As the weather gets warmer and our surroundings get greener, this time of year is perfect for getting active and getting the family involved in your community. For residents of Calgary and Airdrie, there are two state-of-the-art facilities to help you do just that—Genesis Place and Genesis Centre.
Here is a look at spring events taking place at these facilities:
Genesis Place | Airdrie
Located at 800 East Lake Boulevard in Airdrie, Genesis Place features a 25-metre competitive pool, dive tank, hot tub, leisure pool, tot pool, hot tub and even a waterslide. Genesis Place is sport-friendly too, with an outdoor athletic field, grandstand and 400- metre running track. Indoors you’ll find two soccer fields and a twin arena.
The dryland amenities feature two indoor soccer fields, an indoor track, gymnasiums and dance studios. The fitness centre is complete with a track and indoor leisure studios.
There are four fitness programs running for youth specifically this spring, from April 9th to May 22nd:
- Indoor cycling
- Yoga for teens
- TRX for teens
- Battle stations
Youth Fridays run at Genesis Place for kids ages 11 to 17 from 2 to 4 pm on April 13, May 11, 25 and June 8.
Drop-in schedules for the entire family can be found online right here.
Genesis Centre | Calgary
Genesis Centre is home to the Saddletowne YMCA, Calgary Public Library and several other community organizations who utilize the facilities, such as Calgary Sport and Social and several Calgary soccer leagues. In addition to the full complement of fitness, health and recreation services, the complex provides facilities for large cultural events and activities as well as urgently needed indoor and outdoor soccer fields. It also provides access to a range of human and social services.
Genesis Centre opened its doors in January of 2012, and saw over one million visitors in its first year alone, showing the great need for a facility like this in the area. The centre is located at 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE, right near the community of Saddlestone.
- Meet MLA Irfan Sabir: there is an open house March 31st from 3 to 5 pm.
- Free community grants workshop: there is a free workshop on April 7 at 2 pm where you can learn funding streams, program mandates, application processes and more.
- Super Train: check out over 70,000 square-feet of model train layouts, displays, lego and more on April 14 and 15th.
- Calgary’s largest used kids’ sale: free admission to our city’s largest sale of used children’s clothing, toys and equipment. This event is taking place April 21st starting at 9 am.