Abbey Centre

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!

July 6 - Outdoor Aquatics Closed until 12 pm

Due to the annual Super Kids Triathlon the McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre will be closed until 12 pm on Saturday, July 6th.  We will resume our regular Summer #1 pool schedule at that time.

New Drop-In Access

Now 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. 
    Drop-in registration will close 15 minutes before the class begins. 
  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 now drop in to any eligible fitness class at no charge!  Please follow steps 1 and 2 above to book your spot.

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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 $50 prize.

May R4R Winner

Congratulations to Chris M. who is the winner of May's R4R of a $50 gift card sponsored by the Blackfalds Physiotherapy Clinic. Thank you for recycling! 
Enter to win a $50 gift card from Blackfalds Chiropractic Centre, the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for June. Draw will be made July 1, 2019 and announced on the Abbey Facebook page and the Abbey (July) newsletter.

Prescription To Get Active

In partnership with the Primary Care Network (PCN), the Abbey Centre is pleased to be a participating facility in the Prescription To Get Active 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: Prescription To Get Active

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