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Town of Stettler sets 2018 recreation rates

Facility rental rates also approved during the March 6 meeting

A majority of the recreation fees in Stettler look similar to last year after Town Council approved the rates during their March 6 meeting.

Town Council reviews these rates to ensure they are not becoming unaffordable, but are also in line with inflation. Some rates will be locked in until 2022, unless market conditions require an increase of decrease.

To help offset the cost, minor sports groups in Stettler have 50% of their annual fees waived to keep the facilities affordable.

Listed below are the basic rates for recreational services around Stettler. Note that an admission pass to the Stettler Recreation Centre allows access to both the swimming pool and fitness centre.

Contact the Town of Stettler at 403-742-8305 for more information on recreation rates.

SRC Pool Admission Rates

General admission for children ages 3 to 8 at the SRC pool is $3.50. Students pay $4.75, while adults pay $5.25.

Senior rates are $4.75 for a single visit, while a Family Pass is $15.00.

SRC Pool Rentals

The cost to rent a lane pool is $80.00 for one hour, while one hour rentals for the leisure pool, slide and hot tub is $100.00. The cost to rent the lane pool and the other amenities listed at the Stettler Rec Centre is $115.00 an hour.

There is also an additional $35 cost per every twenty people, for parties over 50 people. This fee is added to cover the cost of additional lifeguards. Specific rates also apply for birthday party packages, private pool swims and other sponsored groups.

Meeting Room Rentals

Rates for meeting rooms around Stettler were also finalized during the March 6 meeting. Drop-in rates for the senior centre will remain at $2.00, or $225.00 a day for other groups looking to use the meeting room. A $100.00 damage deposit is also needed to book the room with a seating capacity of 375 people.

Town of Stettler sponsored groups will have free access to meeting rooms, while there is a $10.00 an hour or $55.00 a day charge for local non-profit groups. A $20.00 an hour rate or $75.00 a day charge will apply to all other groups.

Finally, Studio Room rentals will be free for Town of Stettler sponsored groups. Local non-profits will be charged $20.00 an hour to a maximum of $75.00, while all other groups will pay $40.00 an hour to a maximum of $120.00.

Fitness Centre Rates

Students between the ages of 9 and 17 can get a single admission to the fitness centre for $4.75 a day. General rates are $5.25, while senior rates are $4.75, and families pay $15.00.

Additional services are offered at the SRC’s fitness centre, with associated costs for things like personal training and fitness consultations.

Soccer Field Rentals

Rates for soccer fields rentals have been set at $410.00 for each adult team per season. The rate for the Minor Soccer Association is $14,000, or $7,000 when the Minor Sports Grant is factored in.

Ball Diamond Rentals

Rates for ball diamond rentals have also been set at $410.00 for each adult team per season. The rate for the Minor Ball Association is $10,400, or $5,200 when the Minor Sports Grant is factored in.

Ice Rentals

Various ice rental rates have also been set, depending on the level of hockey that the rink is needed for. There are slight 2.5% increases this year to the five, six and seven day rentals, as well as the hourly rates in the Blue and Red Arenas.

Notice of cancellation of ice time is required to be given at least a week in advance to avoid additional charges. The Town also asks for a $500.00 deposit when booking large blocks of ice at the SRC.

Rates have also increased by 2.5% on rental rates in the rink during non-ice days for local non commercial groups, commercial groups in town, and all other groups.

Ice Surfaces

Town Council also established guidelines for installing and removing ice at the Stettler Recreation Centre. One ice surface is to be installed in early October, with the second to be completed by late October, based on demand.

Removal of ice surfaces are to happen on or before March 31, depending on winter programming schedules. Ice installations between April 1 and October 1st are available when 100% of the costs can be recovered for hockey or skating schools, or private bookings.

Storage Room Rates

The Town of Stettler also sets out storage space rates for local sports teams. These rates will remain unchanged until 2022 for the minor hockey, ball, soccer and football teams, as well as the skating club.

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