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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

Starting Monday, June 15, 2020, the Payment Centre, Customer Service & Collections counters located in the lobby of City Hall will open with a limited number of services, view what is available here. The lobby has been modified with the health, safety and well-being of employees and citizens as top priority. The remainder of City Hall remains closed to the public. Our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.


COVID-19 Response: Leisure Centres and Recreation Programs

Lakewood Civic Centre and Shaw Centre have now re-opened with limited drop-in programs in full compliance with the guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-open Saskatchewan plan.

Shaw Centre: Fitness & Weight Room/Walking Track, Pools - NOW OPEN!
Lakewood Civic Centre: Pool - NOW OPEN!
Remaining Leisure Centres: TBA

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Leisure Centres

Leisure Centres

COVID-19 Response: Leisure Centres and Recreation Programs

Get back to what you love! Lakewood Civic Centre and Shaw Centre have now re-opened with limited drop-in programs in full compliance with the guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-open Saskatchewan plan.

Shaw Centre: Fitness & Weight Room/Walking Track, Pools – NOW OPEN!

Lakewood Civic Centre: Pool – NOW OPEN!

The re-opening schedule for the remaining Leisure Centres (Cosmo Civic Centre, Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre, Lawson Civic Centre and the Saskatoon Field House) will be announced in August.

Drop-in Programs
The drop-in program schedule for each facility is available on Leisure Online under the “Book a Visit” option. At this time, programs offered include the following, depending on the facility:

  • Public, Lane and Parent & Tot swimming
  • Aqua Motion and Self-Directed Aqua Walk
  • Fitness & Weight Room/Walking Track access at Shaw Centre only

To keep the public and our staff as safe as possible and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Leisure Centres, drop-in programs are offered in timed sessions due to capacity limits and to allow for necessary physical distancing. Sessions include admission and exit times and there are breaks between sessions to allow for the cleaning and sanitization of common areas.  

Book Your Visit
Book your Leisure Centre visit up to 2 days in advance by visiting Leisure Online and selecting the ‘Book a Visit’ option, or by calling 306-975-2855. There are a limited number of walk-in spots available for each drop-in program, but please keep in mind there may be line-ups so pre-booking is encouraged. If you do not arrive within 30 minutes from the start of your booked session time, your spot will be given to someone waiting in line.

Book a Visit

Registered Programs
A limited selection of registered programs will be offered for Fall 2020. There are modifications required for many of our programs to ensure physical distancing and small group sizes – and because of that, programs may look a little different than in the past. This includes Red Cross swimming lessons which will follow the new Canadian Red Cross Safety Guidelines for swim lessons taking place during COVID-19; please read through these guidelines if you are considering or registering for lessons this Fall.

The Fall 2020 Leisure Guide is available online, will be delivered to homes on August 13 and program registration begins August 16 at 6 p.m. At the time of print, many programs were under review to ensure full compliance with the guidelines and restrictions under the current Public Health Order as required by the Chief Medical Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-open Saskatchewan plan. Because of this, the Guide will look a little different than usual.

Information will be added to the website regularly, so please continue to check back on and follow the City’s social media channels.

Know Before You Go!
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 while using Leisure Centres by following these guidelines: 

  • Do not come to the facility if you are sick. Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted inside of the facility.
  • You must be 14 years of age to attend without parents or guardians.
  • A greeter will be in place to check you in upon entering the facility and to direct you to where you need to go.
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfecting supplies will be available. 
  • Wash or sanitize your hands regularly, especially after touching shared surfaces.
  • Always stay 2 metres apart from those not in your group. 
  • Please follow the posted signage, floor decals and arrows, and directions from staff located throughout the facility. 
  • Bring your own water to drink.
  • Washrooms and change rooms are available with physical distancing requirements in place. Try to arrive in your swim or workout gear if possible to limit your time in the change room and get the most out of your activity session.
  • A cleansing shower is mandatory before entering the pool.
  • In the fitness & weight room, sanitize often and disinfect each piece of equipment before and after each use. Do not share equipment.   

Saskatoon has six indoor Leisure Centres located throughout the city, plus the Terry Fox Track. Each Centre is unique and feature amenities like swimming pools, waterslides, indoor tracks, gymnasiums, sport courts, fitness and weight rooms, child minding and even a skating rink and wave pool!  

Cosmo Civic Centre - closed

3130 Laurier Drive | 306-975-3344

  • Gymnasium
  • Fitness & Weight Room
  • Racquetball & Walleyball Court
  • Meeting Rooms, Multi-Purpose Room & Theatre
  • Library
  • Indoor Skating Rink

Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre - closed

1110 Idylwyld Drive | 306-975-3321

  • 8-lane Competitive Pool
  • Diving Boards & Platforms
  • 6-lane Warm-up Pool
  • Tot Pool with Spray Features
  • Zoom Slide & Climbing Wall
  • Hot Tubs & Sauna
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Fitness & Weight Room

Lakewood Civic Centre - pool opens now open

1635 McKercher Drive | 306-975-2944

  • Zero-depth Leisure Pool
  • 150 ft Waterslide (closed)
  • Hot Tub & Sauna (closed)
  • Gymnasium (closed)
  • Fitness & Weight Rooms (closed)
  • Multi-Purpose Room (closed)
  • Child Minding (closed)
  • Library (closed)

Lawson Civic Centre - closed

225 Primrose Drive | 306-975-SURF (7873)

  • Zero-depth Wave Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Indoor Playground
  • Fitness & Weight Room
  • Library

Saskatoon Field House - closed

2020 College Drive | 306-975-3354

  • 6-lane, 200 metre Indoor Track
  • Indoor Courts
  • Dance Studio
  • Fitness & Weight Room
  • Steam Room/Sauna
  • Multi-Purpose Rooms
  • Child Minding

Shaw Centre - fitness & weight room/walking track, pools open

122 Bowlt Crescent | 306-975-7744

  • 10-lane High Performance Competitive Pool
  • Diving Boards & Platforms
  • 6-lane Warm-up Pool
  • Family Pool with Waterslide (waterslide will be open during public swim only)
  • Portable Aquatic Lift
  • Family & Adult Hot Tubs
  • Hamm Fitness Centre
  • Hamm Walking Track
  • Community Gymnasiums (closed)
  • Multi-Purpose Room (closed)
  • Child Minding (closed)
  • Nordic Fencing Outdoor Playground
  • Hamm Multi-Purpose Outdoor Sport Fields

Terry Fox Track - closed

150 Nelson Road | 306-975-3354

  • 2-lane, 365 metre Indoor Track

COVID-19 Quick Answer Guide

Question Answer
Are there any special rules and requirements I need to know about? Yes, your visit will be a little different when Leisure Centres re-open. We recommend that you read these informational handouts prior to your visit so you are aware of the new changes in place: pool (aquatic) | fitness & weight room
Will the waterslide be open? The waterslide will be open during public swim times in the leisure pool at Shaw Centre. The waterslide at Lakewood Civic Centre remains closed due to the programming being offered in the pool.
Can I bring my own swim toys and personal floatation devices? Yes, for your extended household group only. Please note the City will not provide toys.
Are saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs open? Saunas and steam rooms will be closed due to Provincial government restrictions. Hot tubs will open at Shaw Centre, but not at Lakewood Civic Centre due to physical distancing requirements.
Are lockers available for use? Yes.
Are water fountains available? No, however, water fill stations are available so please bring a water bottle.
Are towels available? Yes, and they are washed and dried on the highest heat setting as per the Government of Saskatchewan guidelines.
Is the water wheelchair available? The water wheelchair is available for use when needed and will be disinfected between patron use.
Is a public phone available? Yes.
Are there admission discounts or specials? Not at this time.
Do I need to wear a mask? No it is not a requirement; also please note that masks cannot be used in the water.
Can my friends or family come to watch but not participate? All visitors entering a program area will be required to pay admission. There is no spectator seating area in the facility.