherapy Clinic,
the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for May.
Please contact Carol Simpson if your business is interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2020
Red Deer Kinsmen Indoor Play Space
The Red Deer Kinsmen Indoor Play Space is waiting to be discovered, climbed and conquered.

The perfect place to let your little ones run off some energy and be active; the indoor play space offers 6 levels and over 2600 square feet of fun!

Toddlers are welcome on the smaller structures that are ideal for your children to learn, explore and discover the joy of play. 

Open 8 am - 8 pm daily and as the weather warms and the snow melts, please remember to bring socks for everyone!


FREE children 0-2 years
$5.00/day pass children 3-7 years
$5.50/day pay children 8-12 years
Use But Don't Abuse

The Abbey Centre tries to ensure that all sports equipment is in good working condition so everyone can enjoy drop-in activities in the Field House.  
Due to the high volume of rental equipment not being returned to Guest Services and/or being destroyed, the Use But Do Not Abuse Equipment policy is now in effect.
Users who fail to return equipment three times will receive a one week suspension. Subsequent failures to return equipment can result in the inability to rent equipment indefinitely. 
Also, effective May 1, Guest Services will no longer rent out badminton racquets.  You are welcome to bring your own from home or purchase one from Guest Services.
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.
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
National Youth Week is a week dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their community. Whether it is recreation, drama, sport, dance, civic engagement, art, volunteerism or leadership, everyday young people are involved in meaningful activities during their discretionary time. National Youth Week is a time to honour their involvement!
See Youth Week May 1 - 7 Schedule of Activities

The Abbey Centre and Triathlon Alberta is proud to present the Super Kids Triathlon happening at the Abbey Centre on July 6, 2019.

Does your child like to run, swim or bike?Sign your kids up for all three activities in the kids event of the year!
  • Avengers 5 - 7 years25 m swim, 1 km bike, 500 m run
  • Justice League 8 - 12 years50 m swim, 2 km bike, 1 km run
Register online starting May 1st.
Registrants will require an active TriAB membership number and can be purchased at the time of registration.
Interested in sponsoring the event?
This is your chance to support this amazing event and get your brand out there!
Please contact Carol Simpson at 403.885.0122 for more information. 
See Sponsorship Poster for details. 
Food Services
Food Services Provider
We are pleased to have Mobile Meals & Munchies as our Food Services provider.
Food Services will be operational starting May long weekend to September long weekend. Service delivery for special events and large field house bookings will be decided on a by case by case situation if taking place outside of the summer months.  Please contact Guest Services for more information.
Programs & Classes
Red Cross Swim Lessons

Registration for aquatic programs starts May 1, 2019.

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.

Camp Curious Summer Camps Registration starts May 1!

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 opens May 1. Sign up today!

Red Cross Babysitters

This basic first aid and caregiving skills course is recommended for youth
11-15 years old.
Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies.
This course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a prospective babysitter to parents.
Multi-Purpose Room | Community Centre
4810 Womacks Rd
Sat | May 25 | 9:00 - 5:00 pm | $52.50

A New Way to 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.
Get Amped for C'amped

For kids ages 6 - 10, this camp 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!

These camps are jam-packed from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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 a.m. | Pick up 5:00 p.m.).

C'AMPED dates for the 2019 calendar
May 10, 17; June 7
Details at 

Child Minding Services
Spring Hours (until July 1)

Mon - Thurs  
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sat 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sun & Holidays - Closed
Parent Information
Please review our information sheet for rates, ratios, cancellation policy and much more.

  Off-site 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 
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
Mon - Fri | 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sat - Sun | 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Important Reminders
Stat Holiday Hours
The Abbey Centre will have modified operating hours during for Victoria Day: 
  • Victoria Day, May 20 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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
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