If you’ve been missing your swims and workouts, the City of Wetaskiwin’s limited reopening of the Manluk Centre is the news you’ve been waiting for!
The Wetaskiwin Regional Aquatics & Fitness will re-open as of 6:15 a.m. Monday, March 29, with protocols in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Accessing the fitness centre and pool begins with mandatory pre-booking, as drop-in visits are not currently permitted due to the provincial restrictions. Bookings can be made at any time online through the Manluk Centre website or by phone during regular business hours at
“We’ve had so many people asking and messaging about when the pool and fitness centre will be open, so we’re excited to move forward with this safe, gradual reopening, with reserved times,” says Natasha Grant, Manager of Recreation for the City of Wetaskiwin.
Here’s what’s happening
Due to current health protocols, only limited programming will be available at the Manluk Centre as of March 29, including:
- Fitness Centre bookings: Low-intensity workouts with a maximum of 10 patrons and no treadmill, elliptical or spin bike use.
- Household bookings (City and County residents): Families from the same household, to a maximum of 10 people, can book the pool or fitness centre for one hour at $45 per hour.
- Water Walking: Free-flow activity in the shallow areas of the pool with a Manluk Centre coach. Maximum of nine patrons and please note that masks are required.
- School bookings: School use, for curriculum-based activities, in one-hour bookings.
The Manluk Centre will be available for reservations:
March 29 and 31 – from 6:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
March 30 and April 1 – 9 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
April 6 and 8 – 9:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
April 7 and 9 – 6:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please note that from April 2 to 5, the centre will be closed for the Easter long-weekend.
In accordance with current health restrictions, masks will be required at all times when accessing the Manluk Centre, except for household and school bookings.
The schedule will be released on a two-week basis, to allow staff to assess the demand and adjust according to any changes to the province’s health and safety protocols, Grant says.
To learn more, visit manlukcentre.ca