Tuesday, December 21, 2010

City of Calgary Hours of Operation for December 2010 and January 2011 Holidays

The City of Calgary is adjusting its hours of operation for the 2010/2011 holiday season.

City Administrative Offices
All administrative offices will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, December 24 and will be closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, Boxing Day, Sunday, December 26 and New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011.

Calgary Transit
Calgary Transit will provide regular weekday service on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24.

Calgary Transit is offering free reduced service on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25. Visit calgarytransit.com for details.

On Boxing Day, Sunday, December 26, Calgary Transit will operate on a Sunday level of service.

On New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31, Calgary Transit will provide regular weekday service which will be free after 6 p.m.

On New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011, Calgary Transit will provide a Sunday level of service.

For information and schedules, please visit www.calgarytransit.com, call Teleride at 403-974-4000, or Calgary Transit Customer Service at 403-262-1000.

Residential Garbage Collection
Residential collection schedules are not affected by Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

Community Recycling Depots
Community recycling depots will not receive collection service on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25. These depots will receive collection service on New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011.

Landfills
Friday, December 24 - all landfills will be open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, December 25 - all landfills will be closed
Sunday, December 26 – all landfills will be closed
Saturday, January 1 – all landfills will be closed

Christmas Tree Recycling
The City will pick up Christmas trees from Calgary households that currently receive City residential garbage collection. Trees must be out by 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2011. Place your tree where you would put your garbage and it will be picked up within two weeks.

The City will also operate eight temporary drop-off depots from December 27 to January 18, 2011:
- Fire Hall #15 – 6328 35th Ave. N.W.
- Prairie Winds Park – 223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E.
- Bottomlands Park – St. Georges Drive and Seventh Ave. N.E.
- South Calgary Community Association – 3130 16th St. S.W.
- Parks Compound – 10312 Sacramento Dr. S.W.
- Spyhill Landfill – 69th St. and 112th Ave. N.W.
- East Calgary Landfill – 17th Ave. and 68th St. S.E.
- Shepard Landfill – 114th Ave. and 68th St. S.E.

All landfills will be closed on New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011.

Animal Services Centre 
2201 Portland Street S.E.
Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Christmas Day. Saturday, December 25:  Closed
Boxing Day, Sunday, December 26:  Closed
Monday, December 27 through Friday, December 31:  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011: Closed
Sunday, January 2:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Recreation 
For more information please visit calgary.ca/recreation

Arenas
All arenas will be closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25 and New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011.

The arenas listed below will be open for free public skating on Sunday, December 26, 2010 from 1-2:30 p.m.:
  • Ernie Starr
  •  Frank McCool
  • Murray Copot
  • Optimist/George Blundun
  • Jimmie Condon
  • Shouldice
  • Henry Viney
  • Stu Peppard
Athletic Parks  
All Athletic Parks are closed for the season.

Aquatics and Fitness Centres
All Aquatics & Fitness Centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, Boxing Day, Sunday, December 26 and New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011.

City Golf Courses
Give the gift of Golf! Greenbucks are a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and Christmas! Available for purchase through The City of Calgary Online store at calgaryonlinestore.com

$20 Golf Greenbuck Gift Certificates can be redeemed for green fee admissions, rentals, food and beverage services or towards the purchase of a golf punch card or Season Pass.
Southland Leisure Centre
Friday, December 24, 2010
Facility open from 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Public skating: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Regular admission applies.

Closed Saturday, December 25, 2010 and Sunday, December 26, 2010.

Friday, December 31, 2010
Facility open from 5:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shinny hockey runs from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Shinny hockey tickets must be pre-purchased.
Public skate from 1 – 2:30 p.m. – regular admission rates apply

Saturday, January 1, 2011
Facility open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Shinny hockey runs from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Shinny hockey tickets must be pre-purchased.
Public skate from 2 – 3:30 p.m – regular admission rates apply

Village Square Leisure Centre
Friday, December 24, 2010
Facility open from 6:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Public skating: cancelled
Shinny: 6:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Closed Saturday, December 25, 2010 and Sunday, December 26, 2010.

Friday, December 31, 2010
Facility open from 6:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shinny hockey runs from 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. and 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Public skate cancelled
Regular admission rates apply

Saturday, January 1, 2011
Facility open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Shinny hockey noon – 1:30 p.m.
Public skate from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Regular admission rates apply

Art Centres
Wildflower Arts Centre
Closed from Friday, December 24, 2010 through Sunday, January 2, 2011. The Centre will re-open on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.
North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre
Closed from Monday, December 20, 2010 through Sunday, January 2, 2011. The Centre will re-open on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.
City of Calgary Parks

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary 
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Nature Centre will be closed to the public on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, 2010 as well as New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011.

The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary trails will be open from sunrise to sunset.

Natural Environment Parks
Trails open from sunrise to sunset

Devonian Gardens
Closed for renovations

Other Facilities


Fort Calgary
Closed December 24, 25, 26, 2010
December 27 – 31, 2010: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed January 1, 2011
Heritage Park
Historic Village now closed.
All other attractions open until 3 p.m. on December 24 and December 31, 2010.
Closed December 25 and 26, 2010 as well as January 1, 2011.
Deane House
The Deane House will be closed from December 24, 2010 until January 7, 2011.

Calgary Zoo 
Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
Closed Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, 2010.

TELUS World of Science
December 24 and December 31, 2010: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day, December 25, 2010.

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