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Sport & Recreation COVID-19 Updates

Page last updated: June 22, 2020 @ 12:30pm


Horns Recreation is working on a plan to safely re-open our sport facilities and re-start our programs. We are working through modifications and new practices that will adhere to the guidelines and recommendations of local health authorities. Although we do not have a precise timeline, we expect that we will re-open through a phased approach that provides recreation opportunities while enacting the appropriate precautions. Leave your feedback today!

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Balancing post-secondary facility restrictions alongside recreation guidelines that continue to advise that, where possible, sport and physical activities be re-located to outdoor settings, Horns Recreation will offer a select number of summer camps outdoors at the Community Stadium. These include the soccer and multi-activity camps.

In-person Destination Exploration summer camps will be cancelled for the month of July. Live activities will be available on Tuesdays on the Destination Exploration website. Destination Exploration is also offering programming through the mini uLethbridge platform.

Registrations for all Horns Recreation and Destination Exploration August camps will remain open. We anticipate that, as provincial health guidelines continue to shift, we will be in a position to offer summer camps in August.

The Conservatory of Music has cancelled in-person summer programming, but will continue to offer mini uLethbridge virtual camps through the summer and is offering an online Piano Intensive camp.

Understandably, these decisions which minimize the number of in-person camps is frustrating for parents who are trying to plan activities for their children over the summer. However, indoor summer camps require non-recreation-based campus space, which is limited by adherence to the current post-secondary guidelines as outlined by the province. Parents who have registered their children in a camp that cannot be offered in July will be notified by email.



As a primarily outdoor facility that is operated in partnership with the City of Lethbridge, the U of L’s Community Stadium will open on June 24 for drop-in use only. Visit the stadium website for more details. As of July 6, group bookings will be accepted by contacting Sandy Williston at



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Sport & Recreation Services have put ALL memberships and locker leases on hold. Any locker lease set to expire on April 30, 2020 has been extended to September 16, 2020; any locker that is set to expire during the closure will be extended appropriately. This extension should give sufficient time to either renew or to claim your deposit once we reopen.

Further updates will be sent out once decisions have been made to re-open the University of Lethbridge campus. If you have any questions please email directly to



U of L Centre for Sport & Wellness
Following the province’s announcement about entering Stage 2 of relaunch, which moved Recreation Facilities into an earlier phase than initially indicated, the team at Horns Recreation has been working hard behind the scenes to welcome members back to the U of L’s fitness facilities as soon as possible. While the way the facilities operate will change slightly, the team looks forward to helping its members reach their fitness goals in its state-of-the-art facilities, through a variety of programming and training options. Specific reopening plans are being developed and updates will be posted online on this page and through social media accounts @hornsrec.

As of 11p.m. on March 16, 2020 the Customer Service Centre, Fitness Centre, Ascent Climbing Centre, Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre, the High Performance Centre, all gymnasiums and the indoor track will be CLOSED until further notice in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

In addition, all Horns Recreation and Pronghorn Athletics programs have been suspended until further notice as well. These programs include:

  • Aquatic programs
  • Fitness classes
  • Personal training clients
  • Private swim lessons
  • Recreational sport clubs
  • Intramurals
  • Youth programs
  • all scheduled Varsity Pronghorn activities

If you would like to remove any items from your locker, check in at the Customer Service Centre and they will provide access (7a.m. to 7p.m. daily). Please check in with a Horns Recreation team member upon your arrival.

Please check our website at or social media pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@hornsrec) for updated information. Credits for applicable programs will be available on your account in the near future.

We understand that you may have questions and concerns about this situation. For information on general campus closures, classes, and personal hygiene please visit

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,

Sport & Recreation Services

University of Lethbridge