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Recycle 4 Reward Winner
Congratulations to ?  who is the winner of the October Recycle 4 Reward of a  $50 gift card   sponsored by  
Piper Creek Pet Resort

Learn how you can win a $50 gift card from Central Alberta Coop,
the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for November.
Please email Carol Simpson if your business is interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2020 (only 1 spot left!).

Daylight Savings Nov. 6, 2016
Time Change

It's that time of year when we get another hour of sleep.

Please remember to change your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 3.
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 then displayed at the Abbey Centre for viewing.  Bidding will be available online.

Please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blackfalds for more information.
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. 
50% off an Admission with the ADmazing Book

The 2019/2020 ADmazing Savings Coupon Book is filled with savings on everyday items for everyone in your family and includes a 50% off admission to the Abbey Centre!  Coupons can be found in the Red Deer and (new this year) Edmonton books.

Click here for more information and to order yours.
AJHL Coming to Blackfalds!

The Town of Blackfalds is excited to welcome an AJHL team, under the ownership of Doug Quinn, to our community.

Get the whole story here .
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.
Fall 2019 Program & Activity Guide
Check out the 2019 Fall Program & Activity Guide  for upcoming F itness classes, as well as FCSS, Arts & Culture, 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
Date: November 11
Time: 10:45 a.m.
Location: Abbey Centre | Field House, 4500 Womacks Rd.

Blackfalds Ministerial Association will host the 7th annual Remembrance Day Service.

Facility hours are 10 am - 5 pm with Level 3 being closed until after the service.

Breakfast and Lunch with Santa
Date: November 30, 2019
Time: Breakfast @ 9:00 a.m. |  Lunch @ 12:00 p.m.
Location: Abbey Centre, 4500 Womacks Rd.

Santa Claus is coming to town!  Bring the kids for a fun filled event including pictures with Santa, various activities and a tasty meal.
$10/ticket on sale Oct. 1 on Eventbrite.
Light Up Blackfalds
Sponsored by Stantec
Date: November 23, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Tayles Water Spray Park | 5018 Waghorn St.

Join us as we kick off the Christmas season in style when we transform Tayles Park into a winter wonderland.
Hot chocolate provided by Tim Hortons
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 Profession 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:
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, 15 | Jun 12

Registration started September 1, 2019. 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.
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  - Closed
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 
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
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, November 1 - full field house closed 12 pm - 10 pm
  • Saturday, November 2 - full field house closed all day
  • Sunday, November 3 - full field house closed until 6 pm
  • Friday, November 29 - field house 2 & 3 closed 12 pm - 10 pm
  • Saturday, November 30 - field house 2 & 3 closed until 5 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 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 | |