Abbey Centre

Closure Information for Abbey Members and Guests

In following the Province Relaunch strategy,
the Abbey Centre - deemed a recreational facility - remains closed.

We are planning for the best case scenario to open as soon as the Province of Alberta launches stage 3 of their relaunch strategy.

Please visit the COVID-19 webpage for more information.

We respectfully ask that you keep our phone lines open so that we can make the necessary calls to notify our guests.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this time.

Closure Information

Abbey Centre Memberships

  • Active monthly memberships will have the time affected by the closure added to their membership OR the membership holder may contact Guest Services and ask for a prorated refund. 
  • Active annual memberships will have the time affected by the closure added to their membership.
  • Active annual memberships that pay monthly to their credit card may have their June 28 payment deferred to the end of their membership year. Please contact Guest Services before June 26 to request this option.  Once you request this option no further action is required to have subsequent months deferred.  Once you are on the deferred list each month we are closed will be deferred until we re-open.

Locker Rentals

  • Active locker rentals will have the time affected by the closure added to their existing locker rental.
  • If you currently have items in your locker and you would like to come and pick them up, please contact Guest Services to arrange a time.  Anyone coming for locker items must not have traveled internationally within the last 14 days, be symptom free of the COVID-19 virus and keep social distancing while in the Abbey Centre.

Facility Bookings

  • Guest Services staff will be contacting all renters with a booking between March 16 - August 31, 2020 for all facilities. Renters may request a full refund for their rental or it may be moved to another rental day with no penalty.
  • Guest Services will only be taking bookings for facility rentals for rental dates after September 1, 2020.

Fitness Class Registrants

  • Staff will be contacting all registrants.  A prorated refund will be issued for the missed classes.

Child Minding Users

  • Staff will be in contact. Any missed booked time will be added back to punch passes.


  • Staff will be contacting all registrants.  A refund for cancelled camp day(s) will be issued.

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.

March R4R Winner

Congratulations to Liz L. who is the winner of March's R4R of a $75 gift card sponsored by the Blackfalds Chiropractic Centre. Thank you for recycling! 

The Recycle 4 Reward program will resume again once the Abbey Centre re-opens.

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.

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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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