The City of Red Deer has made changes to the activities it can offer based on the provincial government public health restrictions that were announced Tuesday.
With the province moving back to Step 1 of its Path Forward plan, low-intensity fitness activity reservations such as the walking track at Servus Arena, as well as the fitness and wellness studios at both the G.H. Dawe Community Centre and Collicutt Centre will no longer be available.
Existing activity reservations in these areas will be cancelled and credits will be applied to user accounts. Customers with a monthly pass will be contacted and pro-rated credits will be applied as of April 7.
“We know the ever-changing restrictions are frustrating for our community, but we continue to do everything we can to keep our community healthy and safe while acknowledging the economic, social and health challenges this pandemic creates,” said city manager Allan Seabrooke in a release.
The city is still offering virtual fitness activity reservations and virtual fitness monthly passes, household activity reservations including access to ice-time, gymnasiums, sport courts, golf swing cages and pools, one-on-one training and youth team-sport with restrictions, private swim lessons for individuals or households and preschool programming opportunities.
“After thorough review of yesterday’s new provincial restrictions, we have been able to determine the activities that we can continue to offer in a safe and responsible manner,” said Barb McKee, recreation superintendent.
“We are committed to providing as many opportunities for family fun, emotional well-being and physical activity as possible within the provincial guidelines.”
Access to all indoor city recreation centres and arenas is by facility rental, program registration or activity reservation only.