COVID-19 Update February 4, 2021

↓ Read the full update below or on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Campus & Community Recreation

Providing facilities and activities to enhance the experiences of students, staff, and community members.

 

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Virtual Recreation Term Pass

Winter 2021 Virtual Recreation Term Pass

Now available! Register for full access to our virtual fitness, dance, and martial arts classes and enjoy them weekly from January 11 to April 2.


To accommodate remote routines and lifestyles, Campus & Community Recreation now provides many of our programs virtually. 

→ Winter 2021 Virtual Recreation
→ More information on our Virtual Wellness & Recreation Services

man swimming during a one-on-one training sessions at the aquatics centre

One-on-One Training

Some of our facilities will be open soon for 1:1 Training. To schedule 1:1 training when our facilities can open:

Aquatics — Van Vliet Complex
To book one-on-one instruction and training, please contact aquatics@ualberta.ca.
Climbing — Wilson Climbing Centre
To book one-on-one instruction and training, please contact climbing@ualberta.ca.
Tennis — Saville Community Sports Centre (SCSC)

Members* can book one on one private lessons or a semi-private lesson (if both members are from the same household) with one of the Saville Community Sports Centre’s approved coaches.

List of approved SCSC tennis coaches

Members can contact the coaches directly via email to try and arrange a time.

*Individuals need to be an SCSC member to book 1 on 1 instruction at this time.

Covid-19 Guidelines & Safety Measures

COVID-19 & Our Facilities

For the most up-to-date information about our facilities, memberships, programs, services, and safety measures please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Latest Updates:
February 4, 2021 - Facility Update

Campus & Community Recreation Clients,

On Friday, January 29th, the Government of Alberta announced a lifting of restrictions on some recreation and sport activities. The Campus & Community Recreation team has spent the past several days analysing potential opportunities to provide our clients with physical activity programs and services. We will continue to monitor government announcements and assess new information as it becomes available.

The following University of Alberta sport and recreation facilities will be available for 1:1 training opportunities and/or rentals:

  • Van Vliet Complex - Aquatics Centre
  • Van Vliet Complex - Clare Drake Arena (until February 28 only)
  • Van Vliet Complex - Wilson Climbing Centre
  • Van Vliet Complex - gymnasiums and studios
  • Saville Community Sports Centre - Tennis Centre
  • Foote Field - Foote Field Dome

Access to these facilities will require pre-booking or pre-registration. Facilities will not be available for drop-in use.

To register for 1:1 training in aquatics, climbing, or tennis, please visit our website. (instructions will be posted by end of day Feb 4, 2021).

To inquire about booking available space, please contact:

Please read the current COVID-19 restrictions before submitting a facility booking request.

Online and Virtual Programs

While we are able to provide limited in-person program opportunities, we encourage you to stay active using our online resources! Campus & Community Recreation is offering a wide variety of virtual fitness, dance, martial arts, meditation, and gaming opportunities! We have also developed several pre-recorded programs to support your fitness goals. » Explore these opportunities.

In-Person Programs and Leagues

All in-person programs and leagues have been cancelled for the remainder of the Winter term. As restrictions ease, we will seek opportunities to offer in-person programming. Please check our website regularly for the most up to date information.

Fixed Term Memberships

Your membership will continue to be put on hold from December 13, 2020. The number of days that are remaining on your membership as of December 13, 2020 will be re-activated upon facility opening.

Recurring Memberships

Pre-authorized membership payments scheduled for February 15, 2021 will not be charged. Pro-rated fees will be applied to your March 1, 2021 payment based on the facilities' re-opening dates and the status of public health restrictions at that time.

We will continue to review future pre-authorized payment schedules and communicate any updates with you at that time.

COVID-19 Protocols and Mandatory Masks

As a reminder, clients are expected to complete the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist prior to arriving on campus.

Masks remain mandatory at the University of Alberta. Upon return, members should expect to wear a mask at all times when resting between sets, participating in a low-intensity activity (such as lifting weights or using strength machines) and when entering and exiting the facilities. There will be limited capacity to eat or drink within the facilities.

We encourage you to stay active and healthy and look forward to welcoming back our recreation community members soon.

For up to date information about our facilities, memberships, programs, and services, please visit our FAQs page or savillecentre.ca.

Cheryl Harwardt, MBA,
Director, Campus & Community Recreation

January 25, 2021 - Facility Update

To Our Valued Clients,

I hope you are staying healthy during this challenging time. I send this message to provide an update on the University of Alberta sport and recreation facilities and programs. The Government of Alberta mandatory restrictions for recreation facility closure continue at this time. Although Alberta's COVID-19 case numbers are declining, the provincial government has not provided a definitive timeline for lifting these restrictions. As a result, we are unable to provide access to our facilities or in-person programming at this time. We will continue to monitor government announcements and provide further updates as information becomes available.

All University of Alberta sport and recreation facilities, services, and in-person programs will remain closed until further notice.

Online and Virtual Programs

While we are unable to provide in-person program opportunities to you, we encourage you to stay active! Campus & Community Recreation is offering a wide variety of virtual fitness, dance, meditation, and gaming opportunities! We have also developed several pre-recorded programs to support your fitness goals. Please visit uab.ca/recreation to explore these opportunities!

In-Person Programs and Leagues

While we remain hopeful that we will be able to offer in-person programs and leagues in the near future, we are unable to confirm potential start dates at this time. Again, please check our website regularly for the most up to date information.

Fixed Term Memberships

Your membership will continue to be put on hold from December 13, 2020. The number of days that are remaining on your membership as of December 13, 2020, will be re-activated upon facility opening.

Recurring Memberships

Pre-authorized membership payments scheduled for February 1, 2021, will not be charged. Pro-rated fees will be applied to your March 1, 2021 payment based on the facilities' re-opening dates and the status of public health restrictions at that time.

We will continue to review future pre-authorized payment schedules and communicate with you at that time.

Mandatory Masks

I would like to remind you that masks remain mandatory at the University of Alberta. Upon return, members should expect to wear a mask at all times when resting between sets, participating in a low-intensity activity (such as lifting weights or using strength machines) and when entering and exiting the facilities. There will be limited capacity to eat or drink within the facilities.

I would like to thank you for choosing Campus & Community Recreation as your partner in your physical activity endeavors. We look forward to the opportunity to serve your healthy lifestyle needs in the future. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!

For up to date information about our facilities, memberships, programs, and services, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or savillecentre.ca.

Cheryl Harwardt, MBA
Director, Campus & Community Recreation

Mask Guidelines - Oct, 2020

October 19, 2020

To our valued clients,

At all times, the goal of the University of Alberta and Campus & Community Recreation is to operate efficient, safe, and engaging programs and facilities for all of our users. During this pandemic, this goal is increasingly demanding to achieve. As we enter this fall/winter season, COVID-19 continues to be a threat and the flu season is upon us.

To ensure we are able to achieve our goal and to establish a high priority on the safety of our participants and staff members, the University of Alberta has established the following enhanced guidelines for use of facilities and programs:

NOTE: These enhanced guidelines apply to all users including those identified to be within a cohort.

Mask Wearing:

  • All users, participants and spectators will be required to wear a mask at all times in common spaces (including hallways, washrooms, classrooms, lounge areas).
  • All coaches, assistant coaches and trainers will be required to wear a mask at all times while coaching.
  • All participants will be required to wear a mask when:
    • receiving instruction
    • taking a rest break
    • not actively participating in cardio activity
    • actively participating in Intramural programming (with exception of hockey)

Participants are strongly encouraged to wear a mask even during physical activity to enhance the safety protocols of our facility and programs.

Physical Distancing

  • All users, participants and spectators will be required to physical distance at all times in common spaces (including hallways, washrooms, classrooms, and lounge areas).
  • All coaches, assistant coaches and trainers will be required to physical distance at all times while providing coaching except where close proximity for instruction is absolutely necessary.
  • All participants will be required to physical distance from the coaches, trainers and fellow participants when:
    • receiving instruction
    • taking a rest break
    • not actively participating in the space’s designated activity or play area.

High Fives, Cheering, Hand Slaps

Coaches, trainers, participants, and spectators will refrain from giving high fives, cheering, or making any celebratory gestures that require a reduction in the 2 metre physical distance requirement.

Spectators

Although AHS guidelines allow for a small number of spectators, user groups are encouraged to limit the number of spectators attending events to only those that are absolutely required.

Although we realize these guidelines establish a standard beyond the provincial physical activity, recreation and sport guidelines, and some provincial sport organization guidelines, these measures are being taken to enhance the safety of our facilities and preserve the long-term access to the programs that are so important to us.

We appreciate your cooperation and compliance with these enhanced safety measures.

For up to date information about our facilities, memberships, programs, and services, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Harwardt
Director, Campus & Community Recreation

 

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES


Our Programs

Programs & Registration

Campus & Community Recreation has a wide variety of recreation programs available to students, staff, and the Edmonton community.

Facilities

Facilities

We're home to a wide range of facilities, ranking among the best-equipped facilities for teaching, research, sport, and recreation of any university in Canada.

Bookings

Bookings & Rentals 

Our facilities offer the perfect venue for your next event. Browse our facility guide and request a facility space online for North or South Campus.

Drop-in

Drop-in Facilities & Activities

With a ONEcard, Van Vliet Complex membership, or Saville membership, enjoy our drop-in programs by reserving a timeslot online.

Special Events

Special Events

Our annual events are open for participation from the University of Alberta students, staff, and the greater Edmonton community.

Saville Community Sports Centre

Saville Community Sports Centre

Located just minutes south of the North Campus, Saville Community Sports Centre (East and West) and Foote Field offer a wide range of programs and facility spaces.

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