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MEDIA RELEASE - PROVINCIAL COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IMPACT DRUMHELLER’S RECREATION SERVICES

NOVEMBER 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PROVINCIAL COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IMPACT DRUMHELLER'S RECREATION SERVICES

On November 24th, the Province declared a state of public health emergency and announced additional mandatory measures for at least three weeks in effort to stop the spike in COVID-19 Cases. These measures include restricted access to some businesses starting November 27th that directly impact Drumheller's recreation facilities[i].

DRUMHELLER AQUAPLEX

  • Aquatic fitness classes paused until December 18, 2020 at the earliest
  • All lessons paused until December 18, 2020 at the earliest
  • Household Swims available through the Reservation Portal
  • Individual lane swim available through the Reservation Portal

DRUMHELLER MEMORIAL ARENA

  • All user groups paused until December 18, 2020 at the earliest
  • Free Family/Cohort Skate paused until December 18, 2020 at the earliest
  • Private one-on-one lessons available for bookings only (no private group lessons permitted)
  • Household Skate available for bookings only

BADLANDS COMMUNITY FACILITY

  • All Banquet Halls, Small Multipurpose Room and Large Multipurpose Room are closed until December 18, 2020 at the earliest
  • All drop-in sport and fitness classes paused until December 18, 2020 at the earliest
  • Private one-on-one lessons available for bookings only (no private group lessons permitted)
  • Household bookings for the field house are available

Currently, the Drumheller Public Library remains open from 9:00am – 1:00pm & 3:00pm – 6:00pm Monday through Saturday. Library cards remain free of charge. Updates for the library can be found on their website.

The Province also announced that in order to remain open, capacity of these facilities must be limited to 25% of the occupancy set under the Alberta Fire Code. However, these measures were already in place at Drumheller's recreation facilities upon re-opening back in September to limit capacity and maximize safety.

"Despite the restrictions, we are very happy that we are still able to offer recreation to our community even if it's limited," shares Darren Goldthorpe, Manager of Recreation Arts and Culture. "With the new mandatory measures scheduled for Friday, we want to remind our users that safety has always been our number one priority. On top of our current extensive cleaning measures at all of our recreation facilities, we will be scheduling a deep clean and sanitization of the Badlands Community Facility once a month. This will be scheduled after hours in effort of not impacting users in our regular hours of operation. Our first deep clean will occur tonight."

As of November 23rd, Bylaw 20.20[ii] came into effect for the Town of Drumheller which mandates use of face coverings in indoor public spaces to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Users are required to wear a mask when in our facilities until users are actively engaging in athletic or fitness activity.

POPULAR LINKS

Online Recreation Reservation Portal
Drumheller Public Library
Town of Drumheller Mask Bylaw No. 20.20

DRUMHELLER RECREATION CONTACT INFORMATION

Drumheller Aquaplex: 403-823-1322
Drumheller Memorial Arena: 403-823-1326
Badlands Community Facility: 403-823-1370

Town of Drumheller Communications

403-823-6300
communications@drumheller.ca

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[i] https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx
[ii] https://www.dinosaurvalley.com/media-releases/media-release-town-of-drumheller-passes-mandatory-mask-bylaw

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