& FACILITY ACCESS PROGRAM
Sundays 5:00 – 7:00 pm*
Just show your current Brookview Community League membership card. Please arrive early, as admission is on a first come first served basis.
Facility access includes access to the fitness centre, open gym, indoor running track, and children’s indoor playground. Please note there are age restrictions for use of indoor track and fitness centre at the TCRC.
*Community Swim & Facility Access Notifications
There are no notifications at this time.
RECREATION CENTRE DISCOUNTS
Community League Membership has its Benefits
By becoming a member of your community league, you have demonstrated your commitment to your community. To honor your commitment and support your families’ health and well-being, the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues has teamed up with the City of Edmonton to form the Community League Wellness Program. Current Community League members receive admission incentives to enjoy Edmonton’s world-class sports and recreation facilities.
All current members of an Edmonton Community League with a valid membership card are eligible to participate in this program.
How the Program Works
Present your valid Edmonton Community League membership card, showing expiry date (payment receipts will not be accepted) at any one of the City of Edmonton’s sports and fitness facilities. Choose from the following Community League Wellness Products:
- Annual Pass – Community League members receive a 20% discount on Adult, Family, Child, and Youth and Senior Annual Passes.
- Continuous Monthly Pass – Community League members enjoy a 20% discount off the Continuous Monthly Membership Program using our convenient Pre-Authorized Debit Program (members will be asked to verify their eligibility for the discounted membership on an annual basis).
- Multi Admission Pass – Community League members receive a 15% discount on our already discounted multi admission pass (starting at 5 visits).
Community League members who purchase the above passes will be issued a photo access card which is to be swiped at each admission.
For more information, call 780-944-7572 OR email CORPSALES@EDMONTON.CA.
PUBLIC SKATE & SHINNY HOCKEY
Please click here to visit the City of Edmonton Indoor Arenas webpage for Public Skate & Shinny Hockey information and schedules.
PB&J is a parent cooperative playgroup in the Riverbend area that brings parents and their children up to 4 years of age, together in an environment of playing and learning. This is a great way for moms to meet other moms in the area, as well as for their children to interact with other kids their age.
For more information and to download an application, visit www.peanutbutterandjam.ca.
For more information about the Brookview Community Preschool, please visit their website at www.brookviewpreschool.com
For more information about the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association SouthWest Zone, please visit the EMSA SouthWest Zone website at www.emsasouthwest.com
For more information about the Terwillegar Riverbend Soccer Association (TRSA), please visit the TRSA website at www.TRSA.ca
For more information about Southwest Basketball (including registration information), please visit the Southwest Basketball website at www.southwestbasketball.com
For more information about SWAT Hockey (including registration information), please visit the SWAT website at www.swat.ca
EDMONTON GIRLS HOCKEY
For more information about the Edmonton Girls Hockey Association (EGHA) (including registration information), please visit the EGHA website at www.egha.ab.ca.
For more information about Edmonton Ringette (including registration information), please visit their website at www.edmontonringette.com
History of Ringette in Edmonton – an overview
Ringette is an exciting team sport played on ice with skates. Players use a straight stick to pass, carry and shoot a rubber ring, with their objective being to score in the opposing team’s net. The late Sam Jacks invented the sport in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario. The rules of Ringette were established to encourage controlled team play. Body checking is prohibited. The speed of the game has been enhanced with recent modifications to the rules, but teamwork remains essential. Ringette is played by two teams of 7 to 18 players, each with six players on the ice at one time (5 players and 1 goalkeeper).
Ringette offers challenging competition and provides the opportunity for athletes and volunteers to experience unparalleled team spirit and develop lasting friendships.
With the permission of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) a committee of eleven community league representatives met on June 16, 1976 to form the Edmonton Federation Ringette Association (EFRA), which later became the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues Ringette Association (EFCLRA). By 1978 there were 18 communities interested in starting teams at various age levels. Participants registered within their communities and were placed on community teams.
In addition to the A and B and C levels of play, players are grouped according to age. The age categories have been revised over the years and currently are as follows:
|U9||7 and under|
|U10||9 and under|
|U12||11 and under|
|U14||13 and under|
|U16||15 and under|
|U19||18 and under|
|Open||19 and over|
|Masters||30 and over|
For more information about South Edmonton Minor Softball (SEMS), please visit their website at www.southedmontonminorsoftball.ca
Online Registration NOW AVAILABLE
Click on the link below to register your player online: https://www.rampinteractive.com/registration/?c=44d1cfc42fbe
or Register In-Person on April 4th 6:30 – 8:30PM at the Kinsmen Fieldhouse.
REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE: April 5, 2017.
For more information about South West Edmonton Minor Baseball Association (SWEMBA), please visit their website at www.southwestedmontonbaseball.ca
For more information about the South West Edmonton Minor Football Association (SWEMFA) (including registration information), please visit their website at www.swemfa.com
The Ohtsuka Amateur Karate Foundation (AKF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the presentation of Karate in its original classic form. The “Karate at South Edmonton” karate club is a member of the Ohtsuka Amateur Karate Foundation. At the heart of our instruction is the “Introduction to Karate” Program, offered at all of our clubs, which has established itself as the standard for both classic and innovative martial art instruction. The program features outstanding workouts which are both exciting and beneficial in a sporting recreational environment, requiring no previous martial arts knowledge. The activity is unique in combining in one pursuit an absorbing art, an exciting recreational activity, and practical, down to earth self-defense.
For more information about the Amateur Karate Foundation (AKF) at South Edmonton (including registration information), please visit their website at www.akfkarate.com
Try a FREE session of Hatha Yoga on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:15 pm at Brookview Community Centre (280 Bulyea Road).
Also join the new yoga class series this spring and SAVE! Sign up for a new 9 class series for $75; the classes will run Tuesdays from May 2nd – June 27th, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:15 pm.
Drop-in’s are still welcome at $12 per session.
Instructor Sandy Mah teaches a well-rounded Hatha yoga class suitable to all levels of ability in a small class format.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WOW- WALK ON WEDNESDAYS
The Brookview Community League is starting WOW (Walk on Wednesdays) on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm from May 24th until June 28th, 2017. The group will be meeting at the Brookview Community Hall (280 Bulyea Road).
Bring your own walking/cross country/snow shoeing poles if you have some, or try our Nordic poles from Urban Poling (we have 10 sets of poles belonging to the community league). We will go over the basics of the technique, teaching people who want to use the poles to enhance their walk/calorie burn, and do a walk in the park or bike trails. Come out and get some exercise, meet new friends and get to know the neighborhood.
The program is open to all Community League members. If you are not yet a member, come out and try it. If you decide to join us weekly, Brookview Community League memberships can be purchased at any of our Wednesday walks.
*WOW Walking Group Notifications:
There are no notifications at this time.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing Bridge.
Thursdays 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Riverbend Community Centre
(258 Rhatigan Road East)
Open to all greater Riverbend area residents holding current Community League memberships.
For more details, please call 780-437-7108.
PROGRAMS & SPORTS JUST FOR SENIORS
SWESA CENTRE (55+)
YELLOWBIRD EAST COMMUNITY CENTRE
(10710-19 Ave NW)
For more information about the SWESA Centre, please call 587-987-3200 or visit their website at www.swedmontonseniors.ca
—Coffee, Chat & Cards—
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Stop in for coffee, to chat with other southsiders, or to play a friendly game of cards.
SWESA SENIORS LOUNGE (55+)
TERWILLEGAR COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE
(2051 Leger Road NW)
—Coffee, Chat & Cards—
Wednesdays 1:00 to 4:00 pm
in Multipurpose Room #7
HERITAGE SENIORS STOP-IN CENTRE
Find food, information, outreach, recreation and cards every afternoon!
Located at 316 Saddleback Rd. NW, Edmonton, AB
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am – 4 pm
Minimum age: 55
Annual Membership Fee: $15
For more information, please call 780-437-8759 or email at email@example.com
PETROLIA SENIORS’ GROUP
Lunch and a Program
3rd Tuesdays of the Month
(except July and August)
$15 for Seniors (55+)
11:45 am to 2:00 pm at Greenfield Community Hall (3803 -114 st)
For more information or to confirm your attendance by the Friday preceding the lunch meeting please call:
Nick 780-435-1045 or
We look forward to your participation!
MINERVA SENIOR STUDIES INSTITUTE
Alberta College Campus
Room #628, 10050 MacDonald Drive, Edmonton, AB
For more information, please call 780-497-5082 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Seniors’ Pickleball Program (55+) runs on outdoor courts from the end of April/first week of May until the end of autumn. The outdoor courts are located on 53rd Ave between St. Monica’s School and Riverbend Jr. High (14710 – 53 Ave). Drop-in play is scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and advanced play is Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
During the winter months, the 55+ Pickleball Group will move indoors to the Terwillegar Rec Centre (2051 Leger Rd).
For more information —
Please contact Glenn Kissick at 780-587-5198 or at email@example.com
BROOKVIEW TENNIS/PICKLEBALL COURTS
The Brookview Tennis/Pickleball Courts have opened for the season!
Brookview Community League is very pleased to announce that the Brookview Tennis Courts have been resurfaced in 2015 and include two new features: Pickleball lines on one court and a practice backboard on the other. This is the first resurfacing and improvement undertaken since the courts were first built in 1991, and the Brookview courts are now among the best in the Southwest area of Edmonton!
Tennis/Pickleball Courts Location: On the north side of the Brookview Community Centre (280 Bulyea Road).
General Rules of Use
- To use the courts, Brookview residents must have a current Brookview Community League (BCL) membership. Community League Members who reside outside of Brookview may purchase an Associate membership with BCL providing that they are current members of their home league. Information on how to purchase these memberships can be found at www.brookviewcommunityleague.ca/memberships
- The code to enter the Northwest gate of the courts is emailed to Brookview Community League and Associate members at the beginning of the season. If you have not received the code please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The portable pickleball nets are in a storage deck box beside Court 1 (combo tennis/pickleball court). The combination for the deck box is the same as the gate code to enter the courts. Please disassemble the nets after use, return them to the deck box, and lock.
- The tennis, practice backboard and pickleball courts are available on a first come, first serve basis at times when programming or lessons are not in progress. Please observe Brookview Tennis Court programming/lesson times and dates listed on the Programs & Sports page under the ‘Learn to Play Tennis’ tab.
- For 2017, Learn to Play Tennis lessons will run weekdays from July 3 to August 25 from 9am to 3pm.
- The use of the courts for conducting private lessons without prior arrangements to reserve and rent through BCL is strictly prohibited and subject to loss of membership privileges.
- Tennis players please be courteous to pickleball players and move to Court 2 (court dedicated to tennis) when it is free. If both courts are in use or Court 2 is not playable due to standing water, we ask pickleball players to please wait their turn for Court 1 to become available.
- Please be courteous to other players and limit your play to 1 hour if others are waiting.
- Wear only soft-soled, non-marking shoes on the courts.
- No bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, hockey sticks, food or glass are allowed.
- Please keep our courts clean. Deposit all garbage including empty tennis ball canisters and lids in the garbage can by the Northwest entrance gate.
- Courts must be locked if you are the last to leave. To lock, spin combination to random number and click lock into place.
Please help secure the courts and maintain access privileges by reporting the following to email@example.com:
Incidents of the gate being left unlocked with empty courts, any damage to the nets or gate, and any other misuse or abuse.
Thank you for your cooperation!
So what exactly is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a court sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It can be played as a singles game but is usually played as doubles. It can be played outdoors or indoors on a badminton sized court for year round fun and exercise by all ages to over 80. It is an easy game to learn and most everyone can play the game after just a short time of hitting the ball, which is a 3 inch diameter hollow plastic ball with holes like a whiffle-ball that travels at about 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball back and forth across a net that is 2 inches lower than a tennis net and uses a paddle that is larger than those used for ping pong. All skill levels evolve over time to play within their peer group. It has now become the game of choice for seniors. But there is a warning: Once you get hooked on Pickleball you will probably find that it is so much fun that you will “waste” hours each week laughing, improving your game, and getting into better physical and mental shape!
Thanks to SWESA for gathering the following Pickleball documents for your information and use:
Here are some videos to help improve your game:
LEARN TO PLAY TENNIS
Discounts on lesson fees for all Community League members!
Lessons run Monday – Friday. Come prepared for your tennis lessons by bringing a tennis racquet, sunscreen, a hat, and water.
Cheques and registration forms can be dropped off at or mailed to:
Riverbend Community League
258 Rhatigan Road East NW
Edmonton, AB T6R 2P7
For more informaiton, please contact the Riverbend Community League at: (780) 437-7108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weather Policy: The tennis programming runs rain or shine. Coaches will be on site regardless of inclement weather.
Weather conditions change rapidly and the opportunity to resume programming after a rain shower is possible. Your child’s safety is our concern and we will always operate with safety as our first priority. Please feel free to use your own discretion in making decisions for you and your family.
If weather conditions are extreme programming will be cancelled and our staff will not be required to be on the site. We will attempt to post cancellations on our website at www.riverbendonline.ca
GREEN SHACK IN BROOKVIEW
Please check back in spring 2017 for information about the Brookview Summer Green Shack Program.
BROOKVIEW OUTDOOR SKATING RINK
Please continue to visit this webpage for Notifications regarding the Brookview Outdoor Skating Rink.
Brookview Outdoor Rink
General Rules of Use
- Current Community League skate tags are required to use the rink. Please visit www.brookviewcommunityleague.ca/memberships for information on how to purchase a Brookview Community League membership and how to obtain skate tags if you have made an online membership purchase.
- The outdoor rink will close in the event of inclement weather (temperatures below -25 degrees Celcius with windchill, snow, rain, or unseasonably warm weather). This may mean that the rink opening or closing times will need to be modified on specific days. Please visit the Brookview Community League website ‘Rink Notifications’ for updates on rink closures.
- Please observe dates and times of the Brookview Learn to Skate Program and Family Skate. Pucks and sticks are NOT allowed on the rink during these times.
- Driving up to the rink is prohibited. It is illegal to drive on parkland without a permit ($250 fine). Residents can report it to Bylaw enforcement at night (after scheduled rink hours) by calling 311.
- No smoking or vaping allowed in the skate change room OR on the rinks OR benches. Alcohol is also prohibited.
- Please help keep our rink and change room clean by using the garbage cans provided.
We are aiming for a welcoming, family-friendly environment at our rink and facilities.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Please check back late December 2017 for more information regarding Family Skate.
LEARN TO SKATE IN BROOKVIEW
Please check back late December 2017 for more information regarding Learn to Skate Programs in Brookview.
FALL & WINTER GREEN SHACK IN SW EDMONTON
Please check back in Fall 2017 for updates regarding the Fall & Winter Green Shack program.