Abbey Centre Newsletter April 2021
Your monthly news & updates
Closure Continues
The Town of Blackfalds Emergency Management Committee will be meeting early in April to discuss the re-opening of Town facilities.

If you have any inquiries as to memberships, registration, rentals, etc. please email or message us on our social media.

Until we see you again, please stay healthy and safe. We miss you!

Abbey Centre now offering low-intensity fitness classes!
With the government of Alberta's announcement regarding the ease of restrictions, we will be providing low-intensity fitness classes starting Monday, March 8 at the Community Centre!

All registration must be done online - please contact Guest Services to make an account at 403.885.4039 or email

For class descriptions and dates/times, click here!
To register, please click here!
Easter Closure
Please be advised that staff will be away from the office on April 2 and April 5 for the Easter holiday!

We hope everyone has a fantastic long weekend - stay safe!
Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw 1253.20
Starting November 30, 2020, the mandatory face-covering bylaw will be in effect Nov. 30 at the Abbey Centre.
Complimentary non-medical masks are available at Guest Services for a limited time for those who do not bring their own.

Day Admission Guests: Be advised that we will take your name and contact information for the purpose of contract tracing.

Spring Summer 2021 Program & Activity Guide
The 2021 Spring/Summer Program & Activity Guide has been published online!

The guide includes upcoming classes, lessons, and community events.
You will be able to get all the details for Fitness, FCSS, Arts & Culture, and community programs.
Registration for spring/summer programming opens on March 15.
Communications Survey
The Town needs your help in improving how we deliver important and relevant information and other communications to you at the time you need it!
Help us create a comprehensive communications plan that fits the needs of you and our Blackfalds community.
The survey runs from April 1 - 30, 2021 and takes about 5 minutes to complete.

Recycle for Reward
Due to the continued closure of the Abbey Centre there will be no Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for April.

Interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2022? Email Carol Simpson.
Sports Leagues & Tournaments

Blackfalds Co-Ed Slo-Pitch League

Players and teams of all levels of ability are welcome! Get out twice a week to socialize, meet new people, have fun, and play ball!

Registration opened March 15 and the season is scheduled to begin May 2021.

Upcoming Events
Community Garden Registration 2021
We are excited that the Community Gardens are proceeding for Aspen and Pine Crescent Gardens.
We are continuing with our online registration process for 2021.

The new registration for the plots starts on
April 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

A max. of 2 plots are permitted per registrant.

We respectfully ask for your patience during the registration day.

For more information click here!
Earth Day 2021!
Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes.

We invite you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more chapters—struggles and victories—into the Earth Day book.

For more information on how to get involved click here!
Programs & Classes
Registration open now!
Registration for programs and classes opened March 15!

Find fitness classes, youth programs, art classes, and more for the upcoming spring and summer months. Should COVID-19 restrictions impact scheduled programming, full refunds will be made.

Abbey Centre Services
Child Minding
As per the Province of Alberta's Stage 2 guidelines, Child Minding remains closed.

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 to check availability.

Red Deer Kinsmen Indoor Play Space
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following amenities remain closed as per AHS restrictions and regulations.

  • Child Minding
  • The Red Deer Kinsman Indoor Play Space
  • Food Services

Please visit the COVID-19 webpage for more information.
Food Services
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mobile Meals & Munchies will remain closed.

Service delivery provided by Mobile Meals & Munchies until Labour Day weekend
Mon - Sun
11 am - 7 pm 

Please contact Guest Services for more information.

Border Paving Fitness Centre
Reach Your Ultimate Fitness Goals with the Abbey Fitness App!
Working out on your own can be a struggle. The Abbey Fitness app provides class schedules, social media platforms, fitness goals, and in-club challenges that will nudge you to get moving.

Free Fitness Centre Orientations
We offer FREE Fitness Centre orientations.

Youth 12 - 17 years of age are required to have an orientation before accessing the Fitness Centre or Running Track. Youth 12 - 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

To book an orientation call 403.885.4039 or email

Only 1 cohort per orientation. Masks will be mandatory during orientations.
Registered & Drop-In Fitness Classes Postponed
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, per the Government of Alberta announcement on November 17, please be advised ALL registered and drop-in fitness programs are postponed until further notice.

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.
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 

Let our personal trainers help you achieve your goals, call 403.885.0183 or email for more information. Group Training is also available. See Rate Sheet

Track Only Option

We are happy to have our $2 track option available once again to our members and guests

Participants will be given a different wristband than All Access Users and the wristband will be good for the track only, at any time throughout that day. No specified times.

For your convenience we also have a $20 track only punch-pass available so you don't have to keep using your coffee change!
Abbey Membership and Admission Rates
An Abbey Membership gives you unlimited access to the Fitness Centre, Outdoor Aquatic Centre, Running Track, Indoor Play Space, Drop-In Fitness Classes, Registered Fitness Classes that have a drop-in option and daily (M-F) drop-in activities in the Field House.

Annual members are eligible to register early in Town programs and classes, receive two (2) complimentary day passes upon membership activation or renewal and have the ability to place their membership on hold up to twice a year (certain restrictions do apply). Membership forms are available at the Abbey Centre or can be downloaded here.

Online Registration
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. See the Abbey's online program registration for more information.

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

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 middriffs. Clean, dry shoes are required in the Fitness Centre and Field House.
Abbey Centre | 4500 Womacks Rd | Blackfalds, AB
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