Abbey Centre Newsletter February 2020
Your monthly news & updates
Be Ours! For one day only on February 14, use promo code "HEARTU" to save 14% off of your monthly or annual membership(s). Available at the Abbey Centre
and online .
Valid for renewals or brand new membership activation.
Happy Heart Day from
he Abbey Centre. xoxoxo
$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.
Seasonal Positions
If you are interested in being a Day Camp Leader, Lifeguard, Swim Lesson Instructor, Aquatics Programmer or Guest Services Representative for the summer of 2020, please check our website the beginning of February. All seasonal positions for the Town of Blackfalds will be posted then.
New Fitness Equipment
We are excited that we will be getting some new replacement equipment for our Fitness Centre this Spring as well a some brand new pieces such as a Jacob's Ladder and Tire Flip.

We appreciate your patience as we transition over to the new equipment during the beginning of April.
Pink Shirt Day
Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Each year, on Pink T-Shirt Day, support the cause by wearing something pink on February 26 to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. Take the message and remember it all year long. 
 
Choose kindness and make a promise to help end bullying. Please visit pinkshirtday.ca. 
Recycle 4 Reward Winner
Congratulations to Mitch B. who is the winner of the January Recycle 4 Reward of a $75 gift card sponsored by Blackfalds Vet Hospital .

Learn how you can win a $75 gift card from Rootz Hair Design , the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for February.

Interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2021? Email Carol Simpson .
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.
Upcoming Events
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 February'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
February 17 Family Day hours 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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, February 1 - all day Full Field House
  • Sunday February 2 - 9 am - 1 pm Field House 2 & 3
  • Saturday, February 15 - all day Full Field House
  • Monday, February 17 - all day Full Field House for Winterfest Kid-Zone

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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