Public Health Measures

Path Forward 

The Government of Alberta announced a stepped approach to easing restrictions, using hospitalizations as the key metric. A Path Forward outlines four steps for a potential easing of restrictions and enabling activities.

Step 2 Changes 

The following changes for Step 2 are in effect as of March 1. Complete details as well as previous information on Step 1  can be found at Stronger Public Health Measures. All other restrictions remain in effect. 

Step 2 allows:

  • Further easing of indoor fitness activities
  • Libraries to open at 15 per cent capacity

The Government of Alberta Stronger Public Health Measures webpage also outlines the following information:  

  • Gathering restrictions (indoor & outdoor social gatherings; out-of-town travel and visitors, weddings and funerals; places of worship)
  • Business and service restrictions (retail; restaurants, bars, pubs, lounges and cafes; entertainment and recreation facilities; personal and wellness services; health, social and professional services; hotels, motels, hunting and fishing lodges; indoor fitness; outdoor sport and recreation activities; children's sport and performance activities; performance activities; working from home; public health orders and exemptions)
  • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public places, indoor workplaces and places of worship

Affected Facilities and Services 

Recreation Centres 

The City is using a phased approach to reopen indoor recreation activities, starting on March 8, in alignment with the Government of Alberta’s The Path Forward.

What’s Opening and When

Servus Credit Union Place 

  • Tailor Made Insurance Fitness and Wellness Centre and Christenson Developments Track and Training Centre opens March 8
    • Reserve your spot starting March 6
    • Reservations are limited to a maximum of two-hours to provide as many people as possible with access while still aligning with provincial guidelines. 
    • Available for low-intensity workouts using select equipment for individual use only.  
    • The track will be available for walking only; jogging/running will not be permitted at this time. 
  • Personal fitness with trainer for one-on-one and one-on-one household is available starting March 8
    • Now accepting bookings – by phone only
    • May include high-intensity activities, will be available in-person and virtually
  • Fitness drop-in classes and programs – in-person, low-intensity (reservations required)
    • Drop-in fitness classes start March 15. Registration opens March 12. 
    • Registered fitness programs start March 29. Registration open March 19. Programs will include yoga, Pilates, active release, stretching and light weight training. 

Fountain Park Recreation Centre

  • One-on-one and one-on-one household swimming lessons and swim club bookings start March 29
    • Early registration for swimming lessons will be open for residents and members from March 15 to 18. 
    • General registration will open March 19.

To reserve/register for any of these activities, visit activity.stalbert.ca or call Servus Place at 780-418-6088 or Fountain Park Recreation Centre at 780-459-1553.

Further information on modified operations to indoor recreation activities can be found at Welcome Back.

Details

Low-intensity fitness activities are defined as being able to breathe and talk easily while engaged in the exercise. High-intensity activities, offered in the City’s one-on-one or one-on-one household fitness training, are permitted only with a trainer. 

As per the provincial guidelines, all activities must be reserved ahead of time and are by appointment only. No walk-ins are allowed. As well to ensure the safety of all participants, provincial public health measures are in place which include: 

  • A mandatory physical distance of three metres is required from others at all times for indoor fitness activities. 
  • Face coverings are required to be worn within all City recreation facilities, including when participating in low-intensity fitness activities. Face coverings must also be worn before and after swimming. Face coverings are not required when participating in one-on-one high-intensity training. 

All virtual programming and outdoor winter recreation activities continue at this time. 

On February 16, the City reopened its gymnasium, fieldhouses and indoor arenas for booked use only to youth community sport partners and for curriculum-related activities for schools.

If you have questions, call or email Monday to Friday between 5:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., Saturday/Sunday and statutory holidays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.:

When participating in outdoor activities, remember to follow all Provincial Public Health Measures in place.

The Arden Theatre 

The Arden Theatre is closed until further notice. The Arden Theatre Box Office is reaching out to ticket holders with more information on dates, refunds or credit options. Questions can be directed to the box office at boxoffice@stalbert.ca

Performing Art Classes 

Effective immediately, all performing arts classes will be virtual only until further notice. 

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Last edited: March 5, 2021