Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Season 2012 Hours of Operation for City of Calgary Facilities

The City of Calgary is adjusting its hours of operation for services and facilities during the holiday season.

City Administrative Offices

Administrative offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 24, 2012 (Christmas Eve).

All administrative offices will be closed on Tues., Dec. 25, 2012 (Christmas Day), Wed., Dec. 26, 2012 (Boxing Day) and Tues., Jan. 1, 2013 (New Years Day).

Calgary Transit

Holiday service is effective Monday, December 24 - Sunday, January 6. Schedules have been adjusted to exclude all school trips.

Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24
Regular weekday service.

Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25
Ride free all day. Limited routes.

Boxing Day: Wednesday, December 26
Sunday level of service.

New Year's Eve: Monday, December 31
Regular weekday service. Ride free after 6 p.m.

New Year's Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Sunday level of service.

Calgary Transit regular Adult Fares are increasing to $3.00 effective January 1, 2013. Please visit our fares page for more information.

The Calgary Transit Customer Service Centre will be extending its hours of operation starting on Saturday, December 15 until Friday, January 4 to accommodate a potential increase in applications for low income monthly transit passes.

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

Community Recycling Depots
Collection at Community Recycling Depots is not affected during the Holiday season.

Residential Garbage & Recycling Collection

There are temporary changes during the 2012-2013 holiday season affecting those with Tuesday collection. Crews will be out one day early - Monday, Dec. 24 and 31, 2012. Regular Tuesday collection will resume Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

Landfills

Spyhill Landfill
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New Years Day: Closed

**NEW entrance opening January 7, 2013 at 11808 69 Street NW**
From current entrance, continue west on 112 Avenue NW. Turn right on 69 Street N.W.

East Calgary & Shepard Landfills
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New Years Day: Closed

Animal Services Centre
2201 Portland Street S.E.

Monday, December 24th:  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25th:  CLOSED/Statutory Holiday – Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 26th:  CLOSED/Statutory Holiday – Boxing Day
Tuesday, January 1st, 2013:  CLOSED/Statutory Holiday – New Year’s Day

Recreation

Arenas

Monday, Dec. 24, 2012: All arenas will close at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 : All arenas are closed
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012: FREE public skating 1-2:30 p.m. at the following Arenas:
  • Frank McCool
  • Murray Copot
  • Optimist / George Blundun
  • Rose Kohn/Jimmie Condon
  • Shouldice
  • Stew Hendry /Henry Viney
  • Stu Peppard
December 27 - 30, 2012: Regular arena scheduling in effect, please visit calgary.ca/arenas for times.

New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 2012:  All arenas will close at 4 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2013:  All arenas are closed

Fitness and Aquatic Centres

All Fitness and Aquatic Centres are closed Tues., Dec. 25, Wed., Dec. 26 and Tues., Jan. 1.

Village Square & Southland Leisure Centres:
Dec. 25 - CLOSED
Dec. 26 - CLOSED
Jan. 1 - open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Art Centres

Wildflower Arts Centre is closed from Dec. 22, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013. The facility will reopen at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 2, 2013.

The North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre is closed from noon on Dec. 18 through Jan. 1, 2013. Reopening at 9 a.m., Jan. 2, 2013.

City of Calgary Parks

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Park hours: sunrise to sunset year-round.
The Nature Centre is closed Mondays and statutory holidays.

Devonian Gardens
Dec. 24: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec. 25: CLOSED
Dec. 26: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 31: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jan. 1: CLOSED

Other Facilities

Fort Calgary
Closed December 24, 25, 26 & 31.
Closed Jan. 1, 2013.

Calgary Zoo
Gates open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, (Zoo closes at 6 p.m.).
The Calgary Zoo is closed Christmas Day, Tues., Dec. 25, 2012.

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