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UPDATE: Fitness Centre to reopen on Monday, June 22

The Town of Rocky Mountain House is eager to resume operation of all our public facilities. However, we must continue to do our part to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in accordance with all public health orders.

Christenson Sports and Wellness Centre

Guest Services will be open as of Monday, June 22. 

New Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Guest Services will handle all facility bookings (ie: Subway Room, Lou Soppit Community Centre, sport fields). Users are responsible for adhering to Public Health Orders and applicable guidance documents.


Fitness Centre

The Fitness Centre will reopen on Monday, June 22, for individual workouts. All group classes are suspended for the summer. Please read and understand the new procedures in place at the Christenson Sports and Wellness Centre and Fitness Centre before resuming your workouts.

Equipment has been spaced appropriately to meet Alberta Health guidelines. New Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Existing Memberships:
Existing memberships were paused during the COVID-19 closure. All existing memberships will be reinstated from your first visit to the fitness centre, or on the day of the Credit Union Co-op Aquatic Centre reopening (tentatively scheduled for Aug. 10), whichever comes first.

New procedures overview:

  • All patrons must complete a COVID-19 screening checklist on arrival. 
  • Check in/pay at Guest Services on main floor. Receive a cleanser spray bottle (this will eliminate patrons touching more than one spray bottle, and help us keep track of the number of people in the gym).
  • All patrons must wipe down touch-points and equipment before and after use, follow directional signage and maintain physical distance.
  • Change rooms and showers are closed. Please come dressed and ready for your workout. Leave all valuables at home as locker space is limited.
  • If you feel unwell, skip your workout!

Click here to read the comprehensive procedures document.

Fitness Centre Hygeine
To protect yourself and others all patrons must adhere to basic hygiene and common-sense before, during and after your workout, including:

  • Washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before and after exercise;
  • Scanning your own membership card;
  • Wiping down areas on the equipment that you will be touching and have touched before and after use;
  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
  • Coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand;
  • Disposing of any tissues in a lined waste basket immediately and washing your hands afterwards;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and
  • Staying home if you are feeling unwell.

Click here to read the comprehensive procedures document.


Credit Union Co-op Aquatic Centre

Annual maintenance and capital improvements are underway at the Credit Union Co-op Aquatic Centre. The tentative reopening date is Aug. 10. Phone the Aquatic Centre at 403-845-6977 to enquire about credits or refunds on your pre-paid lessons and passes.

View public health guidance document for swimming pools.


Status of Town facilities and programs:                                                      

Facility

Status

Details

Town Office
5116 50 Ave.
403-845-2866

Open to the public; some restrictions in place.

Staff are still working, with social-distancing and increased disinfecting protocols.

Public access is limited to one person per household, with a maximum of two public members in the building at one time. Visitors will be required to wash/sanitize hands, and follow staff direction for social distancing.

Phone 403-845-2866 to find out if your business can be conducted remotely

The Town of Rocky Mountain House has increased the frequency of cleaning in our facilities and public spaces. The Town Office is open, however we ask that any members of the public who are displaying symptoms or have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days to not attend at our facilities. This is in accordance with Alberta Health protocol for returning travellers.

Public Works
4607 48 St.
403-845-3220

Closed to the public

Staff are still working, with social-distancing and increased disinfecting protocols. No public access to the Public Works shop. Phone 403-845-3220 to speak with our Public Works department.

Christenson Sports and Wellness Centre
5332 50 St.
403-845-3720

Reopening on June 22.

Hours of operation:
M-Th: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
F: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
S&S: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Guest Services, Fitness Centre and facility bookings will resume on June 22. 

View Fitness Centre Reopening Procedures

Ice surfaces and the play centre remain closed. Programming is suspended.

Phone Guest Services at 403-845-3720.

View public health guidance document for indoor recreation and sport.


Credit Union Co-op Aquatic Centre
5202 53 Ave.
403-845-6977
Tentative re-opening
Aug. 10.

Closed to the public. This includes the swimming pools, hot tub and meeting rooms. All programming and event bookings are cancelled until further notice.

The Credit Union Co-op Aquatic Centre annual shutdown is underway and capital improvements (sand filters and sound baffles) are being installed. Aug. 10 is the tentative reopening date

Phone the Aquatic Centre at 403-845-6977 to enquire about credits or refunds on your pre-paid lessons and passes.

View public health guidance document for swimming pools.

Playgrounds, Skatepark and Tennis/pickleball CourtsOpen - use with cautionOutdoor activity is encouraged for physical and mental well-being.

Social distancing measures must be followed at all times.

One family at a time on playground equipment.

Please wash/sanitize your hands before and after use.

As always, adhere to public health orders regarding mass gatherings and stay home if you or your children have any symptoms.
Sports FieldsOpen for bookingsPlease phone 403-845-3720 for bookings.
Users are responsible for adhering to Public Health Orders and applicable guidance documents.
Lou Soppit Community CentreOpen for bookingsPlease phone 403-845-3720 for bookings.
Users are responsible for adhering to Public Health Orders and applicable guidance documents.
Centennial CampgroundOpening June 30
Public Washrooms Opening June 30Public washrooms located at Centennial Campground and Helen Hunley Park.
Potable water at Sani-DumpOpening June 30Sani-Dump is currently free for sewage dumping only. Potable water and $8 fee will resume on June 30.

 Current as of June 18, 2020 at 3 p.m.


User responsibility

Operators and users each have responsibilities to ensure the safety of staff and patrons at public facilities.

Familiarize yourself with the applicable guidance documents.

Specific restrictions apply for certain facilities, such as:

Swimming pools

Indoor recreation and sport 

Organized outdoor recreation:

These documents are subject to change. Access the latest version from www.alberta.ca/guidance-documents.aspx.


Related Documents:
June 17: reopening quick facts
COVID-19 financial relief extended to Sept. 1