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COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the sport, physical activity and recreation community. The Edmonton Sport Council continues to monitor the situation. The following pages provide information and links to resources which will help your organization's return.

Update (July 29)

Edmonton City Council has passed a Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw to temporarily mandate the wearing of face coverings in indoor public places and public vehicles as of August 1. However, the bylaw would not apply to individuals engaging in water activities or physical exercise.


Update (July 20)

Alberta Health released an updated version of  Stage 2 GUIDANCE FOR ORGANIZED (INDOOR) SPORT, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND RECREATION to further inform the sport, physical activity and recreation sector and Albertans on what types of activities can be undertaken in Stage 2.


Update (July 16)

The City is reopening 25 Spray Parks across the city for safe use.

The following indoor pools are opening on July 20 (all visits require pre-registration):

  • Clareview Community Recreation Centre
  • Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre
  • Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre
  • Kinsmen Sports Centre


Update (July 8):

Select City of Edmonton Recreation Centres will reopen starting on July 6 - Fitness Centres and Gymnasiums for Badminton and Pickleball: Clareview Community Recreation Centre, Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre, The Meadows Community Recreation Centre and Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (Fieldhouse will not be available). The Kinsmen Sports Centre will open the Fitness Centre, Functional Training Centre and Fieldhouse for Badminton and Pickleball on July 13. Indoor pools at Clareview Community Recreation Centre, Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre and Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre open on July 20.

Starting July 13, Park Play Programs will be running at several locations city wide. Leaders will be situated in parks to provide play opportunities four days a week, from July 13 to August 27. Drop-in program is for children and youth from 8-12 years old. More spray parks will also re-open.


Update (June 30):

The outdoor gathering limit has been increased from 100 to 200 people. The increase applies to attendees at community outdoor events such as festivals, fireworks displays, rodeos and sporting events, and outdoor performances.


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