On November 24, 2022, Council approved the 2023 Budget. Several service level modifications and fee adjustments will be made to recreation and culture services to help address the County’s revenue shortfall, align with changes in community demand, and bring operating costs in line with regional partners.
Recreation and culture facility operating hours
Operating hours in all indoor recreation facilities will change effective January 1, 2023. Adjusted hours were carefully chosen after reviewing trends in facility visits to reduce the overall impact on residents, and align operating hours with facilities in neighbouring communities.
For details on specific facility hours and availability in 2023, please refer to the online drop-in schedule or each recreation facility’s webpage.
Changes to hours of operation
|Facility||Operating hour adjustment|
5:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. weekdays
5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekdays
|Adjustments to weekday operating hours. Refer to our online drop-in schedule for the latest facility schedules.|
|Open from mid-May to mid-August (for bookings only)|
|Effective March 1, 2023
Box office hours reduced on weekdays and weekends.
Changes to statutory holidays operation
|Facility||Statutory holiday adjustment|
Open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on all stat holidays except for:
Closed on New Year's Day, Canada Day, Heritage Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
|Closed on all statutory holidays except Family Day as follows:
|Closed on most statutory holidays, except during the winter season for cross-country skiing including New Year's Day, Family Day, Christmas Eve and Boxing Day|
|Closed on all statutory holidays. Facilities will remain open for seasonal allocated bookings.|
Facility admission fees and memberships
Effective January 1, 2023
Increased fees for certain registered programs. Please refer to Strathcona County fees and charges for a comprehensive breakdown of fees.
Effective April 1, 2023
Increased fees for facility admissions and Active Pass monthly memberships. Please refer to strathcona.ca/facilityadmission for updated fees.
Council approved an approach to lower costs by scaling back the scope of our annual New Year’s Eve celebration rather than cancelling the event.
New Year's Eve Festival
New Year’s Eve Festival (December 31, 2023) at Broadmoor Lake Park will be reduced to a community fireworks display and family-friendly performance.