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?

Information about memberships and program impacts will be available September 20.

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?

We understand many users and members will be impacted during construction in various ways. We have created a few options for our members that allows fitness users options/refunds to use a facility elsewhere and aquatic users to continue using their membership at the pool if they choose. Current members will have the following options during closures (December 1, 2018 – July 2020) 1.  Keep your current membership or punch pass and continue to utilize the services at the Beaumont Sport & Recreation Centre this will include the pool during the fitness centre closure. *members will not have access to the LRC or other facilities with their membership card. 2.  Have your membership put “on hold” during construction and have your membership resume in 2020 once the centre reopens. *members will not have access to the BSR, LRC or other facilities with their membership card with this option. 3.  Request a refund for the remainder of your membership or punch pass.*members will not have access to the BSR, LRC or other facilities with their membership card with this option. 4.  Use your current membership or punch pass at the Leduc Recreation centre for up to a 4 month period. Any additional time remaining on your membership will be refunded.*members will not have access to the BSR with their membership card with this option. For people who have their membership expiring after September 20, 2018, or who request a refund we encourage you to take a look at the other facilities and incentives when making a decision to purchase a membership. Please ask about our partner facilities offering incentives starting immediately.  ·  Anytime Fitness·  SNAP Fitness·  LRC (Leduc Recreation Centre) -9 Round -Your Body Your Weigh 

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?

We will stop taking bookings for this area for December 1, 2018 - July 2020. We expect that construction noise may impact programs in the area. 

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?

We do not expect there to be an impact to swimming lessons. Fall lessons are running as scheduled and winter programs will be advertised in the Winter Activity Guide.

How can I stay up to date?

Project updates and closure information will be made available via Aqua-Fit Facebook page, Twitter, LetsTalkBeamont.caand Beaumont.ab.ca/Aquafit. Newspaper ads and Recreation Program Guide information will also be provided.

How does this project effect the fitness centre and fitness classes?

The fitness centre including the fitness studio will be closing on December 31, 2018. There is a lot of construction being done to expand the fitness area and required the fitness area to be closed.

Where will the fitness classes be located starting in January 2019?

Fitness classes will relocated to the Beaumont Community Centre for the duration of the closure (January 1, 2019- July 2020).

When will classes start in the New Year?

January 7, 2019

What programs will be offered at the Beaumont Community Centre?

We will have various classes offered, a full list of classes with descriptions and schedule of classes will be available at https://www.beaumont.ab.ca/281/Fitness-Centre-Programs

Do I need a membership to attend the classes?

No, you can purchase a membership, a punch pass or you can pay a daily admission rate to attend a class.

How much do the fitness classes cost if I don’t have a membership?

Regular drop in rate is currently $9.50, admissions are subject to change.

What payment type can I use at the Beaumont Community Centre?

We accept cash, debit, credit cards and cheques.

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?

Yes, your membership will give you access to the fitness classes at the Beaumont Community Centre as well as the pool fitness classes and public swim.

Is there registered fitness classes that I can register for to ensure I reserve a space?

Yes, registered fitness classes have been programmed, you can find program information in the activity guide and online at https://www.beaumont.ab.ca/281/Fitness-Centre-Programs

Can I prebook for a space in the drop in classes?

Yes, Members may reserve their spot in a class 48 hours before the start time up until 2 hours before the start time. For non-members the remaining drop in fitness class spots can be booked on arrival within a 2 hours of the start time of the class.

Is there any gym equipment I can use at the Beaumont Community Centre?

No, we do not have equipment set up for general use, small equipment will be available for fitness classes. We have a spin cycle room that will have some spin bikes, they will be used for spin cycle classes only. At this time we do not have a process or infrastructure to monitor the bikes for general use.

Are there change rooms at the Beaumont Community Cente?

No, we do not have change rooms at the Beaumont Community Centre, you can enter the building and check in or pay admission at guest services desk and continue to your class. Outdoor shoes can be placed on the bookracks. If you have a gym bag, jacket or other items you can bring your personal items into the fitness room and place items along the side or back wall as requested by your instructor.