Abbey Centre Newsletter June 2020
Your monthly news & updates
Abbey Centre Closed due to Pandemic
Abbey Centre

We realize this isn't easy for anybody, but we are planning to open as soon as the Province of Alberta begins Stage 3 of their relaunch strategy. We will continue to remain hopeful and positive!

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McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abbey Centre is closed until the Province of Alberta launches stage 3. Therefore, the date for the season opening for the Outdoor Aquatic Centre is to be determined.

Registration for Aquatics Lessons and Summer Camps have been suspended until we can determine when re-opening will happen.
Facility Bookings March 16 - August 31

Guest Services staff will be contacting all facility renters.
You may request a full refund for the rental or your existing booking may be moved to another rental day with no penalty.  

Guest Services will only be taking new bookings for facility rentals for rental dates after  September 1, 2020.

For more information regarding facility rentals please see our website .
NEW Online Facility Booking Request Now Available

Interested in booking one of the Town of Blackfalds many facilities? To help streamline the booking process for our users, we now ask that you complete our quick, fill-able request form. Phone and email enquirers regarding facility bookings will be asked to submit their information online via the fill-able request form.

Once the Abbey Centre re-opens in stage 3, we will also continue to welcome users to book in person as well.
New Fitness Centre Equipment
New equipment has been installed in the Border Paving Fitness Centre will be here waiting for you when we are open again. Equipment includes:

  • Cardio Equipment
  • Hack Squat
  • Plate Loaded Vertical Bench Press
  • Glute Trainer/Hip Thrust
  • Glute Machine
  • Weight Tree
  • Yoke Bar
  • Sled Machine
  • Soft Pylo Boxes
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • S-Force
  • Airbike
  • Tire Flip

We can't wait for you to try them out.
Stay healthy, practice physical distancing, and, if you are sick, please stay home.

We hope to see you soon!

At Home Workouts
In response to the Abbey Centre closure, our Fitness Programmer provided daily workouts that are easily done in the comfort of your home.

We will continue to leave these on our website for those that aren't able to make it into the Centre.

Please visit the Fitness Centre webpage for the most current workouts.
Upcoming Events
Summer Culture Series

We are still hoping that we will be able to host the Summer Culture Series. This free, family entertainment (and popcorn!) is normally put on every Thurs from June until August. We will let everyone know when we will have our first event!

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We regret to inform you that due to the Guidelines set out by Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta to limit gatherings to the maximum of 15, Super Kids has been cancelled this year.

We hope to see you all back in 2021! And remember: at Super Kids, everyone is a superhero!
Programs & Classes
Recycle 4 Reward Winner
Due to our closure, there was no sponsor/winner for May.

The Recycle 4 Reward program will resume again once the Abbey Centre re-opens.

Interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2021? Email Carol Simpson .
Volunteer at Camp Curious this summer!

We are excited to announce that the Abbey is offering new volunteer opportunities for ages 16+ to help with our Camp Curious summer camps. We are looking for volunteers...

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Spring Summer 2020
Program & Activity Guide
Registration opening for Aquatics Lessons and Camp Curious is to be determined.

C lasses/lessons may be cancelled or modified due to the public facility closure.

Contact Guest Services for up-to-date information or visit the Registration web page.

Don't be left out! Program spaces are limited.
Limited hard copies of the guide are now available at the Abbey Centre, Town Office, and FCSS.
C'AMPED Day Camps
Due to COVID-19 and the resulting school closures all remaining C'amped days have been cancelled.

We apologize for the inconvenience but promise we will be back for the Fall calendar with new & awesome activities!
Abbey Centre Services
Child Minding
I n response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abbey Centre is closed until the Province of Alberta launches stage 3.

Staff will be in contact regarding any missed booked time.

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.

Food Services
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abbey Centre is closed until the Province of Alberta launches stage 3.

Service delivery provided by Mobile Meals & Munchies Victoria Day - Labour Day
Mon - Sun
11 am - 7:00 pm  

Please contact Guest Services for more information.

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

Field House Closures 
Stay tuned to the Abbey Centre newsletter for field house closures for the current month.

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.

BOLT Transit re-load station
You can re-load your Bolt Transit fare card at the Abbey Centre. See BOLT for more details.
Abbey Centre | 4500 Womacks Rd | Blackfalds, AB
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