COVID-19 Update January 12, 2021

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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.

FREE for U of A Students / Staff $73.50 / Public $78.75

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

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→ More information on our Virtual Wellness & Recreation Services

Winter 2021 Recreation Guide

Winter 2021 Recreation Guide

Our Winter Recreation Programs are open for registration on November 30, 2020. Browse our digital recreation guide and register online.

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Looking for information on Drop-in Facilities & Activities? Our usual drop-in operations have been adjusted to comply with COVID-19 safety measures.

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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 please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Latest Updates:
January 12, 2021 - Extended mandatory restrictions

To Our Valued Clients,

As you are aware, the Government of Alberta has recently extended the mandatory restrictions for recreation facility closure. The restrictions are expected to be in place until at least January 21, 2021. Campus & Community Recreation will continue to monitor government announcements and provide further updates as necessary.

All University of Alberta sport and recreation facilities, services, and programs will be closed until at least Thursday, January 21, 2021, including:

  • Van Vliet Complex
  • Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre
  • Wilson Climbing Centre
  • Clare Drake Arena
  • Aquatics Centres

NOTE: The Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome) will remain closed to public access until further notice.

  • Saville Community Sports Centre
  • GO Sports - Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics
  • Curling, Tennis, Fitness Centre
  • Sport Performance Centre
  • Foote Field
Van Vliet Complex and Saville Community Sports Centre Memberships

Fixed Term Memberships

Your membership will be put on hold from December 13, 2020, to Jan 31, 2021. The number of days that are remaining on your membership as of December 13, 2020, will be re-activated on February 1, 2021, with consideration for the status of public health restrictions at that time.

Recurring Memberships

Pre-authorized membership payments scheduled on January 15, 2021, will not be charged. Additional fees may be applied to your February 15, 2021 payment based on the status of public health restrictions and our facilities' re-opening dates.

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

Mandatory masks

Masks remain mandatory at the U of A. New provincial government measures extend mandatory indoor public masking requirements provincewide. Masks are required at all times in activity areas when not physically engaged in high-intensity cardio activity. 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.

Online Virtual Fitness and Recreation Programs

Your health and wellness are important to us and we understand this includes participating in physical activity. We are pleased to announce that we are continuing to offer online virtual recreation programs and resources throughout the duration of recreation facility closures. New Virtual program offerings begin on January 11, 2021. More information »

In-Person Fitness and Recreation Programs

While in-person fitness and recreation programs, such as intramurals and group fitness programs are being planned, these programs will not begin until at least February 1 with consideration for the status of public health restrictions at that time.

Individual sport and program areas such as aquatics, climbing, club sports, curling, and tennis may begin program offerings at different times. Members and current program registrants will be contacted directly by the program area supervisor.

We are proud to be a part of your active, healthy lifestyle, and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible. In the meantime, we urge you to 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.

Stay safe and healthy!

Cheryl Harwardt, MBA
Director, Campus & Community Recreation

December 10, 2020 - New restrictions

To Our Valued Clients,

In response to the Government of Alberta’s most recent COVID-19 announcement, declaring a state of a public health emergency, Campus & Community Recreation is implementing new mandatory restrictions as required by these orders. The restrictions are expected to be in place until at least January 12, 2021.

All University of Alberta sport and recreation facilities, services, and programs will be closed effective Sunday, December 13, 2020, including:

Van Vliet Complex
  • Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre
  • Wilson Climbing Centre
  • Clare Drake Arena
  • Aquatics Centres
  • Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome)
Saville Community Sports Centre
  • GO Sports - Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics
  • Curling, Tennis, Fitness Centre
  • Sport Performance Centre
Foote Field

Van Vliet Complex and Saville Community Sports Centre Memberships

Fixed Term Memberships

Your membership will be put on hold from December 13, 2020, to Jan 12, 2021. The number of days that are remaining on your membership as of December 13, 2020, will be re-activated on January 13, 2021, with consideration for the status of public health restrictions at that time.

Recurring Memberships

Pre-authorized membership payments scheduled on December 15, 2020, will not be charged. Regularly scheduled payments are expected to resume on January 15, 2021, with consideration for the status of public health restrictions at that time.

Pre-authorized membership payments scheduled on January 1, 2021, will not be charged. Your payment made on December 1, 2020, will give you access to our facilities from January 13-January 31, 2021. Regularly scheduled payments are expected to resume on February 1, 2021, with consideration for the status of public health restrictions at that time.

Mandatory masks

Masks remain mandatory at the U of A. New provincial government measures extend mandatory indoor public masking requirements provincewide. Masks are required at all times in activity areas when not physically engaged in high-intensity cardio activity.

Online Virtual Fitness and Recreation Classes

Your health and wellness are important to us and we understand this includes participating in physical activity. We are pleased to announce that we are continuing to offer online virtual recreation classes and resources throughout the duration of recreation facility closures. Please visit us at uab.ca/recreation for more information.

We are proud to be a part of your active, healthy lifestyle and look forward to welcoming you back in the new year. In the meantime, we urge you to 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

Stay safe and healthy

Cheryl Harwardt, MBA
Director, Campus & Community Recreation

November 26, 2020 - New public health measures

To Our Valued Clients,

As a result of the Province of Alberta announcement regarding COVID-19 public health restrictions on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Campus & Community Recreation has taken this opportunity to review our programs, services, and facility operations. Our goal is to provide a safe environment following the provincial guidelines. Your health and wellness are important to us and we understand this includes participating in physical activity!

We are pleased to offer the following opportunities for individual exercise/training activities by appointment only:

  • Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre
  • Wilson Climbing Centre
  • Van Vliet Complex - Aquatics Centre and Pavilion
  • Saville Community Sports Centre - Curling, Tennis, Fitness Centre
  • Saville Community Sports Centre - GO Sports - walking track and preschool
  • Sport Performance Centre (specified members only)

The following facilities will not reopen until January 2021:

  • Clare Drake Arena
  • Foote Field Dome

All group recreation programs and leagues have been cancelled for the remainder of 2020 (some exceptions may apply). Further information will be emailed to program and league participants with specific information related to their activity. Play will resume in January 2021 as we are able to open facilities.

During this challenging time, we have implemented an enhanced mask policy. Masks are required at all times within our facilities, with the exception of participation in high-intensity physical activity. We ask for your cooperation in wearing a mask as often as possible while using our facilities, including taking the opportunity to reduce the intensity of your workout in order to wear a mask. Your continued support is critical in our ability to maintain a safe environment for everyone.

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

Stay safe and healthy!

Cheryl Harwardt, Director, Campus & Community Recreation

November 13, 2020 - New public health measures
Dear Valued Clients,

The Government of Alberta has announced new public health measures to protect the health system and limit the spread of COVID-19. The new measures will be in place between November 13-27. The University of Alberta and Campus & Community Recreation are committed to providing safe and healthy spaces to support your recreation goals.

Effective immediately the following changes will take place:
For up to date information please visit our website at uab.ca/recreation OR savillecentre.ca

Team Sports and Group Fitness:

The government has suspended indoor fitness classes and team sports, excluding varsity sports and national team training sessions, for the period of November 13-27.

To meet these requirements, the following activities are suspended immediately at all University of Alberta campuses and facilities:

  • Group fitness programs
  • Group dance programs
  • Group martial arts programs
  • Intramural sports
  • Club dance groups and team sport activities
  • Curling leagues
  • Rental space for team sports in all facilities

The following sport and recreation facilities will remain open (specific restrictions may apply to each facility):

PAW Centre:

  • Wilson Climbing Centre
  • Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre

Van Vliet Complex: 

  • Arena (no team sport leagues )
  • Aquatics Centre
  • Pavilion (Butterdome) - registered drop-in only

Saville Community Sports Centre East:

  • Fitness Centre
  • Sport Performance Centre
  • Tennis Centre

Saville Community Sports Centre West

  • Gymnastics Centre - individual training and pre-school programming
  • Walking/Running Track - registered drop-in only

Foote Field Dome - for individual fitness training only

Finally, we are seeking your help in keeping our facilities and programs safe and available during the pandemic.

Masks are required at all times, with the exception of during high-intensity physical activity. Please ensure you wear a mask when you are receiving or giving instruction, you are at rest during your activity or you are awaiting your turn to enter the activity.

Your health is important to us, thank you for your cooperation and adherence to these safety measures.

Sincerely,
Cheryl Harwardt,
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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