17 Sept 2021

Earlier this week, the Province declared a State of Public Health Emergency in response to the rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The City of Calgary supports the additional COVID-19 measures implemented by the Province.

In an effort to be as transparent as possible,  Calgary Recreation intends to implement the Government of Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program.

Beginning on Monday, September 20, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (within the past 72 hours) will be required for all those 12 years and older to access indoor City-operated recreation facilities.(This includes all city arenas)

Please note that children 0-11 years of age will NOT be required to show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test.

At this time, all City-operated recreation facilities will open and operate as scheduled on Monday. The City’s face mask bylaw will stay in place through the State of Public Health Emergency, which means face coverings are still required in all indoor spaces.  Additionally, there will be spectator limits in place and we will relay information on this as we learn it.


Please note that beginning Monday, the Royals will need to ensure compliance with vaccine requirements – this includes participants, coaches and spectators. Additional information can be found on the Government of Alberta’s website.

The health and safety of everyone remain the top priorities. We appreciate your patience as we work through the logistics to roll it out. During this time, we ask that you please continue to be kind and patient with volunteers and arena staff as they work to keep everyone safe.

We will continue to provide updated information as soon as it’s available.



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