City of Calgary continues reopening recreation facilities, adds swim and skate lessons

In alignment with the Province’s “Path Forward, The City of Calgary is pleased to announce the reopening of two additional recreation facilities Monday, April 5.

  • Glenmore Aquatic Centre – 5330 19 St. S.W.
  • Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 810 13 Ave. N.E.

With the addition of these facilities, there are now seven City-operated aquatic and fitness centres and 10 City-operated ice sheets open for appointment-based bookings. Indoor fields at the Calgary Soccer Centre are also open for booking.

Following Provincial guidance, low-intensity individual and group exercise opportunities are available by appointment, as well as one-on-one training (with a certified or paid trainer) and group training for minor sports. Individual low-intensity fitness opportunities include aquatic lane walking, shallow and deep-water exercise and weight room access.

Additionally, registration for swim lessons is available at the two reopened facilities, joining the other five reopened facilities in offering relaunched swim programs, as well as skating lessons at all opened arenas. Visit for program information and registration. The City will continue growing its list of available programs in line with the Province’s reopening strategy.

“We’ve been monitoring user visits and facility bookings, and reopening facilities to safely accommodate the growing number of people looking to visit,” says Jarret Hoebers, Regional Manager with Calgary Recreation. “We’re happy to be able to serve Calgarians while following provincial public health guidance.”

Face coverings remain a provincial requirement inside City-operated recreation facilities, including when using fitness equipment and engaging in low-intensity activities. Current provincial heath orders require a minimum physical distance of three metres (3m) be maintained by all users while engaging in physical activity.

At this time, public health orders prohibit public skating, lane swimming and high-intensity individual and group fitness activities.

For more information on provincial restrictions, please visit