Recreation & Culture Centre

Dow Centennial Centre OPEN with modified hours

Monday to Saturday 6:30am — 8:00pm   |   Sunday 8:00am — 8:00pm

Closed on STAT holidays

  • Membership fees and drop-in fees remain the same
  • Activities available: Apple Fitness Centre, Umicore Track, Public Skate, Puck & Play, Adult and Youth Shinny, Drop-In and Registered Fitness programs
  • All visitors must come ready for their activity as no locker rooms or shower facilities will be open. The steam rooms and saunas are also closed at this time.
  • Registration for Fall 2020 Recreation Programs is now open for classes beginning September 21.

Drop-in Fitness Schedule      Drop-in Sports Schedule      Drop-in Skating Schedule

DCC Re-opening FAQs

General Information

1. How do memberships work?

  • When you are ready to start back, stop by the front desk and get your membership reactivated or purchase a new membership if you don’t already have one. Our front desk staff will explain the various options available to you.
  • If you do not have a membership there are drop-in fees (see below under Admission Prices).

2. What precautions are we taking to keep customers safe?

  • Spacing reminder decals have been placed throughout the centre.
  • Wipe stations have been strategically placed throughout the centre.
  • Additional hand sanitizer has been made available.
  • Traffic flow has been coordinated to limit congestion.

3. Are the locker rooms open?

  • No. Locker rooms remain closed at this time. No date for re-opening has been determined.
  • Cubbies are available throughout the fitness centre, gymnasium and wellness studio for jackets, shoes, etc., however, valuables should be kept with you. These cubbies are on a first come, first serve basis. We recommend customers come with minimal personal items.

4. What else has changed?

  • Water fountains are closed but the water bottle filling stations are operable. Participants must bring their own water bottles.
  • Stanchions have been set up in the main lobby to provide 2 meter spacing at the front desk and to control access to ensure maximize capacity numbers are maintained.

5. Is Childminding open?

  • Not at this time as per AHS guidelines.

6. Closed Amenities

  • Childminding
  • Games Den
  • Peak Caboose playroom
  • Locker Rooms
  • Steam Room and Sauna
  • Towel Service
  • Building water fountains will be inoperable, but water bottle filling stations are available.
  • Dairy Queen (will not be reopening)
  • Booster Juice (re-opening date TBD)

7. When will the hours go back to normal?

  • The new hours will remain in place for the foreseeable future. If the demand increases back to pre-COVID numbers, then we will review operating hours at that time.

Fitness Centre

1. Do I have to book a time to come work out?

  • No, our space can accommodate up to 50 people at one time.

2. What is the Fitness Centre's capacity?

  • 50 - If we hit the maximum capacity, customers will be asked to wait until space opens up.

3. Is the Wellness Studio open?

  • Yes. It is open for registered and drop-in programs only.

4. Do fitness users have to wear masks?

  • Masks are required in all City of Fort Saskatchewan operated buildings, including the Dow Centennial Centre.
  • They are required when in common areas and transitioning from one area to another. Once in the fitness centre, masks can be removed when participating in a high intensity physical activity.
  • Customers are asked to maintain 2 metres physical distancing from other customers and staff.

5. What precautions are we taking to keep customers safe?

  • We have spaced equipment out a minimum of 2 metres between each piece, and spacing reminder decals have been placed throughout the centre.
  • Wipe stations have been strategically placed throughout the centre.
  • Additional hand sanitizer has been made available.
  • One way traffic flow into the Fitness Centre – Enter through the main doors and Exit through back door by the upstairs Cardio Node (off the track).

6. Are there any safety requirements customers have to take?

  • We are asking customers to wipe down their equipment BEFORE & AFTER each use.
  • Please allow the equipment to air dry.
  • Come ready to work out as the locker rooms are not open.

7. What else has changed?

  • The Fitness Centre has a slightly different layout to accommodate placement of equipment a minimum of 2 metres apart.
  • Only the Jacob’s ladder and a few of our duplicate benches have been removed off the floor.
  • Shared attachments such as ankle and wrist straps are not available.
  • Water bottle filling stations will be operable. Participants must bring their own water bottles.

8. Is the Walking Track open?

  • Yes. To accommodate the additional spacing requirements for the equipment and ensure track users have enough space, the 200 metre walking track around the soccer field is opened.
  • 1 mile = 8 laps / 1 kilometre = 5 laps
  • Until we can return to normal spacing between equipment, the current layout of the fitness centre and track will remain in place.

Recreation Programs

1. What programs are you planning on running?

2. What programs are not running?

  • Several programs where capacity and distancing protocols or regular cleaning can’t be accommodated are not being offered. Some examples are:
    • Stuff to Do
    • TRX

3. What equipment is available?

  • Only equipment that can be easily cleaned and sanitized will be incorporated by the instructor into each class.
  • We are asking customers to wipe down their equipment BEFORE & AFTER each use.
  • Staff will also clean and sanitize equipment.

4. How will the drop-in program admission process work?

  • Drop-in program capacity numbers are controlled by the front desk during the admission process. If we reach capacity for a space, then the front desk staff will stop admitting customers until space opens up.

Nutrien Soccer Field & ATCO Gymnasium

1. Do I have to book a time to come for drop-in activities?

  • No. There are various capacities depending on the activity.
  • Basketball – There is a limit of 12 people (2 per basket)
  • Pickleball – There is a limit of 16 people. There are spots for 20 people to wait to play in.
  • Badminton – There is a limit of 24 people. (4 per court)
  • Classes – class sizes vary as they have been determined based on the location and equipment needed for each class and the spacing requirements for each.

Drop-in Fitness Schedule

Drop-in Sports Schedule

2. What equipment is available?

  • Major equipment such as floor hockey nets, badminton and Pickleball nets and volleyball nets will be provided and set up by our staff. A minimal supply of personal equipment will be made available however, users should bring their own personal equipment such as balls, racquets, and floor hockey sticks.

3. Are there any safety requirements customers have to take?

  • Come ready to play as the locker rooms are not open.
  • We are asking customers to wipe down their equipment BEFORE & AFTER each use.

4. Are masks required?

  • Masks are required in all City of Fort Saskatchewan operated buildings, including the Dow Centennial Centre.
  • They are required when in common areas and transitioning from one area to another. Once in the gym or soccer field, masks can be removed when participating in a high intensity physical activity.
  • Customers are asked to maintain 2 metres physical distancing from other customers and staff.

5. Are private rentals permitted?

  • All rentals will require a ‘Return to Play’ document that outlines roles and responsibilities in keeping participants safe.
  • Personal equipment (I.e. balls, birdies, pucks, racquets, or sticks) will not be provided at this time. Users are required to bring their own. Major equipment such as nets (I.e. floor hockey, Pickleball, volleyball and badminton) will be available.

6. Who is monitoring the gymnasium and sanitizing?

  • Drop-in program capacity numbers are controlled by the front desk during the admission process. If we reach capacity for a space, then the front desk staff will stop admitting customers until space opens up.
  • Drop-in programs are first come, first serve.
  • Custodial staff will be cleaning and sanitizing the gymnasium and equipment after each program. We will be using a combination of commercial cleaning equipment, hydrostatic sprayers and disinfecting wipes.
  • Three additional wipes stations have been located in the gymnasium for users to wipe equipment as needed. These wipes are the same wipes used upstairs in the fitness centre.

7. Is food and beverage permitted in the stands?

  • As per AHS guidelines, food is permitted. However, as masks are required in all City of Fort Saskatchewan operated buildings, we ask that consuming food be kept to a minimum and that customers maintain 2 meters distancing while consuming their food.

Arena

1. When will public skating be starting?

  • Public skating is now open. The days and times vary so customers should check online or call for daily schedules.
  • Other programs such as Puck & Play and Shinny are also now open.
  • As per AHS Guidelines, there is a capacity of 50 people on the ice at one time.
  • Customers are required to check in at the front desk to ensure space is available.
  • Customers are asked to come dressed for skating as dressing rooms are not open at this time.

2. Are dressing rooms available?

  • Arena dressing rooms are generally not open at this time. We have created seating in corners to accommodate the required spacing requirements as per AHS Guidelines.
  • In some cases when we have reached capacity, we do open dressing rooms as needed.

3. Is food and beverage permitted in the stands?

  • As per AHS guidelines, food is permitted. However, as masks are required in all City of Fort Saskatchewan operated buildings, we ask that consuming food be kept to a minimum and that customers maintain 2 meters distancing while consuming their food.

4. Are private rentals permitted?

  • All rentals will require a ‘Return to Play’ document that outlines roles and responsibilities in keeping participants safe.

More information on COVID-19


With over 170,000 square feet of leisure, fitness and cultural spaces, there is something for everyone at the Dow Centennial Centre, located at 8700 84 Street. We offer unique programming for all ages that enhance your quality of life. 

From the fitness centre to the full-size indoor soccer field to the NHL size rink, it's easy to have fun while staying active. Our gymnasium is well suited for badminton, basketball, volleyball and pickleball. We also offer a 538 seat performance theatre, childminding services, an indoor playground and full service banquet rooms for large parties and events. Outside, Taurus Field offers a FIFA certified artificial turf field with seating for over 1000, lights, press box, concession, ticket office and 4 large dressing rooms for football and soccer teams of all levels. It's all here for you at the Dow Centennial Centre.

Check out our Fitness & Wellness Programs

Check out our Drop-in Schedules

Admission prices

Single Admission Prices

Ages

Price

Tots (0-2 years)

Free

Child (2-12 years)

$4.75

Youth (13-17 years)

$5.25

Student (18+ years with ID)

$7.50

Adult (18-64 years)

$9.00

Senior (65+ years)

$7.50

Family*

$20.00

*2 adults and unlimited children living in the same home.

Track Only Prices

Ages

Price

Tots (0-2 years)

Free

Child (2-12 years)

$2.00

Youth (13-17 years)

$2.00

Student (18+ years with ID)

$2.00

Adult (18-64 years)

$2.00

Senior (65+ years)

$1.00

Family

Not available

Monthly Membership (2-64 years)

$20.00

Monthly Membership (Senior 65+)

$10.00

Memberships

Your membership includes the use of the following:

  • All drop-in classes and programs
  • Sherritt-CEP Arena
  • Nutrien indoor soccer field
  • ATCO gymnasium
  • Apple Fitness Centre
  • Umicore track
  • ATB Financial Wellness Studio
  • Pacesetter Games Room
  • Fort Saskatchewan Kinette Steam Rooms
  • Fort Saskatchewan Shoppers Drug Mart Saunas
  • All drop-in classes and programs
  • Harbour Pool (with the purchase of a Multi-facility membership)

See below for a variety of membership options to fit your needs.

Basic Membership Prices

Ages

10 pass

Monthly

Annual

Tots (0-2 years)

Free

Free

Free

Child (2-12 years)

$42.50

$23.75

$261.25

Youth (13-17 years)

$47.30

$26.25

$288.75

Student (18+ years with ID)

$67.50

$37.50

$412.50

Adult (18-64 years)

$81.00

$45.00

$500.00

Senior (65+ years)

$67.50

$37.50

$412.50

Family*

$186.00

$105.00

$1122.00

Track Only (2-64 years)

N/A

$20.00

N/A

Senior Track Only (65+ years) N/A $10.00 N/A

*2 adults and unlimited children living in the same home.

Flex Pass

Flex Pass Membership provides you with the flexibility to meet your needs.

Flex Pass Membership Prices

Ages

Monthly

Annual

First Adult

$45.00

$500.00

Second Adult

$38.25

$425.00

Child – when added to adult pass

$16.25

$171.75

Youth – when added to adult pass

$22.00

$243.50

First Student

$37.50

$412.50

Second Student

$32.00

$350.00

First Senior

$37.50

$412.50

Second Senior

$32.00

$350.00

Multi-Facility Memberships

Multi-facility memberships include admission to both the Dow Centennial Centre and Harbour Pool. If you plan to go swimming a least once a month, these are the best value for you.

Multi-Facility Pass Prices

Ages

Single Day

10 pass

Monthly

Annual

Tots (0-2 years)

FREE

Free

Free

Free

Child (2-12 years)

Not available

Not available

$25.50

$280.50

Youth (13-17 years)

Not available

Not available

$31.25

$343.75

Student
(18+ years with ID)

Not available

Not available

$43.00

$473.00

Adult (18-64 years)

Not available

Not available

$54.00

$594.00

Senior (65+ years)

Not available

Not available

$43.00

$473.00

Family*

$22.00

$198.00

$116.50

$1242.00

Multi-Facility Flex Pass Prices

Ages

Monthly

Annual

First Adult

$54.00

$594.00

Second Adult

$46.00

$503.50

Child – when added to Adult pass

$19.50

$206.00

Youth – when added to Adult pass

$22.00

$240.50

First Student

$43.00

$473.00

Second Student

$37.00

$411.50

First Senior

$43.00

$473.00

Second Senior

$37.00

$411.50

Fitness Centre

Whether you're just starting out on your fitness journey or looking to take your fitness to the next level, you've come to the right place. We offer many fitness opportunities to help you work towards your fitness goals, including personal and group training sessions at the Dow Centennial Centre.

Offering treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, rowers, free weights, a variety of Hammer Strength machines and Fort Saskatchewan’s only indoor running track; come see us at the Apple Fitness Centre. With over 20,000 spacious square feet of exercise space, you are sure to find equipment to suit your needs.

The fitness centre requires adult supervision for children from the ages 10-14. Entry is not permitted for children under the age of 10.

Childminding

Auggie's Place Childminding Services

Our childminding service provides you with short term care while visiting the Dow Centennial Centre. We accept children from birth to 8 years of age.

September - June Hours

Monday to Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm

Thursday and Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am - 12:00pm

Sunday: Closed

July - August Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am - 12:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Closed

  • STAT holidays
  • Spring/Summer long weekend Saturdays in May, July, August and September
Childminding Prices

Length of time

Single Price

Family Price

30 minutes

$3.00

$4.35

Package of 20

$45.00

$65.00

Precision Hearing Peek Caboose Play Station

  • Open during all operating hours and is free for children.

Facility Availability

Whether you are interested in booking a wedding, meeting, conference, trade show, tournament or one of our 13 sports fields, the City of Fort Saskatchewan can meet your needs.

Find a facility that is perfect for your event!

Retail Services

The Dow Centennial Centre has a variety of retail partners who are happy to work with you to help make your visit a great experience. From full service catering to physiotherapy to pottery, the Dow Centennial Centre provides a wide range of services to meet your needs.

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We are also committed to continue our education through certifications in various fields such as acupuncture, intramuscular stimulation, and dry needling. Cutting edge treatments are developed as our knowledge grows.

We are especially proud of the commitment our team makes in our community, actively promoting and engaging in a healthy lifestyle and sponsoring events that make a positive impact on our clients.

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