Abbey Centre Newsletter May 2021
Your monthly news & updates
Closure Continues
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!

Government of Alberta announces stronger public health measures
Alberta has entered a critical stage of the pandemic - the arrival of highly transmissible variants have put pressure on our health care system. Public health measures are required to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 provincewide.

Additional restrictions come into effect for regions with high case rates, starting May 5. These restrictions will be in place for at least 3 weeks and will be extended if necessary.

These restrictions will be enforced with $2,000 fines.

Victoria Day Closure
Please be advised that all staff will be away from the office on May 24.

We hope everyone has a fantastic long weekend - stay safe!
Think Outside the Gym
Get creative with close-to-home activities like these:
  • Get outside into your garden and tackle some yardwork. Nature is a great stress-reliever.
  • Play active games, like soccer, with your family.
  • Have a virtual dance party with friends over video chat.
  • Stream a free yoga video. Now is an ideal time to perfect that warrior pose!
  • If you're working from home, take some laps around the house on your breaks. Or have a walking phone conference.
  • Make up a circuit workout with different activities in each room, like jumping jacks, burpees and lunges.
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.
Recycle for Reward
Due to the continued closure of the Abbey Centre there will be no Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for May.

Interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2022? Email Carol Simpson.
Tennis/Pickle-ball Court Open
It's time to get out and play!
Keep your social distance without being socially distant.
Tennis / Pickle Ball courts are now open to the public.
Mon - Fri | 8:00am until dusk
Sat & Sun | 10:00am until dusk.

Please remember to play it safe!
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 Volunteer Drive-In Movie
Don’t miss our video celebration of Blackfalds Volunteers Annual Award Recipients prior to the movie.
May 14 | Gates open at 8:45 pm
All-Star Park | 4800 Leung Rd

Please note that due to regulations, only a max. of 200 vehicles are permitted.

Community Garage Sale
Sign up for our annual community-wide garage sale on May 29!

Registration opens May 21 by calling 403.885.6259 or emailing with your address and a list of items that you will be selling.

Programs & Classes
Camp Curious and Aquatic Lesson Registration
We are postponing the Camp Curious and Aquatic Lesson registration originally scheduled for May 1, 2021.

The new registration date will be announced based on COVID-19 restrictions in the coming weeks. We would like to take this time to thank our members and visitors for the patience and understanding we have been shown.

If you have questions, please contact Guest Services at
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

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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