Abbey Centre Newsletter October 2020
Your monthly news & updates
New Operations at the Abbey Centre

Effective Sept. 8, the Abbey Centre is open for use by both residents and non-residents for two-hour intervals for a maximum of 200 people.

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Recycle for Reward Winner for September
Congratulations to Kelsey W. who is the winner for the September Recycle 4 Reward of a $75 gift card sponsored by Piper Creek Pet Resort.

Learn how you can win a $75 gift card from McDonalds . the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for October.

Interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2021? Email Carol Simpson.
Red Deer Kinsmen Indoor Play Space
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following amenities remain closed as per AHS regulations.
  • Child Minding
  • The Red Deer Kinsman Indoor Play Space
  • Food Services

  • The McKay Ranch Aquatics Centre is now closed for the season.

Please visit the COVID-19 webpage for more information.
Fall Program & Activity Guide
The new Fall Program & Activity Guide is now available and includes upcoming classes, lessons and community events. You are also able to get all the details for Fitness, FCSS, and Arts & Culture.
Registration is available only online at this time.
Sports Leagues & Tournaments
3&3 Co-Ed Volleyball League
  • 3 male and 3 female players on the court at all times.
  • Games on Monday evening.
  • Location TBA - check the website at for updates.

Mon | Oct 19 - Mar 15
6:15 - 9:30 pm | $325 / team *GST included

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
Monster Bash & Breakfast and Lunch with Santa
Please be advised that staff and programmers are still waiting for AHS recommendations on how to continue with our annual events Monster Bash, and Breakfast and Lunch with Santa.

At this time, we will not have tickets for either event available. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

We will update you as soon as we have more details and information on both of these events.
Programs & Classes
Spin Classes are back!

Beginner Spin every Tuesday 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 - Nov 3 and Nov. 17 - Dec. 15.

30:30 Spin every Thursday 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 - Nov 5 and Nov. 19 - Dec. 17.

See Program Calendar for details and to register.
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.

Pumpkin Arrangement Workshop

Create this fall arrangement using fall flowers just in time for Thanksgiving. Ages 14+.
Where: Servus Program Room | Abbey Centre 4500 Womacks Rd.
When: October 7 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Price: $45

Abbey Centre Services
Child Minding - Service unavailable
As per the Province of Alberta's Stage 2 guidelines, Child Minding remains closed.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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, 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.

Donation Bins
We are happy to be able to support Diabetes Canada by now having their donation bins located at the Abbey Centre!

Please help us keep our grounds clean and tidy by only putting items in the donation bins.
For more information on the bins please visit here.
Border Paving Fitness Centre
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

Max. 3 people per time slot. Masks will be mandatory during orientations.
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

Due to the popularity of our $2 track only option that we offered last winter, we are happy to announce that starting Oct. 1st we will once again have this available 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
Thanksgiving Monday (Oct. 12) open for the following 2-hour intervals:
11:00 am to 12:30 pm, 1:00 to 3:00 pm and 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

For more Stat Holiday hours, please 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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