Abbey Centre Newsletter December 2020
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Operations at the Abbey Centre

The Abbey Centre is open for use by both residents and non-residents for two-hour intervals for a maximum of 200 people. Masks are required within the facility when not engaged in activities.

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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.

Abbey Centre Holiday Hours and Schedule

Dec 24 - Facility Hours: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Open 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Close for clean 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Open 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Close for clean 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Facility closed for the day at 1:00 pm

Dec 25 - CLOSED

Dec 26, 31 & Jan 1 - Facility Hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open 11 am - 12:30 pm
Close for clean 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Open 1 pm - 3:00 pm
Close for clean 3 pm - 3:30 pm
Open 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
Share Kindness with the Blackfalds Food Bank
In support of our local food bank, the Abbey Centre is encouraging members and guests to donate for the month of December.

Drop off your donations in the Food Bank donation box just adjacent to Guest Services.

Together we can make a difference!

Winter 2020 Program & Activity Guide
The 2020/2021 Winter Program & Activity Guide will soon be 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.
Register online today. 
Give the Gift of Fitness!
Abbey Centre gift cards are a great way to show how much you care at Christmas. The gift cards can be loaded with any amount you choose. 

Contact Guest Services at 403.885.4039 for further information.
Recycle for Reward
Congratulations to Debbie C. who is the winner for the November Recycle 4 Reward of a $75 gift card sponsored by Royal LePage-Trent Kroetsch.

Learn how you can win a $75 Abbey Centre gift card from the Town of Blackfalds, the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for December.

Interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2021? Email Carol Simpson.
Passport to Christmas
Collect stamps on your passport for every $10 spent at local participating businesses. Four (4) $500 prizes will be awarded at the Final Draw on December 18 @ 5:30 pm.

The Abbey Centre is proud to be a part of this initiative hosted by the Blackfalds & District Chamber of Commerce.
Festival of Wreaths
Local businesses show off their business and community spirit by decorating a wreath. Wreaths are then displayed at the Abbey Centre for viewing. Bidding this year will be available online only.

Please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blackfalds for more information or visit their Facebook page.
Sports Leagues & Tournaments

3&3 Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament
  • 3 male and 3 female players on the court at all times.
  • 4 game guarantee, cash prizes for winning teams contingent on number of entries.
  • All games at the Abbey Centre. 

Sat - Sun | Jan 30 - 31
9:00 am - 5:00 pm | $250 / team
Upcoming Events
New Years Eve Skate

We are sorry to announce that the New Years Eve Family Skate is cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

We hope to be back next year!
Programs & Classes
Whoville Tree Workshop Cancelled
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:0 pm
Location: Servus Program Room Level 1 | Abbey Centre | 4500 Womacks Road
Create your own custom 16 - inch tall Whoville holiday tree. All materials will be provided. Registrants are welcome to bring any additional items they would like to add to their tree. Ages 14+ 
Cost: $50

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
Download the Abbey Fitness App!

Track your fitness journey 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.

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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 17th 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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