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Drop-in Program & Class Descriptions

SLS FSC has a very wide selection of drop-in activities to take part in. Bring your friends and family and engage in the many drop-in programs. Remember to visit this page often as the list is constantly growing!

Below are descriptions for various Drop-in Programs and classes we offer throughout the year. The programs and classes we offer vary depending on the time of year so please be sure to check the current schedule or Program Guide for dates.

Fitness Classes - Strength & Endurance

These classes are for those 12y+ (12-16y require adult supervision)

Active Forever 55+

Ability Level: All

This 45 minute fitness class is geared to adults 55 years and older. Our instructors and
facility provide a supportive, safe environment to help improve our participants’ fitness condition including endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. Join a fun group of dedicated adults who want to be active and fit forever!

Beginner Bootcamp

Ability Level: Beginner

Are you new to exercising or just getting back into it? Beginner Bootcamp is the ideal class for those looking to break a sweat, tone the body, and burn some extra calories – without a lot of joint-jarring, high impact moves. We will start off easy, learning the bootcamp basics in a friendly and social setting. This class will introduce many types of exercises using a variety of equipment and is designed to build strength through fun and active drills. Our goal is to help you stay motivated and show you all the great fitness benefits of a bootcamp.

Spin Bootcamp

Ability Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Looking to effectively train every part of your body? Ride the bike and get ‘ripped’ in one workout with intervals of   cycling and off the bike exercises for full body movements.This ride will simulate varied terrain as you tackle rolling hills, sprints and other drills to give you a great interval workout. We will do strength and core exercises as well in every class. Come find the inspiration you’ve been looking for to help you achieve your personal goals!

Move it or Lose it 55+

Ability Level: All

As important as Cardiovascular and Strength Training are, they are only two parts of functional training. As we age our shift should become more about function and ensuring our bodies move as effectively and safely as possible. Whether you are 50 or 80 this training is for you. Over the course of our lives it is easy to develop improper and unsafe movement patterns that do not serve us well into our senior years. Whether you are healthy and want to prevent problems or you have a chronic condition such as arthritis, osteoporosis, or post rehab joint issues, this class will accommodate your needs and give you the foundation to move safer in your other classes and daily activities. This class will focus on Joint Stability, Functional Movements, Safe Range of Motion, Posture, Balance and Coordination

Extreme Bootcamp

Ability Level: Advanced

This is an advanced class. To take part you must be able to run1 mile in under 8 minutes, which is equal to seven times around the track. If you are already there then this is the class for you! This advanced class is a high intensity workout which combines cardio, muscle endurance, core and functional movement patterns with little to no rest. This bootcamp is designed to be difficult and different; at all times we push our participants harder than they would push themselves.

Youth Bootcamp

Ability Level: All

During our Youth Bootcamp, youth will learn HOW to workout safely while completing a variety of FUN activities. Since this class is designed specifically for youth in mind all activities are appropriate for their developing bodies and muscles, everything is safe for them to do. They are sure to not only get a good workout, but also have fun while doing it! Wait, who knew working out could be fun?

Core Fit

Ability Level: All

Your core includes more than two dozen abdominals, lower back and hip muscles that stabilize your spine to keep your torso upright. Your core muscles allow your torso to bend forward, back, side to side as well as to rotate. It is critical to everything physical you do, except perhaps sleeping. In this class we will target all the aspects of your core to help build a strong base of support for all your daily activities. We will target your abdominals, lower back, hips and glutes in every class using a few different pieces of equipment and your own body weight. Please bring your Yoga mat.

Beginner Spin

Ability Level: Beginner

Spinning is a challenging and fun way to improve cardiovascular fitness!  This class will introduce the beginner spinner to new concepts in a fun and non-judgemental environment.  Extra time will be spent on each drill to ensure you understand the body mechanics and intensity required to keep you spinning for life.  Give yourself permission to build into this activity and you’ll find that you enjoy it more each time!



Ability Level: All

A great way to get in a vigorous workout, especially during the off-season or a great way to cross-train for your sport. Something for everyone! Intervals, rolling hills, sprints, climbs, runs, surges and jumps all to music hand-picked to motivate and inspire! This is a great workout if you want to burn calories and increase endurance. Come on in for the ride! Our instructors will keep you motivated and on task as they guide participants through different workout phases. Warm-up, steady up tempo, cadences, sprints, climbs, cool-downs, etc. You control resistance on your bike to make the pedaling as easy or difficult as you choose. Constant adjustment is normal.

Spin & Core

Ability Level: All

This class is similar to Power Spin, but is suitable for all levels and finishes with approximately 10 minutes of working out your core. The class will include intervals, rolling hills, sprints, climbs, runs, surges and jumps all to music that will pump you up! Are you looking for a workout to wrap up your week and get you prepared for the weekend? Then this is the class for you; Shelley will get you burning calories! Attending this class regularly will help you improve your endurance. Each class will end with a workout for your core and a good stretch.

Spin Tabata

Ability Level: All

Tabata interval training is one of the most effective types of high intensity interval training. Spin Tabata takes tabata one step further offering a winning work-out combination of spinning (cardio) and resistance training (build muscle mass). Through a variety of simple, yet intense timed exercises, each class will blast away the calories and when done consistently will provide noticeable fitness results in a short amount of time. If your goal is muscle tone enhancement, weight loss, or both, this class is for you.

Spin & Stretch

Ability Level: All

Bring your legs to this spin work out!Start with a traditional group cycle class on a stationary bike to challenge your heart and define your lower body.Train those lower muscles for your rides or as cross training tool for your own sport, no impact, easy on those joints. The last portion of class will be off the bikes to stretch out those tired muscles from the week. We will stretch using yoga poses, static stretches, straps and balls.

Tabata Mix

Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced          

Traditional Tabata training is a type of high intensity interval exercise that follows a regimented format: twenty seconds of very high intensity movements (e.g., sprints) followed by ten seconds of rest, which is repeated 8 times for a total of 4 minutes. The result of participating in Tabata is improvement in the body's ability to effectively use oxygen, which translates into improved sport and fitness performance as well as everyday life activities. High intensity interval training with a rest period shorter than the work period can target and improve both anaerobic and our aerobic energy systems.


Muscle Pump

Ability Level: All

Benefits of an early morning workouts, crucial hormones (i.e., testosterone) that help build muscle mass are elevated in the body.  Take advantage of these naturally circulating hormones as they're peaking. Getting it done leaves times for other priorities and you’ll be less likely to skip your workout. You’ll be more focused when you reach the office or school, a great way to start off the day.This class is a high-energy, total-body workout that focuses on every muscle group at an intensity that will simultaneously improve both your strength and endurance while increasing lean muscle mass. This class incorporates a variety of exercises and equipment with Metabolic Resistance Training method. Increasing lean muscle mass will help you to burn calories even when you are not working out so it’s ideal for healthy weight control.


Body Weight Conditioning

Ability Level: Intermediate

No equipment required here! Just bring along your water bottle and we’ll provide all the instruction you need to build muscle, gain core strength and increase your cardio capacity using only your body. Each exercise can be altered to adapt to intermediate to advanced levels.


TRX & Kettlebells

Ability Level: Intermediate/Advanced

TRX Suspension Training harnesses your own bodyweight to create resistance for your workout and allows you to adjust the degree of difficulty, regardless of your, age, fitness level, or fitness goals. Safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries, all at the intensity you choose. A strong core will increase overall strength, reduce injuries and improve posture. This is because all of our movements are powered by the torso – the back and abs work together to support the spine during everyday activities and exercise. TRX Suspension Training builds core strength with every exercise by creating an element of instability that calls on your core to provide balance and coordination.


TRX Core

Ability Level: Intermediate/Advanced

TRX Suspension Training harnesses your own bodyweight to create resistance for your workout and allows you to adjust the degree of difficulty, regardless of your, age, fitness level, or fitness goals. Safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries, all at the intensity you choose. A strong core will increase overall strength, reduce injuries and improve posture. This is because all of our movements are powered by the torso – the back and abs work together to support the spine during everyday activities and exercise. TRX Suspension Training builds core strength with every exercise by creating an element of instability that calls on your core to provide balance and coordination.


Movers & Shakers

Ability Level: Beginner

Do you have a movement disorder or a chronic condition that makes moving a challenge? Are regular exercise classes not possible for you to participate in. Your disease or challenges do not have to define who you are or what you do. Movement disorders can be both mentally and physically devastating and we understand that. Don’t let your challenges stop you from enjoying lift to the fullest.

We will work on specific Movement Patterns, Muscle Stability and Mobility, Range of Motion, Balance and Fall Prevention, Cognitive Functioning, Stress Management, as well as Gentle Strength Training and Cardio, using a variety of techniques such as Boxing, Chair Aerobics, Games/Sports, Dance, and a heck of a lot of laughter because you never know what we will do next.

You are encouraged to work at your own pace and rest as needed so it does not matter what your current fitness level is, as long as you can get up and down off the ground on your own, you will be able to participate in this class. If your movement challenges are more severe, for your own safety, you are encouraged to bring an assistant or spouse with you.

Fitness Classes - Martial Arts

These classes are for those 14y+

Heavy Bag Fitness

Ability Level: All

This high intensity class is a whole body workout that is guaranteed to get the heart pumping. Between plyometrics and instruction in basic Muai Thai/Kickboxing skills, participants learn to hit the heavy bag in this challenging and fast paced class. All skill levels welcome. Please bring your own gloves. We do have two pairs of loaners if it’s your first time trying the class. Hand wraps are required if borrowing our gloves (sold for $8.50 at Guest Services).

Heavy Bag Blaster

Ability Level: All

This class is similar to Heavy Bag Fitness, but completed in just 40 minutes so it’s great for those of you with jam packed schedules! Between plyometrics and instruction in basic Muai Thai/Kickboxing skills, participants learn to hit the heavy bag in this challenging and fast paced class. All skill levels welcome. Please bring your own gloves. We do have two pairs of loaners if it’s your first time trying the class. Hand wraps are required if borrowing our gloves (sold for $8.50 at Guest Services).

Muay Thai Kickboxing

Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Each kickboxing class offers a total body workout incorporating intervals, different conditioning methods and kickboxing techniques. In this class we will learn
kickboxing combinations using Thai Pads including holding skills, some defense and counter drills! Confident beginners welcome but attending class regularly is highly recommended! Gloves and hand wraps required.


Beginner Kickboxing

Ability Level: Beginner

During this 40 minute class participants will learn and use the skills of kickboxing in a fun and safe class designed for the beginner kick boxer. Participants will need gloves and wraps.


Fitness Classes - Yoga

Thses classes are for those 12y+ (12-16y require adult supervision)

Kid's Yoga

Ability Level: All

In this class students will explore yoga poses in a story like fun way to build confidence, strength, concentration, and compassion. Breathing techniques will also be taught as a tool to learn focus, awareness, and control of emotions. Art activities and games may be introduced to enhance the class.


Ability Level: All

We invite everyone 12 years of age and older to attend our Yoga classes. Youth 12-16 years of age need to have a parent taking part in the class.

We offer a variety of gentle yoga classes, great for achieving the goals of improved physical health and mental well-being. The classes concentrate on body postures, breathing techniques, and meditation. Our classes are great for all experience levels; if you’re new to the class please introduce yourself to the instructor and she will do her best to ensure you’re comfortable.
Below are brief descriptions of what each class focuses on.

Hatha: This class combines physical postures with breath awareness while entering, holding and exiting the poses in a meditative manner. Students will develop strength, flexibility, balance and calmness while exploring a variety of postures in a mixed-level environment.

Yoga Therapy Flow: Mindful movement with a slow flowing feeling. Come prepared to breath, inquire into your own patterns and unwind all there is to learn about your own body, mind, and over all state. It is a class meant to send your focus inward and leave you feeling settled, relaxed and content.

Vinyasa Flow: Suitable for all levels, this dynamic class begins with a warm up, sun salutations, and poses that build to the next, allowing the body, breath and mind to come together. A different class each time, students will build strength, flexibility and feel balanced at the end of class.

Energize: This class begins slowly with centering and limbering poses, building gradually to a more dynamic practice that will develop strength, flexibility, balance and awareness. This is an energizing and invigorating class suitable for all levels.

Relax and Restore: Restorative yoga which holds poses for longer to support a deep release of tension in the muscles and fascia. Calming the mind to allow for a settling of the nervous system. This class ends with a guided relaxation in shavasana.

Gentle Flow: The sequence of postures may be different from class to class, but will always follow a progression through breathing exercises, warm up, variations of Sun Salutations, a dynamic standing series, various hip openers and stretches, and a final relaxation.

Flow Intermediate: A dynamic and challenging sequence of postures that synchronizes breath with movement in order to build strength, balance and flexibility. Deeper inversions, arm balances and core strengthening postures will be offered in this class. All levels welcome.

Strong & Calm Yoga: This practice is a blissful blend of ease, opening, and strength building. Learn how to effectively release tension, and even long-standing, persistent pain by developing awareness at deep levels of the body and mind. Without awareness change is not possible. With awareness, we can have a powerful, fluid, strong and calm yoga practice. It may seem counterintuitive, or even downright impossible, but your yoga practice can be pain-freeandstrong. This class is a mix of flow and static asanas (postures), with an emphasis on breathing well. Leave feeling lighter, taller, more grounded, and with a clear and relaxed mind.


Fitness Classes - Choreographed

Thses classes are for those 12y+ (12-16y require adult supervision)


Ability Level: All

All levels welcome to this one hour fitness workout which will tone and challenge your entire body. We will work the most common problem areas through a series of strategic exercises that focus on core strength, flexibility and balance. Our certified Barre instructor will incorporate innovative moves that will fatigue muscles through isometric holds.


Ability Level: All

POUND® is a full-body drumming workout that uniquely combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with Yoga and Pilates-inspired movements using lightly weighted exercise drumsticks (Ripstix®). All fitness levels are encouraged to participate as the workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe appeals to men and women! 
Zumba® Fitness

Ability Level: All

The only Latin-inspired dance fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive. Each of our instructors brings their own style, so be sure to try them all!

Zumba® Gold-Toning

Ability Level: All

Blends the Zumba® party you love at a slower pace with a redefining total body workout using light weights to shake up those muscles! This class is great for those looking for a lower impact workout, but still want results.

Zumba Toning/Sentao®

Ability Level: All

Zumba® Toning combined with Zumba Sentao® combines strength and resistance training with innovative dance moves, using a chair as your dance partner. A high intensity workout that focuses on defining your muscles, improving overall cardiovascular health and burning major calories in the process. 


STRONG by Zumba®

Ability Level: Intermediate

This class combines high intensity interval training (HIIT) with the science of Synced Music Motivation. In every class, music and moves sync in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits, to reach your fitness goals faster.

Programs - Ice

Ladies Recreational Hockey

Time dedicated just for ladies to play hockey. Join a great group of ladies for 90 minutes of scrimmaging twice per week. These drop-ins are a great way to connect with other females in the area and get a good workout in! All skill levels and abilities are invited to suit up for a great workout. Full hockey equipment required.

*Please note, this is a recreational drop-in, it is not intended to be competitive.

Adult Shinny Hockey
Adult Shinny Hockey is held 3 evenings a week through the summer. This social outing is great for those looking to play a bit of pick up hockey midday. With different teams and different players, each session makes for great hockey and a chance to meet others. Full hockey equipment is required. Members can phone 24 hrs ahead of time, non-members can phone the morning of shinny, to get their names on the list. Only 20 players plus 2 goalies are permitted to play. Goalies play for free, but are still encouraged to call in advanced and are required to check in prior to gearing up.
Public Skating
A great family activity. Bundle everyone up and head down to the rink. Although skating in circles may make you dizzy, these trips are sure to be a blast. Bring some hot cocoa and lace up those skates. We encourage helmets for all ages, but they are mandatory for those under 12 years of age.
Figure Skating

A time set for figure skaters to practice their twirls, jumps and routines.

Sticks ’n Pucks

This time is designed for players to practice their shooting, skating, and maneuvring the puck with their head up. At times, a game of shinny or pick up hockey may take place.

*Only hockey sticks and pucks are permitted on the ice during Sticks 'n Pucks drop-in times. Anyone with the appropriate equipment is welcome to take part in this drop-in. Some of these drop-ins will have age restrictions so please be sure you are within the age limits when that is the case.

Helmets are MANDATORY for ALL participants.

Sticks ’n Rings

This time is designed for players to practice their shooting, skating, and ring handling skills. At times, a game might take place.

*Only ringette sticks and rings are permitted on the ice during Sticks 'n Rings drop-in times. Anyone with the appropriate equipment is welcome to take part in this drop-in.

Helmets are MANDATORY for ALL participants.

Programs - Gymnasium


Grab a racquet and a partner and come play some badminton. This is a great opportunity to work on your technique, improve your game and meet new people. Racquets are supplied, but bringing your own is encouraged. Max 20 people per session, during busy times playing as doubles is required.


Come shoot some hoops and work on your free throws. If we get enough people, a pick-up game may be put together. This is a great opportunity to work on your technique, improve your game, and meet new people.


Sets, blocks and serves… Come work on these skills with your friends. Bring enough friends down and a game can be put together.

Family Gym

Looking for something to do as a family? Come down to the Centre and play in the gym. You pick the sport. Throw around a Frisbee, play some basketball or floor hockey. Whatever sport it is we will do our best to accommodate. This is a time for families to play together.

Kids Zone Bouncers

What do you do when the weather isn’t great? How about bringing the kids in for a bounce on our giant inflatables. Our bouncers are a great way for kids to get some physical activity and wear themselves out. Socks are recommended for bouncer activities.

*Parental supervision is required whenever your children are enjoying the bouncers.


Pickleball is similar to tennis with a bit of badminton mixed in. It is played on a badminton court with the net slightly shorter than a tennis net. It is a great new sport to participate in and rather easy to understand. There are always other participants who are happy to help. Paddles are provided or you can buy your own from Guest Services. As the season progresses we will incorporate clinics into the weekly sessions so everyone can focus on improving their skills.

Never played before? We encourage you to attend a beginner’s session to learn the basics.

 Programs - Turf

Adult Soccer

A great mid day social activity. Share the love of the game with others as you boost your cardio and keep up your soccer skills.

Ladies Soccer

Looking for something fun to do on Tuesday and Thursday before lunch? Grab some friends and come play soccer. A great time to meet new friends and challenge others for bragging rights around town.


Available after school, this gives you a great opportunity to come work on your passing, shooting, goal keeping and general soccer skills. Be sure to bring some friends out and maybe you’ll be able to put together a game. Half turf available.


Available after school, this gives you a great opportunity to come work on your hand eye coordination. Bring a friend to practice some passing, or come and practice your shooting. Half turf available.
Helmets are MANDATORY for all participants.

Special Programs

Drop-in Youth Night

One Saturday evening each month has been designated as a night for 10-16 year olds. These evenings are an opportunity for you to turn off your electronics and enjoy the facility with your friends. Amongst other activities we make available, we will inflate the bouncers so you can have some fun doing something you’ve outgrown.

Parents, these nights are considered a regular drop-in activity, so we are not responsible for your youth. By participating in this event you agree to our terms and conditions.


Drop-in Bubble Bump Soccer

Come join us for our monthly Drop-in night. For ages 10-15. Suit up in a giant inflatable "bubble" and try to defeat the opposing team in a game of soccer. No skill required. Just stop laughing long enough to go after the ball without getting bounced. You do not want to miss this!!


Drop-in Family Night

A night just for families as an opportunity for you to turn off your electronics and enjoy the facility with your family. We will have the ever popular Bouncers up along with Gym and Turf activities. Each month we will change the activities so you have a chance to try everything.


Drop-in Family Skate Night

A night for families to come out and skate together! Come enjoy some family time while getting active!



Pickleball Clinic with Mona

This page contains a variety of information all related to Pickleball. If you would like to skip reading all sections please use the links below to go to the section you are interested in.

First of all, what is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The Basics

1.  A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

2.  Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.

3.  Played with a paddle and a plastic ball.

A Game for Everyone

According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s 2015 Participant Report, pickleball participation is 2.46 million. SFIA is the premier trade association for top brands, manufacturers, retailers and marketers in the American sporting goods and fitness industry and have been  in existence since 1906. 

· Many kids and teenagers play it in physical education classes in middle and high schools.

· Seniors enjoy the social aspects and the ability to stay active in towns and retirement communities.

· Tennis, racquetball and ping pong players love the competitive nature of the sport and regularly participate in competitive tournaments.

Brief History

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum -whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities are credited for creating game. Pickleball has evolved from original hand made equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game is growing internationally as well with many European and Asian countries adding courts. Click Here For a complete history of the game.pickleball court

The Court 

A pickleball court is the same size as a doubles badminton court and measures 20×44 feet. In pickleball, the same court is used for both singles and doubles play. The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. The court is striped similar to a tennis court with right and left service courts and a 7-foot non-volley zone in front of the net (referred to as the “kitchen”). Courts can be constructed specifically for pickleball or they can be converted using existing tennis or badminton courts.

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When playing pickleball, each player will need a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Originally, paddles were made only from wood, however today’s paddles have evolved dramatically and are primarily made of lightweight composite materials,including aluminum and graphite. Players will also need a net and a pickleball. The ball itself is unique, with holes through it like a wiffleball and there are different ball models intended for indoor and outdoor play. The ball travels at 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball and is usually white or yellow in color. New bright color balls are also gaining in popularity.


The medal winners for SLS FSC's June 4-5, 2016 tournament are

Men’s 2.0-3.0
Gold Paul Vink (Calgary)/Jan Michaelian (Calgary)
Silver David Stock (Cochrane)/Greg Broganza (Cochrane)
Bronze Ron Hewer (Carstairs)/Richard Taylor (Calgary)
Women’s 2.0-3.0
Gold Jacki Brown (High River)/Tracey Wilson (High River)
Silver Freda Fleishhacker (Red Deer)/Jody Muth (Sylvan Lake)
Bronze Pam Crego (Cochrane)/Leona Stock (Cochrane)
Mixed 2.0-3.0
Gold David Stock (Cochrane)/Leona Stock (Cochrane)
Silver Dick Feser (Red Deer)/Brenda Feser (Red Deer)
Bronze Gary Foucault (High River)/Dorrit van Eendenburg (Okotoks)
Men’s 3.5
Gold Brian Popowitch (High River)/Dave HolowaychuK (High River)
Silver Ric Morales (High River)/Mark Brown (High River)
Bronze Robert Fehr (Calgary)/Kerry Armstrong (Calgary)
Women’s 3.5
Gold Deb Nielsen (Cochrane)/Louise Campbell (Okotoks)
Silver Val Ball (Cochrane)/Jeannine Cote (Cochrane)
Bronze Linda Cundy (Edmonton)/Nancy Spreadbury (Cochrane)
Mixed 3.5
Gold Leo Charney (Cochrane)/Deb Nielsen (Cochrane)
Silver Michael Hawkes (Cochrane)/Marion Wiebe (Cochrane)
Bronze Bev Walker (Calgary)/Robert Fehr (Calgary)
Men’s 4.0
Gold Mike Cooper (Spruce Grove)/Kerry Hawthorne (Calgary)
Silver Dave Hesje (Camrose)/Rob Cundy (Edmonton)
Bronze Chris Kay (Cochrane)/Les Franke (Cochrane)
Women’s 4.0
Gold Deb Henwood (Alberta Beach)/Leslie Srogen (Stony Plain)
Silver Janice Menard (Calgary)/Lucy Coffey (Calgary)
Bronze Val Volllmin (Eckville)/Ilsa Wong (Lethbridge)
Mixed 4.0
Gold Chris Kay (Cochrane)/Mona Burnett (Calgary)
Silver Vic Fashole-Luke (Calgary)/Ilsa Wong (Letbhridge)
Bronze Kerry Hawthorne (Calgary)/Lucy Coffey (Calgary) is a great site to check out if you want to see what tournaments are taking place all over North America. As we get word of tournaments being hosted around Cochrane we will post them here so you have the opportunity to register if you choose to.

Val Ball Medal Winner
Congratulations to SLS FSC Member, Val Ball, on her medal win playing in the United States over the winter months!

Helpful Links

For more information regarding pickleball, please visit these links:

Pickleball Rules Summary ……  A general overview of the rules of the game.

Skill Development ………………  Tutorials, playing tips, and instructional video clips.

Pickleball Mania …………………  A humorous look at the addictive nature of pickleball.

The information describing what Pickleball is has been borrowed from the USAPA website. For more information from this site please visit 


2017 Clearwater scholarship application - click here for application 

two scholarships, each worth $1500. deadline to submit is friday april 28th, 2017.


2017 8th Annual SLS RPS / Clearwater $1500 Scholarships winners

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Congratulations to Garrett Phaneuf from Cochrane High (going to U of C for engineering) and Madison Kaczur from Bow Valley High (going to U of L for BSC Education)!!!

Hockey / Ringette Subsidy Sponsorships

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Canadian Tire Jump start

SLS FSC has teamed up with Canadian Tire Jumpstart (Cochrane Chapter), to provide financially disadvantaged children living in Cochrane, with the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation programs at SLS FSC. 




Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre

Last weekend to see Santa!

Santa's Cabin Hours: 16th and 17th

$5 Donation per Family in support of Cochrane Activettes.
Bring your own camera for pictures.

Skate with Santa
During free public skate courtesy of Cochrane Rotary Club
December 17th, 1:15-2:15pm

Cochrane Comets’ Swim Meet, December 16th and 17th
Cheer on our own Cochrane Comets in the first meet in the Jayman BUILT Aquatic Centre.
The meet runs from 6am – 4:30pm both days with 175 participants.
The lap pool will be closed both days for the meet. 
The leisure pool, warm water therapy pool, and hot tub will remain open. Public swim in the leisure pool doesn’t start until 12:00pm and it’s therapy swim in the therapy pool in the morning. Water slides will be closed all day on Saturday and until 5:00pm on Sunday.

Regular Facility Hours of Operation (including the track, but excluding the Fitness Centre & Pool): Monday-Saturday 6:00am to 10:00pm, Sundays 7:00am-10:00pm

Fireside of Cochrane Fitness Centre's Hours of Operation are Mon-Sat 6:00am to 10:00pm, Sundays 7:00am-9:00pm

Jayman BUILT Aquatic Centre Hours of Operation are Mon-Sat 6:00am-10:00pm, Sundays 7:00am-9:00pm



Coming for it!!

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Click here to see a map of our new facility


Sports And Fitness Programs for Cochrane and Area

Hey adult hockey players! We've got shinny running Monday, Wednesday & Fridays from 12:00-1:30pm! Invite your friends to play a fun game of hockey!! Max 20 players plus 2 goalies per drop-in. Call to put your name on the list!

Leasing Opportunities


Looking for a new home for your business?

Foot traffic 10,000 – 12,000 people visit SLS FSC a week, and soon 18,000+ people will visit a week once the aquatic and curling centre opens

  • 4,300 square foot space – restaurant/lounge upper level between the curling and Totem 1 Arena

For more information, please contact Robin Mitchell, General Manager, 403-932-1635 x-230 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre is a public facility.

Throughout the year we offer a wide array of Fitness and Recreational activities and host many different sporting tournaments, corporate events, tradeshows, etc. There are times in the year that we also have to close down sections of the facilities to perform maintenance and general repairs. Please be aware that from time to time, this means that regular activities may be disrupted or cancelled. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Clean indoor running shoes required for activities on the turf, gym and other venues. No roller (wheelie) shoes or rollerblades permitted in the facility.
Wristbands from Guest Services are required to attend all SLS FSC drop-in activities.

Late Night Ice Rate 2017/2018

Adults, Corporate Teams or private groups, book your late night ice starting at 10:15 pm and pay only $180/hour (plus 5% facility enhancement fee). Why drive to Calgary when you can play close to home? Check here for available time.
E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your fall/winter ice today!

Wristband Policy in Effect

We have implemented a wristband policy for ALL SLS FSC drop-in activities including the Fitness Centre, Running Track, Sticks ‘n Pucks, and Instructor Led Fitness Classes. All Guests are reminded to check-in at Guest Services and obtain a wristband prior to proceeding to a drop-in activity. Guests may be asked to show their wristbands prior to entry and/or during drop-in activities. We appreciate your cooperation.


Clean indoor shoes are required within the facility. Roller(wheelie) shoes or roller blades are NOT permitted. Clean indoor running shoes required for activities on the turf, gym and other venues. No open toe shoes, sandals or bare feet in the fitness centre.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Assistance Application

Need some financial assistance for your child to take part in an SLS FSC program, day camp, or youth fitness membership? SLS FSC has partnered with Canadian Tire Jumpstart to provide financial assistance for kids aged 4-17, to get them active.
pdf Assistance Application – click here



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Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre

800 Griffin Road East Cochrane, Alberta, T4C 2B8

Phone: 403-932-1635

Fax: 403-932-1625