COVID-19 Update April 6, 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.

 

GET ACTIVE TODAY


Spring / Summer Recreation Guide 2021

Spring / Summer Recreation Guide

Low-intensity and outdoor programs will be open for registration on April 6. Our other programs are scheduled and listed in this guide, but registration for these will only open when restrictions are lifted.

Browse the Guide & Register Online

 

1:1 Training Options

1:1 Training Opportunities

A limited selection of in-person 1:1 training options will be available. See below for more details.

1:1 Training Options

Aquatics — Van Vliet Complex

To book one-on-one instruction and training, schedule your session online.

Climbing — Wilson Climbing Centre

To book one-on-one instruction and training, please contact climbing@ualberta.ca.

Fitness — Hanson Fitness & Lifestyle Centre

To book one-on-one instruction and training, please contact devon.kippen@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:
April 6, 2021

To Campus and Community Recreation Clients,

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the Government of Alberta announced stronger public health measures, returning to Phase 1 restrictions, on some recreation and sport activities. We will continue to monitor government announcements and assess new information as it becomes available.

Effective April 7, 2021, the following University of Alberta sport and recreation facilities will be available for 1:1 training opportunities, youth programming, and/or rentals:

  • Van Vliet Complex - Aquatics Centre
  • Van Vliet Complex - Wilson Climbing Centre
  • Van Vliet Complex - Gymnasiums and Studios
  • Saville Community Sports Centre - Tennis Centre
  • Foote Field - Foote Field Dome

NOTE: Locker room access will be limited.

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

To register for 1:1 training in aquatics, climbing, personal training, or tennis, please visit uab.ca/recreation.

To inquire about booking available space, please contact:

In-person, Online, and Virtual Programs

A limited selection of in-person programs will be available. Please check our website for further details.

We are very excited about our clients' response to our virtual programming. Even as we open our facilities we will continue to offer several virtual options including fitness, dance, martial arts, meditation, and eSports! In addition, we have developed an array of pre-recorded programs to support your fitness goals. Please visit uab.ca/recreation to explore these opportunities.

Fixed Term Memberships

Your memberships were put on hold from December 13, 2020 and remain on hold until further notice. The number of days that are remaining on your membership as of December 13, 2020 will be re-activated once public health guidelines allow for greater reopening of facilities and services.

Recurring Membership

All pre-authorized membership payments scheduled for April 15, 2021 will remain on hold until further notice. Pro-rated fees may be applied to memberships once public health guidelines allow for greater reopening of facilities and services.

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 Frequently Asked Questions page or savillecentre.ca

Mask Guidelines

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.

About us

About us

Find out more about who we are, student leadership, employment opportunities, grants, and contact information.

Contact us

Contact us

Need help registering or just have a question? Our staff can help answer questions or just point you in the right direction.