COVID-19 Update June 10, 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.



2018 - 2020 Report to the Community

Report to the Community 2018-2020

My Move. My Moment. My Experience...We are extremely proud to share our role in contributing to the success of U of A students and our amazing community!  

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Spring / Summer Recreation Guide 2021

Recreation Guide

Our Spring/Summer Recreation Guide is now available. Browse the guide for our available programs, leagues, and services, then register online.

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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, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Latest Updates:
June 10 - Facility Update

Campus & Community Recreation Clients,

We are excited to announce our reopening plans for stage 2 of the government of Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan!

Stage 2 Facility Opening Dates

The following University of Alberta sport and recreation facilities will be open for registered drop in, in person programs and activities (with consideration for the status of public health measures at that time; we will continue to monitor government announcements and assess new information as it becomes available):

June 14, 2021
  • Van Vliet Complex - Aquatics Centre - West Pool (rentals only)
  • Saville Community Sports Centre - Indoor Tennis Centre (pre-booked court access by members and program participants only); Sport Performance Centre
  • Foote Field - Outdoor spaces
June 21, 2021
  • Van Vliet Complex - Hanson Fitness & Lifestyle Centre (registered drop-in only); gyms and studios (registered drop in and rentals); Aquatics Centre - East Pool (registered drop in and rentals only)
  • Outdoor Spaces - Lister Field; Lister Beach Volleyball courts; Varsity Field
June 28, 2021
  • Van Vliet Complex - Wilson Climbing Centre (registered drop in and program participants only)
  • Saville Community Sports Centre - GO Sports
July 5, 2021
  • Van Vliet Complex - Butterdome Pavilion (rentals and drop-in)
  • Saville Community Sports Centre - Fitness Centre
July 12, 2021

Van Vliet Complex - Clare Drake Arena

Note: Locker room access will be limited.

To register for drop-in facility use or find our hours of operation:

To inquire about booking available space, please contact:

In-person, Online and Virtual Programs

Please visit us at to register for a variety of in person recreation programs we’ve planned for the Summer, including camps and outdoor Intramural Leagues! 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.

Fixed Term Memberships

Your memberships were put on hold from December 13, 2020 and remain on hold until July 14, 2021. Clients with a fixed-term membership will receive an email outlining your reactivation date.

Recurring Memberships

Pre-authorized membership payments for tennis will resume on June 15, 2021 (if that was your previous payment date). All other pre-authorized membership payments will resume July 15, 2021.

NOTE: Access to facilities will be available on the opening date regardless of your membership reactivation date.

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols and Mandatory Masks

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

Until further notice, masks and physical distancing remain mandatory at the University of Alberta.

We encourage you to stay active and healthy and look forward to welcoming back our valued clients!

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

Cheryl Harwardt, Director
Campus & Community Recreation

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.


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.


Cheryl Harwardt
Director, Campus & Community Recreation



Our Programs

Programs & Registration

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



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 & 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 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

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