Sport and Wellness Closure until New Year
In the university’s efforts to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our entire community by limiting numbers and time on campus, Sport and Wellness will remain closed until January 4. The announcement was made in response to the Alberta Government’s state of public health emergency announcement on November 24. All memberships will be automatically extended to this date.
Please note that no cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Sport and Wellness. The health and safety measures in place on campus meet and exceed the standards of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Occupational Health and Safety. Sport and Wellness is a safe place to visit in the New Year.
Even though our physical doors are closed we understand the importance of staying active during these stressful times, so we continue to encourage our MacEwan students, members and pass holders to take advantage of our virtual fitness options.
Watch for the release of our digital Winter Guide in mid-December to register for your favourite Aquatic, Fitness and Recreation courses and classes. If you register for an eligible fitness class or swim lesson before December 24, you will receive a five-percent discount. You must register and pay over the phone to receive the discount, please call 780-497-5300, ext 2.
Thank you for your patience. If you have further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll see you in 2021 for a new year and a better you!
We're Open: Welcome Back!
Reserve online: We suggest patrons reserve a workout or swim time online. Our booking site will be open for reservations starting September 8. Reservations in the fitness centre are 80 minutes of exercise time followed by 10 minutes of cleaning by staff. Pool reservations are 30-minute sessions.
Be on time: Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your reservation. If you arrive after your scheduled time, you will need to check-in at the Welcome Desk- your reservation will be held for 10-minutes.
Drop-ins: Drop-in is available if capacity in your desired workout space has not been reached. If we are at capacity, you will have to wait or book another time to ensure physical distancing.
Arrive Ready to Exercise: Come dressed to work out or with swim wear under your clothing. Change rooms, including lockers, are open for pool users only. All items must be stored in a bag inside the locker.
What to Bring: Bring your own labeled water bottle. Visitors may bring a small bag with them in the facility only for outdoor shoes and clothing.
Fitness Centre Hours
Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed 1:30 to 2 p.m. for deep cleaning)
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed 12:30 to 1 p.m. for deep cleaning)
Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. (closed 2- 4 p.m. for deep cleaning)
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 1 to 4 p.m.
Hours are subject to change, please check our online schedule.
Perform a Wellness Check: Before coming to the facility, staff and patrons are asked to screen themselves using the Alberta Health Daily Checklist. If you say yes to anything on the checklist, stay home.
Maintain Your Distance: Maintain a 2 m distance between yourself and others and follow the facility signage.
Wear your Masks: Masks are required when in the facility and to and from your point of exercise. Please note that Alberta Health Services highly discourages wearing a mask during periods of intense physical or cardio exercise (see page 3 of linked document) or while swimming.
Clean Before and After: Members are required to wipe down fitness equipment before and after use with a saturated towel. Each member will be provided their own bottle of approved cleaner (or disinfectant) and cleaning towels. Hand sanitizer is also available throughout the facility. Sport and Wellness staff will also regularly clean used equipment.
Come Dressed to Exercise: Change room capacity is reduced and access, including showers, is limited to pool users only. Users of the gymnasium and fitness centre must come dressed for their workout. Pool users should arrive wearing their swim wear under their street clothes. Visitors will be allowed to bring a small bag for outdoor shoes and clothing with them in the facility.
Clean Your Hands: Use sanitizing stations throughout the facility or wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds.
What to Bring: Members are encouraged to bring water bottles. Only water filling will be allowed at fountains. Label your bottle, unmarked bottles left behind will not be kept. Patrons will be allowed to bring clean, small items such as mats, bands, and pool toys.
Reduced Access: Following provincial guidelines, we have reduced occupancy levels in each facility (fitness centre, pool and gymnasium) and in our classes and programs.
Distancing: Staff are required to maintain 6 feet (2 metres) distance. Directional signage and physical distancing markers have been installed throughout the facility.
Equipment: Equipment has been spaced out to ensure your safety while using the fitness area. Additionally, a new area has been created for you with a strength circuit utilizing our line of strength machines. Lesson and class equipment will not be shared. Patrons will be allowed to bring clean, small items such as mats, bands, and pool toys.
Safety and Cleaning Protocols
Wellness Checks: Before coming to the facility, staff will screen themselves using the Alberta Health Daily Checklist.
Cleaning: A deep clean of the facility will occur twice a day. Additionally, the following new cleaning protocols will be implemented:
Weight and Machine Cleaning: Sport and Wellness staff will also regularly clean used equipment and we will close the facility each day for deep cleaning.
Surface Cleaning: High-touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly throughout the day by staff.
PPE and Staff Training: All staff have been trained on safety, cleaning and emergency response procedures. Staff will make every effort to maintain the standard physical distancing requirements at all times.
Masks and Face Coverings: Staff will wear masks and face shields throughout the facility.
Protective Barriers: Barriers have been installed at any front-facing desk.
Contactless Pay: Though cash will be accepted, we strongly encourage debit and credit card payments.
Sanitizing Stations: Hand-sanitizing stations will be available throughout the facility.
Studios: Fitness studios and equipment will be deep cleaned after each class.
Water Fountains: Only water filling will be allowed at fountains.
“The relationship between the people getting trained and the staff who interact with them is something I’ve never experienced in other centres. It feels as if everyone is rooting for you to succeed.”
— Trevor, Public Member
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