Abbey Centre Newsletter

June 2024

Your monthly news & updates

Our Outdoor Aquatic Centre Season Has Started!


You can check out our pool and lesson schedules online here.


All visitors require a paid admission to gain access to the

Outdoor Aquatic Centre (swim lessons exempt).

Also, food not purchased at our Food Services provider must be consumed

within the facility or in our green spaces.

Our eating area is reserved for Mobile Meals & Munchies patrons only.

Spring & Summer Program & Activity Guide!

The Spring & Summer Program & Activity Guide is now available and we can't wait for you to see what we have planned.

Please visit our programs page at to check out our Program and Activity Guide for more details.

  • Fitness, FCSS Programs, Community Garden, Camp Curious, Aquatics and Super Kids registration is now open.

Limited hard copies of our Spring & Summer Program Guide are available at the Civic Cultural Centre and Abbey Centre!

Save More on Thrifty Thursday!

Each month, we offer cost savings on different Abbey Centre services available only on the first Thursday of the month.

Please check Facebook page, or posters around the Abbey to check out what service we are showcasing and where you can save!

June 6 Thrifty Thursday

Save 10% off of Day Admissions. Multiple purchases may be accepted and all age groups are available.

Upcoming Events

Summer Solstice


It's going to be a party!

Come out and help us celebrate at the Outdoor Aquatic Centre on the first day of summer. Join us for music, games and prizes as we celebrate the longest day of the year.


June 21 | 4 - 8 pm

*Paid admission is required

Blackfalds Days

Join us for family fun all weekend long starting June 13-16, including a pancake breakfast, community parade, kids zone, and more!

Abbey Centre Twoonie Swim

Sunday, June 16 | 12 pm - 4 pm


For more details visit


Seniors Week June 3 - 9


The Abbey Centre is happy to be supporting FCSS with celebrating Seniors' Week!


June 4 - Walk & Talk with Council

June 6 - Bright Party

Location: Track | 3rd Level


See all that is planned for Seniors' Week here!


Don't miss out of one of the best events of the year!

Saturday, July 6

Abbey Centre | 9 am

Avengers | Ages 5-7

25 m swim, 1 km bike, 500 m run

Justice League | Ages 8-12

50 m swim, 2 km bike, 1 km run

Registration is now open:

Programs & Classes

Camp Curious Volunteer Program

The Abbey Centre is offering volunteer opportunities for ages 16+ to help with our Camp Curious summer camps. If you or someone you know can help plan and partake in camp activities while maintaining a clean, safe, and fun atmosphere, we need you!


This is a great opportunity to see Day Camp Leaders in action and gain valuable experience. To learn more, click here or email the Guest Services Team Lead.

Aquatics Volunteer Program

The Abbey Centre Aquatics team is always looking for mature, passionate, energetic individuals who want to experience the aquatic environment firsthand! We are specifically looking for volunteers who have started their advanced courses in the aquatic industry.


Volunteers will get firsthand experience lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons as they work with a certified staff member.


To learn more, go here or email Aquatics.

Camp Curious Handbook

New for this year we are pleased to introduce the Camp Curious Handbook. This handbook is full of information to help you and your children navigate your time spent with us this summer.

Registration now open!

Drop In Fitness Classes

Our last day for drop in fitness classes until the fall will be June 14. Thank you for joining Chantelle, Diana and Avery for the variety of classes that have been offered over the last several months.

Look for the new fall schedule in the Fall Program & Activity


What's new?

NEW! Scooter Rack


We are happy to share that we now have a designated scooter rack outside our front doors!

This rack is specifically designed so users can lock up their rides to keep them safe while unattended - which means scooters will no longer be permitted inside the Abbey Centre.

Please make sure to bring a lock with you, but if you happen to forget, locks can be rented from Guest Services. Thank you for your cooperation!

Summer Culture Series

Free family entertainment entertainment every Thursday at 6:30 pm from June to August!

Our 2024 season kicks off this month just in time for Blackfalds Days.


Global FMX

Moto X big air show featuring riders performing death defying tricks.

Thur | Jun13

6:30 pm

Main Parking Lot | Eagle Builder Centre

Find the full summer schedule online at

Water Safety Week June 18-25

With water safety week around the corner, it is time to get your colouring skills on! 

Stop by the Abbey Centre and participate in our Colouring Contest to help promote Water Safety in our community!

Steps on how to participate along with our colouring sheets will be posted under our Aquatic Information board located in front of the change-rooms. We look forward to seeing your amazing art!

Contest Starts: June 14 - June 24 

We will also be announcing the winning name out of the 307 submissions that we received during May for our Name the Penguin contest - stay tuned.

Meet Our AquaticsTeam!

We have some new faces and some returning faces back at the Abbey for the summer. We would like to introduce our 2024 Aquatics Team.


Whether they are lifeguarding or teaching lessons, this team will take good care of you in our Outdoor Aquatic Centre!


Front Row: McKenna, Abby, Braeden, Carmen, Kevin

Middle Row: Jordan, Jasmine, Ryan, Morgan, Brooklyn, Ava, Rose, Grace, Anita, Kiyara

Back Row:

Kellan, Jordan, Blaze, Liam, Fin, Gavin, Austin, Ethan, Sean, Carson, Coryn, Lucas, Rheann, Hanna, Sofia


Amanda, Chantelle 


Stay in Touch!

We have a variety of ways to 'be in the know' with what is happening at the Abbey Centre:

  • Abbey Centre Facebook page
  • Abbey Centre Newsletter (make sure to sign up if you are currently reading your friends!)
  • Blackfalds Connect
  • Abbey Centre website
  • Signage around the facility
  • TV monitors throughout the Abbey with relevant info

Recycle 4 Reward

Congratulations to Jesse S., the May Recycle 4 Reward winner of a $75 gift card sponsored by Central Alberta Coop

Learn how you can win a $75 gift card from Blackfalds Veterinary Hospital, the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for June.

Interested in being a Recycle 4 Reward sponsor?

Email the Guest Services Team Lead to book your spot!

Abbey Centre Services

Child Minding Spring Hours

Children aged 3 months to 10 years can be dropped off to receive quality care by our friendly and professional staff.

Spring Hours:

Mon - Thu | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Sat, Sun & Holidays | Closed


Click here to learn more about Child Minding Services.

$2 Track-Only Option

This option gives members and guests access to the indoor track for the entire day for only $2!


Ask Guest Services about the

$20 track-only punch-pass!

We have lockers available for rent!

Monthly Rental: $10

Monthly rentals must be for a minimum of 3 months. 

Annual Rental: $100/year (cost savings of $20)

Inquire at Guest Services for availability in the Men’s, Women’s and Universal Changerooms.

Memberships, Admissions & Online Registration

With the purchase of a membership, or 10-punch you will be granted unlimited access to the Fitness Centre, Outdoor Aquatic Centre, Indoor Track, Indoor Play Space, Drop-In Fitness Classes, Registered Fitness Classes (with drop-in option) and daily (M-F) drop-in activities in the Field House.

Perks of Being an Annual Member

Annual members are eligible to register early in Town programs and classes, receive two (2) complimentary day passes upon membership activation or renewal and have the ability to place their membership on hold (certain restrictions do apply).

Membership forms are available at the Abbey Centre or can be downloaded here.

See Membership and Admission Rates

Online Program Registration & Memberships

Our online registration system is a fast, easy and convenient method of viewing and registering for Town of Blackfalds programs.

To register online you must have an online account. See the Abbey's online program registration for more information.

Problems logging in? Contact Guest Services at 403-885-4039.

Mon - Fri | 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sat - Sun | 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Important Reminders

Statutory Holiday Hours

For Stat Holiday hours visit our Hours of Operation page

Field House Drop-In Schedule

Daily drop-in activities (which may include badminton, pickleball and basketball) are set up daily. See Field House Drop-In Schedule

Clothing & Clean Shoes Policy

All Fitness Centre/Track users are required to wear athletic gym apparel. No bare chests. Clothing must be free of inappropriate or offensive language/graphics.

Clean, dry shoes are required in the Fitness Centre/Track and Field House.

Abbey Centre | 4500 Womacks Rd | Blackfalds, AB

403.885.4039 | |

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