What is this project all about?
The Aqua-Fit Phase 2 project is an expansion and modernization of the existing Aqua-Fit Centre to include a National Hockey League sized ice surface, an indoor Fieldhouse (multi-sport amenity), a high school gymnasium, a climbing wall and a suspended running track. Other updates will include the integration of mechanical and HVAC systems.
Did the name change?
Yes! The Aqua-Fit Centre is now called the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre/ centre sportif et de loisirs Beaumont.
When will construction begin?
Construction will begin October 2018 with the following phases:
-Playtime will close October 1, 2018 – July 2020.
-The fitness centre/weight room will close January 1, 2019- July 2020.
-The pool will remain open until January 2020.
-The pool closure will take place January 2020-July 2020.
* We are working towards improvements and the above schedule may be subject to change.
How long will the project take?
Construction is scheduled to take 20 months. Construction completion is scheduled for July 2020.
What is the cost to the taxpayer?
Cost estimates for the projects are $29.5 million. This results in an average yearly increase of approximately $72 (2018 dollars) for the residential homeowner in Beaumont.
I have a pass, when will more information about my membership be available?
I require assistance to access the building. How does construction affect accessibility?
An accessibility plan is being developed to ensure that the public can access the building while construction is happening. Additional temporary parking is being reviewed in order to provide accessible parking close to the building. Staff will continue to work on this plan and communicate accessibility improvements to the public.
What happens to the temporary dog park?
The temporary dog park will close as of October 2018. New temporary locations are being reviewed and will be shared once a decision has been made.
What happens to my membership or punch pass?
How do I put my membership “on hold”?
If you choose to put your membership “on hold” you must visit Guest Services and complete the action form before December 1, 2018.
By placing your membership “on hold” you agree to forego member access to the facility during the closure period. In exchange you will get that time back to your membership after the closure.
How do I request a refund for my membership or punch pass?
If you choose to request a refund you must visit Guest Services and complete the action form before December 1, 2018. Your membership will be refunded on a prorated basis. This is determined by the amount of time you have left on your membership.
Example: If you purchased an annual membership on March 15, 2018 and would like a refund starting November 15, 2018. You would be refunded based on the days that will not be used (November 16, 2018 – March 14, 2019).
By requesting and receiving your refund you agree to forego member access to the facility during the closure period. You will not have access to the BSR (Formally the Aqua-Fit Centre), the LRC (Leduc Recreation Centre). We encourage you to use your refund towards another fitness facility of your choice and have provided information of some options and incentives. Please see attachment of fitness facility options and incentives.
Can I use my membership or punch pass at the LRC (Leduc Recreation Facility) during the closure?
Yes, if you request to use your membership at the LRC you must visit Guest Services at the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre and complete the action form before December 1, 2018. You may use your membership until March 31, 2019 at the LRC if your membership is valid between December 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019. If you still have time remaining on your membership after March 31, 2019 you will be given a prorated refund. When you request to use your membership at the LRC you agree to forego member access to our facility.
Can I use my membership at both the LRC and BSR?
Unfortunately no, you are required to choose either the BSR or the LRC. If you choose to use your membership pass or punch pass at the LRC you will need to complete the action form at Guest Services (Beaumont Sport & Recreation Centre) prior to visiting the LRC. A completed action form is required for us to give to the LRC to allow you access to their facility. You are required to choose only one option for your membership. This is because the City of Leduc only provides pass coverage when the Beaumont membership is not active.
Can I have a refund for my Playtime pass?
Yes, we will be issuing prorated refunds for playtime starting September 21, 2018. If you feel that you are not able to use your facility membership due to playtime closing October 1, 2018 you may request a refund for both your membership and playtime pass. If you choose to request a refund you must visit Guest Services and complete the action form before December 1, 2018.
Will there be any memberships or punch passes to purchase?
Yes, we have some membership options for purchase for people who would like to continue using the facility.
Options are listed below:
September 21, 2018 – October 31, 2018
· Members and Guests may choose to purchase monthly membership and punch passes to the centre or pay daily admission to use the facility.
November 1, 2018 – November 30, 2018
· Guests may pay daily admission or purchase punch passes to use the facility.
December 1, 2018 – December 2019
· We will be offering a construction discount for admissions and memberships, this membership will only be valid at the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre for the pool. Fees will be rolled out in November 2018.
Is there an October membership sale or incentive?
No, we will not have annual membership for sale or an incentive in October 2018 or 2019. Our annual membership will not be available for purchase at this time.
When will you stop taking bookings in the Multi-Purpose room?
Are there still fitness classes running at the centre?
Yes, we will continue to run the scheduled fall fitness classes until December 22, 2018. If classes are cancelled or effected by the construction we will issue a refund for registered programs.
Winter classes will be advertised in the Winter Activity Guide prior to registration. We are planning to have registered fitness classes as well as options for drop in programs.
Will swimming lessons be effected?
How does this project effect the fitness centre and fitness classes?
Where will the fitness classes be located starting in January 2019?
When will classes start in the New Year?
What programs will be offered at the Beaumont Community Centre?
Do I need a membership to attend the classes?
How much do the fitness classes cost if I don’t have a membership?
What payment type can I use at the Beaumont Community Centre?
How do I get a membership?
To get a membership please visit the Guest Services at the Beaumont Sports and Recreation Centre to purchase a monthly membership until January 6, 2019. Starting January 7, 2019, you will be able to purchase a membership at the Beaumont Community Centre and at the Beaumont Sport s and Recreation Centre.
Can I use the membership at the pool and for fitness classes?
Is there registered fitness classes that I can register for to ensure I reserve a space?
Can I prebook for a space in the drop in classes?
Is there any gym equipment I can use at the Beaumont Community Centre?
Are there change rooms at the Beaumont Community Cente?