COVID-19 Update – March 10

Updated March 10th, 2021

Status: Acadia Recreation Complex will remain closed, with limited open allowable use (Step 2).

Hello members and program participants,

The Government of Alberta has announced that Alberta is completing Step 2 of its four-step reopening plan (the Path Forward) to gradually ease restrictions while protecting our health care system. At this time, the Acadia Recreation Complex remains closed with limited use.

Changes effective March 8th include:

  • Community halls and conference centres can open for all activities permitted under Step 1 and 2, including hosting wedding ceremonies up to 10 people, funeral services up to 20 people, virtual events, and permitted performance activities. Receptions are not allowed.
  • Performance activities have expanded to include adult performers and performance groups (10 people maximum), individual or group rehearsals and live-streamed performances, and large indoor film activities with approval. In-person audiences are not allowed.
  • College and university athletics can resume lessons, practices and physical conditioning activities (10 people maximum). Games are not allowed. 
  • A household may rent a facility for their exclusive use. This means the entire pool, arena, court or field can be rented to a single household for their exclusive use.

Click here to review the Forward Path plan

Click here to review the Guidance for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation

Based on this plan, at this time (step 2), we have some allowable areas with the following restrictions:

Ice Rink: School groups are permitted to use the ice hockey rink. Youth ice hockey and youth ringette are able to book ice.

  • All participants must be: 18 years old or younger, OR members of a collegiate or university athletic program, OR coaches or trainers
  • All use must be booked in advance
  • Children and youth will be allowed to participate in lessons, practices and conditioning activities for team-based, minor sports/activities and school athletics
  • Games are not allowed at this time
  • Maximum of 10 total individuals, including all coaches, trainers, and participants per booking (A playing surface – arena – may be occupied by more than one youth group, as long as 3-metres of physical distancing can be maintained between groups of 10 and the groups do not intermingle.).
  • Physical distancing must be maintained between participants at all times (3-metres physical distance for indoor activities). Coaches or trainers may enter physical distancing space for brief interactions with participants (for example, to correct form or technique)
  • Participants must be masked at all times, except during the training activity. Coaches and trainers must remain masked at all times.

Squash/Racketball courts: One on one coach-participant lessons are able to be booked.

  • Sessions must be scheduled by appointment
  • No drop-in use is permitted
  • No sports games, competitions, team practice, allowed at this time
  • Trainers must be certified and/or paid trainers who are providing active instruction and correction.
  • Trainers are to remain masked during the session
  • Trainers and participants must stay 3 metres away from others at all times

Curling Rink: We have made the difficult decision to take out our curling ice effective today, February 8th, and cancel the remainder of the curling season.

Hall rentals: Community halls and conference centres can open for all activities permitted under Step 1 and 2, including hosting wedding ceremonies up to 10 people, funeral services up to 20 people, virtual events, and permitted performance activities. Receptions are not allowed.

Public access to the ARC outside of bookings remains closed.

We would like to thank each of you for your patience as we navigate through these challenging times. We are so grateful to the ARC staff for their continued efforts keeping our facility safe, clean, and organized. Please continue to follow our social channels and website for updates and details as they become available.

Contact moc.a1621174420caida1621174420ca@dr1621174420aob1621174420 with any questions.

Thank you,

Your Acadia Community Association