Abbey Centre

Accessibility Information for Abbey Members and Guests

Click to enlarge Monday - Friday Schedule

Click to enlarge Monday - Friday Schedule

We are excited to announce that as of Sept. 8, 2020, the Abbey Centre is open to all and proof of residency is no longer required to access the facility.

We will be asking for your name and contact information for contract tracing it you are attending the facility with just a Day Admission.

We provide access for up to a max. of 200 people every two hours. Click on image to see schedule.

After the two-hour interval, the doors will be locked for a half hour to disinfect and sanitize.


Saturday - Sunday Schedule (click to enlarge)

Saturday - Sunday Schedule (click to enlarge)

The following amenities and services will remain closed until Stage 3 of the Province of Alberta Relaunch.

  • Child Minding
  • The Red Deer Kinsman Indoor Play Space
  • Food Services 
  •  The McKay Ranch Aquatics Centre (Now closed for the season)

Please visit the COVID-19 webpage for more information.

Abbey Centre Room Bookings

Bookings have resumed at the Abbey Centre on September 8, 2020.  Fitness Studio 1 & 2 currently unavailable for rental.

Bookings for the Blackfalds Community Centre and Multi-Plex are now available.
See Facility and Room Rentals for more details.

  • Program Room
    • max. number of people allowed is 15 people per booking
    • Min. 2 hours per booking
    • Masks are recommended
  • Field House
    • Field House #3 max. number of participants/spectators is 30.
    • Bookings must be within the two hour blocks
    • No field house equipment or rental of locks available at this time
  • Fitness Studio 2
    • Currently houses cardio equipment in order to accommodate 6 ft. distancing
  • Fitness Centre
    • Equipment is placed 6 ft. apart to encourage physical distancing
    • Users are given disinfectant wipes in order to clean the equipment before and after each use

About the Abbey

Centrally located between Calgary and Edmonton and just minutes away from Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and Lacombe, the Abbey Centre offers fitness and fun for all ages with over 41,000 sq. ft. of indoor recreational opportunities.

Explore the tunnels and slides in the 3-story indoor playground, or treat yourself to a quick bite at the concession after you work out in the state-of-the-art fitness centre while your kids are cared for by child minding.

Get away from the elements and take advantage of the 152 metre running track on the 3rd level, overlooking the activities in the triple gymnasium field house. Avid runners, walkers & cyclists will appreciate that the Abbey Centre is the only place in Canada where the Trans Canada Trail travels indoors (entrance on 2nd level).

In the summer months, cool off and have fun in the sun at the outdoor aquatic centre, plan a picnic in the park, let the little ones discover the dinosaurs in the playground, or take in the entertainment at the outdoor amphitheatre.

See you at the Abbey, where family, friends & fitness are found!

Drop-In Access

Anyone can drop in to select fitness classes with the purchase of a punch or day pass by:

  1. Book your spot by registering online or in person on or after 8 p.m. on the evening before the class starts.  
  2. To register online you will need an online account. Contact Guest Services during business hours to set up your online account. Drop in registrations will not be accepted over the phone or email.
  3. Be sure to check in at Guest Services to make payment and receive a wristband and drop-in access card.

Another Perk For Abbey Centre Members! Members can drop in to any eligible fitness class at no charge!  Please follow steps 1 and 2 above to book your spot.

Recycle 4 Reward

In an effort to keep guest wristbands from going in the trash or littering the streets, our R4R program encourages guests and members to write their name and phone number on the back of their wristband and drop it in the red drop box on their way out of the Abbey for a chance to win a $75 prize.

October R4R Winner

Congratulations to Kelsey W. who is the winner for the September Recycle 4 Reward of a $75 gift card sponsored by Piper Creek Pet Resort. Thank you for recycling! 

Make sure to enter your wristband in the drop box during October for a chance to win a $75 gift card, sponsored by McDonalds.

Physical Activity Prescription (PARx)

In partnership with the Primary Care Network (PCN), the Abbey Centre is pleased to be a participating facility in the Physical Activity Prescription program. Encouraging people to take part in various exercise programs, PCN health professionals will prescribe the amount of activity you need to help improve your health and prevent disease.  For more info visit  Primary Care Network or call 403.343.9100.

We value your feedback!

We care about your experience at the Abbey Centre.

If you have any comments or feedback about our facility or services, please fill out our Guest Feedback Form.

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