Campus & Community Recreation

Fall 2020 Recreation Guide

Fall 2020 Recreation Guide

Our Fall Recreation Programs are open for registration on September 1, 2020. Browse our digital recreation guide and register online at

Fall 2020 Recreation Guide


Booking drop in

Schedule a Drop-in Appointment

NOW AVAILABLE FOR: Aquatics, Fitness, Climbing, and Van Vliet Complex Drop-in Sports and Activities

Our usual drop-in operations have been adjusted to comply with COVID-19 safety measures:

  • Drop-in use will require a scheduled appointment slot.
  • OneCard (or proof of facility fee payment and registration) will be required.
  • Bring a copy of your registration with you to confirm registration.
  • You can cancel your appointment online through

→ Schedule your drop-in time

ATTENTION: Each participant must create their own registration account and schedule their own reservation for the time slot they choose. Please do not register the same person more than once under the same time slot as this will not complete the registration and will prevent your entry into the facility instead of guaranteeing a spot.  
How to cancel drop-in appointments

How to cancel drop-in appointments:

  1. Login to your activity registration account on
  2. Click on upcoming bookings.
  3. Here you should see a red CANCEL button beside your scheduled time slots.
  4. Click CANCEL and follow the prompts to complete your cancellation.
Stay Active Stay Well

Our team at Campus & Community Recreation extends the utmost support and strength to our students and community during this uncertain time. We encourage everyone to focus on staying physically active and mentally well while adjusting to our new remote routines and physical distancing.

Stay Active Stay Well Resources


Re-opening Update - July 2

Update July 2, 2020

Campus & Community Recreation Re-Opening Plans

At Campus & Community Recreation, we believe in the power of physical activity and social interaction as an important part of the health and wellness of the communities we serve. The physical and mental health of our students, staff, faculty, and community members is our highest priority. As such, we are currently developing plans to re-open our sport and recreation facilities over the course of the summer.

We will begin our re-opening plans on Monday, July 6, 2020. The following facilities will open:

  • Lister Soccer Field – booked space
  • Lister Beach Volleyball Courts – booked space
  • Varsity Field – booked space
  • Campus St Jean Soccer Fields – booked space
  • Saville Community Sports Centre Indoor Tennis Centre – members only
  • Saville Community Sports Centre, Ortona Gymnastics – members only
  • Saville Sport Performance Centre – members only
  • Van Vliet Complex – West Pool – registered programs and rentals only
  • Van Vliet Complex – Wilson Climbing Centre – registered programs only

In particular, we are very excited to offer children’s Aquatics and Climbing Camps and adult Aquasize to our clients. To learn more please visit

We are also excited to offer lane swim beginning Monday, July 6. Lane swim times will be Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 9:00 am and 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Lane swim time participation will be limited and must be pre-booked by emailing

Safety is paramount to our re-opening plans and all facilities will observe various COVID-19 protocols. In this initial stage, here are some notable changes to be aware of:

  • The exterior doors to Van Vliet Complex will not be open. Access to the West Pool will be through the west pool doors (directly onto the deck) located across from Varsity Field. Access to the Wilson Climbing Centre will be through the exterior entrance on 114 Street.
  • Please come ready for your activity, lockers will not be available.
  • Shower areas will be limited to swimmers before and after their swim.
  • Our staff will observe physical distancing as much as possible within the confines of the activity space and will be wearing masks when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Our clients will be asked to observe AHS guidelines and conduct pre-screening activities prior to entering the activity spaces.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back! Over the course of the summer we will continue to open other facilities:

  • Mid-late July – Outdoor Fitness Gym; Foote Field Dome
  • Early August – Steadward Centre
  • Mid-August – Hansen Fitness and Lifestyle Centre; Pavilion, Gyms and studios, Saville Community Sports Centre Basketball, Volleyball gyms
  • Early September – Clare Drake Arena, Saville Community Sports Centre Curling

Please check back here often for up-to-date information on facility openings.

In the meantime, our staff have developed many resources to help you maintain an active lifestyle. We invite you to connect with us online:

  • Join our live online fitness and recreation classes
  • Visit us on YouTube to watch a variety of instructional fitness videos previously aired on our social media channels
  • Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook: @UAlbertaRec

Or, you can register for our outdoor recreation programs this summer.

Thank you for your patience as we put our plans in place to provide a safe return to recreational programming and activities.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

— Cheryl Harwardt, Director,
Campus & Community Recreation

*NOTE: Our facilities in the Van Vliet Complex still remain closed to the general public at this time, with the exception of some registered, outdoor programming and kid's climbing & aquatics day camps. We are currently assessing our re-opening protocols and will release updates on the status of our timelines as soon as they become available. Thank you for your patience.

Facility Update - June 10

JUNE 10, Update 

Dear Campus & Community Recreation Clients

As you are aware, the Government of Alberta has announced the re-launch guidelines for the Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation sector as part of their stage 2 reopening strategy. We are in the process of reviewing these guidelines and developing plans to welcome you back in a safe and responsible manner. We ask for your patience while we conduct our assessment and put plans in place and will make an announcement regarding our re-launch plans in the near future.
In the meantime, our staff has developed resources to help you to maintain an active lifestyle. We invite you to connect with us online:

Thank you for your ongoing patience and support.  We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Stay active, stay well,

Cheryl Harwardt, MBA
Director, Campus & Community Recreation

Facility Update - April 17

Dear Campus & Community Recreation Clients

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta and closures of all Recreation facilities, Campus & Community Recreation has made the decision to cancel our spring program session which was scheduled to run throughout the months of May and June.

For those currently registered for a spring session program, you will receive a full refund within the upcoming weeks. We anticipate offering our Summer Sport Leagues for July and August, please look out for registrations to open in early June.

We will continue to monitor and work with Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta and provide updates as we navigate through this public health concern.

In the meantime, our staff are building resources for you to maintain an active lifestyle. I invite you to connect with us online:

  • Check this page for up-to-date information on our programs and services
  • For physical activity and wellness resources visit:
  • Visit us on YouTube to watch a variety of instructional fitness videos previously aired on our social media channels
  • Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook: @UAlbertaRec

Stay tuned for future announcements about online opportunities and classes!

Thank you for your ongoing patience.

For further information or general inquiries please contact

For the most up-to-date information visit

StayActiveStayWell #MyMoveMyMoment

Cheryl Harwardt, MBA
Director, Campus & Community Recreation



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