Drop-In Activites

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All Drop-In Gym users must read and follow the Drop-In Gym COVID-19 Edition guideline.

As of Monday October 25th the Alberta Government has moved into phase two of the Restriction Exemption Program. Individuals 12+ accessing the Fitness Centre, Walking Track, Group Fitness Classes, drop-in Basketball, Pickleball, Kid’s Gym, and the Learn to Skate program will be required to show double dose vaccination status, negative PCR test, or a medical exemption.

Drop-in Activities

The Penhold Fitness Centre offers different drop-in activities, primarily Drop-in Basketball, Drop-in Pickleball, and Drop-in Kid’s Gym. Depending on ice availability we also offer Drop-in Skating and Drop-in Hockey. Drop-in fees vary depending on the drop-in activity.

Please check the calendar on the Fitness Centre webpage to confirm the monthly schedule as certain dates may be cancelled due to other events in the building.


Drop-in Basketball

Drop-in basketball is typically offered two times per week and is usually two to three hours per time. The fee associated with this drop-in is $4 for Competitive and $3 for Recreation, and $2 for the Youth drop-in time.

Whether you are wanting to play a pick-up game with friends or family or just want to shoot around these drop-in times are for everyone. Fitness staff monitor these drop-in times any monopolizing of the courts by any group is not allowed. Drop-in Basketball has a zero sick policy, please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of covid-19.

In the fall of 2021 we will offer the following drop-ins for Basketball:

Sunday 1:00-3:00pm Recreation (All Ages), $3/person

                Monday 3:30-5:30pm Youth (Under 18), $2/person

                Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm Competitive (All Ages), $4/person


Drop-in Pickleball

For the last few years Penhold has had drop-in Pickleball times on Friday and Sunday evenings. The fee associated with this drop-in activity is $5 per person or $3 per person during our senior’s drop-in time. All levels of participants are welcome to join these drop-ins.

In the fall of 2021 we will offer the following drop-ins for Pickleball:

                Wednesday 12:30-2:30pm Seniors Only (55+), $3/person

                Friday 6:00-9:00pm Recreation (All Ages), $5/person

                Sunday 4:00-7:00pm Competitive (All Ages), $5/person

Drop-in Pickleball has a zero sick policy, please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of covid-19.


 Drop-in Kid’s Gym

Drop-in Kid’s gym operates on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of every week. All drop-ins will run from 10:00-11:00am. This drop-in is intended for kids under the age of 5 and is parent/guardian supervised. Please note that on Tuesdays the Town of Penhold Fitness Centre partners with the Penhold & District Library to deliver Gym and Storytime.

The fee associated for this drop-in is as follows: $2 for the first child and $1 for every child after. Punch cards are available for purchase. 

Kid’s Gym has a zero sick policy, please do not attend if anyone in the household is feeling unwell or has symptoms of covid-19. 

October 20, 2021 Update: Due to an update in the Restriction Exemption Program we will now require parents or other adult support to provide proof of vaccination, negative test result, or a medical exemption when attending Drop-in Kid’s Gym. This change is effective immediately and we appreciate your patience and understanding.


Drop-in Skating

Drop-in skating is intended for all ages. There are no sticks and pucks during this time, helmets are required for anyone under 16 years of age. The fee for this drop-in is $5 per family, you can pay this fee upstairs at the Fitness Centre before going down to the arena. Drop-in skating has a zero sick policy, please do not attend if you or anyone in the household is feeling unwell or has symptoms of covid-19.

Please note that Drop-in Skating is different from Free Public Skate that runs October to March on Sunday Evenings.

In the fall of 2021 we will offer the following drop-ins for Skating:

Monday 1:30-3:30pm, $5/family

Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm, $5/family


Drop-in Hockey

Drop-in Hockey is intended for 16+, helmets are required. Please call ahead of time if you would like to give permission for a child under 16 years old to participate. Please come up to the fitness centre upon arrival to pay your $5 fee before heading down to the arena.

Drop-in Hockey has a zero sick policy, please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of covid-19.

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