Tuesday, December 20, 2011

City of Calgary Hours of Operation for December 2011 and January 2012 Holidays


The City of Calgary is adjusting its hours of operation for the 2011/2012 holiday season.

City Administrative Offices
All administrative offices will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2011 and will be closed on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2011 Boxing Day, Monday, December 26, 2011 and New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012.

Calgary Transit
Calgary Transit will provide a Saturday level of service on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2011.

Calgary Transit is offering free reduced service on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2011. Visit calgarytransit.com for details.

On Boxing Day, Monday, December 26, 2011 Calgary Transit will operate on a Sunday level of service.

On New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2011 Calgary Transit will provide a Saturday level of service which will be free after 6 p.m.

On New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012, Calgary Transit will provide a Sunday level of service.

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

Waste & Recycling 
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, Sunday, December 25, 2011 or New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012.

Landfills
Friday, December 23, 2011: All landfills will be open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 25, 2011: All landfills will be closed.
Monday, December 26, 2011: All landfills open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 1, 2012: 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 Monday, January 9, 2012. Place your tree where you would put your garbage. It will be picked up within two weeks.

The City will also operate eight temporary drop-off depots from December 26 to January 22, 2012:

  • 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, Sunday, January 2, 2012.

Animal Services Centre
2201 Portland Street S.E.
Friday, December 23, 2011: Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 24, 2011: Open 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2011:  Closed
Boxing Day, Monday, December 26, 2011:  Closed
Tuesday, December 27 – Friday, December 30:  Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2011: Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012:  Closed
Monday, January 2, 2012: Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Planning, Development & Assessment
Development & Building Approval Counter
3rd Floor, Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Trail SE
Friday, December 23, 2011: Open 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
December 24 - 26, 2011: Closed
December 27 – 30, 2011: Counter open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
December 31, 2011 – January 1, 2012: Closed
Monday, January 2, 2012: Counter open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Development Site Servicing Counter
5th Floor, Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Trail SE
Friday, December 23, 2011: Open 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
December 24 - 26, 2011: Closed
December 27 – 30, 2011: Counter open 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.
December 31, 2011 – January 1, 2012: Closed
Monday, January 2, 2012: Counter open 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

Recreation
For more information please visit calgary.ca/recreation 

Arenas 
Saturday, December 24, 2011: All arenas will close at 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 25, 2011: All arenas are closed
Monday, December 26, 2011: Free public skating at the following arenas:

Ernie Starr
Frank McCool
Henry Viney
Jimmie Condon
Murray Copot
Optimist/George Blundun
Shouldice
Stu Peppard

December 27 to 30, 2011: Regular arena scheduling in effect, visit  calgary.ca/arenas  for times.

New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2011: All arenas will close at 4:00 pm.
New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012: All arenas are closed

Visit calgary.ca/arenas or call 3-1-1 for additional information on arena hours and locations.

Athletic Parks
All Athletic Parks are closed for the season and will re-open April, 2012.

Southland Leisure Centre
Saturday, December 24, 2011: Facility open from 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adult shinny Hockey from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Public skating: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Regular admission applies.
Sunday, December 25, 2011: Closed
Monday, December 26, 2011: Closed
Saturday, December 31, 2011: Facility open 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Public skate from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – regular admission rates apply.
Sunday, January 1, 2012: Facility open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Adult shinny hockey runs from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and Parent and child shinny runs from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Public skate from 2 – 3:30 p.m – Free public skate and shinny hockey in celebration of Recreation’s Centennial.

Village Square Leisure Centre
Saturday, December 24, 2011: Facility open from 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m., Toonie swim special.
Sunday, December 25, 2011: Closed
Monday, December 26, 2011: Closed
Saturday, December 31, 2011: Facility open 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Public skating 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 1, 2012: Facility open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shinny hockey 12 – 1:30 p.m. Public skate from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Free public skate and shinny hockey in celebration of Recreation’s Centennial.

Aquatics and Fitness Centres
All Aquatics & Fitness Centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, Boxing Day, Monday, December 26 and New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012. Visit calgary.ca/pools for specific Aquatic & Fitness Centre hours of operation.

Art Centres
Wildflower Arts Centre 
Closed from Thursday, December 22, 2011 through Monday, January 2, 2012. The Centre will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre
Closed from Saturday, December 17, 2011 through Sunday, January 1, 2012. The Centre will re-open on Monday, January 2, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

City of Calgary Parks
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Nature Centre
Saturday, December 24, 2011: Open 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2011: Closed
Boxing Day, Monday, December 26, 2011: Closed
December 27 – 31, 2011: Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012: Closed

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Trails
Open from sunrise to sunset.

Natural Environment Parks 
Trails open from sunrise to sunset

Devonian Gardens
Closed for renovations

Other Facilities
Fort Calgary
December 24 - 26, 2011: Closed
December 27 – 30, 2011: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 31 – January 1, 2012: Closed

Heritage Park 
Historic Village now closed.
All other attractions open until 3 p.m. on December 24 and December 31, 2011 (with the exception of Selkirk Grille on December 31).
All attractions closed December 25 and 26, 2011 as well as January 1, 2012.

Deane House 
The Deane House will be closed from Saturday, December 24, 2011 through Friday, January 6, 2012.

Calgary Zoo 
Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
Closed Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2011.

TELUS World of Science
Saturday, December 24: Open 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 25, 2011: Closed
Monday, December 26: Open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
December 27 & 28: Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 29: Open 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
December 30: Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 31: Open 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
January 1 – 7: Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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