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The Beaumont Sport & Recreation Centre (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.
Yes! The Aqua-Fit Centre is now called the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre/ centre sportif et de loisirs Beaumont.
Construction will begin October 2018 with the following phases:
* We are working towards improvements and the above schedule may be subject to change.
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.
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.
Yes, we will continue to run the scheduled fall fitness classes until December 22, 2018. If classes are cancelled or affected 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.
Project updates and closure information will be made available via Aqua-Fit Facebook page, Twitter, LetsTalkBeamont.ca and Beaumont.ab.ca/Aquafit. Newspaper ads and Recreation Program Guide information will also be provided.