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Facilities, Amenities and Programs (Updated September 11, 2020)

Current State

13 ice sheets: Father David Bauer and Norma Bush: open September 14 Stu Peppard arena: opened August 29 Max Bell #1 (Ken Bracko) and #2, Rose Kohn and Jimmie Condon, Southland (Ed Whalen and Joseph Kryczka), arenas: opened August 4 Optimist, George Blunden, Stew Hendry and Henry Viney arenas: opened June 29

6 aquatic & fitness facilities: Thornhill: open September 14 Sir Winston Churchill: opened August 4 Bob Bahan, Glenmore, Canyon Meadows and Killarney: opened July 10 (pool and fitness)

2 art centres: Wildflower, North Mount Pleasant: opened September 2 *Studio bookings only

Glenmore Reservoir: Public recreational use only: opened June 15 * Seasonal closure will occur between September-November

6 golf courses: all Golf open. McCall Lake, Shaganappi Pt, Maple Ridge: opened May 14 McCall Lake (Par 3), Confederation Park, and Lakeview: opened June 25 * Seasonal closures will commence between September-November

3 driving ranges: McCall Lake, Shaganappi Pt. and Confederation Park: opened June 25 * Seasonal closures will commence between September-November

7 athletic parks: Renfrew: Opened September 7 Shouldice, Calgary Soccer Centre, Glenmore, Optimist, Ernest Manning: opened June 1, Foothills: opened June 24 * Seasonal closures will commence between September-November

2 indoor fields at the Soccer Centre: opened July 13

186 tennis courts (City-owned): opened June 1 * Seasonal closures will commence between September-November

Velodrome: Glenmore Athletic Park: opened June 1 * Seasonal closure will occur between September-November

Late September: Additional arenas (based on demand): Village Square #1 Village Square #2 Ernie Starr Shouldice Frank McCool Murray Copot

October: Additional indoor soccer fields (based on demand): Calgary Soccer Centre – 6 additional indoor fields


*The progression of Calgary Recreation’s Relaunch Strategy is contingent on several factors and is not necessarily correlative with timing for Stages of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy; however, all activities are consistent with Provincial orders and guidelines. Considerations include staff resourcing, customer demand, geographic distribution, seasonality, costs and facility readiness.



Partner Facility Relaunch Status (Updated September 11, 2020)


Calgary Arts and Development Association (CADA) Open (continued operations remotely throughout COVID-19) Facility is private with appointment only access

Sport Calgary (Calgary Sport Council Society) Open (continued operations remotely throughout COVID-19)

McMahon Stadium Open for limited access under COVID restrictions. Organized training and play only

Rotary Challenger Park Open for seasonal bookings and programs as allowed by Stage 2 restrictions.

Social Recreation Groups Tier 1-3 Organizations Open for seasonal programs. Sector guidelines dictate training and play availability for each sport.

Seven Chiefs Sportsplex (Tsuut’ina Nation): Open for ice bookings, track and fitness centre use.

Great Plains Recreation Facility Open two ice rinks

Repsol Sports Centre: Open for medical and physiotherapy services, and most sport and fitness amenities.

Cardel Rec South (includes South Fish Creek Rec Assoc.): Open for medical and physiotherapy services and for public access, including arenas 2,3 & 4, for gyms, and meeting rooms. Fall programs are underway.

Genesis Centre: Open for gym and field houses and bookings for groups under 50 people. YMCA, Saddletowne Library and 1000 Voices are open as well

Shawnessy YMCA; Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge; Saddletowne YMCA; Remington YMCA at Quarry Park; Brookfield YMCA at Seton; Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot; Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA; YMCA Camp Riveredge:

Open for childcare, fitness programs, gyms, courts, and pools. Shane Homes and Brookfield Residential facilities will be regular hours, reduced hours at other locations. Not opening South Health Campus yet. Fall program registration is underway. Programs begin September 21st .

Westside Recreation: Centre Open for child minding, fitness amenities and lane swimming/aquatic fitness. Fall program registration is underway. Programs begin the last week of September.

Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association (COSPA): Open Silver Springs (closes September 13th) Closed for 2020 season: Forest Lawn, Mllican-Ogden, Mount Pleasant, South Calgary (renovation), Bowview and Stanley Park. Highwood closed September 7th.

Glenbow Museum: Open to the public with limited hours. Running programs remotely.

Trico: Open for medical and physiotherapy services, childcare and gym/arena rentals, fitness classes and fitness centre (for members and pass holders). Opening September 21st pool/aquatics centre.

Winsport: Open for registered programs (mountain biking camps, downhill karting), arenas and Performance Training Centre.

Vivo Centre for Healthier Generations: Open for medical and physiotherapy services, ice bookings, fitness centre/programs, studios, pool, gymnasiums and public skating. Facility room rentals are now available. Fall program registration is underway, classes begin September 12th .

Vecoca: Open for registered aquatics fitness, swimming lessons and dryland fitness programs with modified hours. Lane and open swim by booking only.

Mount Royal University: Open for student only access to Fitness Centre and gyms. Pool, courts and fields remain closed.

University of Calgary: Limited opening September 14th of the Fitness Centre for students and registered programs only. Program registrations available to the public include skating, hockey, gymnastics, swimming, court and personal training programs.

Contemporary Calgary: Closed to the public. Running programs remotely. Opening September 17th


Festivals & Events (Updated September 11, 2020)


Current State

Events (Stage 2) Drive-in, Drive-Thru, Community and Non-competitive Walks and Runs

  • Consultation services through Interdepartmental Events Team began in early May to provide support to events planned on private property (e.g. graduation events, non-traditional concerts)
  • July 3 – September 30, 2020 –The DRIVE-IN event at TELUS Spark
  • 3 walk/run events successfully completed in August
  • Working with 3 organizations to address Remembrance Day events in November


Festival and Event Microgrant

  • Launched July 20, 2020 • Microgrant program designed to support the additional costs for events to meet changing public health guidelines • 26 applications received to date, 50% of grant funds allocated


Relaunch Considerations

  • Alignment with provincial regulations and guidelines
  • Only events that meet criteria in Festival and Event application process
  • Customer demand
  • Staff/service availability
  • Expedited 30-day approval process (from standard 90 day)
  • Availability of suitable locations
  • Partner and business unit requirements
  • Seasonality of planned activities/venues
  • Number of events may be limited due to overall size and scope
Sean Chu

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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