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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 (April 7)

Effective immediately, Alberta is returning to Step 1 of the Path Forward. 

Facilities used for indoor recreation may open only for individual or household one-on-one fitness training and youth group physical activities. Facilities may include:

  • Gyms and studios
  • Fitness and recreation centres
  • Spas, pools, indoor rinks and arenas
  • Community halls and centres

All team sports and group fitness activities are not permitted.

Due to new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Government of Alberta, all City of Edmonton recreation centres are closed except for group rentals including schools, youth and performance rentals.


Update (March 4)

Starting March 5, some indoor fitness opportunities will open for the general public to participate in low-intensity group and individual fitness activities. City of Edmonton fitness centre openings:

  • Kinsmen Sports Centre (March 5)
  • Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (March 5)
  • The Meadows Community Recreation Centre (March 10)
  • Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre (March 10)
  • Clareview Community Recreation Centre (March 15)


Update (January 29)

Effective Monday February 8:

  • Children’s sport and performance activities are permitted if they are related to school activities (K - 12), such as physical education classes.
  • Only scheduled or by appointment one-on-one training is permitted for indoor fitness or skill activities (no drop-in).
  • No sports games, competitions, team practice, league play or group exercise of any kind.

Click here for more details.The Alberta government also announced The Path Forward, a 4-step process based on hospitalization benchmarks.


Update (January 14)

The Alberta government is expanding the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant to allow new businesses and nonprofits to apply. Businesses that started operating between March 1 and October 31, 2020 will be eligible for this funding.


Update (November 26)

Applications for a second payment of the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant for businesses operating in areas where new health measures have been implemented will open as soon as possible.

On November 19, Bill C-9 implemented new, targeted support to help hard-hit businesses, non-profits and charities. The measures adopted as part of Bill C-9 are the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, the new Lockdown Support and the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.


Reopening for Business: What to think about as you plan for the transition - As governments across all levels have announced, or have already started to initiate, steps towards reopening the economy, companies are thinking about what reopening their businesses will entail. To help their clients and business partners plan for the foreseeable future, Fasken law firm has identified key areas of consideration.