City of Calgary to reopen select arenas and pools for bookings

In response to the Government of Alberta’s announcement on Saturday, February 6, 2021 and the Provincial Health Orders posted on Monday, February 8, 2021, The City of Calgary will reopen six sheets of ice and four pools for bookings.

Six sheets of ice at three arenas will reopen Thursday, February 11:

Four pools will reopen Monday, February 22:

Facilities can be booked for one-on-one training but not for games, league play or group exercise. Lessons, practices and conditioning activities for minor (under 18 years) sports and activities can be held for up to a maximum of 10 individuals including participants, coaches and trainers. For more information on provincial restrictions, please visit

“Calgary Recreation has been in touch with Hockey Calgary as well as many other sport organizations since the announcement this past weekend,” says Jarret Hoebers, Regional Manager with Calgary Recreation. “We’re excited to get the sport community back into our facilities.”

Public skating, swimming, and group fitness activities are part of later phases of the provincial phased plan and are not permitted by the Public Health orders at this time.

The reopening of any City-operated indoor recreation facilities is based on a number of factors, including adherence to provincial restrictions, recent and anticipated customer demand, and staff availability (recall and hire). Calgary Recreation is currently operating with 10 per cent of its usual frontline staff complement as a result of facility restrictions. Re-staffing the four aquatic facilities will take time before they can be reopened.

All other indoor City-operated recreation amenities, including leisure centres, weight rooms and athletic fields remain closed at this time.

The City is currently accepting bookings for arenas at Initial inquiries for pool access can be directed to