Campus & Community Recreation's Reopening Plans

CCR will begin re-opening plans on Monday, July 6, 2020.

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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 reopen our sport and recreation facilities over the course of the summer.

We will begin our reopening 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 reopening 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 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!

- The Team at CCR