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COVID Restrictions Update: June 10, 2021

On June 10, the province continued the progression of Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan.

As the province moves to Stage 2 of the plan, the following activities can resume: solo and drop-in activities; indoor fitness classes with 3-metre distancing and masks; youth activities including day camps with restrictions; and adult and youth sports (indoors and outdoors) resume with no restrictions.

Safety measures include:

  • Indoor recreation facilities can open at one-third of fire code occupancy.

  • A 3-metre physical distance must be maintained at all times.

  • Capacity of indoor fitness spaces, including spaces for group fitness classes, is limited to the number of people able to fit in the space while maintaining 3-metre distance from each other at all times.

  • Pools and hot tub within a fitness facility may operate at one-third capacity (2-metre distance between households).

  • Trainers and instructors may be able to come within a 3 metre distance of a client/participant for brief moments to correct form or help demonstrate. However, they must be masked during the interaction and sanitize hands before and after.

Masking is:

  • no longer required for exercise but is strongly encouraged for all participants, especially during indoor exercise classes or in small spaces with limited ventilation.

  • still required when not engaging in a fitness activity, while moving between fitness equipment, for example.

Our change rooms remain open only for pool users during this stage. We recommend fitness centre and class participants come dressed and ready to work out. Lockers in the fitness centre are available for outdoor shoes and clothing.

In-person programming

  • Sport and Wellness will be opening for the following programs and services starting June 14.

  • Fitness centre and pool use. Reservations are still required for fitness centre and pool time blocks to maintain occupancy requirements. Drop-in reservations can be made in person at the Welcome Desk, space permitting. Hot tub reservations may open next week.

  • Gymnasium drop-in. Bookings resume June 28 after scheduled maintenance is complete.

  • Personal training. Connect with your trainer or if you are a new client, fill out our online free consultation form for expert advice tailored to your fitness goals.

  • Registered private swim lessons. One-on-one and household private lessons.

  • Household pool rentals. 45-and 60-minute household pool rentals provide semi-private use of the teach and main pools for fitness or recreational use with 3-metre distancing between groups.

  • Value-Added classes. Advance registration is required for classes. Spin, City Centre Runners and Shallow/Deep Water Fitness are available in person. Older Adult fitness classes and HiLit will continue virtually.

  • Sport and Wellness Summer Recreation Camps. Registration is now open for camps, which include a half day in the pool and a half day dry-land sport activities or sport camps.

  • Ultimate sport league. Registration opens June 11.

Building hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Monday to Friday and closed on weekends during Stage 2. Check online for reservation times.

Memberships remain frozen until we enter Stage 3. Until then members and guests can access the facility at a discounted rate of $3 for members and pass holders. Public users will pay $7.50. All students who paid the Sport and Wellness term fees for the Fall 2020 and/or Winter 2021 Terms will continue to be Sport and Wellness members for Summer term. Please bring your MacEwan ID.

Sport and Wellness will also be offering the following occupational programming.

  • N95 Respirator Mask Fit Testing for Alberta Nursing Students (registration will open June 14)

  • Aquatic Leadership and Certification and Recertification courses (Registration will open the week of June 14)

  • Occupational Testing (PARE/COPAT) (resuming the week of June 28)

Read below for the virtual programming we will continue to offer during Stage 2.

Virtual fitness programming

Personal Training. Virtual coaching, or pre-built training programs.

Free virtual Value-Added Classes and WODs for MacEwan students, members and pass holders or $7.50 for the public. Members have been emailed a link to a library of recorded classes. Students can access this library with their MacEwan credentials.

NIRSA On-Demand Virtual Fitness Classes. Sport and Wellness joined other postsecondary fitness facilities through NIRSA to put together a library of workout videos for our students and members. Free Fitness on Demand (FOD). This virtual platform is available to all members and pass holders during this time at no extra charge.

  • MacEwan students: FOD is included with your student membership, but you must register for it. 

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter or sign-up for our monthly Newsletter for news, updates and information. Visit our blog and YouTube channel for a collection of exercise videos to help keep you active.

Thank you for your patience. If you have further questions, please contact us at welcomedesk@macewan.ca.


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— Trevor, Public Member

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