Abbey Centre Newsletter January 2020
Your monthly news & updates
$2 Track Admission
Escape the cold and get your run in on the Cottonwood Meadows running track for only $2!
Track admission will be valid on the following days until May 1, 2020:
  • Mon & Wed & Fri 9 am - 11 am
  • Tues & Thurs - 5 pm - 7 pm
  • Sat & Sun - 1 pm - 3 pm

Users will get a TRACK ONLY identifiable wristband with their admission which is valid only for that day and time. Access to other 3rd level equipment is not included.

Facility Rental Rate Change
There have been some changes to our facility rental fees which will be in effect January 1, 2020 (per Council resolution Nov 26, 2019).

Visit Facility & Room Rental  for further information and the updated fees.  
No changes have been made to the Abbey Centre Memberships or admissions.
Recycle 4 Reward Winner
Congratulations to Lisa R . who is the winner of the December Recycle 4 Reward of a $50 Abbey Centre gift card.

Learn how you can win a $75 gift card from Blackfalds Vet Hospital , the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for January.

Interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2020? Email Carol Simpson to book the last spot for 2020.
Bring your own Badminton Racquet and Birdie
Members and guests are responsible for bringing their own badminton racquets and birdies. Racquets and birdies may be purchased from Guest Services.

See more info.
Habitat for Humanity
Join Habitat for Humanity to learn about the Habitat home ownership program, eligibility, upcoming home opportunities in Blackfalds and how to apply for a home.

Family Information Sessions
Tuesday, January 14 @ 6:30 pm or Monday, January 27 @ 6:30 pm in the Servus Program Room | Abbey Centre 4500 Womacks Rd.

For more information, please contact Janelle at 403.309.6080 ext. 101 or
Brand Blackfalds
The Town, led by the Brand Development Committee, is proceeding with community branding. Input from residents, businesses and stakeholders will shape the future of our community and the culture of the municipality.

Here’s how you can get involved!
Between January and July, there will be many opportunities for your input. The first opportunity is providing your feedback on the current Town logo and tagline. Complete the survey from January 20 – 27, 2020 or request an individual interview by contacting or 403.885.6246.
Stay up to date by following the Town's social media or visit
Upcoming Events
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.
Saturday, Jan 25 & Sunday, Jan 26, 2020

Winterfest 2020
Celebrate Family Day with us at Winterfest!

Free Family oriented events will be taking place between 9 am and 5 pm around Town.

Programs & Classes
Program & Activity Guide Winter 2020
Check out the programs, events and activities coming up in the Winter 2020 Program & Activity Guide or view the Programs Calendar to get a quick look at all the programs we offer by date.
Registration for all winter programs is open now.
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.
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.
Please check the Program & Activity Guide, programs calendar, or online registration system to see what classes are available for drop-in.

Class Cancellations
Please consult the Drop In Fitness & Cancellation schedule for January's cancellations.  
Follow us on Facebook for any last minutes changes as well.  
We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Get Amped for C'AMPED Day Camps
As everyone is getting the kids ready to go back to school, please keep in mind our Professional Development (PD) days and Spring Break camp programs.

C'AMPED is for kids ages 6 - 10 and is home away from home on PD Days and Spring Break. Synchronized with the Wolf Creek school calendar, the Abbey Centre is the place to be!

Abbey Centre Services
Child Minding
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 email us to check availability.

Food Services
Service delivery provided by Mobile Meals & Munchies for special events and large field house bookings can be booked on a case-by-case basis. 

Please contact Guest Services for more information.

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 
  • Saturday, January 25 - Field House 2 & 3 closed all day
  • Sunday, January 26 - Field House 2 & 3 closed until 6 pm

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 midrifs. 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 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.

Abbey Centre | 4500 Womacks Rd | Blackfalds, AB
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