Abbey Centre Newsletter September 2020
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The Abbey Centre and other facilities and amenities are open following the Province's Stage 2 guidelines. • Please read the following information before visiting the Abbey Centre

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McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre
Last Day of the Season - Monday, September 7th
As part of Stage 2, the McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre is open for public use!
Please note updated hours of operation and our re-opening guidelines includes:
  • As per Alberta Health Services (AHS), hot tubs are now cleared to open.
  • Facility access is available at 2-hour intervals for a maximum of 100 people. After the two hours, the facility will close down for a half hour in order to sanitize and prepare for the next 2-hour interval of 100 people. Doors will lock after 100 people have entered.
  • The facility is open exclusively to Abbey Centre members and Blackfalds residents (including Lacombe County). Proof of residency will be required.
Recycle for Reward Winner for August
Congratulations to Louise R. who is the winner for the August Recycle 4 Reward of a $75 gift card sponsored by Focus Family Chiropractic

Learn how you can win a $75 gift card from Piper Creek Pet Resort. the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for September.

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 Indoor Play Space remains closed per AHS regulations.

We look forward to re-opening this popular facility once we are allowed to do so.
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
Blackfalds Culture Days

We invite you to say good-bye to summer with a variety of events throughout the
Town celebrating Arts & Culture. Check out the event schedule at

The Town of Blackfalds is grateful to have the opportunity to bring our community together by providing a month of family friendly activities to enjoy!

When: All September long!
What: Variety of events all around Blackfalds. Scavenger Hunt, Art and Culture Workshops, Fireworks and many more!
Monster Bash

Wear your best costume for a chance to win! Plus photo booth and games.

Where: Blackfalds Community Centre | 4810 Womacks Rd.
When: Oct 31 | 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Price: $10 tickets on sale Oct. 1 via Eventbrite
Breakfast & Lunch with Santa

Enjoy breakfast or lunch with Ole' St. Nick. Do crafts, mail your letter to the North Pole, meet Santa and his helpers and take pictures with Santa. Parents: Don't forget your camera for the photo booth!

Where: Field House| Abbey Centre 4500 Womacks Rd.
When: Nov 28 | Breakfast at 9 am | Lunch at 12 pm
Price: $10 tickets on sale Oct. 1 via Eventbrite
Programs & Classes
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
As per the Province of Alberta's Stage 2 guidelines, Child Minding remains closed per regulations.

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.

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
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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