For Immediate Release / March 5, 2021

Update on City of St. Albert's Response to COVID-19

Update for March 5, 2021

Reopening of Indoor Recreation Facilities 

The City of St. Albert continues to take a thoughtful and measured approach in its response to COVID-19. Unless listed on the facility closures or in this release, all City services are still available for access by phone, email or online. 

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, this information is considered current as of the date of distribution. 

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 Christensen Developments Track and Training Centre – opening 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 (one-on-one or one-on-one household training) - 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.
    • Fitness programs start March 29. Registration opens March 19.
    • Drop-in classes and 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 - 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.

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 reservation 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 during 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.

The City thanks its residents and patrons as we work through our response to COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit Alberta Health Services

Specific City of St. Albert information is available at stalbert.ca/covid19

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Last edited: March 6, 2021